Network Configuration Manager Automated Network Configuration & Change Management Software

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  • Reduce configuration errors using standardized device configurations and deployment automation.
  • Improve network reliability using change monitoring, alerting, configuration backups and rollbacks.
  • Manage change using workflows to approve updates and safely delegate work to others.
  • Improve network security using IOS vulnerability scanning and NIST FISMA, DISA STIG, and DSS PCI compliance assessments.
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See powerful network configuration management software in action! Watch how Network Configuration Manager delivers easy-to-use network configuration & change management that can be used standalone or integrated with our flagship product Network Performance Monitor.

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Improve IT efficiency and network reliability and security

Before you monitor your network, configure it! A reliable and secure network starts with carefully planned, executed, and monitored network configuration and change management. SolarWinds® Network Configuration Manager (NCM) saves time and improves network reliability and security by managing configurations, changes, and compliance for routers, switches, and other network devices from Cisco®, Juniper®, HP®, Dell®, Aruba®, Brocade®, Rukus®, and more.

Top Reasons to Use SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager

  • Automatic Configuration Backup

    Automatic Configuration Backup

    SolarWinds NCM is change management software that automates performing backups of network device configurations on a regular basis for routers, switches, firewalls, access points, and more.

    • Schedule network configuration backups
    • Record network configurations for archival history
    • Easily view network configuration backups and history
    • Perform configuration changes based on logical groups such as location, department, manufacturer, or any custom property

    One of the most popular features in SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) is the ability to automatically backup network device configurations. Configuration backups can be scheduled to run whenever you would like them to—whether that's every day, every other Monday, or every two hours.

    Network Configuration Manager includes a default configuration backup job that can be run out-of-the-box. With just a few clicks, you can easily modify the job to customize it for your particular backup needs. Network Configuration Manager also makes it easy to create your own job from scratch. Each job performs backups of network device configurations based on naming convention, machine type, or other custom groups.

    Configuration backups are not only stored in a relational database for archival history, but also as flat files in an intuitive folder structure that makes for easy viewing.

    With SolarWinds NCM's scheduled task feature, managing routers and other network devices has never been easier. Multiple users can view a summary of devices that are backed up or need to be backed up through the Web console.

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  • Real-time Configuration Change Alerting

    Real-time Configuration Change Alerting

    Receive real-time alerts when configurations change, giving you more control, instant visibility, and improved security with our change management software.

    • Receive instant notifications when device configuration changes occur
    • Perform real-time monitoring of network configuration changes
    • Coordinate notifications from a built-in Syslog and SNMP Trap Server

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager relies on a built-in Syslog Server and SNMP Trap Receiver to detect changes that occur to the configurations of monitored devices in real time and notify you instantly of these changes.

    Network Configuration Manager is effective configuration change management software that automatically compares a new configuration to the existing baseline or the last downloaded configuration. It then immediately notifies you of the differences between the new configuration and old configuration, giving you complete control over the change management process. Additionally, this feature enables you to quickly isolate and eliminate a configuration change as the cause of a network problem.

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  • Device End-of-Life Management

    Device End-of-Life Management

    SolarWinds NCM is change management software that makes it easy to research and associate end-of-life dates for your Cisco® routers and switches. It also allows you to create reports for budgeting and device replacement.

    • Easily find end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for your Cisco® devices
    • Quickly prepare reports for capital budget forecasts and device replacement plans
    • Always know which devices are obsolete and unsupported

    With tens, hundreds, or even thousands of routers and switches in use, how do you know when a device is approaching the end of its service life? How do you know whether you have obsolete, underperforming, or non-compliant devices in use? How do you forecast and justify replacement budgets? How do you assess the operational impact of updating outdated devices? Our change management software, SolarWinds NCM, makes it easier to answer these questions.

    SolarWinds NCM includes an integrated database of end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for Cisco routers and switches. By using powerful heuristics, you can seamlessly search this database and view a narrowed list of bulletins for the exact models and configurations that match your devices. By selecting the right bulletin, you can then import critical service dates directly into your SolarWinds NCM device profile. You can even add custom notes to document and track which devices are slated for replacement. With all of this rich end-of-service data, built-in with your change management software, you can now easily create reports that can be used for preparing replacement budgets and coordinating device retirement and replacement.

