Documentation forHybrid Cloud Observability Essentialsand Network Performance Monitor

NPM 2022.4 Release Notes

Release date: November 22, 2022

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Network Performance Monitor 2022.4.

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 2022.4 offers the following new features and improvements compared to previous releases of NPM.

NPM 2022.4 is now built on the new SolarWinds Platform and installed with the new SolarWinds Installer.

See SolarWinds Platform 2022.4 Release Notes.

VeloCloud SD-WAN support

Expanded SD-WAN support with additional visibility into VeloCloud devices. Users can enable SD-WAN monitoring on VeloCloud orchestrators to view information about the orchestrators and connected VeloCloud edge devices. Monitor VeloCloud SDWAN, including the discovery of the overlay network, traffic by path, and performance metrics by path. Discovery of the overlay includes visualization within maps.

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Other features

  • Improved Interface Status: Configured thresholds for interfaces (Interface Errors and Discards, Interface Percent Utilization) are now reflected in the interface status.

    On fresh installs, improved interface status is enabled by default. If you want to use this feature on upgrades, you need to enable improved interface status manually. In SolarWinds Platform Web Console, click Settings > All Settings > Polling Settings, find Interface Status, and select Enhanced.

  • API/SDK Improvements - Credential Management: Added SWIS Verbs for managing common credentials. For example Orion.Credential.CreateCredentials & Orion.Credential.UpdateCredentials for creating/editing the credentials.

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 2022.4. If you are on NPM 2020.2 or earlier, first upgrade to 2020.2.6 and then upgrade to 2022.4.

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 2022.4 contains all of the fixed issues since NPM 2020.2.6 release, including all NPM 2020.2.6 hotfixes and fixes in SolarWinds Platform 2022.2, 2022.3, and 2022.4.

See the following release notes for more information:

NPM 2022.4 fixes the following issues.

Case number Description
893718 The issue where capacity forecast for CPU/memory was not calculated was addressed.
897431 The issue where the list for NetPath Endpoint service on Probe was empty when creating a dynamic group was addressed.
928393 The issues with OIDs for Antaira Technologies, LLC and corresponding icons were addressed.
971285 The issue where custom poller status overwrote node status was addressed.
633738, 932586 The issue with duplicated S2S connections in Azure Cloud was addressed.
248486, 576671, 1060606, 1121413 The issue where alerts triggered on a renamed interface contained the original interface name was addressed.
952585, 993772, 1039283 The issue where the database started to grow fast due to Wireless database tables was addressed.
1041099 The issue where failed data processing of the hardware health hierarchy blocked data processing of polled sensors was addressed.
1048075 The issue where volume capacity forecast ignores per volume thresholds 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.

Third Party CVEs

CVE-ID Vulnerability Title Description Severity
CVE-2020-1045 ASP.NET core cookie parser - Security bypass A security feature bypass vulnerability exists in the way Microsoft ASP.NET Core parses encoded cookie names. The ASP.NET Core cookie parser decodes entire cookie strings which could allow a malicious attacker to set a second cookie with the name being percent encoded. The security update addresses the vulnerability by fixing the way the ASP.NET Core cookie parser handles encoded names., aka 'Microsoft ASP.NET Core Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability' High

End of life

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For modules based on Orion Platform 2020.2.6 and earlier, SolarWinds is announcing future end-of-life plans for your convenience. As always, SolarWinds recommends you upgrade to the latest version of your products at your earliest convenience.

Version EOL Announcements EOE Effective Dates EOL Effective Dates
2020.2.6 April 18, 2024: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on NPM version 2020.2.6 should begin transitioning to the latest version of NPM. May 18, 2023: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for NPM version 2020.2.6 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. May 18, 2024: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for NPM version 2020.2.6
2020.2.5 January 18, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on NPM version 2020.2.5 should begin transitioning to the latest version of NPM. February 17, 2023: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for NPM version 2020.2.5 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. February 17, 2024: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for NPM version 2020.2.5.
2020.2.4 October 19, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on NPM version 2020.2.4 should begin transitioning to the latest version of NPM. November 18, 2022: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for NPM version 2020.2.4 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. November 18, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for NPM version 2020.2.4.
2020.2.1 October 19, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on NPM version 2020.2.1 should begin transitioning to the latest version of NPM. November 18, 2022: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for NPM version 2020.2.1 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. November 18, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for NPM version 2020.2.1.
2020.2 October 19, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on NPM version 2020.2 should begin transitioning to the latest version of NPM. November 18, 2022: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for NPM version 2020.2 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. November 18, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for NPM version 2020.2.
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.


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