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Jobs are not starting

Created by Interspire Import, last modified by Melanie Boyd on Oct 20, 2017

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In NCM, scheduled jobs fail to start.


NCM cannot access the required directories or ports.


  • NCM, all versions


Verify that NCM has access to the required files, directory, and ports.

Files and directories

Ensure that NCM has access to these files and directories, and that they are excluded from antivirus protection:

Note: c:\ is the default installation volume.

Windows Server 2003

  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SolarWinds\
  • c:\Inetpub\SolarWinds\
  • c:\Program Files\Common Files\SolarWinds\
  • c:\Program Files\SolarWinds\Orion\NCM\Logging
  • c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\
  • c:\Program Files\SolarWinds\NCM\
  • c:\Program Files\SolarWinds\Orion\NCM\Logging
  • c:\WINDOWS\Temp

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016

  • c:\Inetpub\SolarWinds\
  • c:\ProgramData\SolarWinds\
  • c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\SolarWinds\
  • c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\
  • c:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\Orion\NCM\
  • c:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\Orion\NCM\Logging
  • c:\WINDOWS\Temp



NCM must have access to the following ports, depending on how NCM is set up to download and upload configurations:

The following ports may be needed for the Orion Web Console, depending on how SolarWinds NCM is set up to download and upload configurations:

Port Protocol Service/Process Direction Description

SCP server


SSH/SCP default port for NCM to transfer configs

23 Telnet

NCM Business Layer Plugin, NCM Jobs (collector)

Outbound Telnet default port for NCM to transfer configs
25 TCP SolarWinds Alerting Service V2 Outbound SMTP email default that NCM uses for notification (If SSL/TLS encryption is set up on SMTP server, default port is 465)
69 UDP TFTP Server Inbound TFTP server listens on this port
80 TCP IIS Inbound HTTP default for the Orion Web Console
161 UDP SolarWinds Job Engine v2 Outbound SNMP statistics collection, the default for polling in NCM
162 UDP SolarWinds Trap Service Inbound Trap messages listened for and received by the Trap Server
443 TCP IIS Inbound Default port for HTTPS binding
465 TCP SolarWinds Alerting Service V2 Outbound The port used for SSL-enabled email alert actions
514 UDP SolarWinds Syslog Service Inbound Syslog Service listens for incoming messages
587 TCP SolarWinds Alerting Service V2 Outbound The port used for TLS-enabled email alert actions
1801 TCP MSMQ Bidirectional

MSMQ WCF binding (For more information see this article from Microsoft)

5671 TCP RabbitMQ Bidirectional For encrypted RabbitMQ messaging (AMQP/TLS) into the main polling engine from all Orion servers
17777 TCP

SolarWinds Orion Module Engine

SolarWinds Information Service

SolarWinds Information Service V3

Bidirectional Orion module traffic. Open the port to enable communication from your poller to the Orion Web Console, and from the Orion Web Console to your poller. The port used for communication between the Orion Web Console and the poller.
17778 HTTPS SolarWinds Agent Inbound to the Orion server Required for access to the SWIS API and agent communication
17779 HTTP SolarWinds Toolset Inbound to the Orion server SolarWinds Toolset Integration over HTTP

Ports 4369, 5672, and 25672 are opened by default. These ports can be blocked by the firewall.


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