SolarWinds NCM: Not just a catchy Acronym, but a very useful tool and asset.
March 08, 2019

SolarWinds NCM: Not just a catchy Acronym, but a very useful tool and asset.

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

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager

Network Configuration Manager is a valuable tool and we currently use it to back up all router, switch, and firewall configurations on our network of over 100 devices. It allows us to recover/replace devices very quickly as well as deploy configuration changes to multiple devices very quickly, saving us hours of labor every year. I highly recommend this product if your environment is Cisco based.
  • Network equipment backup/restore/replace.
  • Report changes to existing equipment with side by side views of previous running configurations.
  • Deploy configuration changes to multiple devices at once using built-in variables.
  • Would like to have a more straightforward workflow.
  • The ability to reset NCM config and pollers to default.
  • Decreased labor costs for deploying new or replacing existing equipment.
  • Reduced troubleshooting time for network related issues.
  • NCM makes multiple changes more efficient across the network.
Have not used any other products.
This tool is extremely useful if you have a large number of devices, locations, and network administrators. Especially if there are often changes to these devices by a team of people. It also comes in handy when replacing network equipment upon failure, quickly restoring the last running config to a replacement device.