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Score 10 out of 10
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We have a multi-site, multi-customer infrastructure and the centralized deployment capabilities of Network Configuration Manager have helped us tremendously. The fact that we can frequently push custom configurations to all of our customers from a centralized location has revolutionized the way we manage all of our customers. Thank you NCM team!
  • Centralized custom package deployment
  • Builds on WSUS' capabilities
  • Improves WSUS' limitations
  • The time it takes to do inventory patches is a little much.
  • The amount of system resources required is a little much.
  • Device inventory setup isn't very intuitive
1. If you have a large multi-site IT infrastructure deployment, Solarwinds Patch Manager is great for centralized update management and takes a lot of the headache out of the process.
2. If you deploy a lot of custom-developed app packages, Patch Manager can push them out.

1. If your infrastructure is smaller, it's not worth the cost.
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Score 9 out of 10
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It is being used within our department. We manage a subset of the network infrastructure for the organization. It helps us adhere to configuration and compliance standards on the hundreds of devices we manage.
  • Stores historical configuration information.
  • The compliance checking allows us to ensure our configurations are standard across the board.
  • It allows us to easily automate and schedule configuration changes across our environment.
  • The configuration comparison tool is just clunky. I ended up using the compliance tools instead because the comparison tool became easily confused when the configurations weren't identical. No two switches are alike in terms of ports or configured networks.
  • The concept of GROUPS is disconnected from the settings other tools use to manage groups of switches. Groups and departments should not be separate.
  • Some screens can multi-select nodes conveniently and some look as if they were created by an entirely different group because they do not use the same metaphor. If you have multi-select for nodes when applying something, it should be the same screen universally.
The unique thing about NCM is that you do not have to acquire the rest of the suite to use these functions. We already had tools for ticketing and managing DNS, etc. But NCM allows us to kick out very useful reports that satisfy auditors. Having our own people create that in an existing system would take years. Buying an integrated CIM would cost lots of money and would require a retrofit. So if you just want to slice off the configuration monitoring, management, and the ability to automate without having to learn Python, then this is a good tool.
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June 24, 2019

NCM for the win

Score 9 out of 10
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We use SolarWinds NCM to backup our network devices throughout out multi-site typology. We have it do full startup and running config backups as well as the changes made since the last backup, the deltas, per se.
  • Very lightweight
  • Integrates well into the SolorWinds Orion product. It is another pane of glass on the web interface. Selecting the device gives you the option to see all the config informaiton
  • Easy to configure and get running on the most popular network hardware, i.e. Cisco, Juniper, Palo, Checkpoint, Dell, HPE
  • The NCM does not work particularly well out of the box on some not so popular network hardware like Ubiquiti, Fluid Mesh and others
  • The auto-select device does not always work and sometimes you have to modify a template to get the full backup to work. SolarWinds tech support can help with this if you are not familiar
  • The email notifications of the backups and the deltas are very simple html. It would be nice to see some improvement on the output there. Looks about 10 years old...
It does the job and sends you updates if anything goes wrong. It is rather easy to use, so long as you are using some of the more popular network hardware vendors. The integration and the workflow with the whole Orion suite makes this a no-brainer purchase if you are running SolarWinds in you environment already.
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Score 8 out of 10
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We set up the tool as a proactive monitoring solution to verify the up status of our network devices. The tool helps us maintain our Service Level Agreements, Operational Level Agreements and Under Pinning Contracts with our vendors and customers are maintained at the agreed-upon service levels. The tools are also used for maintaining the inventory of our network devices.
  • Discovery of the network devices.
  • Monitoring of the network devices.
  • Performance reporting.
  • Upgrading can be difficult.
  • Speed of the upgrades.
  • Configuration of the discovery component.
SolarWinds NCM is a great configuration management product that I have used. With this product you can log in and make changes to almost any type of device (even the ones with number based menus). It has made things easy and saved time for us on a number of tasks. From password change on thousands of devices to tracking down an STP issue, NCM has helped us trace problems quickly and efficiently.
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October 07, 2019

