IP Address Manager Simplify IP Address, DHCP and DNS Management

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  • Centralizes IP infrastructure management and monitoring
  • Consolidates multi-vendor DHCP/DNS management via a single, integrated interface
  • Proactively monitors your IP resources with powerful alerting and reporting
  • Active IP address conflict detection and preventive alerts
  • Delivers real-time, at-a-glance dashboard visibility along with historical IP tracking
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Join us in this guided demo and learn about the many features of SolarWinds®’ IP address management software. Experience the power of automated and consolidated DHCP/DNS and IP address management in one simple-to-use solution. You'll see how easy it is for you and your team to centrally manage, monitor, alert, and report on your entire IP infrastructure—all from an intuitive Web console.

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SolarWinds IPAM: IP Address Management Software

With SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM), you can simplify your IP address management and your DHCP & DNS administration. Use automation to work smartly and save time on troubleshooting and management tasks. SolarWinds IPAM offers centralized IP address management for your IPv4 & IPv6 addresses with unified DHCP & DNS administration. Inventory, manage, and maintain accurate IP subnets and DHCP scopes to easily track, assign, provision, and decommission IP addresses in your network. Additionally, ensure smooth coordination, delegation, and accountability of work across various admin teams. Reduce troubleshooting time and introduce proactive management with real-time monitoring and alerting.

Top 5 Reasons to Use Our IP Address Management Software

  • Centralized IP Address Management

    Centralized IP Address Management

    SolarWinds’ IP address management software saves loads of time by taking the complexity out of managing your entire IP address space. SolarWinds IPAM provides you with a central platform to manage, track, and monitor both your IPv4 and IPv6 address blocks. Complete tasks and remediate issues quickly by reducing manual effort and using reliable IP address documentation. SolarWinds’ IP management software helps support teams complete projects faster and with greater accuracy and accountability.

    SolarWinds IPAM features for centralized IP address management:

    • Automatically discover subnets
    • Active IP address scanning to verify IP status
    • Easily search address for history, status, MAC, device type, vendor information, DHCP & DNS properties, and more
    • Optional integration with SolarWinds User Device Tracker (UDT) to quickly locate a device or immediately block network access

    In a highly dynamic environment where devices like printers and servers come and go, it’s very easy to quickly exhaust a supply of addresses. SolarWinds IPAM can help administrators find unused reserved addresses, remove the reservation, and reclaim unused addresses.

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  • Unified DHCP and DNS Administration

    Unified DHCP and DNS Administration

    SolarWinds’ IP address management software works with your multi-vendor DHCP & DNS services. This means that no additional proprietary software or hardware is required for management. You can easily unify and manage all of your Microsoft®, Cisco®, and ISC Open Source DHCP & DNS servers (or any combination). All DHCP & DNS changes made in SolarWinds IPAM are seamlessly propagated to the respective servers enabling teams to easily find and configure IP addresses from a single management console.

    It’s simply too inefficient to manage each and every DHCP & DNS server one at a time when provisioning for or making IP address changes. There are too many changes involved with the creation and management of subnets, scopes, zones, and records. You could always use open source systems, but who really wants to deal with complicated commands in CLI?

    SolarWinds IPAM features for unified DHCP and DNS administration:

    • Scan & discover DHCP & DNS servers
    • Create and manage DHCP scopes, split scopes, DNS zones, and records
    • Configure advanced DHCP settings
    • Automatic detection of DNS forward and reverse record mismatches
    • Automatic creation of DNS PTR records when registering new devices into DNS zones

    SolarWinds IPAM helps automatically provision addresses on virtually any major DHCP and DNS platform. Unify the administration and consolidation of DHCP and DNS servers into one logical system, or onto the platform of your choice without experiencing disruptive upgrades or requiring expensive appliances or other costly options.

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  • Active IP Resource Monitoring and Alerting

    Active IP Resource Monitoring

    SolarWinds’ IP address management software automatically and proactively detects IP address problems that can eventually lead to network disruption. Administrators can continuously monitor and improve IP performance with proactive detection of IP address problems. Active monitoring and alerting helps eliminate network downtime due to IP conflicts and non-availability of IP addresses due to full subnets.

