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SolarWinds Platform 2022.4.1 Release Notes

Release date: December 14, 2022

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in SolarWinds Platform 2022.4.1. 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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SolarWinds Platform 2022.4.1 is a service release and provides stability fixes compared to previous releases of SolarWinds Platform.


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 2022.4.1. If you are on Orion Platform 2020.2 or earlier, first upgrade to 2020.2.6 and then upgrade to 2022.4.1.

Before you upgrade from 2020.2.x

  • Before upgrading from Orion Platform 2020.2.6 and earlier to SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 or later, make sure the database user you use to connect to your SQL Server has the db create privilege. Without this privilege, the upgrade will not complete.

  • 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.

  • 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 earlier.

Fixed issues

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SolarWinds Platform 2022.4.1 fixes the following issues.

Case Number Description
1227273 The SWIS memory leak on installations in foreign languages was addressed.
1205138 The issue where the Active Alerts page was empty even though users could see alerts in the message center or on the Events page.
1207212, 1215487, 1216432, 1222317, 1222853, 1223295, 1225682 The issue where SWIS was crashing after startup after the upgrade to 2022.4 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.

SolarWinds CVEs

CVE-ID Vulnerability Title Description Severity Credit
CVE-2022-47512 Sensitive Data Disclosure Vulnerability Sensitive information was stored in plain text in a file. The file is accessible by a local account who specifically has been given access to the application server. This affects Hybrid Cloud Observability (HCO)/ SolarWinds Platform 2022.4. No other versions are affected. 6.0 Medium Thwack MVPs

Notes - BugCrowd

SolarWinds would like to additionally thank our Bugcrowd community for their continued help in testing our products and keeping them secure.


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, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on SolarWinds Platform 2020.2.6 should begin transitioning to the latest version of SolarWinds Platform. May 18, 2023: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for SolarWinds Platform 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 SolarWinds Platform 2020.2.6
2020.2.5 January 18, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on SolarWinds Platform 2020.2.5 should begin transitioning to the latest version of SolarWinds Platform. February 17, 2023: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for SolarWinds Platform 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 SolarWinds Platform 2020.2.5.
2020.2.4 October 19, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on SolarWinds Platform 2020.2.4 should begin transitioning to the latest version of SolarWinds Platform. November 18, 2022: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for SolarWinds Platform 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 SolarWinds Platform 2020.2.4.
2020.2.1 October 19, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on SolarWinds Platform 2020.2.1 should begin transitioning to the latest version of SolarWinds Platform. November 18, 2022: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for SolarWinds Platform 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 SolarWinds Platform 2020.2.1.
2020.2 October 19, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on NSolarWinds Platform 2020.2 should begin transitioning to the latest version of SolarWinds Platform. November 18, 2022: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for SolarWinds Platform 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 SolarWinds Platform 2020.2.

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.


Deprecation notices

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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
Network Atlas Network Atlas is deprecated as of Orion Platform 2020.2 and will be removed in a future release. SolarWinds recommends that you start using SolarWinds Platform 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.

Legal notices

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