SolarWinds Experience

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As an ISP, we use SolarWinds to monitor links to our commercial accounts to ensure good service and to catch any service degradation. We also try and use the reporting tools provided but they have been inaccurate for some time, and just today I was told by their engineering team that our reports are inaccurate because their tools have a lot of known bugs and the issue cannot be fixed.
  • Pings IPS
  • Records when links go down
  • Custom node properties so you can create your own due to the serious lack of premade ones by SolarWinds
  • Their Support team is slow and usually tries to close a case multiple times before actually looking into it.
  • The system can be given well beyond recommended resources and still crashes constantly and needs services restarted. Support is never able to find a cause
  • It's one of the more expensive solutions out there and I feel you do not get your money worth.
  • They have a legacy report builder that runs on the main polling server as well as a built-in report builder as part of the interface. Both builders can do things the other cannot so you cannot live in one environment and as it turns out the reports give false numbers which can lead you to mislead clients.
Working with SolarWinds is a nightmare, the tools are inconsistent and there are simply better solutions that exist.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We use SolarWinds Network Configuration manager as an aspect of our change control process and for configuration backups for all our key equipment that runs our NOC and DC, our metro-network, and equipment we manage for our customers. Our network team are the primary users of the network configuration manager, our team not only appreciates it for the reliable backups and wide range of supported equipment but also the built-in easy to use diff tool. Our team can easily run a change report or do a full config comparison. NCM also includes real-time change detection which is very easy to configure. When we chose NCM, we were looking for a unified approach to our network monitoring, management, and alerting. It replaced some servers that although they served our organization well over the years, we had simply outgrown and the complexity to maintain so many separate systems had us searching for an alternative that could do the job of all our previous systems. We found SolarWinds NCM and NPM to meet all our requirements and has been an excellent investment that has proven its value to us since its deployment.
  • Configuration Backups, real-time change detection, and config diffs work extremely well with a wide range of supported vendors which was a must for us.
  • The reporting features and the scheduled tasks are great and take a significant amount of manual work out our processes.
  • The change control feature is nice to have and fit well into our existing change control process.
  • The SolarWinds community (THWACK) is an active and helpful community with contributions from other SolarWinds users and Solarwinds staff. We all have questions about the products we purchase and it's extremely convenient when the answer is only a search or a forum post away.
  • SolarWinds provides all sorts of online training for their products.
  • One of its big selling points is that it can pull a configuration backup from just about anything, and although that remains true, some devices can be difficult to add. These are usually somewhat obscure devices or they have odd cli behavior. Not a deal breaker by any means, but it would be nice if some of those devices also worked out-of-the-box like most everything else.
  • Not really a con, but I do wish it supported additional authentication methods for users.
I can confidently recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration manager after having used some of their competitor's products and having vetted out in detail products that I haven't deployed. Networking is a core aspect of our business operations and we are very happy with it. There are certainly other products out there that perform very well and that might make sense to deploy in certain contexts, but SolarWinds has many different license sizes available that will fit into most organizations needs and the cost is reasonable. Any organization that requires network configuration management should take a serious look at Solarwind's NCM solution.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We use it to back up our Cisco Networking configs and recover or do mass changes when needed. I can keep multiple config copies in case I need to revert back to a previous version or reference changes for troubleshooting purposes. This has cut my recover and troubleshooting times in half.
  • Backup Cisco configs
  • Change highlights
  • Recovery of configs
  • I like it just the way it is.
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager helps me quickly recover from a Cisco hardware failure. I really like how easy it is to recover the configs and also chose the most appropriate version. I can store a simple baseline in case I need to give a base config to a vendor or I can have the whole config available in a matter of seconds.
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Kevin Lambert profile photo
Score 8 out of 10
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We mostly use NCM as version control for our network device configurations. It also integrates into Network Performance Monitor and can display complete ACLs from Cisco devices and VPC information from our Nexus devices. This has been very useful for us, as we don't have to log into the device in order to get an overview of what is happening on it. I've used it many times to review old configs, or even to plan changes. It's much easier to search through the full config in a browser than on the CLI. There are a few of features in NCM that we don't currently use, such as config baselines or pushing configs to devices, but that's mostly because we haven't taken the time to delve into those features.