    SolarWinds IPAM enables automatic monitoring of critical IP resources and alerts you to problems before they become serious. For example, you can avoid problems like VoIP phones in the new branch office not working because there are no more IP addresses for lease or connectivity issues that cause users to complain that the network is too slow.

    SolarWinds IPAM features for active IP resource monitoring:

    • Monitor IP address conflicts
    • Monitor DHCP scope and utilization information using split scope
    • View real-time status of IP address availability and IP address details
    • Determine if an IP address has recently changed by viewing event history
    • Monitor scope utilization (including split scopes)

    Issues from IP duplication become more serious when the IP conflict is with a critical server like that of an email or Web server. SolarWinds IPAM provides you with the means to proactively detect IP address conflicts and fix them even before the users report a problem.

    SolarWinds IPAM features for active IP resource alerting:

    • Be alerted whenever there is an IP conflict in the network
    • Be alerted when scopes exceed utilization thresholds
    • Automatic detection of DNS forward and reverse mismatches
    • Receive alerts on recent SolarWinds IPAM events
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  • Team and Role-Based Permissioned Access

    Role-Based Access Control

    SolarWinds’ IP address management software lets you independently manage your DHCP, DNS, and IP Subnets. Each team can manage their own subnets, address blocks, and DHCP & DNS services without impacting each other. Role-based administration helps streamline user delegation and reduce downtime caused due to human errors.

    Save time by delegating administrative access to other teams like server admins so they can determine what addresses to use for new servers, or to make changes to DHCP scopes.

    SolarWinds IPAM features for role-based administration:

    • Grant varying privilege levels and custom roles for enhanced control & security
    • Create and edit role definitions down to the subnet level to restrict user access
    • Define user access roles per subnet, group or supernet

    SolarWinds IPAM makes it easier for network engineers and systems admins to work together and complete work faster. Now network engineers can manage the IP space while system admins manage their own subnets, address blocks, and Microsoft® DHCP scopes. Network engineers can also create subnets and manage DNS and multi-function Cisco® devices.

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  • IP Address Reporting

    IP Address Reporting

    SolarWinds’ IP address management software helps you stay ahead of serious problems caused due to IP address conflicts, full DHCP scopes, DNS mismatches, IP address changes in the network, and so on. Manual methods of tracking and managing IP addresses are cumbersome because it usually involves finding data spread across various sources. You probably don’t have the time to search through rows of data or files when you’re in the middle of a critical network problem—let alone make sure the information recorded is up to date.

    SolarWinds IPAM features for automated reporting:

    • Comprehensive IP details like available IP addresses, reserved addresses, used addresses, subnets, IP address histories, etc.
    • Utilize detailed activity logs to retrace events leading up to an issue
    • View essential IP information and metrics all in a single-pane-of-glass
    • Access and customize built-in reports to share across teams

    SolarWinds IPAM meets your needs for managing your IP space by automatically updating and syncing IP address data when changes are made, providing you with relevant information accessible from anywhere at any time!

    Learn More about IP Address Reporting »
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System Requirements - One Software Fits All

Operating System

Windows Server 2003, 2008 (including R2) or 2012, with IIS in 32-bit mode. IIS must be installed. SolarWinds recommends that Orion administrators have local administrator privileges to ensure full functionality of local Orion tools. Accounts limited to use of the Orion Web Console do not require administrator privileges.

Notes:

SolarWinds does not support production installations of Orion products on Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 systems.

