Network configuration management add-on overview

Network administrators who rely solely on a performance monitoring solution may encounter challenges when it comes to managing configuration changes, performing regular backups, and maintaining compliance. To address these concerns effectively, a network configuration and change management solution that encompasses all of these features is necessary. ManageEngine Network Configuration Manager, which is the network configuration management add-on, is a solution that supports multiple vendors and manages changes and configurations for all network devices, including routers, switches, and firewalls.
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Top features of the network configuration management add-on

  • Backup

    With the network configuration management add-on, you can perform backups in three ways: manual/bulk backup, scheduled backup, and automated backup.

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  • Change management

    Real-time change management is facilitated by this network configuration management add-on, which includes real-time change notifications, role-based access control, label configurations, and color-coded configuration comparison.

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  • Automation

    Configlets, provided by network configuration management add-on, are automation script templates that can execute different tasks and correct security weaknesses within minutes.

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  • Compliance

    Policies such as PCI, SOX, HIPAA and Cisco IOS are provided as default with the network configuration management add-on, along with the ability to create custom policies.

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  • Firmware vulnerability management

    Network configuration management add-on regularly receives updated data from NIST and lists vulnerable devices along with their corresponding CVE ID, severity levels, and links to patches that address these vulnerabilities.

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The benefits of having this add-on:

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  • Monitoring and managing configurations using a single console, giving you the advantage of a dual function.
  • Increased clarity of all ongoing tasks with dual dashboards of OpManager and network configuration management add-on.
  • Seamless transfer of devices from OpManager to network configuration management add-on via importing.
  • Get network configuration management add-on integration support such as Password Manager Pro, ServiceDesk Plus, and ServiceNow.
  • Reduced human effort and more automation.

Simple steps to enable the add-on

  1. The network configuration management add-on can be enabled via two options:

    a) The free, 30-day trial of the add-on

    b) The full license activation of the add-on

  2. a) The free, 30-day trial of the add-on

    • To enable the free, 30-day trial of the add-on, go to Settings > Display Modules. Select config management (NCM) and click Save.
    • Another method is to click any of the network devices and select the NCM tab. There you will find sample data along with a message to enable the add-on as a free, 30-day trial.
  3. b) The full license activation of the add-on

    You have the option to choose the number of device packs for the network configuration Management add-on and acquire them, which will activate the add-on right away. To do this, get in touch with our sales team:

Steps to access the different features

  1. Network -> Config management

    After enabling the add-on, access backups, firmware management, compliance, and other functionalities by going to Network -> Config management.

  2. Dashboard -> NCM

    To view dashboard of NCM, go to Dashboard -> NCM

  3. Settings -> NCM

    Also, access NCM's settings by going to Settings -> NCM and find a range of configuration options located on the left-hand side of the user interface.

  4. Settings -> Integrations

    Access and configure the various network configuration management add-on by going to Settings -> Integrations.

Customer reviews


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- Network Services Manager, Government Organization

Review Role: Infrastructure and Operations Company Size: Gov't/PS/ED 5,000 - 50,000 Employees

"I have a long-standing relationship with ManageEngine. OpManager has always missed one or two features that would make it truly the best tool on the market, but over it is the most comprehensive and easy to use the product on the market."


Easy Implementation, Excellent Support & Lower Cost Tool

- Team Lead, IT Service Industry

Review Role: Infrastructure and Operations Company Size: 500M - 1B USD

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Easy Implementation With A Feature Rich Catalogue, Support Has Some Room For Improvement

- NOC Manager in IT Service Industry

Review Role: Program and Portfolio Management Company Size: 500M - 1B USD

"The vendor has been supporting during the implementation & POC phases providing trial licenses. Feature requests and feedback is usually acted upon swiftly. There was sufficient vendor support during the implementation phase. After deployment, the support is more than adequate, where the vendor could make some improvements."


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Simple Implementation, Easy To Use. Very Intuitive.

- Principal Engineer in IT Services

Review Role: Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Company Size: 250M - 500M USD

"Manage Engine support was helpful and responsive to all our queries"


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