Documentation forNetwork Configuration Manager

Archive downloaded configuration files

Network Configuration Manager stores all downloaded configurations in a database. It can also store a copy of them in the configuration archive directory. You can specify a local directory or a network storage location as the config archive.

Specify a local directory as the config archive

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Under Product Specific Settings, click NCM Settings.
  3. Under Config Settings, click Config Settings.
  4. Under Config Archive, select Save a Copy of Each Config to the Config Archive Directory.
  5. If you are low on storage space and only need the last and current configs, select When Configs Are Edited, Only Retain the Last Version.
  6. For the Orion server and each additional polling engine:
    1. Type the path of the local directory to store the NCM Config Archive.

      By default, NCM sets the directory for the config archive as %PROGRAMDATA%\SolarWinds\NCM\Config-Archive\. To prepare for a growing archive, SolarWinds recommends moving the config archive to a different location outside of the SolarWinds installation folder.

    2. Type the template you want to use for naming the configuration files.

      You can use Date and Time, Node, and Global variables (also called macros). You can also use the ${CONFIGTYPE} variable.

  7. Click Submit.

Specify a network storage location as the config archive

  1. Specify credentials to give NCM write access to the network share:
    1. Click Settings > All Settings.
    2. Under Product Specific Settings, click NCM Settings.
    3. Under Advanced, click Advanced Settings.
    4. Under Network Share Settings, select Use Custom Credentials to Give NCM Writer Access.
    5. Enter the credentials, and click Validate Credentials.

      If the validation fails, verify that the NCM-related account has Windows permissions for the network storage.

  2. Click Settings > All Settings.
  3. Under Product Specific Settings, click NCM Settings.
  4. Under Config Settings, click Config Settings.
  5. Under Config Archive, select Save a Copy of Each Config to the Config Archive Directory.
  6. If you are low on storage space and only need the last and current configs, select When Configs Are Edited, Only Retain the Last Version.
  7. For the Orion server and each additional polling engine:
    1. Type the path of the network storage for the config archive.
    2. Type the template you want to use for naming the configuration files.

      You can use Date and Time, Node, and Global variables (also called macros). You can also use the ${CONFIGTYPE} variable.

  8. Click Submit.