CPU

P1000 – 2.0 GHz (Dual Core Recommended)
IP4000 – 2.4 GHz (Dual Core Recommended)
IP16000 & IPX – 3.0 GHz (Dual Core Recommended)

.Net Framework

Version 3.5 or later (.NET Framework 4.0 is recommended)

Memory

IP1000 – 3 GB
IP4000 – 4 GB
IP16000 & IPX – 4 GB

Database

SQL Server 2005 SP1, 2005 SP2, 2005 SP3, 2005 SP4
SQL 2008 without SP, 2008 SP1, 2008 SP2, 2008 SP3
SQL 2008 R2 without SP, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 R2 SP2
SQL 2012, SQL 2012 SP1

Hard Drive*

IP1000 – 2 GB
IP4000 – 5 GB
IP16000 & IPX – 20 GB

SNMP Trap Services

Windows operating system management and monitoring tools component

Application Ports

161/SNMP and 443/SNMP
17777/TCP open for Orion module traffic
17778/ HTTPS open to access the SolarWinds Information Service API

Web Console Browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 or higher with Active scripting Firefox 3.0 or higher (Toolset Integration is not supported on Firefox)

NOTE: The minimum server requirements listed assume default configuration. Significantly increasing the poll rate or statistic collection rate could result in additional load on the server, which may require a larger CPU or additional memory.

Must-Have IP Address Management Features

  • Automated IPv4 Subnet Discovery

    Automated IPv4 Subnet Discovery

    SolarWinds’ IP address management software helps administrators create an up-to date "IP Address map" of their network, by directly pulling data from router configurations and connected machines. The Automatic Subnet Discovery uses SNMP credentials for polling devices and discovers subnets from the routing table of the router.

    IPAM features for automated IPv4 subnet discovery,

    • Automatic discovery scans your network and downloads routing information directly from your network devices
    • Intuitive subnet discovery wizard creates subnet structures and imports them into IPAM for further utilization monitoring

    IPAM’s Automatic Subnet Discovery Wizard guides you through the simple process of specifying required nodes to scan, polling credentials and other settings to start the discovery process. Once done, simply import the subnets from the discovery result. Administrators save hours of valuable time spent on manual job of obtaining subnet information from devices in the network.

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  • Automated IP Address Scanning

    Automated IP Address Scanning

    SolarWinds’ IP address management software allows you to easily set up scheduled, automatic scanning for both your IPv4 and IPv6 address space. Reduce manual errors and ensure that your network’s IP address information is always up-to-date. Scheduled IP address scanning also helps avoid IP address conflicts by recognizing transient IP status.

    For example, if a static IP goes offline during a maintenance update and is not reachable, SolarWinds IPAM will configure that IP as transient to prevent other network engineers from assigning the IP address. You can configure the transient period for any number of consecutive days, up to a year. Upon a subsequent scan, if the network device returns online again, SolarWinds IPAM will simply show its associated status as "used."

    SolarWinds IPAM features for automated IP address scanning:

    • Perform automated, scheduled IP address scanning with customizable intervals
    • Automatically scan all subnets, a group of subnets, or an individual subnet
    • IPv6 address discovery, status scanning, and status history

    With just a few clicks, you can easily modify a scheduled IP address scan to customize it for your particular scanning needs. Each scan job performs a scan of network devices based on subnet in order to provide more efficient and effective scanning based on dynamic or static subnet needs.

    Learn More about IP Address Scanning »
  • IPv6 Address Management

    IPv6 Address Management

    SolarWinds’ IP management software offers full support for IPv6 protocol and automatically scans existing IPv6 address space to furnish current and historical status of IPv6 addresses. IPAM uses Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) to discover nodes in the network. No more separate management of your IPv4 and IPv6 address blocks. Manage, track and monitor both IPv4 and IPv6 from a single management console.

    IPAM features for IPv6 address management,

    • Automatic discovery of IPv6 addresses using NDP
    • Real-time IPv6 address status scanning and status history information
    • Scan network routers for IPv6 addresses existing in selected subnets, sites and prefixes
    • Create and edit IPv6 groups for organizing network components
    • IPv6 MAC vendor Lookup

    By simply providing neighbor router details and filling the IPv6 addresses for existing subnets in the easy-to-use wizard, IPAM enables administrators to efficiently plan and effectively manage all their IPv4 and IPv6 addresses together. The automated device discovery and subnet scan features for IPv6 reduce complexity in management and help administrators save valuable time.

