Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
The network logs could be improved. When the error logs come across with those false positive alarms in the error logs. We see days or weeks on those error messages. I think this needs to be addressed or they need to mitigate the house cleaning or the housekeeping of those errors or those logs. I mean that's one of the things that I will say that can be a little challenging sometimes. I'd like to see when you look for the node, via IP or via the name of the product, a quicker response in the search for the node. Sometimes when I search it, I have to look three times for the node in a different way. The search for that particular device or search for that particular product, I have to sometimes dig in on my own DNS and find the IP. Then I go to SolarWinds copy and paste it the IP. It's a pain. Let's say the search or the browse for any particular note needs to be improved for the GUI.
The Network Configuration Manager needs to improve the access control list compliance.
On NCM, reporting could be a bit better. It's completely become just one report. When I try to create a custom report, the solution just commits old server data. They need to make a health checkup report in a new release.
The solution could offer a better compliance report. GDPR has many security standards. If a company is working with an international client, it must be compliant with any standards. We work with a bank, financial companies, and an insurance company. They need to be compliant and the core customer compliance is our main challenge. The interface of solar winds could be improved.
We want to be able to store it in a data warehouse format and integrate it with Google single sign-on.