IPMonitor Service Stopping

I have recently upgrade our IPMonitor servers to version 11.1 from 11.0.1 however since the upgrade we are seeing the IPMonitor service randomly stop. When checking event viewer on all the boxes they show the same application error:

Faulting application name: ipmservice.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x5f88258a
Faulting module name: ipmservice.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x5f88258a
Exception code: 0xc0000409
Fault offset: 0x003b5cff
Faulting process id: 0x14bc
Faulting application start time: 0x01d6ed2e8fe258e4
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\ipMonitor\ipmservice.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\ipMonitor\ipmservice.exe
Report Id: 74ea5b5e-8576-4b97-9c60-69aa0fcc97c6
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

I cannot find any other IPM posts with this error. I have had to restore one of the boxes back to 11.0.1 and now it is stable again but the others still randomly stopping.

Has anyone seen or have anyidea why this may be happening?

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  • For those who are still needing help with this, I got the root cause for it from support:

    1) On the ipMonitor interface, navigate to the Dashboard and delete the "Do more with IP monitor" widget
        (do not use this widget anymore)

    2) Log in to your ipMonitor server and stop the following services:

    ipMonitor Reporting Service
    ipMonitor Service
    ipMonitor Snap Telemetry Framework
    SolarWinds Discovery Service

    3)  Once the services are stopped, navigate to the following folder   

    C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\ipMonitor\config\netscan

    4) Move the contents of this folder to a backup folder, preferably in the Desktop

    5)  Move the ipmonitor.dat file if it exists, located at C:\ProgramData\SolarWinds\DiscoveryEngine folder to another backup folder in the Desktop

    6) Restart the following services again:

    ipMonitor Reporting Service
    ipMonitor Service
    ipMonitor Snap Telemetry Framework

    Please do note that the widget will get restored after you log out and log back in. This is not a cause for concern.


    I took these steps and my is stable now.  In my case, it was an upgrade from a previous version and netscan files from previous versions are not compatible with the current version and had to be removed.

    I really hope this helps others resolve their issue with random crashes.  Mine hasn't crashed in 24 hours now and I've been working it it for a few hours updating some monitors and it would crash within 5 minutes of working in it.  Super stable now!

    Thanks SolarWinds Support!

  • Thanks Limahl

    The steps above worked for us.  No more crashes.
    We are on v11.1.1
    Did not have any files in the \DiscoveryEngine folder.