Documentation forNetwork Performance Monitor
Monitoring network performance is a key capability of Hybrid Cloud Observability and is also available in a standalone module, Network Performance Monitor (NPM). Hybrid Cloud Observability and NPM are built on the self-hosted SolarWinds Platform.

NPM 2024.1 release notes

Release date: February 6, 2024

Here's what's new in Network Performance Monitor 2024.1.

Network Performance Monitor runs on the SolarWinds Platform.

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New features and improvements in NPM

Network Performance Monitor 2024.1 includes the new features in version 2024.1 of the SolarWinds Platform. For more information, see the SolarWinds Platform 2024.1 Release Notes.

For information about new features and fixes in the SolarWinds Platform, see the SolarWinds Platform 2024.1 Release Notes.

Support for Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (formerly CloudGenix)

Add Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (formerly CloudGenix) orchestrator nodes for monitoring and pair the Prisma orchestrator with edge nodes. For monitored nodes, you can observe:

  • Status and response time of the orchestrator node
  • Inventory managed by the orchestrator
  • Details about SD-WAN edges managed by the Prisma orchestrator, such as serial numbers, mode, type, public IP, status
  • Details on SD-WAN edge uplinks
  • Details on SD-WAN VPN tunnels

You can add Prisma SD-WAN edge devices for monitoring either using a combination of SNMP and API, or only using API. See SNMP or API-based monitoring for Prisma SD-WAN devices for details.

Other improvements

  • MAC addresses polling added to Device Studio Node Details technology pollers
  • Improved Meraki Warm Spare failover detection process

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Fixes

For information about new features and fixes in the SolarWinds Platform, see the SolarWinds Platform 2024.1 Release Notes.

Case number Description
01446755, 01495559

In environments that upgraded from versions earlier than 2020.2.1, database maintenance no longer fails with an error similar to:

ERROR SolarWinds.Data.DatabaseMaintenance.StandardTableHandlerDAL - Failed to execute procedure: dbm_InterfaceAvailability_HourlyToDaily System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904): Procedure or function dbm_InterfaceAvailability_HourlyToDaily has too many arguments specified.

01446755

False alerts for failovers on SD-WAN Edge devices are no longer issued.

01385352

Queries related to thresholds have been optimized to prevent deadlocks in the SolarWinds Platform database.

01451065, 01459240, 01498804

The new version of the Wireless Summary View page displays the client's name correctly.

01397862

When you monitor a Microsoft Azure or AWS Cloud Account with virtual network gateways, the Virtual Network Gateways page displays the virtual network name.

01431206

When a related node is added more than once with different polling engines, the Routing Neighbors widget and Routing Table widget display the correct data instead of the following message:

There was an error processing the request.

01381182

Editing interfaces on nodes assigned to a polling engine in a different domain is successful and no longer returns an Unexpected Website Error.

01420904

It is possible to add a Viptela orchestrator with the IP address when the IP address cannot be resolved to the host name.

01359468

Polling a Cisco ACI device via API no longer fails with the following error:

Test failed: Response status code does not indicate success: 401 (Unauthorized).

01389075

If topology layer 2 pollers are assigned to a node, Topology Layer 2 is selected on the List Resources page.

01196723, 01446755

There is no longer a substantial delay in detecting a failover on Meraki devices.

01450975, 01463542

Interface polling no longer stops if an interface has a different ObjectSubType than its parent node.

01395989

When an interface-to-interface topology connection is available for two nodes on a map, the map displays the connection type correctly.

01309741

The Multiple Universal Device Pollers Chart loads faster.

00686260, 00947538

Charts use consistent colors to indicate receiving and transmitting data.

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Installation or upgrade

For new SolarWinds Platform deployments, download the installation file from the NPM product page on https://www.solarwinds.com or from the Customer Portal. For more information, see Get the installer.

To activate NPM in an existing SolarWinds Platform deployment, use the License Manager.

For upgrades, go to Settings > My Deployment to initiate the upgrade. The SolarWinds Installer upgrades your entire deployment (all SolarWinds Platform products and any scalability engines).

For more information, see the SolarWinds Platform Product Installation and Upgrade Guide.

Supported upgrade paths to 2024.1:

Version 2024.1 is the last release that will support a direct upgrade from 2020.2.1 or 2020.2.4. If you choose to stay on 2020.2.1 or 2020.2.4, you will be required to upgrade to 2024.1 before you can upgrade to a later release.

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End of life

Version EOL Announcements EOE Effective Dates EOL Effective Dates
2020.2.6 April 18, 2023: 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.

See the End of Life Policy for information about SolarWinds product life cycle phases. To see EoL dates for earlier NPM versions, see NPM release history.

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