Managing 3Com switch configurations with Network Configuration Manager

3Com managed switches are widely used by many businesses around the world and form an integral part of many networks. Because configurations can make or break a network, it is vital to manage them. Network Configuration Manager provides this advantage.

Using Network Configuration Manager, you can back up 3Com switch config, manage 3Com switch config, and automate switch config. You can also audit compliance and enable change management and notifications using the 3Com switch management tool. These features save a lot of time and reduce the manual workload of network admins and operators.

Back up your 3Com switch configurations using Network Configuration Manager

Whenever a network outage occurs, admins have to manually troubleshoot the problem, which takes hours and sometimes days, eventually leading to downtime and business losses. But with Network Configuration Manager's advanced backup capability, you can have multiple backups of 3Com managed switches' configurations and upload the most stable version to the devices. Once the devices are up and running, IT admins will have plenty of time to troubleshoot issues and get to the root of them.

3Com switch configuration backups - ManageEngine Network Configuration Manager

Track changes made to 3Com switch configurations

Using Network Configuration Manager's change management features, IT admins will not have to track configuration changes manually. Here's how change management works in Network Configuration Manager:

  • Network Configuration Manager tracks the who, what, and when of configuration changes.
  • It provides role-based access control through which network admins can assign admin and operator roles with different scopes. No change made by an operator will be uploaded to a device unless an admin reviews and approves it.
  • Network Configuration Manager also has a feature called Diff View, which provides side-by-side comparisons of two versions of the same 3Com switch configurations so admins can easily check the changes made and revert them if needed.
Tracking changes in 3Com switch - ManageEngine Network Configuration Manager

Ensure compliance for 3Com switches

Maximum security is always the top priority. Once a 3Com switch is configured in Network Configuration Manager, you can check if the device is compliant with internal and industry standards by creating and applying policies. By default, Network Configuration Manager provides policies for Cisco IOS, PCI DSS, SOX, HIPAA, and more. It also allows users to create custom policies based on their own requirements. Once policies are applied to 3Com switches, Network Configuration Manager checks for violations and notifies you if the devices are non-compliant.

Compliance management of 3Com switch - ManageEngine Network Configuration Manager

Automate 3Com switch management using Network Configuration Manager

Manual work is always hard and can lead to human error. In order to save time and avoid errors, automation is essential. Network Configuration Manager provides automation through Configlets, which are command templates. For example, you can use Configlets to enable SNMP for all 3Com switches at once, eventually saving time and reducing a lot of manual work.

3Com switch configuration automation - ManageEngine Network Configuration Manager

Ensure safe firmware for 3Com switches

The firmware on network devices, especially switches, is threatened constantly by malicious attacks. To protect your network, Network Configuration Manager imports vulnerability data from NIST and scans the entire network for vulnerabilities. If vulnerable devices are found, Network Configuration Manager immediately lists them along with their CVE IDs that also carry suitable fixes for the vulnerabilities. On top of that, Network Configuration Manager provides reports with in-depth information on all vulnerable devices.

3Com switch firmware vulnerability management - ManageEngine Network Configuration Manager

Generate reports on the management of 3Com switch configurations

Audits and reports are essential for keeping track of everything, especially in the networking field. Network Configuration Manager generates various configuration reports to give you in-depth information about your 3Com switch configuration management. Here are some of the report categories:

  • Network reports
  • Configuration reports
  • User reports
  • Policy compliance reports
  • Device-specific reports
Different types of report generation and management - ManageEngine Network Configuration Manager

Supported 3Com devices

VendorModel or series
3Com 4200G Series Switch
3Com 4500 Series Switch
3Com 5500 Series Switch
3Com Menu-based switches

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Using Network Configuration Manager, you can take complete control of your network configurations and gain total visibility into your network. With all of these capabilities, you can detect and fix vulnerabilities quickly to prevent network disasters.

Start managing your 3Com device configurations efficiently by downloading a free, 30-day trial of Network Configuration Manager.