Documentation forServer Configuration Monitor
Monitoring server configurations is a key capability of Hybrid Cloud Observability Advanced and is also available in a standalone module, Server Configuration Monitor (SCM). Hybrid Cloud Observability Advanced and SCM are built on the self-hosted SolarWinds Platform.

SCM 2024.1 Release Notes

Release date: February 6, 2024

Here's what's new in Server Configuration Monitor 2024.1.

Server Configuration Monitor runs on the SolarWinds Platform.

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New features and improvements in SCM

For information about new features and fixes in the SolarWinds Platform, see the SolarWinds Platform 2024.1 Release Notes.

Improvements

Asset Inventory agentless polling for Windows Updates now uses WinRM and PowerShell instead of VB scripts.

If you encounter any issues with this change, you can switch from the WMI node to an agent node.

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Fixes

For information about new features and fixes in the SolarWinds Platform, see the SolarWinds Platform 2024.1 Release Notes.

Case number Description
01418731

Asset Inventory correctly parses the date and time. The Firmware widget displays the date correctly, and the log does not contain errors such as Can't parse DateTime value.

In addition, if after installing SCM or Hybrid Cloud Observability 2024.1, you encounter failing MariaDB database elements, see this support article for a solution.

Installation or upgrade

For new SolarWinds Platform deployments, download the installation file from the SCM product page on https://www.solarwinds.com or from the Customer Portal. For more information, see Get the installer.

To activate SCM in an existing SolarWinds Platform deployment, use the License Manager.

For upgrades, go to Settings > My Deployment to initiate the upgrade. The SolarWinds Installer upgrades your entire deployment (all SolarWinds Platform products and any scalability engines).

For more information, see the SolarWinds Platform Product Installation and Upgrade Guide.

Supported upgrade paths to 2024.1:

Version 2024.1 is the last release that will support a direct upgrade from 2020.2.1 or 2020.2.4. If you choose to stay on 2020.2.1 or 2020.2.4, you will be required to upgrade to 2024.1 before you can upgrade to a later release.

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End of life

Version EoL Announcements EoE Effective Dates EoL Effective Dates
2020.2.6 April 18, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on SCM 2020.2.6 should begin transitioning to the latest version of SCM. May 18, 2023: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for SCM 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 SCM 2020.2.6.
2020.2.5 January 18, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on SCM 2020.2.5 should begin transitioning to the latest version of SCM. February 17, 2023: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for SCM 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 SCM 2020.2.5.

See the End of Life Policy for information about SolarWinds product life cycle phases. For supported versions and EoL announcements for all SolarWinds products, see Currently supported software versions.

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