The licensed and very helpful SolarWinds IPAM (IP Address Manager) software, is a comprehensive IP address management solution for organizations that provides consolidated management and monitoring of all your organization’s IP addresses and DHCP/DNS services. This solution can do all these managements from a single, easy-to-use web console. The licensed SolarWinds IPAM includes features to automate IP address management, simplify network management, and improve overall operational efficiencies, saving IT administrators and network managers valuable time and effort.
SolarWinds IP Address Manager software provides the ability to avoid IP conflicts in the network with powerful IPv6 and IPv4 address management. This licensed solution also optionally integrates with other SolarWinds license tools, including SolarWinds SAM, SolarWinds UDT, and SolarWinds NPM. Role-based access allows IT managers to delegate IP management to systems and networks. You can also stop problems by monitoring and receiving alerts for IP conflicts and range/subnet exhaustion with this software. Other benefits include managing a variety of servers, from BIND DNS servers to Cisco and Microsoft servers, and saving time getting or serving IP addresses with DNS and DHCP integration.
Solarwinds IPAM key features
Manage IPv4 and IPv6 from a single platform
With the licensed IPAM network scanner IT managers can integrate both IPv4 and IPv6 address management in a single interface. IPAM automatically discovers IPv4 addresses, while IPv6 discovery uses the Neighborhood Discovery Protocol (NDP).
You can also use the simple setup wizard of this licensed solution to create a global IPv6 prefix or subnet, which you can use to organize and assign IPv6 addresses. You can then enable an automatic IP network scanner for IPv4 and IPv6 address blocks to provide IP address status, MAC address, system name and description or vendor details information.
Check for the latest information
Keep an eye on the status of IP addresses on your network. SolarWinds IP Address Manager(SolarWinds IPAM License) helps you stay on top of dynamic network changes and IP status. You can automatically run periodic IP scans, either every 10 minutes or once a week.
Use IP scanning to create and maintain documentation of your IP address blocks and obtain historical information about network health. Collect IP data and relevant hostname details with IPAM’s regular ICMP. Use the information provided by the SNMP polling feature, including MAC addresses and system information, to view topology and performance statistics. Avoid human error and avoid network problems.
SolarWinds IPAM License provides you with real-time, detailed IP address status reports to help you avoid common network connectivity and security problems. If your IP records are not up to date, an IP address may be reassigned, resulting in duplicate IP address assignment.
Another common error occurs when an administrator sends a ping request with no response, assuming the address is available, when the lack of response could be due to a transient problem or the system is offline. Only an automated IP analysis tool can provide the information you need for effective IP management.
Find and Add Network IP Addresses Quickly
Using IPAM as a network IP finder makes it easy to monitor the connectivity and functionality of your corporate network. You have several ways to find network devices; For example, you can use the Orion platform to discover and add new devices or add nodes by querying your domain controller’s Active Directory. It is also possible to import a table of IP addresses and subnets. Once your network is configured, you can easily look up managed IP addresses for up-to-date information on.
Easy lookup of a range of
IP addresses Set a specific address range to automatically detect active IP addresses within this range.This can be especially useful in large subnets. IPAM helps administrators discover devices in use through Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) ping sweeps. With this feature, administrators can quickly search a defined range of IP addresses on managed nodes and query devices by response time, health and availability.
IPAM provides control over IP range scanning: Administrators can use Orion® polling settings to set separate schedules for nodes, interfaces and volumes.
Creating and Scanning Network Subnets
Subnets are smaller, and generally more efficient, network segments that administrators create within a larger corporate network.With SolarWinds IP Address Manager as your subnet scanner, it’s easy to create subnets and hierarchies with the Subnet Mapping Wizard, and then schedule and run automated IP address scans for subnets on your network.
You can use the IPAM interface to search all of your subnets, a group of subnets, or within a specific subnet. Administrators can configure new scans or edit scans for existing subnets from the Manage Subnets and IP Addresses screen. It’s easy to set the subnet scanner interval to any frequency between every 10 minutes and every seven days.
Proactive alerting tools
The alerting tools in IPAM are designed to allow you to spot IP-related issues as soon as they occur. SolarWinds IP tracking software allows you to easily monitor a variety of IP events and resources, including utilization, IP conflicts, and MAC address changes. Receive DHCP and subnet notifications for address pool exhaustion, DNS forward and reverse record mismatch errors, and more. Administrators can configure custom IPAM alerts based on simple conditions in Orion Alert
Advanced Manager. Configure email notifications to include specific alert details so you can quickly understand and resolve the issue.
View real-time and historical usage data
With this licensed solution, access to detailed device information can help administrators quickly analyze and resolve issues. Use the SolarWinds IPAM License Tracker to identify current conflicts, determine which device had the IP address first, and change the IP of the other conflicting device. Viewing past and current IP addresses and subnet statistics helps you allocate network resources more effectively in the future. Using IP tracking software will also help you reduce problem resolution time and minimize network downtime while providing quality service and reducing costs.
Automatically Discover and Track IP Addresses
IP Address Tracking Software from SolarWinds® IPAM automatically discovers the IPv4 addresses on your network and allows you to create IPv6 subnets using a step-by-step step wizard.By regularly scanning IP addresses on managed subnets using ICMP, SNMP, and neighborhood scanning, IPAM logs and manages changes in MAC addresses, host names, and status (reserved, temporary, used, and available). This automatic IP address tracking feature provides this information logged for each IP address over a specified period. The tracker also includes a timestamp that administrators can use for effective network troubleshooting.
New improvements in IPAM
Advanced import/export functions
- Import and export IPv6 addresses
- Import and export structures such as subnets, subnets, and groups.
- Improved selection process for import and export in this licensed solution
- The new version of the vRO package
- Improved subnet discovery for F5 licensed devices
- Packages no longer log runtime sensitive information
- Creation of all types of Orion custom properties is supported
- The vRA task execution no longer clones the REST host and uses the existing host