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SolarWinds NCM 7.2 Release Candidate is now available!

Level 18

We have officially reached Release Candidate (RC) status for Network Configuration Manager 7.2. RC is the last step before general availability and is a chance for existing customers to get the newest functionality before it is available to everyone else.

Here is the content of this RC version:

  • Continue moving functionality from Win32 client to Web UI
    • Job management (Windows Task Scheduler not used anymore)
    • Config management (edit, delete, set baseline)
    • Possibility to test device login credentials
    • Import config from file
  • Provide End-of-Life information for managed devices.
  • Multiple global connection profiles
    • Define multiple connection profiles (device credentials, protocol, port etc.)
    • NCM will try which of the predefined connection profiles works for a device (configurable per device)
  • The execution of Config Change Templates can be scheduled.
  • Change Approval System enhancements
    • Approved requests to be executed at specified date/time
    • Approved requests to be returned to requestor for execution
    • Requesters can see a history of what they requested and was approved
    • Approvers can see a history of what they approved
  • SNMPv3 -- Support of AES-256 encryption
  • Inventory for Brocade devices
  • More devices supported natively (Palo Alto)
  • Config Change Template Extensions: 'delay' command, string <-> number conversion
  • Make downloaded configurations searchable for IP addresses with FTS enabled.

More details and screenshots can be found in the NCM 7.2 Beta blog post and in Manage End-of-Life Information for Your Devices with NCM!

RC builds are made available to existing customers prior to the formal release. These are used to get customer feedback in production environments and are fully supported. If you have any questions, I encourage you to leverage the NCM RC forum.


You will find the latest version on your customer portal in the Release Candidate section.

7 Comments
Level 14

Jiri,

We can execute scripts (commands) and get results in one single result page. Is this still possible with 7.2? This is the most important part for us. We can not upgrade it if this function will gone.

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Level 18

Yes, this is still possible in the Win32 GUI of NCM v7.2

Jiri

Level 10

Hi Jiri,

Also you can add a search node option to configuraton management page as follows. Because we are managing almost 40k nodes with NCM and we can not find nodes easily on configuration management page

search node.jpg

Level 14

Actually configuration management web page must be like win32 application. It should include "Specify a selection criteria". 3 Level is not enough for us most of the time. And it is not so easy. Also the results page has to give the results in a single page. We are using the results for parsing purposes. Individual result is ok but single result page should be also optional. Do these improvements and I won't use win32 ever again.

Improved_Conf_Mgmt.png

Level 18

Thank you for your feedback. It's good to have exact information like this. Feel free to post more.

Jiri

Level 14

Where can we get the the links for the new RC?

Level 18

The RC is available on your customer portal.

Jiri