  • Full configuration version control. Depending on how often you set it to check for config changes, you can see every change made, and review old configs very easily. You can run diffs against any two versions of config very easily in their interface. Searching through a full config with Ctrl+f in a browser is so much better than searching through a running-config with the CLI.
  • Firmware vulnerability alerting. NCM integrates with NIST vulnerability tracking and can give you a full list in your device config summary page of which vulnerabilities are applicable to a given device. There's an out of the box alert for firmware vulnerabilities discovered for your systems, so you'll know right away when new ones are discovered for your devices. It does require manual verification and remediation, though. When you first set it up, you're going to have a lot of CVEs to manually go through, but once you've done that, it's great. It's especially useful for any kind of audits that require remediation within a certain window of discovery. The manual remediation steps will give you a very clear audit trail to provide as evidence for compliance.
  • Compliance reporting in NCM is very impressive. Out of the box, NCM comes with a number of best-practice reports to run against your configurations. There are reports for multiple vendors, and certifications (such as PCI). You will see how each of your device configurations fare against the recommended best practices. For each non-compliant device, you have the option to run a pre-configured remediation script to bring the device into compliance. One of the best features is that you can create your own reports to verify that your devices meet your own companies configuration policies. You can export these reports and provide them as evidence of compliance to auditors.
  • Running exclusively on Windows servers is a PITA. This is an Orion platform complaint and not NCM-specific. If you're a Windows shop this won't be a big deal for you, but we're a Linux shop. The only Windows servers we run are AD servers and these two SolarWinds servers (one web server and one database server). We don't have any MSSQL DBAs, so I'm pretty much on my own if anything goes wrong. Every single one of our production tools requires some extra configuration to work on these Windows servers. The entire Orion platform stopped support on Server 2012 this year and even though the new version of NPM had some features I really wanted, I still procrastinated upgrading for 6 months because I dreaded migrating everything to new servers (Full disclosure: it actually wasn't that difficult to migrate and everything worked great). Again, if you have Windows Server sysadmins and DBAs on staff, this won't be as big an issue for you.
  • No native Git support. This is a minor quibble, but we use Git for version control of our server configurations, and it would be incredibly useful for us to be able to store our network configs in Git as well. We have multiple tools that work with our Git repository that would require considerable customization to work with the SolarWinds API. I do love that SolarWinds provides a REST API, but our tools just don't work with it. We could write scripts to grab the configs from SolarWinds and then commit them to our repo, but it would be very nice if that were a built-in feature.
  • Features for non-Cisco devices are lacking. The basic features of NCM work on non-Cisco devices just fine. We have a few old Quanta switches in a low-priority environment that no other configuration management system can pull configs from, so pulling configs with NCM is perfect. The issue is that there were new features for Cisco ASA and Nexus switches introduced that still aren't available for other vendors. We've been moving to Palo Altos from ASAs (bye bye Java!) and don't use NCM for them at all because the features just aren't there yet.
If you're already using Network Performance Monitor or considering getting it, then I can 100% recommend adding NCM. If you're using any other SolarWinds Orion products, then I would highly recommend NCM. Basically, if you're already on the platform, adding NCM is a no-brainer. It's going to be easy to add and make your life easier. This is especially true if you don't already have a network configuration management system.
Now, if you're not on the Orion platform at all, you need to decide how much extra work it's going to be to maintain one or two Windows servers. If you're a Windows shop, then that's not an issue and any of the SolarWinds products are going to be easy for you to get running. If you're mainly a Linux shop, you should think hard about this one. There are a lot of configuration management systems out there that work fine on Linux. We used Rancid for years, and have played around with Oxidized and liked both of them. They aren't as feature-rich out of the box, but we can automate them better than we can with SolarWinds. If you want something that relatively easy to set up and learn, and that doesn't require much upkeep other than Windows maintenance, then NCM is a great product.
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Tony Velasco profile photo
Score 10 out of 10
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We use it to manage a wide range of infrastructure services, from routers, firewalls, and UPSs to Windows, Linux and virtual server hosting hardware. Also, SAN networks and devices.
  • Monitoring health levels of disparate technology.
  • Configuring a wide array of equipment.
  • Providing default and customized views of the status of all of your systems.
  • Cost-effective and very fairly priced.
  • Could provide even easier customization of reports and user interfaces.
  • Continue to advance in rolling out updates to devices including APIs to allow the use of Ansible and other standard automation capabilities.
  • Continue to widen the number of devices supported.
You need to monitor a very wide range of network and server technologies and equipment.
You're existing tools are strong in configuration but weak in management and reporting. You need cost-effective overall views of the health of your equipment and services.
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August 06, 2019

