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Announcing N|Solid 4.8.0

IMPORTANT: This release of N|Solid v4.8.0 contains contains amazing features like Distributed Tracing support and OpenTelemetry support, it also contains latest Node.js versions: v14.20.0 (LTS) and v16.16.0 (active LTS), few updates and stability improvements.

NodeSource is excited to announce N|Solid v4.8.0, which introduces a new feature:

  • Distributed Tracing support: tracing support for multiple applications sharing requests and/or microservices architectures is added in this version, a new section to gather information throughout the lifecycle of an HTTP/DNS/Other request traversing multiple Node.js applications is now available at N|Solid Console providing a comprehensive overview of the communication between multiple services being monitored by N|Solid Console.

  • OpenTelemetry Support: N|Solid has added support for some OpenTelemetry features:

With this feature is now possible to send N|Solid runtime monitoring information (metrics and traces) to backends supporting the OpenTelemetry standard like multiple APMS (Dynatrace, Datadog, Newrelic).

For detailed information on installing and using N|Solid, please refer to the N|Solid User Guide.


There are three available LTS Node.js versions for you to use with N|Solid, Node.js 16 Gallium, Node.js 14 Fermium.

  • N|Solid v4.8.0 Fermium ships with Node.js v14.20.0.
  • N|Solid v4.8.0 Gallium ships with Node.js v16.16.0.
  • The Node.js 14 Fermium LTS release line will continue to be supported until April 30, 2023.
  • The Node.js 16 Gallium LTS release line will continue to be supported until April 30, 2024.

Supported Operating Systems for N|Solid Runtime and N|Solid Console

Please note that The N|Solid Runtime is supported on the following operating systems:

  • Windows:
    • Windows 10
    • Microsoft Windows Server 1909 Core
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • macOS:
    • macOS 10.11 and newer
  • RPM based 64-bit Linux distributions (x86_64):
    • Amazon Linux AMI release 2015.09 and newer
    • RHEL7 / CentOS 7 and newer
    • Fedora 32 and newer
  • DEB based 64-bit Linux distributions (x86_64, arm64 and armhf):
    • Ubuntu 16.04 and newer
    • Debian 9 (stretch) and newer
  • Alpine
    • Alpine 3.3 and newer

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