Monitoring config changes is an important part of keeping your network running smoothly. Solarwinds NCM can help you keep track of which changes are being made to your network, and when they occurred. In this article, we’ll show you how to use NCM to monitor config changes.
Config changes are inevitable – your company’s network configuration might change, you might upgrade a piece of equipment, or you might just want to double-check that all the settings on your server are correct. Solarwinds NCM makes it easy to monitor all these changes and make sure they go as planned. In this article, we’ll show you how to use Solarwinds NCM to keep track of config changes.
Configuring Real-Time Change Detection
If you’re new to Solarwinds NCM, then you may be wondering how to use it to monitor config changes. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the basics of how NCM works and show you how to configure it to detect config changes in your environment.
First, let’s talk about what NCM is and what it can do for you. NCM is an open-source change management solution that allows you to monitor and manage your systems and applications from a central location. It integrates with various third-party applications, including Solarwinds NWEM and SSO, allowing you to quickly identify and resolve any issues that may arise as a result of changes made to your systems.
Now that we’ve discussed what NCM is, let’s talk about how it works. When a change is detected in your system, NCM will automatically generate a notification alerting you of the change and providing details on the specific changes that were made. You can then use this information to troubleshoot the issue and fix it accordingly.
How does Solarwinds NCM work?
Solarwinds NCM is a powerful configuration management tool that helps system administrators monitor and manage changes to their systems. Solarwinds NCM can help administrators identify problems before they become major issues, and make changes to the configuration of their systems without causing any unforeseen issues.
NCM is a great way to monitor configuration changes. By default, NCM will keep track of all the changes made to your monitored environment. This allows you to quickly see what changes were made and whether they affected your system.
Configure Network Device to Send Syslog or Trap Message
Network device administrators can use Solarwinds NCM to monitor config changes on their devices. Solarwinds provides a Syslog or Trap message notification feature that can send alerts when a device’s configuration changes. This allows network administrators to quickly identify and resolve issues before they become more serious.
Configure Network Device to Send Syslog or Trap Message
To configure a network device to send Syslog or trap messages, open the Solarwinds NCM console and select the device you want to configure. Click the Configuration tab and select the Logging or Tracing menu item. In the Logging section, click the Syslog or Trap message option. In the Configure Syslog or trap message field, type a name for the notification and click OK. To send the notification, click OK in the Logging window and then click Close in the NCM console.
Configure Rules for Syslog and Trap Messages
SolarWinds NCM can be configured to send Syslog and trap messages based on certain conditions. This article explains how to configure NCM to do this.
SolarWinds NCM is a powerful monitoring system that can be used to monitor config changes made on servers and devices. One use for NCM is to monitor Syslog and trap messages. This article will walk you through the steps necessary to configure NCM to do just that.
SolarWinds NCM can be configured to send Syslog and trap messages to a centralized log server. This can help you track changes to your network configuration.
Configure SolarWinds NCM to send Syslog and trap messages to a centralized log server:
1. Open SolarWinds NCM.
2. In the left pane, click Logging & Monitoring.
3. In the right pane, under Syslog & Trap, click Add Rule.
4. In the Add Rule window, enter the following information:
— Source: localhost
— Destination: logserver.example.com
5. Click OK.
6. Enter the following information in the Properties window for this rule:
— Filter Type: Syslog or Trap
7. Click OK.
SolarWinds NCM has now been configured to send Syslog and trap messages to the logserver.example.com server.
Select Credentials to Access the Network Device
In order to monitor config changes on a network device, you need to access the device credentials. SolarWinds NCM offers a variety of methods for accessing device credentials.
One way is to use the manage devices wizard. To do this, open the SolarWinds NCM console and select Devices from the main menu. In the left pane, select the network device you want to access credentials for, and click Manage Devices in the right pane.
On the Manage Devices page, click Credentials in the left pane. In the right pane, click Advanced. The Advanced Credentials dialog box opens. Under User Name, type the user name of the user who should have access to the device. Under Password, type the password of the user who should have access to the device. Click OK to close the Advanced Credentials dialog box and return to the Manage Devices page.
You can also access device credentials by using SNMPv3get. To do this, open a command prompt window and enter snmpv3get -U -P. For example, snmpv3get -U administrator -P my
Setup Config Comparison and Email Notification
If you’re like most network administrators, you spend a lot of time making configuration changes. And if you’re like most network administrators, you probably don’t have a great way to track when those changes are made and what effect they had. Solarwinds NCM can help.
Solarwinds NCM is a powerful monitoring application that can help you track the effects of your configuration changes. With NCM, you can compare your current configuration against the desired configuration, and email notifications will be sent when the two configurations differ. This allows you to quickly identify and fix any problems that may have resulted from your changes.
To get started with NCM, first, make sure that it’s installed on your computer. Then, open a web browser and enter the following address into the address bar:
Enter your login credentials, and then click the “Log In” button. After logging in, click the “My Products” tab on the toolbar, and then select “Solarwinds NCM” from the list of products.
Configure SMTP Server
If you are running an email server, you will want to configure Solarwinds NCM to monitor your config changes. In this article, we will show you how to do this. Solarwinds NCM provides a wizard-driven interface for managing your SMTP server settings. This makes setting up and monitoring your SMTP server easy.