Josh Stephens and Francois Caron discuss use cases for NCM, the SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, that relate to Network Inventory, as opposed to more typical use cases such as configuration management and backup. NCM Inventory has an automatic discovery program that can rapidly and efficiency help you building a trusted inventory of your deployed network asset (routers, switches firewalls, load balancers). NCM comes with the tools to enrich and share this trusted inventory. You can also use NCM Inventory Report to facilitate the management of your Cisco Smartnet maintenance renewal process. Visit www.Thwack.com for more information.
The original article/video can be found at Using Network Configuration Manager as a Trusted Inventory