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SolarWinds Orion Network Configuration Manager

SolarWinds Orion Network Configuration Manager

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SolarWinds Orion Network Configuration Manager (NCM) tracks changes in network configurations and lets you know so when an issue arises, so that you are ready to tackle it.

Easy on the pocket and easy to use, this software tracks and manages network configuration changes in files across multi-vendor networks with a perceptive web interface that offers point-and-click ease of access and simpler access to configuration data. Its round the clock monitoring of device configurations provides on the spot notification in configuration changes – putting you in a stronger position to resolve related problems before they affect users.

With Orion NCM, you can get to the root of a problem without the need to Telnet or SSH into devices to reconfigure parameters. This configuration management software also simplifies the generation and analysis compliance reports that authenticate whether your devices are meeting regulatory and corporate standards.

Key Features of SolarWinds Orion NCM:
  • Get to the root of network issues with immediate visibility into the cause-and-effect relationship between configuration management errors and network performance.
  • Manage and centrally control network configuration changes across multi-vendor networks via a highly perceptive web console.
  • Schedule automated backups of all device configurations in complex network environments.
  • On the spot inventory of network device hardware that include out-of-the-box reports for assets and serial numbers.
  • Quick identification of devices wired or wirelessly connected to end host resource.
  • Enable network devices for Cisco® EnergyWise energy management and activate specific EnergyWise policies on capable network devices.
  • Visualize enterprise-wide configuration health indicators alongside network performance data.
  • Receive real-time alerts when network configuration changes occur to protect against and quickly respond to unauthorized, unscheduled, or erroneous changes.
  • Detect configuration policy violations to ensure compliance with federal regulations and corporate standards.
  • Save time with configuration changes templates and wizard like interface or by leveraging shared device command templates, custom scripts, and configuration snippets created by other network engineers.
  • Simultaneously modify configurations, change community strings, update ACLs, and block MAC addresses across many devices.
  • SolarWinds Orion Network Configuration Manager (NCM) compares start-up and running configuration files to troubleshoot device configurations issues.
CPU Dual processor, 3.0 GHz
Memory 3 GB
Hard Drive 20 GB

Software minimum requirements
Operating System Windows: 7 Professional or Ultimate, Windows XP Pro SP2 (32 bit or 64 bit), Windows Vista, Windows 2008 Server Enterprise or Standard (32 bit or 64 bit) including R2, Windows 2003 Server SP2 or later (32 bit or 64 bit)
NOTE: The requirements listed above are recommendations that vary depending on each network configuration and server load. For additional information on server sizing, please refer to the Orion Network Configuration Manager Administrator’s Guide.

Supported protocols
Orion NCM supports multiple protocols, including SNMP v1/v2/v3, Telnet, SSH v1/v2, and TFTP.

Integration with other solarwinds products & resources
Orion NCM offers tight integration with Orion NPM, Engineer’s Toolset, and thwack.