Can anyone point me in the right direction for information on the required database upgrade required to support the latest version of NPM.
What are the drivers / benefits on the DB side that are forcing this change.
The reason for us is that we have a large SW install and a large SQL estate (SW database is 75GB), due to MS licencing it is going to be expensive to upgrade from 2008 R2 to 2016 just to support solarwinds.
Sadly i can't upgrade SW until the database is done and that's going to take a while / require funding.
The release notes have a section on the end of life NPM 12.2 Release Notes - SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. Help and Support
Here you can see some information detailed in our PM blog post Preparing For Your Next Orion Upgrade - Deprecation & Other Things You Need To Know about some of the reasons why 2008 is no longer a supported database.