Review of Solarwinds NCM
February 12, 2019

Review of Solarwinds NCM

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager

We are using NCM to backup all our devices and review configuration changes. This solves the problem of losing configurations within our organization when devices fail. It is very helpful to have the configurations backed and able to see historical configurations so we can track changes within our organization and restore from backups if needed.
  • Backup configurations
  • Search configurations for IP Addresses
  • Alert to changes on devices
  • Would be good to alert better when devices are not being backed up.
  • The interface for viewing the configurations could be a little quicker to find things.
  • It would be great if it could do realtime backups instead of on jobs.
  • Saves a lot of man hours backing up configurations where it used to be a manual task.
  • Prevents long outages when equipment fails.
  • Has saved us multiple times when someone made an undocumented change.
We looked at a few other tools but honestly the monitoring functions and configuration functions in one single pane of glass has gone a long ways and made thigns easier to manage all of our devices within our organization.
It works well for small to medium organizations. Larger organizations I ran into issues maintaining the devices.

Using SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager

10 - Infrastructure Ops
10 - Network Engineers and NOC Analysts.

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