Yes - you should be OK. They created a database view with the same name to take place of the old Nodes table. I still one issue post 11.5 upgrade. We have not applied HF4 yet either.
as mentioned view is there
breaking out (normalizing) their nodes table will make their internal updates faster
Consider querying SWQL vs sql as it's far more abstracted from change
I saw a speed improvement in the console after upgrading from 11.0.1 to 11.5. I originally went to HotFix 3 and then installed HotFix 4 to try and fix an issue I was having with an additional poller (turns out that it was an installation order thing that screwed me up and nothing to do with the version).
I also had an issue with resources just spinning and timing out NPM version 10.3 and 10.4.2 - Nodes, List Resources - Never completes just sits and spins and does not timeout or complete but it was related to this job engine problem I was also having NPM 10.1.1 - Problem with the service SOLARWINDS JOB ENGINE V2 stopping and the world map displaying unknown World Wide Map (Unknown) when locations where grouped at a higher zoom level. But once those were sorted out everything else is running pretty good.
Thanks klinejw, bluefunelemental, and bluefunelemental.
I have more confidence now.