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  • Configuration Comparisons and Rollback

    Configuration Comparisons and Rollback

    Our configuration management software enables you to identify and repair unauthorized and failed network configuration changes.

    • Access network configuration history to track configuration changes
    • Compare network configuration between two routers or switches with side-by-side comparisons of running and baseline configurations
    • Quickly fix unauthorized network configuration changes
    • Immediately rollback to a previous "known good" device configuration with just a few clicks

    Configuration comparisons and rollback has never been so quick and easy! With our network configuration management software, SolarWinds NCM, you can easily view and track changes to network configurations, ensuring that you’re always aware of what’s changing on your network. After you baseline your network configurations, you can compare newer or running versions to the baseline, in real time. You can also create custom config types by changing templates or downloading custom config types.

    Each change to a configuration file is highlighted for easy viewing in SolarWinds NCM’s administrative interface. If content has been added to the file, the line is highlighted in green; if content has been removed, the line is highlighted in red.

    SolarWinds NCM also includes rollback functionality, enabling you to immediately roll back to a previous "known good" device configuration. This easy-to-deploy configuration management tool enables you to quickly repair unauthorized network configuration changes or recover devices from failed configuration changes, eliminating unnecessary downtime and security risks.

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  • Network Configuration Compliance Management

    Network Configuration Compliance Management

    Utilize configuration management software that actively maintains network configurations in compliance with internal security policies and external regulatory standards like SOX, HIPAA, PCI DSS, NIST and more.

    • Establish compliant baseline configurations and actively monitor for changes
    • View compliance reports, using out-of-the-box templates, showing policy violations
    • Easily update or restore devices to secure and compliant configurations

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager not only operates as device configuration management software, but also provides powerful network configuration policy management and reporting capabilities. These additional capabilities allow you to implement and maintain effective security, risk, and regulatory controls in your network configurations.

    With this feature, you can build and verify configurations before rollout, deploy configurations across heterogeneous devices in a single operation, automatically backup compliant configurations, monitor devices for changes and rollback or restore saved configurations. In addition, you can view compliance reports using out-of-the box assessment templates according to a number of industry standards including SOX, HIPPA, PCI DSS, DISA STIG, NIST, and more.

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  • Configuration Change Automation

    Automatic Configuration Backup

    Simplify and standardize recurring or complex configuration changes by creating a single vendor-neutral script that can be scheduled and executed on multiple devices.

    You can reuse an NCM configuration change template. It allows you to define what configuration changes need to be made across many devices, and allows for efficient standardized bulk changes. When creating a template, you define which devices and interfaces to change and which configuration commands to issue. You can use NCM to change interface descriptions and configure VLANs, switch port security, NetFlow, IP SLA, CBQoS, QoS, EnergyWise®, and any other device-supported feature.

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  • Configuration Backup And Restore

    Automatic Configuration Backup

    Quickly recover from a configuration change or catastrophic device failure by always having the latest device configuration archives to restore.

    With Network Configuration Manager (NCM), you can build and manage a reliable and completely automated configuration archive for most routers, switches, and firewalls, including Cisco®, Juniper®, Adtran®, Brocade, Dell®, HP®, Aruba, SynOptics®, Fortinet®, SONICWall®, Palo Alto, and more.

    NCM configuration backups can be scheduled and monitored for errors. Once a backup is completed, the archive is automatically organized by device and version. This means you can easily find any configuration archive. For example, to find an archived configuration, simply browse the device and select a backup version.

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  • Change Monitoring

    Automatic Configuration Backup

    Always know when a configuration has changed. An alert signals you to trace the change down to the device, and allows you to view what specific changes were made.

    Network Configuration Manager (NCM) constantly monitors devices for configuration changes. When a change is detected, NCM issues a notification. To learn what changed, you can drill into an alert and view a side-by-side analysis of the configuration file. To help you immediately identify what changes occurred, NCM highlights the lines that were added or deleted. If the changes generated unwanted results, you can use NCM to roll back the configuration.

