We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
The NCM is licensed per device. You have a base license for 50 devices, and then you can add more licenses as you go. It scales from 50 to a hundred and so on. Also, they have an annual fee that covers upgrades. You have a 12-month license to download new updates.
I would highly recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management to other customers. I rate this product at a nine out of ten.
With a minimal bundle, we pay about $3000 a year in licensing costs. If you have multiple devices in your network, you must buy the bundle, which is 100% identical for your infrastructure. If you have 15 devices, you need 15 licenses, for example. That's one bundle. You don't pay for anything over and above that.
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?