Network Configuration Manager was Good for me...So good for you
February 22, 2019

Network Configuration Manager was Good for me...So good for you

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager

We use this specifically within the Information and Communication Technology Department with the Technical Team that supports the Network Infrastructure. Specifically, we use it to backup scripts from our network equipment (switches, etc) as well as review the various OS's on the devices and monitor configuration changes on our equipment. We also use it for assessment of the various OS's we have at present on our network equipment to ensure that we have no vulnerabilities, etc.
  • Script Backups.
  • Assessment of Firmware / OS on network Equipment (re: compliance, vulnerabilities, etc).
  • Ability to Upgrades of Firmware / OS from a central location.
  • Ability to track changes made by staff re: Scripts, etc.
  • Equipment manufacturer vendors that are not popular take some time to be supported.
  • Training for this Product is not as rich as other SolarWinds Products i.e. Orion, NPM, SAM, etc.
  • We were able to save hours on the recovery of our equipment when we have failures; we can swap out a device and immediately push the latest script.
  • Keeping hospital equipment up and running is critical as these impact patients; with the deep integration of the NPM Tool we got the alert, swapped out the equipment, and then ran the NCM to push the new script. This matters especially when downtime is a no-no.
  • The ability to push updates from one system is a definite benefit; this is important for us and saves us time instead of having to go to multiple devices.
We selected NCM because of its integration with NPM and other products. Pricing, Support, and Thwack all played a major part in the reason for the procurement and implementation of this system.
Well suited for the backup and monitoring of scripts; this is very helpful for organizations with many devices at different locations. It makes it very easy to monitor, manage and track, especially in environments that need these types of regulatory requirements. The system is also very useful to track vulnerabilities of your devices so that you have them available in a single pane. It's not so good when you do not have the popular equipment i.e. Cisco, etc.