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Score 10 out of 10
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We are using it to monitor and mange configurations of different switches and routers from different vendors. Our network is diverse and we need a configuration and monitoring tool to let us know in case of any network failure and which component has failed. Currently we are using so and so v3 to monitor the network.
  • Ease of use
  • Reliability
  • Compilation of Data
  • Centralized location for all configurations
  • Ease of management
  • Collecting data
  • Addition of new nodes
  • Security of the node management
Mostly for network configuration the SolarWinds really work well it can help manage the complex configurations but we need to make sure that the data is stored as a encrypted file not as a text filed specially for configurations such as firewall and core routes that have key configurations the best practice is to have multilayer encryptions and password for each file.
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Score 8 out of 10
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SolarWinds NCM allows us to audit our nodes for configuration compliance and standards. This software enables us to easily make bulk changes for security password management of managed devices.
  • Bulk changes on multiple devices.
  • Audit changes to configurations and ensure conformity to a standard build/design.
  • An easier way to create a new bulk config entry across multiple devices.
  • Change passwords on all devices in the event of employee turnover is quick and easy.
  • They need to store and push firmware/Boot ROM images for switches/routers.
Larger deployments of nodes/devices make Network Configuration Manager ideal for managing and ensuring a standard across the board.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We use the Network Configuration Manager to manage all of our switches, routers and as well as our ASA firewall configuration changes and for security auditing as well. We use it to have a consistent configuration to all of our switches and help us troubleshoot operational issues. It's used by the whole organization and IT interconnects all the departments. It helps us to have a consistent configuration, manage and approves necessary changes so we can reduce downtime to prevent outages that will prevent any business related issues.
  • Manages changes and avoids repetitive tasks across the 120 switches we have in production.
  • Reduce troubleshooting time by comparing configuration changes and revert back.
  • Easy of use and a great reporting feature.
  • Improve the view to make it easier to navigate.
  • Better reporting feature
  • Increase templates for other non-Cisco switches.
It's well suited for troubleshooting and making sure all configuration is consistent to all network gear. It's great for auditing and PCI compliance as well as ITIL.
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Score 9 out of 10
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SolarWinds NCM is principally used to perform configuration backup but also to perform global configuration update like a password change or SNMP community update.
  • Configuration backup
  • Policy violations
  • Execution script
  • A more pre-defined script would be welcome.
  • NCM jobs are quite slow to run.
  • Chart designs are old school.
It's really important to keep a configuration backup of network devices in case of hardware failure. SolarWinds NCM is a great tool to backup configuration and restore if needed. It can also give us useful information about EOS and EOL of each network device which can give us an idea of which one will have to be replaced soon.
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Score 10 out of 10
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This is used by IT to monitor all network endpoints and alert on any outages. It is currently used by a staff of approximately 18 users in conjunction with SAM to monitor applications by our Infrastructure team. We are looking to bring IPAM into the mix in the next six months.
  • Continuous uptime monitoring.
  • Configuration of switches and routers automatically.
  • Maintains consistency across the board.
  • I actually don't have any suggestions at this time. It has served its purpose well for us.
For all things networking, it does a wonderful job.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We use NCM for backing our 100+ customer routers and some other Linux appliance's settings. Very useful when trying to recover or checking the settings before making any changes.
  • Can support different platforms.
  • Linux appliances also support it.
  • Very robust.
  • Some user interfaces need to be improved.
  • Web GUI sometimes is slow.
Highly recommended to the company that has several platforms to support.
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Score 7 out of 10
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We are using it to track a few private network devices that aren't being supported by our main IT organization. In the past few years, that usage has declined but we still use it for a few devices to track configuration history and changes.
  • Fairly easy to set up.
  • Very customizable.
  • Interface could be cleaner.
Managing a small to mid-amount of machines and network devices.
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Score 8 out of 10
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We use it to archive the configurations for 30 switches and Cisco ASA firewalls. The problem it addresses is having a historical backup for each managed network device on our network.
  • Collecting configs
  • Easy to use
  • Works well with Cisco products
  • Scripting interface
Any network with a lot of managed network devices that have very complex configurations.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We currently use NCM as version control for our network device configurations. It also integrates into Network Performance Monitor, which is really nice. We also use it as our primary device change tracking application. A big plus is the ability to schedule configuration backups jobs and track device configuration changes. Being able to execute a policy audit report related to DISA STIG, PCI, SOX, or other rule sets is also a huge time saver.
  • Easy configuration backup and archive.
  • Provides Hardware and Health Inventory.
  • Allows us to see Configuration Change Reports.
  • Could have an easier GUI interface.
  • The overall cost is a bit high.
With Network Configuration Manager, we are able to access backups easily and get a new device up and running within 20 mins.
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September 06, 2019


