Documentation forNetwork Configuration Manager
Managing network configurations is a key capability of Hybrid Cloud Observability Advanced and is also available in a standalone module, Network Configuration Manager (NCM). Hybrid Cloud Observability Advanced and NCM are built on the self-hosted SolarWinds Platform.

Edit network config files

You can use NCM to update access lists, modify community strings, or make other configuration changes.

Automating changes to multiple configuration files

To automate updates to multiple device configurations, you can use either scripts or NCM's config change templates:

  • If the config changes do not require advanced logic, a script is the most effective way to change configurations on multiple devices. Scripts can be executed manually or scheduled.

    Users who write scripts must know command line interface (CLI) commands required to make the config changes on a specific device type. Examples of changes that can be automated with scripts include updating login banners or changing access control lists (ACLs).

  • Config change templates are based on a programming language that enables you to create sophisticated config change routines using conditional logic, control flow, and string and value comparison. Examples of tasks that can be completed using a template include changing VLAN membership by device port or configuring device interfaces based on description.

Manually editing a configuration file

  1. Log in to the SolarWinds Platform Web Console with an account that has the WebDownloader, WebUploader, Engineer, or Administrator role.
  2. Click My Dashboards > Network Configuration > Config Summary.
  3. Click a node in the NCM node list on the left.

    The Node Details page displays information about that node.

  4. In the left pane, click Configs .

    The Config List widget lists the last 10 configs downloaded from that node.

  5. In the Config List widget, select a config, and click Edit Config.
  6. Edit the Config Title if necessary.
  7. Select Edit Config Text, and make changes.
  8. Add comments, and click Submit.

    The revision is saved in the Config List with the indication that it is an Edited config of its type.

  9. Upload the edited config file.