NCM Worth a Try
Updated July 15, 2020

NCM Worth a Try

Bill Kaufman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

Primarily as a config backup and change comparison tool. We do not use the automation scripts as much out of fear of automated changed to network equipment.
  • Change identification
  • Backup
  • Visibility to authorized users
  • Licensing. Bought a 500 node license to manage a US only deployment. However that 500 node/device license only allows 500 ports/items to be monitored. That seems a bit restricted. I understand you need to make money but if I want to buy 500 nodes, at least allow me to monitor 5x ports, etc.
  • Expensive remote worker servers. I already paid for an unlimited deployment, let me have the remote servers so performance statistics are measured close to the source. We have 80+ global locations but we have to measure everything from our data center server. Not useful to our remote site technicians trying to measure or monitor local performance.
  • No ROI values but we have a safe place to store configs and recover failed devices.
  • Change reports are clear.
  • The security model works well. Thanks for adding SAML!
We are happy with Solarwinds and have not looked at other products.
Other than the licensing issues it does the job well. The interface is intuitive.

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