Score 10 out of 10
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We use it as an audit tool to ensure that all configurations are standardized across all identical Cisco devices (switches, routers). It can easily generate a report of which devices aren't compliant and how. Given that we have over 1000 Cisco devices across our enterprise, this makes it a hugely valuable tool for us.
  • Replaces CLI with a GUI interface.
  • Manage, compare, and configure multiple devices at the same time.
  • Audit many devices across the enterprise and generate reports on configuration inconsistencies.
  • It would help if NCM could analyze and make recommendations about ways to improve Cisco configs (routing protocols, etc.)
  • NCM could also potentially recommend more architectural changes to LANs and/or WANs on the network.
  • That's it!
It's best suited for big enterprises that have too many devices to manage one-by-one. It's an automation tool, primarily. No need for SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager in small companies.

It also works best when you already have Network Performance Monitor (NPM) and install it as part of a network monitoring suite with other tools such as Network Traffic Analyzer (NTA).
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Score 10 out of 10
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We use it to back up all of our network configurations, approve and deploy changes via scripts, track versioning and generate device reports. NCM is used across the organization as it represents a comprehensive solution to our network configuration needs.
  • Automated Backups. It makes backing up network devices simple to do and easy to manage
  • Change approval. When implemented correctly, it can provide an extra layer of assurance to network-related changes as they will have to be approved by someone else. This ensures that changes are not made in a bubble and at least two sets of eyes have reviewed it.
  • Creating an easy to read device version report, with custom fields is relatively simple to do and can give project managers a greater understanding of the time it may take to perform a task, such as ensuring SNMPv3 or updating code levels due to bugs.
  • Automate the creation of new hierarchy's within devices according to the year for backs.
  • Allow scripts to be assigned to certain groups so that when users log in, they only see the scripts that they are allowed to use.
I have a hard time thinking of when SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is less appropriate. Due to NCM's nature, it is well suited for all businesses regardless of size. However, for smaller businesses, that are simply looking for a configuration backup tool, there may be ones that are less expensive and without all the "bells and whistles."
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November 04, 2019

