SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

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A great time saver!

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager has treated us well. All our network equipment is backed up through the Network Configuration …
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Best NCM Tool

It is used to obtain switch backups and validate configuration changes. It has been of great help, referring to an erroneous configuration …
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Powerful Network Configuration Management

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) is used by our Network Team to backup our Network and SAN switches configuration files. …
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What is SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)?

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is network diagnostics and troubleshooting technology, from Austin-based SolarWinds.

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What is SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)?

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 (NCM) Features

  • Supported: Configuration Change Automation
  • Supported: Configuration Backup and Restore
  • Supported: Change Monitoring
  • Supported: Change Management - Roles & Approval
  • Supported: Baselines and Configuration Drift Monitoring
  • Supported: IOS Vulnerability Scanning
  • Supported: Compliance Assessment and Enforcement
  • Supported: Network Insight for Cisco Nexus
  • Supported: Network Insight for Cisco ASA

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Network Automation -  manage rapid change across complex and multi-vendor networks, reduce time needed to complete repetitive tasks, and maintain standards and service levels for uninterrupted ITConfig Backup - rest easy knowing you can locate the most current configuration and quickly apply it to a replacement spare, or to roll back a blown configuration.Vulnerability Scanning - Take the hassle out of vulnerability scanning using NCM's integration with the National Vulnerability Database and access to the most current CVE’s to identify vulnerabilities in your Cisco devices.Inventory Management - Be able to know what devices are connected to your network, their hardware and software configurations, and when they approach end-of-service and end-of-life, with NCM device configuration management tool.User Management - Use NCM's integrated console to lock down devices from unauthorized access, delegate who can view device details and make configuration changes, and determine when network changes can occur.Baselines and Diffs - IT professionals can get a more comprehensive view by leveraging baselines across multiple nodes. Diff view in NCM’s network configuration management tool is designed to highlight only those lines that changed.Reports - Use NCM's 53 included reports to keep stakeholders informed with the current state of your network inventory, configuration changes, policy compliance, security, and planning requirements.

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SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) Integrations

  • SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
  • SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
  • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
  • SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
  • SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
  • SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)
  • SolarWinds VoIP & Network Quality Manager (VNQM)
  • SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
  • SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
  • SolarWinds User Device Tracker

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SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Windows Server
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What is SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)?

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is network diagnostics and troubleshooting technology, from Austin-based SolarWinds.

What is SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)'s best feature?

Reviewers rate Implementation Rating highest, with a score of 9.1.

Who uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)?

The most common users of SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.


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Wyant Niswonger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I have used other products and I keep coming back to SolarWinds. It is a simple, easy to understand interface that has a repeatable installation. It is also as complete and complex as the end user wants it to be. If you are tasked with configuration management and are not a network engineer by trade, this tool can help to keep you PCI/HIPAA/SOX compliant on your network infrastructure.
Score 8 out of 10
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The user interface is lacking. It is difficult to navigate at times and things can be done multiple ways. Quite often I am confused by how their notification structure works. It is not very intuitive. They do offer a free Academy. They also offer a community of other technical folks. I have enjoyed both.
Score 8 out of 10
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The amount of features, the ease of use, automation, backup and restore, compatibility with Cisco IOS, and all the help with compliance requirements we need to follow made this solution very useful. I believe the user interface can be a bit more use friendly. The tool has many features and user friendliness can make it more appealing especially for non-network people.
Aaron Coody | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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overall usability is easy and simple. you use the discovery element and if all your snmp communities are setup right in your equipment network config manager will have no problems downloading your configs. if you decide to you don't need them for a particular device you simply tell it not to backup using ncm. it's that easy.