5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 26, 2018 10:59 AM by David Smith

    NCM / NPM Integration

    derek_vieira

      Hi All,

       

      I'm curious to get feedback / thoughts on this.

       

      We currently have separate NPM/NTA  and NCM servers and databases. Has anyone gone through a migration to bring them together? What was level of effort? In the end was it worth it?

       

      We have a decent sized deployment with 1 Main poller, 1 Additional Poller, Additional Web Server,  and Netflow.  We have a Single NCM Server.

       

       

      Any things to be made aware of? Gotcha's?

       

       

      Thanks!!

        • Re: NCM / NPM Integration
          David Smith

          What versions of the software are you running?

          • Re: NCM / NPM Integration
            mesverrum

            Except in cases where clients have intentionally avoided doing so, Solarwinds has has the NCM and NPM databases merged since 2014.  At this point that is the preferred way to have things, there is not any problem with having them run together.  The automatic merging was only built into the installer for NCM around version 7.3, so unless you are running extremely old versions you would have to install NCM on the current NPM instance and manually export/recreate out all credentials/jobs/scripts/reports/archived configs/etc.  A bit of a chore but if you are familiar with the product to know what you are looking for it shouldn't take more than a day or two to copy what you need across. 

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              • Re: NCM / NPM Integration
                derek_vieira

                We've just always had them separate, and never joined them together when the DB's merged. We are looking at upgrading server OS on all the servers, and I was personally curious about doing this and the level of effort.

                 

                Derek

                  • Re: NCM / NPM Integration
                    David Smith

                    Hi Derek, Like mesverrum mentioned there isn't any known integration tool, but it might be worth reaching out to SolarWinds, as they did originally build an integration into the installer as mentioned around 7.3 to bring the two stand-alone databases into one. So the legwork was completed already and might be something they can provide on a one-off.

                     

                    The biggest pain will be the initial setup of creating all the credentials and adding all the devices into NCM. You can copy all your scripts and templates from the old NCM server and you can copy all of your Archive Backups as all of that information is stored locally at the OS level. Anything in the physical DB will be lost so baselines and historical settings. Also, any custom EoS/EoL configuration will be lost along with any custom views etc. So there is some work in merging them but I suspect it will be beneficial as you will be able to benefit from the joint features such as Insight for ASA and F5 both of which need NPM & NCM to work fully.

                     

                    Let us know what you decide and how you get on

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