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  • Change management

    Automatic Configuration Backup

    Prevent mistakes by reviewing and approving proposed changes using an integrated change approval workflow. Use role and access permissions to improve delegation and collaboration by controlling who can make changes to devices and configurations.

    Network Configuration Monitor (NCM) enables you to define a two-step automated approval process prior to executing configuration changes on network devices. When used, configuration changes are designed and scheduled. However, before they are executed, approvers are notified and given permission to review changes before they are applied. Also, NCM allows you to create roles and permissions, which can be used to delegate tasks between different individuals. When roles and permissions are used, you can restrict individuals from accessing devices or limit the actions they can perform.

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  • IOS vulnerability scanning

    Automatic Configuration Backup

    Improve network security by proactively performing Cisco IOS and ASA device vulnerability scanning. Using integrated access to Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) published through the National Vulnerability Database, track discovered vulnerabilities through to resolution.

    Network Configuration Manager (NCM) helps you identify risks to network reliability and security by detecting potential vulnerabilities in Cisco® devices. NCM does this by automatically receiving updated security alerts from the National Vulnerability Database and using them to assess your devices for risk. You are alerted if a match is found between a vulnerability and a device. NCM also provides an interactive report that helps you document your remediation steps.

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  • Compliance assessment and enforcement

    Automatic Configuration Backup

    Always demonstrate compliance to critical security standards using out-of-the-box, automated compliance assessments and reports for DISA STIG, NIST FISMA, and PCI DSS. Use automated remediation scripts to correct out-of-compliance issues.

    Network Configuration Manager (NCM) automatically analyzes your router and switch configurations for compliance to NIST FISMA, DISA STIG, PCI DSS, HIPAA, and SOX security controls on network devices. If variances are found, NCM alerts you and provides an interactive report showing violations organized by control and device. Remedy the violation manually by creating and running a script, or automatically by creating a reusable remediation script. You can then instruct NCM to automatically run the remediation script whenever a violation is detected.

    Learn More about Network Configuration Backup »
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System Requirements - One Software Fits All

Operating System

Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 (32-bit & 64-bit), Windows Server 2008, 2008 SP2, 2008 R2 and 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012 R2


Dual processor, 3.0 GHz

.Net Framework

NET 3.5 SP1 + .NET 4.0


3 GB


SQL 2008 without SP, 2008 SP1, 2008 SP2, 2008 SP3, SQL 2008 R2 without SP, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 R2 SP2, SQL 2012, SQL 2012 SP1

Hard Drive

20 GB

Supported Protocols

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager supports multiple protocols, including SNMP v1/v2/v3, Telnet, SSH v1/v2, and TFTP

Integration with other SolarWinds Products and Resources

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager offers tight integration with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Firewall Security Manager, SolarWinds Web Help Desk, SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset, and thwack

NOTE: The minimum server requirements listed assume default configuration. Significantly increasing the poll rate or statistic collection rate could result in additional load on the server, which may require a larger CPU or additional memory.

SolarWinds’ Configuration Management Software’s Must Have Features

  • Integration with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)

    Integration with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) integrates with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) to provide an enterprise-wide, unified, intuitive view into your network configuration health, fault, and performance.

    • Determine the cause-and-effect relationship between device configuration changes and network performance & availability
    • View device configuration history alongside network performance statistics
    • Upload/download and execute command scripts directly from Network Performance Monitor’s Web console
    • Execute configuration management actions from Network Performance Monitor alerts

    You don’t need us to tell you that most application problems and network downtime is caused by configuration changes and errors. Network change and configuration management (NCCM) is tough! But never fear… SolarWinds has the solution you need to unravel the mystery of the NCCM puzzle.

    By integrating SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) seamlessly with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM), we’ve delivered the comprehensive solution you need to easily and effectively manage configuration, fault, and performance across complex, multi-vendor networks. Through a single intuitive Web console, you can access both real-time availability statistics and configuration change history for all of your network devices, providing the complete network management solution that you’ve been searching for.

    In addition to saving you valuable time, this integrated solution will minimize the downtime caused by configuration changes or errors. Network Configuration Manager’s advanced configuration management features make it easy to determine the cause-and-effect relationship between a configuration change and a network performance issue. With just a click, you can view a node’s detailed biography on a single screen, including a complete device change history along with advanced network fault and performance metrics.

