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SolarWinds NCM 7.3 Architecture and Deployment

SolarWinds NCM 7.3 Architecture and Deployment

This post is an update of the NCM 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2 Architecture and Deployment blog post and focuses on the differences introduced in Network Configuration Manager (NCM) 7.3.

NCM 7.3 architecture is different from the previous versions as we have taken two important steps towards complete integration with other Orion modules:

  • NCM and Core/NPM databases have been merged. (See Network Configuration Manager v7.3 is Now GA! for full list of benefits.)
  • Deployment scenario where NCM is integrated with NPM but installed on a separate server is no longer supported.
    This kind of deployment was a temporary step between NCM 6.x (and older) and NCM 7.x with additional poller support. As NCM 7.1 was released in Q3’2012, this installation scenario is no longer supported. 


  • Choose this deployment if you only have NCM or if you want it completely non-integrated to any other Orion-based product.
  • Other SolarWinds products can be installed and integrated to a standalone NCM at a later time.
  • Node, User Account and Syslog & Trap Management rely on Orion Platform (a.k.a. Core) components. NCM also benefits from Network Atlas.
  • NCM and Orion Platform rely on Microsoft SQL Server database which can be co-hosted or installed on separate server. The diagrams below show these two options:

Read the entire article here, NCM 7.3 Architecture and Deployment

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