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Configure SolarWinds NCM for real-time change detection

Created by Chris.Moyer, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Oct 04, 2016

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After you Configure a Cisco device to send syslog messages and Configure alerts and filters triggered by syslog and trap messages, you can configure SolarWinds NCM for real-time change detection.

Access real-time change detection settings

The real-time change detection settings page lists the required steps to configure real-time change detection.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. In Product Specific Settings, click NCM Settings.

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  3. Under Real-Time Change Detection, click Configure Real-Time Change Detection.

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The real-time change detection page lists the required steps to configure real-time change detection. If you configured your Cisco device to send log messages and you have configured alerts and filters triggered by syslog and SNMP trap messages, you can begin at step 3.

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Enter device login information

Enter log in credentials that syslog will use to access devices.

  1. Click Config Changes.

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  2. On the Config Change page, select Enable these account credentials.
  3. Enter the account credentials for the devices on which you want to receive real-time change detection emails.

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Configure config download and notifications

Use the Config Download and Notifications page to select the config type to monitor for change, and specify who gets notified when a change is made.

  1. On the Real-Time Change Detection page, click Config Downloads and Notifications Settings.

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  2. In the Monitor this file type field, select Running or Startup.

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  3. Under Baseline Config File, select whether you want to compare the changed config against the latest downloaded config or the baseline config.

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  4. Select email notification options, and click Submit.

Enter SMTP server details

Use the SMTP Server page to enter the credentials for an SMTP server used for config change approvals, real-time change detection, and running jobs.

  1. On the Real-Time Change Detection page, click NCM SMTP Server.

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  2. Enter the email server address and credentials, and click Submit.

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Enable real-time config change notifications

After you configure the SMTP server, configure the system to send change notification emails.

On the Real-Time Change Detection page, click Enable and then click Submit.

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