    Learn More about IPv6 Address Management »
  • DHCP Split Scope Functionality

    DHCP Split Scope Functionality

    SolarWinds’ IP address management software gives you quick and easy DHCP split scope configuration for high-availability and load-balancing of your critical DHCP services. IP Address Manager allows you to quickly configure your DHCP split scope with a simple two-step wizard. Additionally, the centralized Web console offers visibility into related scopes and scope distribution across subnets.

    SolarWinds IPAM features for DHCP split scopes:

    • Manage and monitor Microsoft® and Cisco® DHCP split scopes directly from the SolarWinds® IPAM console
    • Quickly and easily configure DHCP split scopes utilizing a simple two-step wizard
    • View related scopes and scope distribution across your subnets
    • View DHCP scope and utilization in distributed environments using split scopes, especially in High Availability or failover scenarios

    IPAM provides detailed scope utilization view with split scope information and subnet mapping your Microsoft®, Cisco® and ISC DHCP. The easy-to-use DHCP split scope setup enables administrators deliver high-availability and load-balancing for your critical DHCP services.

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  • Advanced DHCP Configuration Options

    Advanced DHCP Configuration Options

    SolarWinds’ IP address management software allows you to directly configure standard DHCP options for your multi-vendor DHCP servers without having to log on to the DHCP server or deal with complicated CLI commands. The changes are automatically synced to the respective server thus saving loads of time in configuration and troubleshooting issues caused due to human errors. In addition, IP Address Manager offers DHCP configuration support for remote-boot devices.


    Easily configure and manage IP services for VoIP and similar devices that boot from the network. For example, to set up scope level options for VoIP (options 66 & 67), simply choose from a drop-down list and use the simple DHCP configuration wizard to manage a ton of frequently used DHCP options (based on RFC2132) for your Windows®, Cisco®, and ISC DHCP servers.

    SolarWinds IPAM features for advanced DHCP configuration options;

    • Manage configurations for your multi-vendor DHCP servers from a single intuitive Web interface
    • Specify pools, ranges and leases without having to telnet or SSH access
    • Automatically sync DHCP scope options between SolarWinds IPAM and DHCP servers

    SolarWinds IPAM eliminates the additional effort of separately configuring required options on the DHCP server. In the case of ISC servers, there is no need to download configuration files or run commands in CLI. Just click and select for DHCP options from the interactive Web interface in SolarWinds IPAM.

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  • DNS Record Mismatch Detection, A & PTR Record Pairing

    DNS Record Mismatch Detection, A & PTR Record Pairing

    SolarWinds’ IP address management software automatically detects and points out any mismatch in DNS forward and reverse record entries. Any disparity in the record is highlighted for easy identification so that it can be quickly fixed. Additionally, you can automatically create DNS PTR records when registering new devices into DNS zones. This helps ensure that there are no DNS record mismatches or DNS issues due to human error.

    IPAM features for managing DNS records:

    • Automatic detection of DNS forward and reverse record mismatches
    • Automatic creation of DNS PTR records when registering new devices into DNS zones
    • Define and manage DNS zones and records for your Cisco® and BIND DNS servers

    A mismatch in a DNS forward and reverse record can easily escape the eye of an administrator and cause DNS performance issues. SolarWinds IPAM automatically points out the mismatch so that administrators can quickly fix the mismatch and prevent connectivity problems. In case of BIND DNS servers, the user-friendly GUI offers reduced use of complex CLI commands.

    Learn More about DNS Record Detection »
  • IP Tracer for Historical IP Address Tracking

    IP Tracer for Historical IP Address Tracking

    SolarWinds’ IP management software helps track IP address history so administrators can understand how certain properties have changed over time. Information on where a particular IP address was previously used aids in troubleshooting IP assignment issues and helps determine the identity of devices.

    For example, in case of an IP conflict, the administrator can drill down into detailed information on the devices in conflict. Historical data reveals which device had the IP address first .The administrator can then go ahead and change the IP address of the device causing the conflict. Further, in an integrated environment, when SolarWinds IPAM is combined with User Device Tracker (UDT), admins can easily locate the device and cut off network access with the switch port shutdown feature in UDT.

