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Compare configs

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi on Oct 03, 2016

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SolarWinds NCM can compare configuration files between two nodes, or an older configuration can be compared with the current configuration.

When comparing files, you can select comparison criteria for excluding lines that contain a specific string pattern. See Define comparison criteria to learn how to specify the criteria to filter the comparison results.

  1. Click My Dashboards > Configs > Configuration Management.
  2. If you want to compare configs from two different nodes, select both nodes.
  3. If you want to compare two configs from the same node, select a single node.
  4. Click Compare Node(s) Configs.
  5. Select the configs you want to compare.
  6. Review the configs for changes (yellow), added lines (green), and missing lines (red).
  7. Click Edit Config for either config if you need to make changes.
  8. Click Set/Clear Baseline on either config to make it the baseline. NCM uses the baseline to alert you to future config changes.
  9. If a config is obsolete and should be removed, click Delete Config.
  10. If you want a PDF of the config comparison, click Export to PDF in the top right.
  11. Click Close.

You can adjust the default settings for how the comparison results will display. Go to the NCM Config Settings and specify the Config Comparisons options.


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13:46, 3 Oct 2016