Documentation forServer Configuration Monitor

SCM 2020.2.6 Release Notes

Release date: July 15, 2021

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Server Configuration Monitor (SCM) 2020.2.6. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

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New features and improvements in SCM

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SCM 2020.2.6 offers improvements compared to previous releases of SCM.

  • A new, built-in alert (disabled by default) provides detailed information on changes to server configuration items. This alert is triggered when something has changed on the node. For files and registry keys, the alerting object contains the file or registry path. For other elements, the element alias is displayed. This alert also sends an email that contains detailed information about each change and contains a direct link to the Content Diff page so you can see changes immediately. This type of alert is also visible on the Active Server Configuration Alerts resource on the Summary or Node Details page.

  • SCM 2020.2.6 provides enhanced security and an improved user interface compared to SCM 2020.2.6.

Orion Platform 2020.2.6 improvements

For details, see the Orion Platform 2020.2.6 Release Notes.

New customer installation

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For information about installing SCM, review system requirements and use the SolarWinds Orion Installer, which you can download from the SolarWinds Customer Portal. After installation, use the SCM Getting Started Guide and the SCM Administrator Guide to learn about configuring and using SCM.

How to upgrade

With SCM 1.2 and later, you can upgrade your entire Orion deployment, including the main server and all Orion Platform products, from the My Orion Deployment page. Downloading the Orion Installer for future upgrades is no longer necessary.

If you are upgrading from SCM versions earlier than SCM 1.2, use the following procedure:
  1. Use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to simultaneously upgrade one or more Orion Platform products on your main Orion server.
  2. If your scalability engines (additional polling engines, additional web servers, and high availability servers) are able to communicate with the main server, use the centralized upgrade feature to upgrade the rest of your Orion deployment in parallel. For details, see Install or upgrade Orion Platform products.

Fixed issues

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SCM 2020.2.6 fixes the following issues.

Case Number Description
00236665 Asset Inventory can now display operating system information for Linux/UNIX machines.
00730954 A bug check report no longer causes a reboot on Windows Server 2012 R2 machines.
00721579 Modification of polling frequency and timeout resolved issue of randomly failing polls on a specific node.
00711131 SCM plugin is loading as expected after installation and restarting of the Orion Agent service.

Fixed issues in Orion Platform 2020.2.6

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SCM runs on SolarWinds Orion Platform 2020.2.6. For information on features and improvements, and to learn more about additional changes not listed here that affect all Orion Platform products, see the Orion Platform 2020.2.6 release notes.


Known issues

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Windows Update information status incorrectly shows a false positive change
Issue: Windows Update information status incorrectly shows a false positive change in AssetInventory when polling Windows Updates for WMI agentless node fails
Resolution/Work-around: None

 

Dell warranty information is not displaying correctly
Issue: Users are not alerted to expiring warranties from the Dell warranty lookup service.
Resolution/Work-around: None

 

HP warranty information is not displaying correctly
Issue: Users are not alerted to expiring warranties from the HPE warranty lookup service.
Resolution/Work-around: None

End of life

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Version EoL Announcement EoE Effective Date EoL Effective Date

1.0

1.0.1

1.1

June 4, 2020

End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on SCM 1.0, SCM 1.0.1, and SCM 1.1 should begin transitioning to the latest version of SCM.

September 4, 2020

End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for SCM 1.0, SCM 1.0.1, and SCM 1.1 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds.

September 4, 2021

EoL – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for SCM 1.0, SCM 1.0.1, and SCM 1.1.

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.


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