    IPAM features for historical IP address tracking:

    • View historical tracking using the search feature
    • View IP address details including MAC and hostname assignment history

    SolarWinds IPAM lets you easily track MAC addresses and hostnames previously assigned to an IP address. You’ll be able to see how properties have changed over time and facilitate faster troubleshooting of IP assignment issues.

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  • Detailed Event Recording

    Detailed Event Recording

    SolarWinds’ IP management software automatically records all IP-related events and keeps a detailed activity log showing what changed and when for quick and easy troubleshooting. Keeping track of changes to your IP space is difficult enough, but when multiple network engineers are in play, it can become a logistical nightmare. Administrators can greatly reduce troubleshooting shooting time by utilizing SolarWinds IPAM’s detailed activity logs to retrace events leading up to IP conflicts and other IP related issues.

    With SolarWinds IPAM, you can be sure that all changes are actually documented and that each engineer is aware of each other’s changes. Additionally, you can quickly figure out which change caused the IP conflict.

    SolarWinds IPAM features for detailed event recording;

    • Quickly troubleshoot IP address issues by knowing what changed and when
    • Utilize detailed activity logs to retrace events leading up to an IP conflict
    • Determine if an IP address has recently changed by viewing event history
    • View a comprehensive list of system events and actions

    SolarWinds IPAM ensures that all IP-related changes are recorded in detail so that other users can simply check an activity log to find what changed and when. Troubleshooting becomes quick and easy, as does retracing events leading up to an IP address conflict or network problem.

    Learn More about IP Event Records »
  • Integrated Endpoint Tracking

    Integrated Endpoint Tracking

    SolarWinds IPAM easily integrates with SolarWinds User Device Tracker (UDT) to provide a single view of IP addresses and corresponding endpoint connection/location details. This enables improved troubleshooting and enhanced network access protection with port shutdown.

    For example, the presence of a wireless access point in the network with DHCP enabled on it begins handing out IP addresses to the clients connecting to it. If the device has IP addresses in the same range as the DHCP server, then the result is an IP conflict. With integrated endpoint tracking, SolarWinds IPAM helps detect the IP conflict and determine the type of device, whereas UDT helps locate the device and immediately cut network access using the switch port shutdown feature.

    SolarWinds IPAM features for integrated endpoint tracking;

    • View IP address, device port, and user login information in the same window
    • Quickly locate offending devices or suspicious activity associated with an IP address
    • Leverage current and historical endpoint connection details to resolve network issues
    • Obtain endpoint information viz. port details, device watch list (Watch device’s/User’s IP), port history, endpoint details, user details

    When both SolarWinds IP Address Manager and User Device Tracker are installed, IP Address Manager will display corresponding switch port details and user information—all within the same integrated view, so you can quickly track down and resolve network issues before they cause a major problem.

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  • Global IP Address Search

    Global IP Address Search

    By performing a global search, SolarWinds’ IP management software tracks down a specific IP address on your network in just seconds. Administrators can quickly and easily access IP address data to search for available IPs and meet IP requests with speed.

    SolarWinds IPAM features for global IP address search:

    • Quickly search for any IP address and/or wildcard expression to retrieve an interactive list of IP addresses
    • Search for IPv4 or IPv6 addresses

    You can perform a global search for any specific IP address or wildcard expression with a partial IP address. SolarWinds IPAM returns an interactive list, allowing you to link directly to the subnet for that specific IP address. Additionally, you can edit IP address properties and set the status of the selected IP address.

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  • Subnet Allocation Wizard

    Subnet Allocation Wizard

    SolarWinds’ IP management software lets you specify supernet and subnet sizes, enabling the automatic allocation of the correctly sized subnet. The Subnet Allocation Wizard helps you efficiently organize your managed IP address space into subnets that are sized appropriately for the extent and traffic of your network. With its real-time subnet calculator, the Subnet Allocation Wizard allows you to quickly determine the most efficient way to subdivide any supernet.

