23 Replies Latest reply on Feb 4, 2010 5:21 PM by reheindel

    Orion NPM 9.5.1

    savell

      Orion NPM 9.5.1 appeared in our customer portal last night. Since we have been testing the RC for a few weeks, I had enough confidence to put it into production today (multiple pollers, additional web server and hot-standby).

      The great news for us is that the syslog and events web pages have had massive performance improvements.

      We can now effectively use the syslog webpage - page load time has gone from 25+ seconds to <2 seconds (like a late Christmas present!).

      Thanks to the developers!

      Just a note for users however - you do need a modern browser to get the full gains. Our testing shows that IE6 just doesn't cut it anymore for adequate performance in Orion.

      Dave.

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          Very nice.  I will have to look into upgrading our system.  The syslog portion is starting to become used much more than we anticipated when we implemented Orion.

           

          Any word on allowing multiple nodes to have the same IP?

           

          Thanks for all your work.

            • Re: Orion NPM 9.5.1
              savell

              As far as I know, 9.5.1. contains bug fixes and some performance enhancements only.

              Dave.

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                  bshopp

                  Jason, Dave is correct.  9.5.1 was more focused on bug fixes and performance, not so much product enhancements

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                      Is there any practical reason to update 9.5.1RC2 to 9.5.1? We are quite pleased with the RC2 (thanks for that!) at the moment.

                      Btw, there is no announce in the announcements forum yet.

                      Markku

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                          bshopp

                          No, RC2 is what is not GA, so no need to upgrade.

                          Announcement on forum will be coming shortly

                            • Re: Orion NPM 9.5.1
                              sotherls

                              When I upgraded to 9.5.1 this morning I lost my node properties through the web.


                               


                              When I edit a node under Node Management I see the node name, IP, SNMP info and Polling but no Node Properties. I verified this against a 9.5 SP4 server that I had not upgraded and it still had properties.


                               


                              I then ran the Config Wizard (which did not prompt for after I upgraded to 9.5.1 - it just asked to reboot the server).


                               


                              Once I reran the Config Wizard everything worked as expected.

                                • Re: Orion NPM 9.5.1
                                  chris.lapoint

                                  FYI, 9.5.1 is now generally available.   See Orion NPM 9.5.1 is now available for more details.

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                                      kbaumann

                                      Is it possible to run this upgrade without losing all of my customizations, or am I the only one that has added company logos and such to the Orion screens?

                                      I've made changes to a few of the views (login screen, node details. etc.) that always seem to be reset back to default every time I install a service pack. Now that my system is live, I can't afford to lose those changes - again.

                                      Keep in mind all of the changes I have made are cosmetic to make the product just a little more personalized for our environment.

                                      -Ken

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                                          ecornwell

                                          Is it possible to run this upgrade without losing all of my customizations, or am I the only one that has added company logos and such to the Orion screens?

                                          I've made changes to a few of the views (login screen, node details. etc.) that always seem to be reset back to default every time I install a service pack. Now that my system is live, I can't afford to lose those changes - again.

                                          Keep in mind all of the changes I have made are cosmetic to make the product just a little more personalized for our environment.

                                          -Ken

                                          Ken,

                                          Those settings will be overwritten every time the configuration wizard is run against the website.  I have a change I have to make as well.  Just be aware of this as support sometimes has you do this when troubleshooting an issue.

                                            • Re: Orion NPM 9.5.1
                                              kbaumann

                                              I'm working with them now on an issue with the charts and graphs disappearing from the web site, replaced by the dreaded red "X" image placeholder. The first thing support asked me to do was re-run the config wizard which I have not done solely to avoid returning all of my views and pages back to the canned defaults.

                                              I'd like to apply this upgrade, but I just cannot lose all of my work again. Backing up the web site using the included utility didn't seem to work either. :-(

                                                • Re: Orion NPM 9.5.1
                                                  Miron

                                                  Hi,

                                                   

                                                  Rerunning the configuration wizard will no return any views and pages to default unless presumably you have hacked the configuration manually. If you have a vanila build and have done work on maps and resources and views and run configuration wizard they will still exist once complete.

                                                   

                                                  Regards

                                                   

                                                  Miron

                                                    • Re: Orion NPM 9.5.1
                                                      GaryP

                                                      I applied the update to our NPM and Poller yesterday morning and while the syslog and events pages appear to load much faster now we're finding overall performance to be much slower than before the update. We have a Network Atlas map on our front page the fails to load about 60% of the time now.

                                                      We also appeared to loose an alert action as part of the upgrade! One of our eagle-eyed users spotted that we were getting Node Down emails but never being notified of them coming back up. Events were being generated but the email action had disappeared. Very odd...

                                                      *edit*

                                                      I've also just noticed that both our pollers have dipped down into the low 98.x% completion range and we've added  to no additional elements since the upgrade.

                                            • Re: Orion NPM 9.5.1
                                              bshopp

                                              Scott, once you did the reboot did the configuration wizard start automatically or did you have to start it?

                                              If during installation is locked a file (e.g. a service) so the Windows Installer set up a reboot and the ConfigWizard is not started. After reboot there should be ConfigWizard started  automatically.

                                              If this did not occur, can you please open a ticket, reference this thread with diagnostics included please. 

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                                                  sotherls

                                                  No, it did not prompt or start the CW after the reboot. Once I kicked it off then it sensed that it needed to be run for the NPM. My upgrade on my second server went smoother than my first (same thing with the CW though). On my first server I have had to run the CW 3 times so far. The last time I did it for all pieces. I am keeping my fingers crossed.... and my toes.

                                                  Will open a ticket.

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                                      brian_duvall

                                      I too have tested this in RC and put it in production with no issue.

                                      Events webpage is finally fast again.  Traps are still slow for me though.