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.

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.

Requirements for using a third-party SCP server

If you configure NCM to use a third-party SCP server, the following conditions must be met:

  • The NCM user must have receive and transmit permissions configured in the third-party SCP server.

  • The third-party SCP server must be installed on the SolarWinds Platform server (the main polling engine) and on each additional polling engine that NCM uses.

  • It is not possible to use an SCP server that is installed on a different server.

Specify the third-party SCP server's location and login credentials

Complete the following steps to specify the third-party SCP server's location and login credentials.

  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 SolarWinds Platform 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.