New Orion 2020.2.1 releases now generally available

The SolarWindsRegistered Product Management team is happy to announce the general availability of the new 2020.2.1 version of our OrionRegistered Platform products.   Although we typically don't package new features into a service release, these features were too exciting to hold back.   Download now through your Customer Portal or

Network Automation Manager (NAM)  

Introducing Orion Remote Collectors (ORCs) for additional flexibility deploying to remote locations. ORCs are a lightweight, localized polling option to monitor distributed locations on-premises. ORCs include automatic data storage and forwarding for easy monitoring even in low-bandwidth/high-latency environments.  See the NAM 2020.2.1 release blog for more details.  

Server and Application Monitor (SAM)

SAM improved the usability of our API pollers by including a simple interface allowing customers to manage all of their API pollers in one place. API pollers have been enhanced to include string monitoring, and chaining of requests to broaden our support for monitoring devices and SaaS services.  ORCs are also available for node-based SAM licenses.  See the SAM 2020.2.1 release blog for more details.  

Server Configuration Monitor (SCM)

SCM added policy compliance monitoring and reporting.  Assign out-of-the-box DISA STiG policies to your servers, applications and databases, and determine how well your environment meets the compliance standards.   Rule details also include remediation steps to help bring your systems into compliance. See the SCM 2020.2.1 release blog for more details.  

Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 

VMAN now delivers chargeback reporting, so IT groups can better understand costs associated with their virtual infrastructure. Intuitive reporting with VMAN allows IT to specify hosts or clusters, choose a given timeframe, then deliver an account of their costs based on CPU, memory, storage, and vCPU usage.  See the VMan 2020.2.1 release blog for more details. 

What's Next? 

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  • Good one, I had no idea about this trick. Make sense if it works pretty well. Thanks! mcdvoice

  • Upgraded to 2020.2.1 in September and you guys have left out a very important "Known Issue" item in your release notes that support acknowledges when you call and they state many others have the same issue. If you are using Agents, the poller becomes overwhelmed at startup and will only start working after 1.5-2 hours. Then as the connections from agents build up over time, the poller goes down. These new widgets are cool, but they are only useful if the platform is up and the data can flow to Orion. 

  • Upgraded to 2020.2.1 a few weeks back and everything has been working fine. 

  • For a second you guys tricked me... I started seeing all these 2020.2.1 posts and initially though it was about the new SEM 2020.2.1 version that was just released.  Now all the product version numbers are looking the same... that will take a little getting used to.