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SolarWinds Platform 2022.4 Release Notes

Release date: November 22, 2022

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in SolarWinds Platform 2022.4. 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 offers the following improvements compared to previous releases of SolarWinds Platform.

  • SolarWinds Platform 2022.4 provides SWIS Verbs for managing common credentials, such as Orion.Credential.CreateCredentials & Orion.Credential.UpdateCredentials for creating/editing the credentials.

  • SolarWinds Platform 2022.4 supports the Kerberos protocol for WMI authentication. See Configure Kerberos for WMI authentication in the 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. If you are on Orion Platform 2020.2 or earlier, first upgrade to 2020.2.6 and then upgrade to 2022.4.

Before you upgrade from 2020.2.x

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 2022.4 fixes the following issues.

Case Number Description
614891, 787724, 980418, 986820 The issue where last month data was not interpreted correctly in PerfStack was addressed.
614233, 762559, 804478, 837222, 899624, 920603, 933885, 942223, 1059644, 1169810, 1171661, 1179118 The issue where report schedules with SAML accounts could not be created was addressed.
683517, 875616 The issue where Centralized Upgrade did not work with a proxy was resolved.
1067814, 1151313 The issue where the child status participation in node status was incorrect in fast polls was addressed.
936171, 946582, 1067460, 1131341 The issues with bulk assigning values on filtered rows were addressed.
802569 The issue where JobEngine Workers started slowly on computers without Internet access was addressed.
1144845, 1161775 The issue where configuration failed when installation location changed was addressed.
233154, 319006, 328477, 458287, 688246 The issues with CredentialManagerService slow methods were addressed.
778743 The issue where a Nexus switch was incorrectly recognized as Cisco was addressed.
973342, 977343 The issue where machine types for Cisco devices were only recognized as Cisco was addressed.
1102730 The issue where child status was not updated properly was addressed.
949509 The issue where collector log was flooded when processing Agent Node uptime was addressed.
761222 The unhandled exception in the Poller Checker tool was addressed.
1187140 The issue where the HA service stopped after the upgrade was addressed.
1187140 The issue where Observability templates were not delivered to the system was addressed.
636868 The issue where database maintenance failed to execute a procedure were addressed.
1144505 The issue where database maintenance job completed with errors caused by calling a legacy procedure was addressed.
928393 The issues with OIDs for Antaira Technologies, LLC and corresponding icons were addressed.
554483, 692820 The issue where main poller was used on bulk actions from Node Management for sending any requests to nodes was addressed.
893718 The issue where capacity forecast for CPU/memory was not calculated was addressed.
1184046 The issue where scalability engines installation failed because of a free tool installed in the SolarWinds folder 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.

CVE-ID Vulnerability Title Description Severity Credit
CVE-2022-36957 SolarWinds Platform Deserialization of Untrusted Data This vulnerability allows a remote adversary with Orion admin-level account access to SolarWinds Web Console to execute arbitrary commands on the Main Poller of affected versions of the SolarWinds Platform. 7.2 High Piotr Bazydlo (@chudypb) of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative
CVE-2022-36958 SolarWinds Platform Deserialization of Untrusted Data This vulnerability allows a remote adversary with valid access to SolarWinds Web Console to execute arbitrary commands on the Main Poller of affected versions of the SolarWinds Platform. 8.8 High Piotr Bazydlo (@chudypb) of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative
CVE-2022-36960 SolarWinds Platform Improper Input Validation This vulnerability allows a remote adversary with valid access to SolarWinds Web Console to escalate user privileges on affected versions of the SolarWinds Platform. 8.8 High Piotr Bazydlo (@chudypb) of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative
CVE-2022-36962 SolarWinds Platform Command Injection This vulnerability allows a remote adversary with complete control over the SolarWinds database to execute arbitrary commands on the Main Poller of affected versions of the SolarWinds Platform. 7.2 High Piotr Bazydlo (@chudypb) of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative
CVE-2022-36964 SolarWinds Platform Deserialization of Untrusted Data This vulnerability allows a remote adversary with valid access to SolarWinds Web Console to execute arbitrary commands on the Main Poller of affected versions of the SolarWinds Platform. 8.8 High Piotr Bazydlo (@chudypb) of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative
CVE-2022-36966 Insecure Direct Object Reference Vulnerability Users with Node Management rights were able to view and edit all nodes due to Insufficient control on URL parameter causing insecure direct object reference (IDOR) vulnerability in SolarWinds Platform 2022.3. 5.9 Medium Asim Liaquat
CVE-2022-38108 SolarWinds Platform Deserialization of Untrusted Data This vulnerability allows a remote adversary with Orion admin-level account access to SolarWinds Web Console to execute arbitrary commands on the Main Poller of affected versions of the SolarWinds Platform. 7.2 High Piotr Bazydlo (@chudypb) of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative

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.


End of support

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

Type Details
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 is not supported in SolarWinds Platform 2022.4.

SolarWinds recommends that you upgrade the operating system of your SolarWinds Platform server to Windows Server 2016 or later. See SolarWinds Platform 2022.4 System Requirements.


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