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SolarWinds Observability Agent Release Notes

December 2022

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On hosts managed by SWO Agents (self-managed hosts), you can create pre-configured alerts for individual processes in the Processes tab. The pre-configured alerts trigger when the process is down or when the process uses too much memory.

November 2022

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You can now deploy the SolarWinds Observability Agent using an instrumented method, such as Ansible and Chef. See the SolarWinds Observability repositories for Ansible and Chef in GitHub for details.

The installation script for SWO Agent deployment was improved to verify that the SWO Agent was registered successfully and that the OTEL endpoint is reachable from the host.

October 2022

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Based on customer feedback, naming conventions were adjusted. Agent Managers are now referred to as SolarWinds Observability Agents or SWO Agents.

You can now download logs for individual Agents and plugins from target hosts. See Collect SWO Agent logs from target hosts for details.

July 2022

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Improved SolarWinds Observability Agent installation process

In the Add Host wizard, you can now select how you want to install the SolarWinds Observability Agent. You can use a script or the installer flow. You can observe agent status based on the recently reported information related to its health state, and update the SolarWinds Observability Agent and all related agents from SolarWinds Observability.

Early access release - April 25, 2022

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  • Initial SolarWinds Observability Agent release.

 

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