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Why should I install SolarWinds NCM?

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Oct 04, 2016

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SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager allows you to easily manage configurations on heterogeneous, multi-vendor networks. SolarWinds NCM provides a single point of management for routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, and wireless access points. Supported vendors include Cisco, Cisco ASA, Dell, Adtran, Arris, Aruba, Nortel, Nortel Alteon, Nortel BayStack, Extreme, Marconi, Radware, Netscreen, Motorola, HP, Netscalar, Juniper, Foundry, and F5. Additional capabilities include:

  • Control access based on user roles.
  • Schedule device configuration backups.
  • Implement configuration changes in bulk, such as IOS and firmware updates.
  • Manage configuration changes to multiple devices from different vendors .
  • Generate detailed configuration reports for inventory, change, and policy management.
  • Receive notification of device configuration changes.
  • Identify configuration violations through policy management reporting.
  • Receive results of SolarWinds NCM actions with Orion alerts.
  • View detailed change history and side-by-side comparison of configurations.
  • Perform detailed device inventory for managed devices.
  • Track and view configuration changes made by users.
  • Access your device configurations and configuration changes.
  • Map the port connections for a specific network switch.


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