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  • Automatic Device Import

    Automatic Device Import

    SolarWinds NCM is change management software that automatically scans your entire network and imports discovered devices into the SolarWinds NCM database for fast and easy deployment.

    • Save time with SolarWinds NCM’s ability to scan your entire network and automatically import devices into its database
    • Ensure your network devices are imported regardless of vendor

    One of the challenges that prevent many network engineers from considering new configuration management software is the monumental task of importing all of their networked devices into the new system.

    Luckily, you don’t have to worry about that with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM).

    Network Configuration Manager includes a robust network discovery engine that quickly scans your entire network and automatically imports all devices into its database, regardless of vendor.

    This popular feature saves you valuable time by eliminating manual configuration and makes deployment fast and easy. You can also import devices from third-party configuration management solutions to ease migration.

    Network Configuration Manager was designed for do-it-yourself deployment. You’ll be up and running in less than an hour—without the need for expensive consultants.

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  • Multi-vendor Device Support

    Multi-vendor Device Support

    Manage your heterogeneous network with out-of-the-box support for devices from leading hardware vendors with our configuration management software, SolarWinds NCM.

    • Monitor device configurations from any vendor that supports standard protocols
    • Deploy bulk configuration changes across all of your network devices with a few clicks
    • Standardize your network configurations regardless of vendor

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager was designed to provide out-of-the-box multi-vendor device support for today’s complex network environments. Network Configuration Manager performs network configuration and change management for devices and systems that support standard protocols, such as routers, switches, firewalls, VPN concentrators, wireless access points, and more. Additionally, users can easily modify or build device templates, enabling Network Configuration Manager to scale to highly heterogeneous environments.

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  • Global Configuration Search

    Global Configuration Search

    Track down a specific configuration or node in seconds by performing a global search directly from the Network Configuration Manager Web console.

    • Search for any configuration-related data directly from SolarWinds NCM’s web interface
    • Quickly search for any IP address, device name, or text within the SolarWinds NCM database

    From SolarWinds NCM’s advanced Web console, you can perform a global search for specific text in any of your configuration files or find any node with matching text, making it easy to track down a specific configuration or node in seconds.

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  • Network Device Inventory Reporting

    Network Device Inventory Reporting

    Generate a detailed network inventory of all managed devices, including serial numbers, port details, IP addresses, and more with our configuration management software, SolarWinds NCM.

    • Perform detailed inventory of network devices
    • Build and maintain a configuration management database
    • Save thousands by paying for network device maintenance contracts based on real inventory, not speculation

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) is not only a comprehensive configuration management solution, but also a device management solution. Network Configuration Manager creates a detailed network inventory of all managed devices. Real-time network inventory reports are available directly from the SolarWinds NCM Web interface. Alternatively, you can easily schedule these reports to be generated automatically and then emailed, printed, or exported to Excel, HTML, PDF, or a plain text file. Serial numbers, interface and port details, IP addresses, ARP tables, installed software, and many other details are included in SolarWinds NCM’s configuration management database.

    In addition, network device inventory reports can help save you money if you have maintenance contracts based on the number of devices in your operational networks. Without SolarWinds NCM, you’d probably have to choose between paying a vendor invoice "as is”, or committing many hours to reconciling the invoice against what actually resides on your network. With SolarWinds NCM, you can create inventory reports with the appropriate filters to select vendor and model types quickly, making it easy to reconcile maintenance contracts.

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  • Cisco® EnergyWise Configuration Management

    Cisco® EnergyWise Configuration Management

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager enables Cisco EnergyWise network devices for energy management and activates specific EnergyWise policies on the network.

    • Schedule batch jobs to push EnergyWise IOS updates to your Cisco network devices
    • Backup your current network configurations before deploying new EnergyWise-enabled ones
    • Enable and configure EnergyWise policies across your entire network from an intuitive Web console
    • Receive real-time notification of unauthorized or inadvertent EnergyWise configuration changes

    Have you ever left the office after a long day at work only to find a conference room with the lights left on? Sure, you do your part and flip the light switch off on your way out, but what if you had a quick and easy way to ensure all of the lights were turned off? What if you could also turn off all the phones, PCs, or all devices connected to the network when users go home for the night? Imagine the total savings you could provide for your company.