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Score 10 out of 10
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It's used for managing the configuration of the network devices across the network environment and enables the standardisation & simplification of network management. It is used across the whole organisation, except for a couple of departments.
  • Deployment of firmware updates or other config upgrades for one or more devices
  • Network device configuration and audit through automation, backup and policy management
  • Integration with SolarWinds NPM that helps in detecting faults proactively as well as correcting configuration errors, if any
  • Integration with a single sign-on solution
  • Ability to store data in various formats
Solarwinds NCM is great value for investment for any size of organisation trying to manage its network environment efficiently.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We use the template function to provide deployment for all devices in an MSP environment. It has also become the central record of truth for configs, and single point for updates of all devices.
  • Configuration creating from the templating engine.
  • Device backups and recovery.
  • Device updates.
  • NetConf support.
  • Better resource planning for server.
It is a perfect fit for regulated data centers, or large-scale builds. We use it to push cost down for operations. Engineers/developers create the content, and lower staff consume the templates.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We use this tool to manage our network devices from a single application, allowing us to push changes/updates, grab inventory, run reports, etc.
  • It allows for remotely managing a plethora of devices with one console.
  • It allows for running reports.
  • Great ease of modifying multiple devices at once.
  • Not too much that I can think of.
SolarWinds is well suited when you have a large environment and you need to push out config changes to a myriad of devices, and then you can do that from a central location as opposed to having to log in to each device.
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October 31, 2019


Score 9 out of 10
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We basically use NCM for deploying the common network changes across our network instead of the traditional way, by logging into each device doing the same configuration change. This saves a lot of time by just running the script at our convenience.
  • It's easy to write configuration templates using NCM. They also have a default config template.
  • It's easy to select the device to which we need to push the config.
  • It runs the script at our convenience any time, or we can even schedule the time and date when you want to run the script.
  • It's good to have all the NCM script on a single TAB.
  • Each time we run the script the different tab we need to make changes to go to the final run.
SolarWinds suits places where you have multiple network devices and need to save time and automate the common configuration.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We use it to standardize and preserve the configurations for all of our network devices. We use the reporting to ensure the configuration of those devices meet policy. The use is limited to those that manage the network having access to edit. For all of IT, we have view capabilities. I, myself, have full access so I can perform the audit procedures necessary.
  • Provides a quick and easy compliance check, listing devices that are configured against policy.
  • I would suggest more canned reports. We have developed some ourselves to meet our needs, but it would have been nice to have had them ready when we implemented.
We are a dispersed, global company, with network devices in several locations across multiple continents. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager allows us to manage and audit against all of these devices from any location, office, home, traveling. We do, however, feel the need to keep it locked down and access not granted to all as it is possible for those with less experience/knowledge to make changes without realizing it. A more granular access level would be beneficial in protecting the configurations while allowing more technicians to experience it.
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About SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) can help save time and improve network reliability and security by managing configurations, changes, and compliance for routers, switches, and other network devices.

Network Configuration Manager enables IT Pros with:
  • Out-of-the-box support for major network device vendors, including Cisco®, Juniper®, HP®, Huawei®, F5®, Avaya®, Ruckus®, and more.
  • Automated bulk deployment of standardized device configs.
  • Automatic backups of device configurations, and rollback to the last-known good configurations, if necessary.
  • Identifying IOS® devices with potential vulnerabilities, utilizing the NIST CVE repository service, and even provides the tools to manage the investigation, remediation, or waiver of each vulnerability.
  • Auditing device configs for NIST FISMA, DISA STIG, and DSS PCI compliance.
  • Built on the Orion® Platform, NCM provides the ability to purchase and fully integrate with additional network monitoring modules (network performance monitoring, NetFlow traffic analysis, WAN management, VoIP, device tracking, and IP address management), as well as systems, storage, and virtualization management, all in a single web console.

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Features

Has featureConfiguration Change Automation
Has featureConfiguration Backup and Restore
Has featureChange Monitoring
Has featureChange Management - Roles & Approval
Has featureBaselines and Configuration Drift Monitoring
Has featureIOS Vulnerability Scanning
Has featureCompliance Assessment and Enforcement
Has featureNetwork Insight for Cisco Nexus
Has featureNetwork Insight for Cisco ASA

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Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
Entry-level set up fee?Optional

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SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Windows Server
Mobile Application:No