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.

Access NCM firmware vulnerability settings

NCM imports the firmware vulnerability warnings provided by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and correlates vulnerabilities with managed nodes. Use the firmware vulnerability settings to specify when the matching logic runs or change the default import locations or alert threshold.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Under Product Specific Settings, click NCM Settings.
  3. Under Advanced, click Firmware Vulnerability Settings.
  4. Adjust the settings as needed:

    Setting Description
    Enable daily auto run of vulnerability matching logic Determines whether NCM automatically matches firmware vulnerability warnings with your devices to determine if any devices are affected. This option is enabled by default.
    Run at The time each day that NCM checks for devices affected by vulnerabilities.
    Run Now Checks for vulnerabilities on demand.
    Delete All Deletes all of the vulnerabilities currently found.
    Vulnerability Data Import Settings

    The location of the file that contains vulnerability data. In NCM 2023.3 and later, NCM retrieves this data from NIST using their API and stores it in a .zip file on

    To add additional vulnerability file locations, click Add New and specify the location.

    Vulnerability alert score threshold The severity level that triggers an alert. The default is 5.
  5. Click Submit.