    Cisco and SolarWinds have partnered to provide you with an easy-to-use, network-based solution for energy management that uses Cisco EnergyWise technology.

    Cisco EnergyWise focuses on reducing the energy consumption of all devices connected to a Cisco network ranging from Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices, such as IP phones and wireless access points to IP-enabled building and lighting controllers.

    EnergyWise technology gives you a framework for discovering, monitoring, optimizing, advising, and regulating energy needs for your business. Cisco EnergyWise encompasses a highly intelligent, network-based approach to communicate messages that control energy between network devices and endpoints.

    The SolarWinds product family enables energy management with a few simple steps:

    • First, run a SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor EnergyWise readiness report to find all EnergyWise supported devices on your network
    • Next, use SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager to complete a batch update of the IOS for each device to a level that supports EnergyWise features
    • Then, select which energy policy settings you want to use to start managing your network’s energy consumption
    • Finally, report on your network’s energy consumption and savings from Network Configuration Manager’s intuitive Web console that automatically recognizes EnergyWise-enabled devices
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  • Remote Firmware and IOS Transfers

    Remote Firmware and IOS Transfers

    Perform remote IOS/firmware updates in real time or schedule them to run at a future time from a single console.

    • Easily keep all of your network devices up-to-date from a single console
    • Upload and download IOS images with the built-in SolarWinds TFTP Server

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) enables IOS/firmware updates to be performed in real time or to be scheduled to run during a future time frame using the award-winning SolarWinds TFTP server or via FTP, HTTP, or any other protocol. With the enhanced grouping capability of Network Configuration Manager, images can be uploaded to devices based on a specific grouping or combination of grouping properties, allowing you to easily manage each type of network device separately.

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  • Microsoft Active Directory Integration

    Microsoft Active Directory Integration

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager leverages your existing Active Directory user accounts to simplify login and account management.

    • Leverage existing Microsoft Active Directory user account information and groups for Network Configuration Manager logins
    • Customize accounts to display specific types of network data for a subset of users
    • Create priority groups for users who belong to multiple Active Directory groups so you can ensure the appropriate permissions are delivered to specific users

    Leverage your existing Microsoft Active Directory user accounts to allow users to log in to Network Configuration Manager. Users and groups can automatically log in using custom username/password or optionally use an AD pass-through login to bypass the login screens altogether.

    As an administrator, you can customize each account and specify which types of information are displayed within the Network Configuration Manager interface for a particular department, group, or user. This ensures that only the people who need to view specific information have access to it, providing an increased level of internal security.

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  • Community Content Exchange

    Community Content Exchange

    Take advantage of shared resources within the SolarWinds community, thwack, to quickly extend your configuration management to new devices types.

    • Share device templates to extend Network Configuration Manager support to new devices
    • Share custom scripts with thousands of other network engineers to make managing your network a bit easier
    • Relax knowing that you will never need to debug a device configuration issue alone again

    With SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM), you can leverage the SolarWinds online community, thwack, by implementing device command templates, custom scripts, and configuration snippets created by an extensive community of network engineers who are highly skilled with SolarWinds products.

    Network Configuration Manager’s interactive Web console offers direct links to browse, download, and share templates and scripts on thwack, making it easy for community members to benefit from each other’s resources and save valuable time. Thwack will even alert you when new resources are posted, so you can easily expand your config management capabilities!

    Integration between Network Configuration Manager and thwack also makes it quick and effortless to post a question or search for answers about SolarWinds NCM in the thwack forums.

    Learn More about Content Exchanging »
  • Quick, Do-It-Yourself Deployment

    Quick, Do-It-Yourself Deployment

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager takes less than an hour to install using a few simple steps and a wizard interface that guides you through the process step-by-step.