    IPAM features for subnet allocation:

    • Specify your supernet and desired subnet size to retrieve a list of possible subnets, allowing you to see which subnets are open in a given supernet
    • Avoid creating duplicate subnets
    • Save time by using a built-in subnet calculator

    The Subnet Allocation Wizard takes a supernet address, a Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) method, and a desired subnet size and displays a list of available subnets. You can quickly choose from this interactive list to allocate new subnets on your network. When integrated with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM), you can create inventory reports with the appropriate filters to select vendor and model types quickly, making it easy to reconcile maintenance contracts.

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  • Microsoft® Active Directory™ Integration

    Microsoft® Active Directory™ Integration

    Leverage your existing Microsoft Active Directory user accounts to allow users to log in to SolarWinds IP Address Manager. Administrators save time in configuring and creating separate logins.

    SolarWinds IPAM features for AD integration:

    • Leverage existing Microsoft® Active Directory™ user account information and groups for IPAM logins
    • Configure and save Active Directory credentials for use when scanning Microsoft DHCP devices on your network
    • Create groups for users who belong to multiple AD groups so you can ensure the appropriate permissions are delivered to specific users

    Users and groups can automatically log in using a custom username/password or optionally use an AD pass-through login to bypass the login screens altogether.

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  • User-Defined IP Address Grouping

    User-Defined IP Address Grouping

    SolarWinds’ IP address management software allows you to quickly and easily organize your entire network’s IP space with drag-and-drop simplicity.

    For example, in the case of a large network spread over multiple offices, each with its own sales, marketing, and development departments, IP Address Manager allows you to create groups for each branch office network. Each branch office may have its own assigned IP addresses or be a subnet of your entire network. Using IPAM, you can group all the various network components related to each department of each branch office into its own group. This allows a local branch network engineer to manage their own IP addresses without impacting other branch offices.

    IPAM features for user-defined address grouping,

    • Group IP addresses by department, geography, device vendor, or your own custom fields
    • Drag and drop other groups, subnets, and supernets into groups as required to organize your network

    The drag-and-drop user interface makes it quick and easy to create groups that can contain any number of other groups, supernets, subnets, or individual IP addresses.

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  • Customizable Dashboard

    Customizable Dashboard

    SolarWinds’ IP address management software provides a customizable dashboard that delivers the essential information you need in a unified “at-a-glance” view for streamlined management and quick troubleshooting.

    Add, delete, and reorder resources on the dashboard to best suit your network management needs, including customized bar graphs, charts, and reports. Plus, you can easily view active alerts and critical events that need immediate attention.

    SolarWinds IPAM features for customizable dashboard:

    • View essential IP information and metrics all in a single-pane-of-glass
    • Quickly troubleshoot IP problems with a unified view of address space and DHCP/DNS services
    • Leverage Top 10 lists for simplified “at-a-glance” visibility into IP space allocation and utilization
    • Easily recognize near-capacity subnets and proactively reallocate IP addresses accordingly
    • Streamline IP infrastructure management with a customizable and intuitive dashboard

    SolarWinds IPAM provides a highly customizable dashboard so you have everything you need in one place to efficiently and effectively manage your IP address space and DHCP/DNS services. You get “at-a-glance” visibility to quickly see the information you need to ensure the highest levels of availability and performance of your entire IP infrastructure.

    Learn More about Customizable Dashboards »
  • IP Address Conflict Detection System

    IP Address Conflict Detection System

  • Powerful Alerting and Reporting

    Powerful Alerting and Reporting

  • IP Address Import Wizard

    IP Address Import Wizard

  • Quick, Do-it-Yourself Deployment

    Quick, Do-it-Yourself Deployment

  • Automated MAC Address to Vendor Identification

    Customizable Dashboard

    MAC address to Vendor mapping for both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses

  • DNS A & PTR Record Pairing

    Customizable Dashboard

    Automatic creation of DNS PTR records when registering new devices into DNS zones

  • DHCP Scope Utilization View with Split Scope and Subnet Mapping

    Customizable Dashboard

    DHCP scope and utilization in distributed environments using split scope

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Demos

  • Live Demo: IP Address Manager (IPAM)

    Check out our live demo to discover how IP Address Manager (IPAM) provides detailed visibility into IP address space usage, making it easy to minimize IP conflicts and ensure your network is always humming.

