What We're Working On for The Orion Platform (Updated: July 15, 2021)


The latest release of  the Orion Platform 2020.2.6is available on solarwinds.com and in your customer portal. We hope you're enjoying the features of our current Orion Platform 2020.2.6

What We're Working On

  • Support SHA256/512 for SNMPv3 
  • GMSA Account for the Orion database.
  • Simplified installation via single MSI
  • Additional credential management via API.
  • jQuery update
  • Validation of CIS IIS and SQL Server best practices
  • Removal of any code unsupported by Microsoft


You ask, we listen. Many of the top features developed for NCM are generated through your participation in user sessions and your votes in the  feature requests forum.  

  • One thing we really would like to see is better permissions granularity.

    Essentially what we'd like to see is:

    • Super Admin level - can do anything
    • Admin - can only edit certain, specific areas e.g. reports
    • Power User - can access all areas, can add certain aspects (e.g. reports) but can't edit other areas e.g. node properties
    • User - can access all areas but has no write/change capability
    • Some other level - IOW can be a combo of any or none of the above

    Also, modern dashboards needs to be brought under control of user permissions so that it can be locked down as needed.

    We have a lot of tech savvy users that like to fiddle and think they know a product just from a few minutes play. But to create a report (hardly life changing or system destroying) we need to provide admin level access - which is NUTS.

  • Could you guys please improve some of the existing features that would save a lot of admin time such as:

    1) adding search function on Manage Groups page

    2) adding search function on IPAM DHCP/DNS Servers

    3) adding multiple selection when adding DHCP Servers in IPAM

    4) add option to select existing IPAM credentials when adding/editing DHCP node through Manage Nodes

    5) integration/centralisation of IPAM Windows credentials & Orion credential store

    6) add functionality to execute scripts on NCM nodes with ad-hoc credentials that aren't stored in NCM

    Thank you!

  • Hi there, we've had some great Solarwinds Support assistance for some scheduling issues we've been having since Feb'2021 upgrades.  I understand now we've been burnt by "CORE-12771" - what's the best way to track effort against it?  As an example, if you look at "Orion Platform 2020.2.6 Release Notes (at link) it speaks of Case Numbers, no text matches on "CORE" - grateful the direction! :) Regards, Christopher