    • DIY deployment gets you up and running in less than an hour
    • Simple wizard interface
    • Automatically imports network device configuration data

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) provides a simple installation and configuration wizard that makes it easy to deploy. Network Configuration Manager automatically scans your entire network and imports discovered devices into the Network Configuration Manager database for fast and easy deployment.

    Even better, with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager’s intuitive Web interface, you won’t need to attend training classes, read books with large animals on the cover, or pour through manuals in order to become productive.

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  • Live Demo: Orion Network Configuration Management (NCM)

    Fire up the live demo and see for yourself how Orion Network Configuration Manager (NCM) delivers easy-to-use network configuration & change management (NCCM) that can be used standalone or integrated seamlessly with Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM).


  • Datasheet: Network Configuration Manager

    SolarWinds® Network Configuration Manager (NCM) simplifies managing network configuration for your ever-growing list of network devices. NCM lets you centrally manage all of your multi-vendor devices from a single intuitive, point-and-click Web console—no more having to manually Telnet/ SSH to each device to make a change or fix an issue.



  • Network Configuration Management Best Practices

    SolarWinds Head Geek, Patrick Hubbard and François Caron, Director of Product Management - Network Management, provide a technical, hands-on demonstration showing how SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) can help you save you time on five common network configuration tasks.

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  • How to Eliminate the #1 Cause of Network Down-time

    Too many network incidents are caused by configuration errors. But configuration errors can be prevented if you know how to implement a few proven best practices.

    *Registration Required

  • Continuous Monitoring and Protecting Networks with Automated Compliance

    Compliance with DISA STIGs, NIST FISMA, and other agency standards and rules is mandatory, and for good reason: Non-compliance leaves vulnerabilities in your network, which puts agency missions or lives at risk. Learn how continuous monitoring and automation can help protect your network.

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Case Studies

  • CTV Gives SolarWinds Orion High Ratings for Managing Mission-Critical Networks

    For the past eight years, CTV Inc., Canada’s largest private broadcaster, has used SolarWinds Orion suite of IT management solutions to manage its IT, engineering and video networks which serve more than 5000 employees across 30+ locations. Orion’s extensive features, ease of use and flexibility make the solution a trusted part of the broadcaster’s suite of assets management strategy.


Product FAQ

  • Q:  How is Network Configuration Manager licensed?

    A:  Network Configuration Manager is licensed according to the total number of devices you’re managing. A managed device can be a firewall, router, switch or just about any other network device that supports remote access and a command line interface (CLI).

  • Q:  Is the end-of-sale/end-of-life database required for Device End-of-Life Management included with NCM and does it require an active Internet connection to us?

    A:  Yes, the database is included with NCM v7.2 and above. It does not require an active Internet connection to use.

  • Q:  How many devices can one SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager instance support?

    A:  By deploying APEs one NCM installation can typically handle about 30,000 devices. If you already have APEs for other SolarWinds products (e.g. NPM), you can leverage them for NCM, too.

    However, the total depends on your system hardware, the types of devices monitored, and the number and concurrency of the jobs you run. Should you need to manage more devices, and you decide to add NCM instances, consider consolidating your views of multiple instances with the Orion Enterprise Operations Console. For more information about scaling NCM, please contact your account manager.

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As your IT infrastructure grows, SolarWinds' products scale to meet your monitoring and management needs.

Enterprise Operations Console (EOC)

Enterprise Operations Console (EOC)

Enterprise Operations Console delivers a consolidated command center for unified visibility into the remote SolarWinds deployments throughout your geographically distributed networks.

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Additional Polling Engines

Additional Polling Engines

By adding additional polling engines, you can distribute the polling load between multiple servers to provide scalability for large IT infrastructures.

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Failover Engine (FoE)

Failover Engine (FoE)

SolarWinds Failover Engine monitors the health of your SolarWinds servers to ensure you never lose visibility of the performance of monitored elements in your IT infrastructure. If something should happen to your primary SolarWinds server, the Failover Engine automatically fails over to a remote server.

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Web Server Engine

Web Server Engine

By adding an additional web server engine, you can enable more users to access the dashboards and reports in the SolarWinds web portal without potential performance degradation.