Datasheets

  • Datasheet: IP Address Manager

    With SolarWinds® IP Address Manager (IPAM), you can finally ditch those outmoded spreadsheets and the problems that come along with them for the reliability and scalability of an automated and consolidated DHCP, DNS and IP address management solution.

Videos

  • IP Address Manager Overview

    Get a quick overview of SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM). Learn why automated and consolidated DHCP/DNS and IP address management is a must-have in today's dynamic networks. SolarWinds IPAM provides centralized management, monitoring, alerting, and reporting on your entire IP infrastructure, all from an intuitive web console. It's simplified IP space management in one, easy-to-use solution.

  • BIND DNS Monitoring and Management Support with IPAM v4

    Review the latest version of SolarWinds IP Address Manager, which will revolutionize the way admins manage their BIND DNS server farm. Create, edit and remove DNS records via the IPAM web browser. DNS monitoring and management all in single web-based console. Yes, it’s really that simple.

  • Avoid IP Address Conflicts

    An IP address conflict occurs when two computers on the same network have been assigned the same IP address. This conflict causes malfunction of communication from/to "shared" IP Address and can spiral into a frantic troubleshooting event. In this video we will discuss how to identify, resolve and prevent static and dynamic IP address conflicts.

  • Planning Your IPv4 to IPv6 Migration

    Are you ready for IPv6? The SolarWinds Head Geek Josh Stephens, discusses how to get ahead of the game and plan your future IPv4 to IPv6 migration with Orion IPAM. For more information, visit http://www.solarwinds.com

Webcasts

  • IP Proliferation: How do you seize control for greater security and scalability?

    In this webinar you will learn about challenges faced by network admins because of IP device proliferation, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), IPV4 exhaustion, virtual machine sprawl, and more. We’ll also cover best practices for enhanced endpoint access security, improved IP troubleshooting, and how SolarWinds® IP Address Manager (IPAM) and User Device Tracker (UDT) can help.

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  • IP Address Management Best Practices

    Given all of the challenges that IT departments face today, managing your IP address space should not be one of them. Join SolarWinds Head Geek Josh Stephens as he explores best practices for managing your IP address space and some of the pitfalls that come with doing it the old fashioned way, spreadsheets!

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Case Studies

  • IPAM to the rescue in Air Rarotonga’s remote site challenges

    Working at one of the world’s most remote sites, Air Rarotonga’s IT Manager Marcus Gleinig experiences problems of distance, latency, cyclones, power cuts and scarce resources that most IT professionals could scarcely even imagine. When it came to needing network tools, the resourceful Marcus knew where to go – straight to SolarWinds, for IP Address Manager. This solution alerts him as soon as the company’s far flung network develops problems, so he can address these before the phone starts ringing with user complaints.

  • IPAM saves time and safeguards quality for Open Line

    Read how Open Line, a managed service provider based in the Netherlands, recently introduced IP Address Manager (IPAM) to help with capacity management, saving up to 10 hours a month in IT staff time.

Whitepapers

  • ROI for IPAM Solutions in Small-Mid Sized Enterprise Environments

    Learn about the opportunities for realizing the ROI of controlled management of IP addresses with this free white paper from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). When an organization is small, managing IP address space is typically managed with paper and pencil or in an Excel spreadsheet. However, as a network grows and more frequent changes are being made, the IP address schema becomes complex and requires closer monitoring. This is where an IPAM solution becomes ideal. See how your organization can benefit from controlled management of IP addresses.

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  • Managing the BYOD Chaos

    Enterprise computing, as we know it, is facing a dimensional shift with the widespread diffusion of the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) phenomenon. BYOD is the latest trend where employees bring their personally-owned mobile devices, smartphones and tablets to their place of work, and use these devices to access files, e-mail, and many other network applications. This whitepaper focuses on two particular areas for managing potential BYOD chaos: IP infrastructure management, and user device tracking & switch port monitoring.

