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SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 Release Notes

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.

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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

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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 older than 2016.
    • If you have an Orion Platform product version 2019.4 or older.
  • 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.


Fixed issues

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SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 fixes the following issues.

Case Number Description
598596 An IP SLA Packet Loss view performance issue was addressed.
856512 An issue with System.Reactive deadlock after HA failover was addressed.
N/A 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.
869953 An issue where SolarWinds Platform agent couldn't stop polling if unmanaged and remanaged was addressed.
1011473 An issue where alerts were not loading in the Alerts view was addressed.
897304, 1053919 An issue with losing SIDs for accounts was addressed.
870490 An issue where Database Maintenance did not unsubscribe when finished was addressed.
786962, 944247 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.
741638 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.
N/A 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.
N/A

The issue with upgrades failing on SolarWinds Administration Service issues when upgrading SolarWinds Platform 2022.2 to SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 RC1 was resolved.

N/A

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.

N/A

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.

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 Credit
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.

Medium

N/A

CVE-2020-11022,

CVE-2020-11023

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. Medium N/A
CVE-2022-0778 Open SSL vulnerability

The BN_mod_sqrt() function, which computes a modular square root, contains a bug that can cause it to loop forever for non-prime moduli.

High N/A

SolarWinds CVEs

CVE-ID Vulnerability Title Description Severity Credit
CVE-2022-36961 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.

High

N/A

CVE-2022-36965

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. High Shashank Chaurasia

Known issues

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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.

End of support

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This version of SolarWinds Platform no longer supports the following platforms and features.

Type Details
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.
Syslog Viewer 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.

  • Legacy reports are not available anywhere.
  • All tools related to legacy reports, such as Legacy Report Migration Tool or Report Writer Desktop Tool, are removed.
  • Widgets related to legacy reports are removed from the SolarWinds Platform Web Console.

Deprecation notices

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In SolarWinds Platform 2022.3, the following platforms and features are deprecated.

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. Customizations applied to a deprecated feature might not be migrated if a new feature replaces the deprecated one.

For information about supported versions of SolarWinds products, see Currently supported software versions.

Type Details
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 is deprecated as of this release 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.


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