Release date: July 15, 2021
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Network Performance Monitor 2020.2.6.
NPM 2020.2.6 is a service release. For more information, see the following documents:
- NPM 2020.2.6 System Requirements
- NPM 2020.2 Administrator Guide
- NPM 2020.2 Getting Started Guides - Part 1 - Get Started | Part 2 - Customize.
If you are looking for previous release notes for Network Performance Monitor, see Previous Version documentation.
These release notes provide the following details:
NPM 2020.2.6 is a service release, and runs on Orion Platform 2020.2.6. See Orion Platform 2020.2.6 Release Notes.
If you are using the legacy Syslog and Traps function, note that it will be removed and replaced by Orion Log Viewer in a future release likely to occur in 2022.
Orion Platform 2020.2.6 includes updated password policies that impact individual Orion accounts. After you upgrade to 2020.2.6, all passwords for individual Orion accounts will expire in 30 days.
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.
NPM 2020.2.6 fixes the following issues. See also Orion Platform 2020.2.6 Release Notes.
|639283||The issue where special characters are interpreted incorrectly in All Alerts widget was addressed.|
|650648||The issue where PerfStack only displayed Transmit in In/Out Errors and Discards charts was addressed.|
|741638||Performance degradation related to interface polling after the upgrade to 2020.2 -2020.2.5 was addressed.|
|774675||Website issues when attempting to view historical database statistics in the Orion Web Console was addressed.|
|765031||The issue where Virtual Network Gateway group was always empty was addressed.|
|620698||The issue where NPM ignored Device Studio poller assignment to a polling engine was addressed.|
|803106||The issue where Azure virtual network connections polling failed due to public IP address being absent in the gateway was addressed.|
|767133||The query for deleting orphan interfaces was adjusted to improve performance.|
|467998, 716798||The issue where WlanOverride property couldn't be updated from the UI on the device (Cisco wireless controller poller) was addressed.|
|791049, 814657||The issue where special characters are interpreted incorrectly in Nodes with problems widget was addressed.|
|773571||The issue where incorrect IPs were stored in a routing neighbor table (NPM_RoutingNeighbor) was addressed.|
|761997||The issue where CRC align errors were reported on an incorrect interface was addressed.|
|748590||The support for Switch Virtual Interfaces on Nexus vPCs was added.|
|750233 (waiting on Support)||The issue where ASA CLI show clock detail command was causing false-positive ASA failover alerts was addressed.|
|Version||EOL Announcements||EOE Effective Dates||EOL Effective Dates|
|12.4||June 15, 2021: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on NPM version 12.4 should begin transitioning to the latest version of NPM.||July 15, 2021: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for NPM version 12.4 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds.||July 15, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for NPM version 12.4.|
|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.
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.
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