Release date: March 29, 2023
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in SolarWinds Platform 2023.1.1. 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 2023.1 System Requirements.
- For information about working with the SolarWinds Platform, see the SolarWinds Platform 2023.1 Administrator Guide.
New features and improvements in SolarWinds Platform
SolarWinds Platform 2023.1.1 is a service release and provides stability fixes compared to previous releases of SolarWinds Platform.
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 2023.1.1. If you are on Orion Platform 2020.2 or earlier, first upgrade to 2020.2.6 and then upgrade to 2023.1.1.
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 2020.2 or earlier.
SolarWinds Platform 2023.1.1 fixes the following issues.
|1261783, 1271974, 1286979||Issues with the failed installation of new scalability engines caused by the unavailability of the product catalog in the database after the upgrade were addressed.|
1269459, 1275846, 1295464
|Performance issues in IPAM caused by selecting root level on Manage Subnets & IP Addresses displaying zones were addressed.|
1273177, 1281714, 1285292, 1294327,
|The issue with incorrect DNS resolution when domain in credentials was different than DNS name suffix was addressed.|
1125893, 1220248, 1239230, 1244512, 1249564, 1251466, 1254246, 1258643, 1265533, 1260390, 1264367
|Issues caused by partition management during Database Maintenance were resolved.|
|773793, 916997, 1092088||The issue where after HA additional polling engine failover some of components are not licensed temporarily was addressed.|
|The issue where the Configuration Wizard failed on applicationHost.config error was addressed.|
|The issue where importing alerts with SQL macro variables was blocked for Admin users was addressed.|
|1118926||The issue where a PowerShell error occurred while creating a pipeline was addressed.|
|1052957, 1240424, 1245960, 1256606, 1257671, 1266763, 1276328, 1267382, 1280926||SolarWinds Information Service performance issues when users without admin rights use PerfStack were addressed.|
|1270355, 1274684, 1305945||The issue where sending a test email fails was addressed.|
|1268777, 1278049, 1280571, 1283153, 1286165, 1288500, 1290501, 1290756, 1295082, 1298612, 1298775, 1299735||The issue where the IPAM navigation tree was not sorted by Subnet/Group name after the upgrade to 2023.1 was addressed.|
Mac OS-based WPM Recorder not updated
|Issue: Mac OS based recorder will not be updated in this release. The recorder will still function but is an older version and does not yet include the Chromium and Electron updates.|
|Workaround: We will release an updated Mac OS based recorder in a future release. In the meantime, you can record transactions using a Windows based recorder if you need to take advantage of any of the improvements provided by the Chromium and Electron updates.|
End of life
For modules based on Orion Platform 2020.2.6 and earlier, SolarWinds has announced end-of-life plans. 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 Orion 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 Orion 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 Orion Platform 2020.2.6|
|2020.2.5||January 18, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on Orion 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 Orion 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 Orion Platform 2020.2.5.|
|2020.2.4||October 19, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on Orion 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 Orion 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 Orion Platform 2020.2.4.|
|2020.2.1||October 19, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on Orion 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 Orion 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 Orion Platform 2020.2.1.|
|2020.2||October 19, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on Orion 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 Orion 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 Orion 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.
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.
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.
|Port 17778||SWIS REST Endpoint on port 17778 is deprecated as of 2023.1 and will be replaced with port 17774 in a future release. SolarWinds recommends that you start migrating SWIS REST Endpoint to port 17774.|
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