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 2024.1 release notes

Release date: February 6, 2024

Here's what's new in Network Configuration Manager 2024.1.

Network Configuration Manager runs on the SolarWinds Platform.

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New features and improvements in NCM

For information about new features and fixes in the SolarWinds Platform, see the SolarWinds Platform 2024.1 Release Notes.

Change to the Default Database and Archive Maintenance job

The Default Database and Archive Maintenance job now includes the following option on the Add Job Specific Details tab:

Purge completed 'Inventory on demand' jobs

Use this option to remove one-time inventory updates that were created by clicking Update Inventory on the Configuration Management page. You can specify the age of the inventory jobs to remove.

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Fixes

For information about new features and fixes in the SolarWinds Platform, see the SolarWinds Platform 2024.1 Release Notes.

Case number Description
01482991

Running a compliance rule remediation script with the Execute Script in Config Mode option selected no longer uploads the config instead of executing the remediation script.

01336022, 01428981

When Real-Time Change Detection sends an email notification, users on domains other than the Google-hosted SMTP domain now receive the emails.

01396714

If a SolarWinds Platform user account with an NCM role is part of an AD group, the NCM role is recognized and the user is able to access NCM functionality in the API.

01403845

After you remove a policy report, the new Config Summary dashboard shows the correct number of policy violations.

01398656

The Last Inventory column on the Last Inventory of each Device report shows the correct time.

01404272

The policy cache is no longer refreshed each time services are restarted.

01327420

When a firmware upgrade operation is performed for certain types of devices, the password for the SCP server is no longer displayed in plain text in the history log or email notifications.

01289425

Adding nodes to a compliance policy by selecting them from a list works correctly, even if the deployment includes a large number of nodes.

Installation or upgrade

For new SolarWinds Platform deployments, download the installation file from the NCM product page on https://www.solarwinds.com or from the Customer Portal. For more information, see Get the installer.

To activate NCM in an existing SolarWinds Platform deployment, use the License Manager.

For upgrades, go to Settings > My Deployment to initiate the upgrade. The SolarWinds Installer upgrades your entire deployment (all SolarWinds Platform products and any scalability engines).

For more information, see the SolarWinds Platform Product Installation and Upgrade Guide.

Supported upgrade paths to 2024.1:

Version 2024.1 is the last release that will support a direct upgrade from 2020.2.1 or 2020.2.4. If you choose to stay on 2020.2.1 or 2020.2.4, you will be required to upgrade to 2024.1 before you can upgrade to a later release.

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End of life

Version EoL announcement EoE effective date EoL effective date
2020.2.6 April 18, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on NCM 2020.2.6 should begin transitioning to the latest version of NCM. May 18, 2023: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for NCM 2020.2.6 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. May 18, 2024: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for NCM 2020.2.6
2020.2.5 January 18, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on NCM 2020.2.5 should begin transitioning to the latest version of NCM. February 17, 2023: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for NCM 2020.2.5 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. February 17, 2024: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for NCM 2020.2.5.

See the End of Life Policy for information about SolarWinds product life cycle phases. To see EoL dates for earlier NCM versions, see NCM release history.

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