Release date: September 28, 2022
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in SolarWinds Platform 2022.3. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
- For information on latest hotfixes, see SolarWinds Platform Hotfixes.
- For release notes for previous SolarWinds Platform versions, see Previous Version documentation.
- For information about requirements, see SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 System Requirements.
- For information about working with the SolarWinds Platform, see the SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 Administrator Guide.
New features and improvements in SolarWinds Platform
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New security improvements in SolarWinds Platform
SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 offers new security improvements compared to previous releases of SolarWinds Platform.
- Service interruptions reported from specific vulnerability scans are now prevented.
- SHA256/512 support for SNMPv3 polling
- Removed obsolete libraries referenced in SolarWinds Platform.
Automatic migration of legacy syslogs and traps
The legacy syslog and traps functionality has been retired and replaced with new functionality called SolarWinds Platform Log Viewer, which can be upgraded to Log Analyzer for additional capabilities.
Current rules and history will automatically be migrated to the new logging functionality (SolarWinds Platform Log Viewer or Log Analyzer). The functionality of SolarWinds Platform Log Viewer and Log Analyzer has been improved to more closely match legacy functionality. See LA 2022.3 release notes for details.
New customer installation
For information about installing SolarWinds Platform, see SolarWinds Installer.
How to upgrade
Use the SolarWinds Installer to upgrade your entire SolarWinds Platform deployment (all SolarWinds Platform products and any scalability engines) to the current versions.
You must be on Orion Platform 2020.2.1 or later to upgrade to SolarWinds Platform 2022.3. If you are on Orion Platform 2020.2 or earlier, first upgrade to 2020.2.6 and then upgrade to 2022.3.
Before you upgrade from 2020.2.x
- Make sure all your legacy reports are migrated. You won't be able to access legacy reports and related tools anymore.
- After upgrading to SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability from an Orion Platform 2020.2.6 installation, you will need to update your MIB database.
- Some upgrade situations from the Orion Platform to the SolarWinds Platform are not supported and the installer will stop the upgrade automatically.
- If you have a SQL Server earlier than 2016.
- If you have an Orion Platform product version 2019.4 or earlier.
The legacy syslog and traps functionality has been retired and replaced with new functionality called SolarWinds Log Viewer, which can be upgraded to Log Analyzer for additional capabilities. Current rules and history will automatically be migrated to the new logging functionality (SolarWinds Log Viewer or Log Analyzer). The functionality of SolarWinds Log Viewer and Log Analyzer has been improved to more closely match legacy functionality. See LA 2022.3 release notes for details.
If you built syslog and trap alerts using custom SQL queries, they will not function after upgrading to 2022.3 or later. SolarWinds recommends you rewrite the alerts using SWQL (
Orion.OLM entities) or using the alerting functionality built into Log Viewer/Log Analyzer.
If you are upgrading from Orion Platform 2020.2.6 and earlier to SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 and were not using NTA or LA, be aware that you will need to configure Log Analyzer database and NTA Flow Storage database. To create the new databases, you need a database user with the db create privilege.
If you customized your website directory, please note that during the upgrade, the website directory will be moved to the location where the application is installed. There are no options in the installer to customize the website location.
SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 fixes the following issues.
|An IP SLA Packet Loss view performance issue was addressed.
|An issue with System.Reactive deadlock after HA failover was addressed.
|An issue where IP addresses for WMI interfaces were not displayed in the Details widget was addressed.
|816988, 845983, 903096, 916413, 993175, 1026976
|An issue with virtual machine latency and VIM datastore latency was addressed.
|An issue where SolarWinds Platform agent couldn't stop polling if unmanaged and remanaged was addressed.
|An issue where alerts were not loading in the Alerts view was addressed.
|An issue with losing SIDs for accounts was addressed.
|An issue where Database Maintenance did not unsubscribe when finished was addressed.
|An issue with SolarWinds Platform agents not responding was addressed.
|845580, 861387, 908421
|An issue with IP SLA entities on SolarWinds Platform Maps was addressed.
