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Key Factors in NCCM and CMDB Integration - Part 2 – Change Configuration and Backup

Posted by John Olson on Oct 20, 2015 7:44:30 AM

In Part 1 of this series I discussed how an NCCM solution and a CMDB can work together to create a more effective IT inventory system.  In this post, I will be taking that a step further and show how your change configuration process will benefit from integration with that same CMDB.

In general, the process of implementing IT infrastructure change happens at 3 separate stages of an assets lifecycle. 

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Topics: NCCM, CMDB

5 Reasons Why You Should Include LAN Switches in Your NCCM Scope

Posted by John Olson on Oct 15, 2015 7:29:12 AM

We’ve been doing a lot of blogging around here lately about NCCM and the importance of having an automated configuration and change management system.  We’ve even published a Best practices guide for NCCM One of the main points in any NCCM system is having consistent and accurate configuration backups of all of your “key” devices. 

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Topics: NCCM

Key Factors in NCCM and CMDB Integration - Part 1 Discovery

Posted by John Olson on Oct 7, 2015 7:34:47 AM

Part I Discovery

“I am a rock, I am an Island…”  These lyrics by Simon and Garfunkel pretty appropriately summarize what most IT companies would like you to believe about their products.  They are islands that stand alone and don’t need any other products to be useful.  Well, despite what they want, the truth is closer to the lyrics by the Rolling Stones – “We all need someone we can lean on”. 

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Topics: NCCM

5 Reasons Why You Must Back Up Your Routers and Switches

Posted by John Olson on Sep 29, 2015 7:30:00 AM

I’ve been working in the Network Management business for over 20 years, and in that time I have certainly seen my share of networks.  Big and small, centralized and distributed, brand name vendor devices in shiny datacenters, and no-name brands in basements and bunkers.  The one consistent surprise I continue to encounter is how many of these organization (even the shiny datacenter ones) lack a backup system for their network device configurations.

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Topics: NCCM

3 Reasons for Real Time Configuration Change Detection

Posted by John Olson on Sep 22, 2015 7:00:00 AM

So far, we have explored what NCCM is, and taken a deep dive into device policy checking – in this post we are going to be exploring Real Time Configuration Change Detection (or just Change Detection as I will call it in this blog).  Change Detection is the process by which your NCCM system is notified - either directly by the device or from a 3rd party system that a configuration change has been made on that device.  Why is this important?  Let’s identify 3 main reasons that Change Detection is a critical component of a well deployed NCCM solution.

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Topics: NCCM

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