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Product Guides

  • SolarWinds IPAM Quick Start Guide

    SolarWinds, Inc develops and markets an array of network management, monitoring, and discovery tools to meet the diverse requirements of today’s network management and consulting professionals.

Tech Tips

Product FAQ

  • Q: Does SolarWinds IP Address Manager require SolarWinds Network Performance Manager (NPM)?

    A: No, SolarWinds IP Address Manager is now available as a stand-alone application and no longer requires an installation of SolarWinds NPM. IP Address Manager, however, still has the ability to fully integrate with SolarWinds NPM in order to provide a comprehensive view of network health and performance.

  • Q: How is SolarWinds IP Address Manager licensed?

    A: SolarWinds IP Address Manager is licensed based on the number of “used” (used, reserved and transient) IP addresses. For example, if your network has 20,000 IPs, but only 15,000 are “used”, then you could select the IP16000 license below. There are four license tiers to choose from to match the size of your network:

    • IPAM IP1000 (up to 1024 IPs or one /22)
    • IPAM IP4000 (up to 4096 IPs or one /20)
    • IPAM IP16000 (up to 16384 IPs or one /18)
    • IPAM IPX (Unlimited IPs)

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Version History

v 4.2
SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) v4.2 offers the following usability enhancements:
  • Automatic IPv4 Subnet Discovery
    • Automatic Discovery scans your network and downloads routing information directly from your network devices.
    • Intuitive Subnet Discovery Wizard creates subnet structures and imports them into SolarWinds IPAM for further utilization monitoring
  • Automated MAC address to vendor identification
    • Search for specific vendors across your entire network and find device IP locations within a subnet
    • New up-to date database with more than 4600 vendors
    • Support for both IPv4 & IPv6 addresses
  • Improved DNS and DHCP Management
    • Automatic detection of DNS forward and reverse record mismatches
    • Automatic creation of DNS PTR records when registering new devices into DNS zones
    • New view of DHCP scope and utilization in distributed environments using split scope (HA or failover scenarios)
  • Enhanced support for IPv6
    • IPv6 address status scanning and status history using IPv6 protocol
    • IPv6 address discovery from routers
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v 4.1
SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) v4.1 provides the following new features:
  • ISC DHCP Support
  • Support for advanced DHCP configuration options
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v 4.0
SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) v4.0 provides the following new features:
  • BIND DNS Support
  • Active IP Address Conflict Detection
  • Integration with SolarWinds User Device Tracker
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v 3.1
SolarWinds IP Address Manager version 3.1 added the following new features:
  • Integrated Microsoft® DNS Management
  • Integrated Cisco® DHCP Management
  • Support for Cisco ASA devices
  • Split Scope Functionality for Microsoft and Cisco
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v 3.0

SolarWinds IP Address Manager version 3.0 added support for management and monitoring of DDI (DHCP, DNS, IPAM) from a centralized web interface.

  • Powerful and centralized IP address management and monitoring for Microsoft DNS & DHCP services
  • Add new or edit existing Windows DHCP servers and scopes.
  • Set, update or delete reservations, reservation status and DHCP properties, including IP ranges and exclusions.
  • Monitor and consolidate Microsoft DNS info from multiple servers and view alongside DHCP information
  • Use role definitions to restrict user access, grant varying privilege levels, and define custom roles
  • Microsoft Active Directory Integration
  • Import wizard that will guide you the process of importing IP address and subnets from an excel or .csv based file
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v 2.0
SolarWinds IP Address Manager version 2.0 added stand-alone functionality the made IP address management more affordable than ever.
  • Available as a stand-alone application, making IP address management more affordable than ever
  • Create IPv6 subnets and plan your IPv6 migrations
  • Determine what device had a specific IP address at a given point in time with historical address tracking
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To see a complete version history for SolarWinds IP Address Manager, please visit our release notes.

Tips and Training

Tips and Training

Get a quick overview of SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) and learn why automated and consolidated DHCP/DNS and IP address management is a must-have in today's dynamic networks.

IP Address Manager Overview
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