5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 15, 2015 3:04 PM by daveb7114

    We are running NPM 11.0 with NTA 3.10.


      I need to upgrade to NTA 4.1.0. We have a server set up to put the application on. I have not located the upgrade proceedures. I am concerned about the database conversion, requiring NPM to be shut down during an extensive period of time. Is this true?

        • Re: We are running NPM 11.0 with NTA 3.10.

          Hello garyvc,


          You will have to upgrade to 3.11 before you upgrade to 4.x, also be aware that 4.0 is the last version that supports a 32bit OS.  When you upgrade to 4.1.0 you will run the installer first on the the server that will house the flow storage, then you will run the installer again on the main Orion server and point it to your flow storage server.  During the upgrades the NPM poller will be down.  How long the poller will be down depends largely on you environment.  Give your self a couple of hour upgrade window.  I have attached the upgrade path link below. 


          Upgrade Paths and Compatibility

          • Re: We are running NPM 11.0 with NTA 3.10.

            I'm finding heaps of people not upgrading to NTA 4 or 4.x because the requirement to have another server to run it. Not sure if this is another SQL license server whatnot. If someone can clarify.


            Can it also be a VMware server?

              • Re: We are running NPM 11.0 with NTA 3.10.

                the NTA database is not a SQL server and the migration to NTA4 is so worth the move.

                It is much quicker. Since the upgrade we have tripled the amount of data we store because it no longer impacts our SQL servers.

                • Re: We are running NPM 11.0 with NTA 3.10.



                  Definitely go to 4 (4.1 now). The install still gives you the ability to install on your primary poller if you have no other option, but don't! Be sure to install the NTA on your new VM first and choose the install for a flow storage database. Then, go back to your primary poller and run the NTA install and point to the new VM location. It's a simple install and will migrate all of your data within the procedure.




                  Dave Burton

                  Loop1 systems

                • Re: We are running NPM 11.0 with NTA 3.10.

                  I agree with mcam it is worth it.  It not only increases  the speed of NTA but  also the speed of your other Orion products because  NTA is no longer writing to the database.  It does not use a SQL license, it runs on a drive on the new server.  You will partition  a drive on the server  and  point the  NTA Netflow install to were you would like the flow storage to  reside. Solarwinds does prefer physical servers but the NTA Flow storage server can be  virtual.