How do you or your organization use this solution?
Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.
We use this solution to store and manage the configuration of Cisco switches and routers.
I use it for monitoring the entire network for the company. We oversee nodes, we oversee devices heading up to crossing the threshold for CPU usage. We oversee power, we oversee if they're down or if they're failing. We oversee any node down or any router from any vendor. We have MPLS, so we have a lot of those MPLS routers on the node. We can see when those routers are down. SolarWinds can give us not only that, but we can also create running tasks. It can schedule backup for the devices. We can do active jobs, we generate reports and oversee and look for any peaks of ranges or network slowness or network interruptions. These events trigger immediate alerts and the alert brings up the attention to the NOC that brings up the troubleshooting with whoever is local, depending upon who manages the network in that place. It's a helpful tool and I really like it.
They are four areas that we use the Network Configuration Manager for. One is to automate configuration backup. The second is for configuration compliance. The third is for security vulnerability detection. The fourth is to upgrade the firmware of Cisco devices.
We primarily deploy it for our customers. We don't use the solution ourselves. Customers schedule it with us and we troubleshoot for the customer as well. We have files and templates from NCM as well as confirmation templates. We sometimes schedule the backups too.
We primarily use the solution to check the configuration for Cisco, Juniper or L3 devices in our network.
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?