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Version History

v 7.4
SolarWinds® Network Configuration Manager (NCM) v7.4 offers the following usability and performance enhancements:
  • Reporting of firmware vulnerabilities for Cisco® IOS.
  • Out-of-the-box DISA STIG and NIST FISMA compliance reports.
  • Support for two-tiered change approval for configuration changes.
  • Improved compliance UI and automated remediation possibilities.
  • Improved integration with other Orion® modules with Web-based reporting and alerting.
  • New out-of-the-box configuration change templates.
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v 7.3
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) v7.3 offers the following usability and performance enhancements:
  • Enhanced Architecture - Merged NCM and Core/NPM databases
    • Optimized database schema
    • Orion account limitations now applied to NCM jobs as well
    • Add/Remove devices through the core node management page
    • Support for Subviews
    • Node sync removed
    • Simplified installation, upgrade, and maintenance
    • Enhanced support for integration with other Orion modules
  • Enriched End-of-Life (EOL)/End-of-Sale (EOS) Data Management
    • Improved data matching reliability for EoL/EoS
    • EoL/EoS data includes more device information
  • Improved Web Interface - New version of the Configuration Management Page
  • Clear all transfers for users from the Transfer Status page in the Web UI
  • Sort Jobs Summary table by required column
  • Improved support for Huawei devices
  • Support for SWISv3
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v 7.2
Network Configuration Manager v7.2 adds device end-of-life management, device connection profiles, new Web GUI and support for new devices including Palo Alto and Brocade.
  • Device End-of-Life Management
  • Device Connection Profiles
  • Scheduling for Template-based Configuration Changes
  • Support for Additional Devices, including Brocade
  • Web UI for Job Management, Configuration Management and more
  • Configuration Change Approval Workflow
  • Several bug fixes
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v 7.1
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) v7.1 incorporates key performance and scalability improvements
  • Support for additional polling engines to increase the number of manageable nodes or distribute the load across multiple polling engines
  • Ease-of-use enhancements for Real-Time Change Detection (RCTD) feature
  • Web interface usability and performance improvements
  • Expanded device support – Alaxala and Apresia
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v 7.0
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) v7.0 incorporates many of the product enhancements and features that you told us you wanted in a 21st-century configuration management solution. Tell us how we did in our Product Review Forum on thwack ».
  • Workflow for Approvals – request approval before making sensitive changes
  • Improved Unified Web Console – for those users that have integrated Network Configuration Manager with Network Performance Monitor (NPM), the standalone website and integrated website have been merged
  • Node Management Improvements:
    • Users of Network Configuration Manager as a standalone product can now configure the discovery of their network via the LUCID web interface
    • Users of Network Configuration Manager as a standalone product will now benefit from the feature rich node management capabilities including grouping and properties
    • Users of Network Configuration Manager integrated with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor will benefit from an easy-to-use web interface that will keep their managed node lists synchronized
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v 6.1
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) v6.1 incorporates many of the product enhancements and features that you told us you wanted in a 21st-century configuration management solution. Tell us how we did in our Product Review Forum on thwack ».

Version 6.1 of SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager delivers enterprise-level capabilities that are typically reserved for five- and six-figure network configuration and change management (NCCM) deployments – but at a highly affordable four-figure price! We hope that you will love the new features we've built into the product, including:
  • Enhanced Policy Reporting:
    • Report on config policies all the way down to the block level
    • Integrated Orion web interface and workflow
    • Ensure that rules work as expected by testing against the config prior to implementation
    • Reuse reports and leverage community policy reports via import and export functionality
    • With one-click, import or export config change templates to or from thwack, the SolarWinds online community
    • Enhanced support for IPv6 configs
    • New Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) STIG compliance report (available on thwack)
    • Over 8X improvement in device inventory performance
    • Create custom configuration file types for greater flexibility
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v 6.0
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) v6.0 incorporates common management tasks and administration features you wanted.
  • Config change templates - execute common config management tasks without writing scripts
  • Enhanced integration with Network Performance Monitor - manage and receive alerts on configuration, fault, and performance through a single web console
  • New compliance, security and administration features - adhere to compliance mandates such as PCI, SOX, and HIPAA
  • Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) compatibility
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To see a complete version history for SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager,
please visit our release notes.
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