|785828, 814974, 1041333, 1041944, 1060860
|An issue with the status of groups/maps on SolarWinds Platform Maps was addressed.
|An issue with degrading performance of multi-load widgets was addressed.
|618469, 785900, 828771, 839335, 895550, 920254, 1017272, 1024005, 1067887, 1076798
|An issue where SolarWinds users without an explicitly defined Windows account (accounts utilizing Windows groups) cannot access SWQL Studio or WPM Recorder was addressed.
|576343, 608927, 741638
|An issue where deadlocks on SolarWinds Platform Events require index was addressed.
|The issue with upgrades failing on files locked by Windows services, such as Windows Event Log when you upgrade SolarWinds Platform 2022.2 to SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 RC1 was resolved.
The issue with upgrades failing on SolarWinds Administration Service issues when upgrading SolarWinds Platform 2022.2 to SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 RC1 was resolved.
The issue with upgrades failing due to JMX Bridge service issues when you upgrade Additional Web Server for SolarWinds Platform 2022.2 to SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 RC1 was addressed.
The issue with the list of available objects not loading when you create a group selecting individual objects, save it and then want to add members to the group on SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 RC1 was resolved.
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.
|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.
|jQuery XSS vulnerability
|In jQuery versions before 3.5.0, HTML from untrusted sources to one of jQuery's DOM manipulation methods may execute an untrusted code even after sanitization.
|Open SSL vulnerability
|Orion SQL Injection Privilege Escalation
|An Orion component is vulnerable to a SQL Injection. An authenticated attacker could leverage this for privilege escalation or remote code execution.
|Stored and DOM XSS attack in QoE applications
|Insufficient sanitization of inputs in the QoE application input field could lead to stored and DOM-based XSS attack.
|1052957, 1240424, 1245960, 1256606, 1257671, 1266763, 1276328, 1267382, 1280926
|SolarWinds Information Service performance issues when users without admin rights use PerfStack
|Issue: If users without administrator rights open PerfStack views after the upgrade to 2022.3, SolarWinds Information Service (SWIS) performance issues might occur. SWIS log includes error messages and the SolarWinds Platform Web Console displays warnings about long-running queries.
|Work-around: Restart the SWIS service.
|N/A / Scalability engines are not updatable through centralized upgrade from SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 RC2 to 2022.3 GA
Issue: When running a centralized upgrade from SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 RC2 to SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 GA, the upgrade fails with the following message: One or more servers failed to connect or are not updatable.
Work-around: Upgrade the main polling engine, and then upgrade scalability engines. You can use the centralized upgrade.
This version of SolarWinds Platform no longer supports the following platforms and features.
|SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014
|As of 2022.3, SolarWinds Platform only supports SQL Server 2016 SP1 and later. See SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 System Requirements.
|SQL Server Express
|As of 2022.3, Express editions of supported SQL Server versions are not supported for production environments. You can use SQL Express only for evaluation purposes.
|As of 2022.3, the stand-alone Syslog Viewer is no longer available on the SolarWinds Platform server. Use the Log Viewer in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console.
|SNMP Trap Viewer
|As of 2022.3, the stand-alone SNMP Trap Viewer is no longer available on the SolarWinds Platform server. Use the Log Viewer in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console.
|Legacy Orion Report Writer
Legacy Orion Report Writer and tools related to legacy reports were removed in SolarWinds Platform 2022.2 and are no longer available in 2022.3.
This version of SolarWinds Platform 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.
|Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 is deprecated as of SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 and will not be supported in a future release.
SolarWinds recommends that you upgrade the operating system of your SolarWinds Platform server to Windows Server 2016 or later. See SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 System Requirements.
Network Atlas is deprecated as of Orion Platform 2020.2. It is still available and supported in the current release, but will be removed in a future release. Deprecation is an indication that you should avoid expanded use of this feature and formulate a plan to discontinue using the feature. SolarWinds recommends that you start using Intelligent Maps in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console to display maps of physical and logical relationships between entities monitored by the SolarWinds Platform products you have installed.
|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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