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Home > Success Center > Network Configuration Manager (NCM) > NCM Documentation > NCM 7.9 Administrator Guide > Change the minimum config size and number of simultaneous downloads > Enable a new config type

Enable a new config type

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

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SolarWinds NCM includes the following standard config types:

  • Startup
  • Running
  • Device State (Palo Alto devices only)

If you have devices that use other config types, you can define custom config types to be used with NCM operations. If the config type is used only by specific vendors, you can associate the type with those vendors.

Add a new config type

To add a new config type, you must define the new type and then modify the templates for devices from which you intend to download the new config type.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Under Product Specific Settings, click NCM Settings.
  3. Under Config Settings, click Config Types.

    The Config Types page lists NCM's standard config types and any custom config types you have added.


  4. Enter a unique name in the box at the bottom of the list, and click Add New.

    The config type is added to the list, with Edit and Remove options available.

  5. See the Communication process diagrams to modify your device template with an appropriate statement.

NCM uses the show command to download configurations.

Associate a config type with one or more vendors

When you associate a config type with a vendor, the config type is available for selection only when you are performing an operation on a device from that vendor. For example, when you download a config, the Download drop-down menu lists Device State only if a Palo Alto device is selected.

  1. On the Config Types page, click Edit next to a custom config type.

    You can click Edit next to a standard config type to see its vendor associations, but you cannot edit or remove standard config types.

  2. Under Vendor operation, select one of the following:

    • Is associates the config with the vendors you select.
    • Is not associates all vendors except the ones you select (for example, all vendors except Juniper).

    The operation applies to all the vendors you select.

  3. Under Vendor, select a vendor and click Add New to add it to the list.

    The Vendor drop-down menu includes vendors of devices managed by NCM.

  4. Click OK.


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