Documentation forNetwork Configuration Manager

Use a third-party SCP server for NCM config change transfers

If NCM uses SCP (Secure Copy Protocol) to transfer configuration files, you can use the SolarWinds SFTP & SCP server or you can use a third-party SCP server.

A device's connection profile specifies what protocol NCM uses to transfer configs to or from a device. For more information about the protocols NCM can use, see Protocols NCM uses to transfer configurations.

Complete the following steps to specify the third-party SCP server's location and login credentials. The user must have receive and transmit permissions configured in the third-party SCP server.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Under Product Specific Settings, click NCM Settings.
  3. Under Network, click SCP Server.

    The SCP Server Settings page shows the default settings for the SPC servers used by your Orion server and any additional polling engines (APEs).

  4. Select Use Third-Party SCP Server.
  5. Select Allow Me to Specify the IP Address of the SCP Server to prevent NCM from resolving the SCP server based on its own host and disabling other entries.
  6. Enter the user name and password that NCM should use to connect to the SCP server.
  7. Specify a config transfer directory, and click Validate to verify that the SCP Root Directory is set to be the same as the third-party server.
  8. Click Submit to save the settings.