Documentation forHybrid Cloud Observability Essentialsand Network Performance Monitor

NPM 2022.3 Release Notes

Release date: September 28, 2022

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Network Performance Monitor 2022.3.

For more information, see the following documents:

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

New features and improvements in NPM

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NPM 2022.3 offers the following new features and improvements compared to previous releases of NPM.

NPM 2022.3 is now built on the new SolarWinds Platform and installed with the new SolarWinds Installer.

See SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 Release Notes.

SD-WAN support for Observability network performance monitoring

Expanded SD-WAN support with additional visibility into Meraki devices. Users can enable SD-WAN monitoring on Meraki orchestrators to view information about the orchestrators and connected Meraki MX series edge devices.

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Migrated legacy syslog and traps

Users who upgrade to NPM from an Orion Platform product can now migrate their legacy syslog and traps to the newer SolarWinds Platform syslog and traps as part of the upgrade process.

SQL widgets migrated to SWQL

The following widgets were migrated to SWQL and do not support SQL anymore:


Installation and upgrade

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

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

You must be on NPM 2020.2.1 or later to upgrade to NPM 2022.3. If you are on NPM 2020.2 or earlier, first upgrade to 2020.2.6 and then upgrade to 2022.3.

You can upgrade your entire deployment from the My Deployment page (Settings > My Deployment).

For details, see Install or upgrade SolarWinds Platform products.


Fixed issues

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With this release, NPM now runs on the SolarWinds Platform. NPM 2022.3 contains all of the fixed issues since the NPM 2020.2.6 release, including all NPM 2020.2.6 hotfixes and fixes in SolarWinds Platform 2022.2 and 2022.3.

See the following release notes for more information:

NPM 2022.3 fixes the following issues.

Case number Description
423374, 425896, 610855, 764744, 775663, 776456 An issue where the same hardware health sensor is polled twice was addressed.
1003363 An issue where real-time polling for interfaces didn't store polling results when some OIDs were not supported by the device was addressed.
615121, 635275, 644688, 690243, 907919, 937089, 995945 An issue where MIBs Management ignored Orion Proxy settings after the upgrade was addressed.
869071, 927783, 992609, 1039968, 1098893 An issue where the Multiple Universal Device Pollers Chart Edit page displayed an error after refresh was addressed.
948930 An issue where additional polling engines are displayed as Down in case of the SNMP timeout during polling was addressed.
864641 Stack Data Ring widget issues caused by missing serial number information was addressed.
946214 An issue where Meraki polling failed if the http request timed out was addressed.
836701 An issue where hardware sensors did not provide data was addressed.
966003 MIB Browser UI issues were addressed.
978460, 1020349 The issue where Discovery failed on incorrectly detected license restriction was addressed.

CVEs

SolarWinds would like to thank our Security Researchers below for reporting on the issue in a responsible manner and working with our security, product, and engineering teams to fix the vulnerability.

CVE-ID Vulnerability Title Description Severity Credit
CVE-2018-1285 Vulnerable log4net versions Apache log4net versions before 2.0.10 do not disable XML external entities when parsing log4net configuration files. This allows for XXE-based attacks in applications that accept attacker-controlled log4net configuration files. 9.8 Critical N/A

End of life

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Version EOL Announcements EOE Effective Dates EOL Effective Dates
2019.4 July 27, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on NPM version 2019.4 should begin transitioning to the latest version of NPM. August 27, 2022: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for NPM version 2019.4 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. August 26, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for NPM version 2019.4.
12.5 July 27, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on NPM version 12.5 should begin transitioning to the latest version of NPM. August 26, 2022: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for NPM version 12.5 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. August 26, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for NPM version 12.5.

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 SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 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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