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.

NCM new feature summary

The following chart summarizes the features available in each version of NCM. For a complete list of features added by version, see the release notes.

Feature 2024.1 2023.4 2023.3 2023.2 2022.3 through 2023.1 2020.2
Option to purge completed inventory-on-demand jobs in the Default Database and Archive Maintenance job          
Credentials required to change default locations        
Fixed location for firmware vulnerability files      
Security improvements      
Firmware vulnerability matching for Cisco IOS XE and IOS XR devices    
Updated Config Summary dashboard  
Transfer Status page shows status of config transfers initiated by jobs  
On demand inventory scans run as jobs  
Session trace logs available after failed connection  
Ability to run multiple firmware upgrade operations simultaneously
Translation into German and Japanese
Ability to display policies pushed from the Panorama management server
Support for EtherWAN devices
Support for Lenovo Campus NOS devices
Network Insight for Palo Alto Firewalls
Increased support for Lenovo devices
Firmware upgrade support for Juniper devices
Multi-device baselines
Increased support for Palo Alto devices
Associate a config type with a vendor
NPM 12.3 and NCM 7.8 feature: Network Insight for Cisco Nexus devices 
Exclude blocks of config files from comparison
Cisco Nexus and Juniper Vulnerability Reporting
Exclude blocks of text from config file comparisons
NPM 12.2 and NCM 7.7 feature: Network Insight for Cisco ASA firewalls
NCM data in SolarWinds Orion 2017.1 feature: Performance Analysis dashboard
SolarWinds Feature: SolarWinds Orion Installer
Orion Platform 2017.3 feature: Improved dashboard customization
Firmware Upgrades
Simplified Installer
New Orion Platform UI
Network Insight for F5 BIG-IP load balancers
New F5 out-of-the box inventory and DISA STIG audit reports
New DISA STIG Compliance Reports
Integration with Network Performance Monitor's NetPath
Improvements to EOL management
Web-based Alerts
Real-time Configuration Change Alerting
Policy Violation Remediation
Web-based Reports using Orion reporting engine
Improved Change Approval Workflow
Device Template Wizard
New Compliance Reports
NCM full web-based UI (desktop app functionality migrated and eliminated)
Cisco IOS and ASA Vulnerability Reporting
Improved EOL/EOS data and management
Improved Configuration Management UI
Merged NCM database with NPM

NCM 2020.2 is the earliest supported version of NCM. For more information on supported product versions, see NCM release history.