Documentation forNetwork Performance Monitor

NPM 2020.2.5 Release Notes

Release date: March 25, 2021

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Network Performance Monitor 2020.2.5.

NPM 2020.2.5 is a service release. For more information, see documents for the full release:

If you are looking for previous release notes for Network Performance Monitor, see Previous Version documentation.

These release notes provide the following details:

New features and improvements in NPM

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NPM 2020.2.5 is an Orion Platform product, and runs on Orion Platform 2020.2.5. See Orion Platform 2020.2.5 Release Notes.


Installation and upgrade

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For information about installing Network Performance Monitor, see help for the SolarWinds Orion Installer.

Use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to upgrade your entire Orion deployment (all Orion Platform products and any scalability engines).

If you are upgrading from NPM 12.5 or later, you can upgrade your entire Orion deployment from the My Orion Deployment page (Settings > My Orion Deployment). Downloading the Orion Installer is no longer necessary.

For details, see Install or upgrade Orion Platform products.


Fixed issues

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NPM 2020.2.5 fixes the following issues. See also Orion Platform 2020.2.5 Release Notes.

Case Number Description
648202, 703395, 715314, 733102,733903, 741230, 743923, 756256, 761291 The issue where SSH/Telnet access to devices was affected by a memory leak was addressed.
545055 Interface traffic is now stored in Packets per second.
598131, 627869, 642486, The List of Switch Stacks widget only shows nodes with enabled poller.
596963 The issue where custom polling intervals for hardware health were not applied was resolved.
605278, 624154, 644177, 644280, 690455, 698813 Performance issues caused by wireless aggregation scripts were addressed.
548902 Routing neighbor poller issues were addressed.
518333, 585915 Switch Stack member role and state mapping issues were addressed.
201649, 555632 CLI credential issues were addressed. After removing CLI credentials, CLI polling stops working.
451182, 573130, 588154, 595576, 602580, 621191, Triggering obsolete Failover on ASA firewall alerts was addressed.
472431, 607798, 640742, 648459 The issue where importing wireless poller results stopped wireless node polling until you restarted the Collector Service was addressed.

End of life

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Version EOL Announcements EOE Effective Dates EOL Effective Dates
12.3 August 25, 2020: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on NPM version 12.3 should begin transitioning to the latest version of NPM. November 25, 2020: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for NPM version 12.3 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. November 25, 2021: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for NPM version 12.3.

See the End of Life Policy for information about SolarWinds product lifecycle phases. For supported versions and EoL announcements for all SolarWinds products, see Currently supported software versions.


Deprecation notices

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Deprecated platforms and features are still supported in the current release. However, they will be unsupported in a future release. Plan on upgrading deprecated platforms, and avoid using deprecated features. Customizations applied to a deprecated feature might not be migrated if a new feature replaces the deprecated one.

See Deprecation notices for Orion Platform 2020.2 to learn about currently deprecated features for the Platform, such as Orion Report Writer, or Network Atlas.

For information about supported versions of SolarWinds products, see Currently supported software versions.


Legal notices

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