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:
- NPM 2022.3 System Requirements
- NPM 2022.3 Administrator Guide
- NPM 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.
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.
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.
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:
- Nodes Not Up
- Availability of Each Node
- Number of Nodes by IOS/OS
- Down Nodes
- Number of Nodes by Device Type
- All VSAN Nodes
The data source for displaying response time for Meraki orchestrator nodes changed. In 2022.3 and later, response time displays the response time for an HTTP GET response from Meraki API. In previous versions, response time displayed ICMP response time. After the upgrade to 2022.3 or later, response times for Meraki nodes might thus seem to be longer.
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 can upgrade your entire deployment from the My Deployment page (Settings > My Deployment).
For details, see Install or upgrade SolarWinds Platform products.
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.
|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.|
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-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|
|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.
This version of Network Performance Monitor deprecates the following platforms and features.
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.
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.
|Browser support||All versions of Internet Explorer will become unsupported in a future release. Some pages are not compatible with IE 11. Do not enable Enterprise Mode in IE 11. It is not supported.|
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