IP Address Manager (IPAM) automates IP scans to help maintain an accurate, up-to-date inventory of open addresses.
Regular scans provide real-time insights, so you don’t have to worry about dynamic network devices.
Scan your network for both IPv4 and IPv6 address blocks and manage them side-by-side.
Create subnets using IPAM’s step-by-step wizard, then organize IP scanning using your subnetworks.
Use ICMP ping sweeps to quickly perform an IP range scan within one or many subnets.
Gain an overview of your IP, DHCP, and DNS domains that would be impossible with manual processes.
Integrate devices through several methods, including Active Directory and spreadsheet uploads.
SolarWinds® IPAM provides you with detailed real-time IP address status reports to help you head off common network connectivity and security issues. If your IP records aren’t up to date, it's possible for an IP address to be reassigned, resulting in a duplicate IP address assignment.
Another common error occurs when an admin sends an unanswered ping request and assumes the address is available, even though the lack of a response could be due to a temporary problem or offline system. Only an automated IP scanner tool can offer the insights you need for effective IP management.
Don’t lose track of IP address health across your network. SolarWinds IP Address Manager helps you stay on top of dynamic network changes and IP status. You can automatically conduct periodic IP scans, whether every 10 minutes or once per week.
Use IP scans to build and maintain documentation of your IP address blocks and gain historical insights into network health. Gather IP data and relevant hostname details using IPAM’s periodic ICMP. Leverage information provided by the SNMP polling feature—including MAC addresses and system info—to view performance stats and topology.
The IPAM network scanner makes it possible to integrate the management of both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses into a single interface. IPAM will automatically discover IPv4 addresses, while IPv6 discovery uses the neighborhood discovery protocol (NDP).
You can use the step-by-step wizard to create an IPv6 global prefix or subnet, allowing you to organize and assign IPv6 addresses. You can then enable an automatic IP network scanner for both IPv4 and IPv6 address blocks to provide insights about the IP address status, MAC address, system name and description, or vendor details.
Subnets are smaller, typically more efficient network segments admins create within a larger business network. With SolarWinds IP Address Manager as your subnet scanner, it’s easy to create subnets and hierarchies using the Subnet Allocation Wizard, then schedule and perform automated IP address scans across your network subnets.
You can use the IPAM interface to search across all your subnets, a group of subnets, or within a specific subnetwork. Admins can configure new scans or edit existing subnet scans within the Manage Subnets & IP Addresses screen. It’s easy to set the subnet scanner interval to any frequency between every 10 minutes and every seven days.
Using an IP range scanner, admins can set a specified range of addresses to automatically discover active IP addresses within that range. This can be especially useful within large subnets. IPAM helps admins detect used devices through Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) ping sweeps. With this feature, admins can quickly search for a defined range of IP addresses across managed nodes and poll devices for response time, status, and availability.
IPAM offers control over IP range scanning—admins can use Orion® Polling Settings to set schedules separately for nodes, interfaces, and volumes.
If you rely on spreadsheets or other insufficient tools, scanning an entire network for IP addresses and issues can eat up valuable time. Leveraging IPAM as your IP network scanner enables you to scan your entire network automatically on an ongoing basis. Use IPAM to monitor and manage DHCP servers, DNS servers, and IP addresses from a single interface.
IPAM also allows you to manage your Infoblox environment, VMware, and cloud resources, and allows you to scan your network while leveraging user-defined fields like asset tag and serial number to facilitate precise network device management.
IP scanning is the ongoing IT task of analyzing a business network to discover IP addresses and identify relevant information associated with those IP addresses and devices. Armed with an IP range scanner, admins can set a specified range of addresses to discover any IP addresses within that range.
An IP scanner conducts ICMP ping sweeps to find a range of IP addresses or uses SNMP scans to map network topology. Indirect discovery, or neighbor scans, can retrieve device status by scanning a neighbor ARP table of active IP addresses.
Admins use network scanning to quickly achieve an overview of active host devices and relevant IP, DHCP, and DNS information. Network scanning offers insight into current IP address information like MAC address, vendor type, and hostname. Network scanning is used to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues to prevent business disruptions.
An IP scanner provides major advantages over manual IP scanning, which involves unwieldy and error-prone spreadsheets. An IP scanner can deliver essential information more quickly, provide automatic updates, alert admins to problem areas, and provide information to assist with proactive network mapping and organization.
When static IP addresses are assigned to network devices, conflicts can occur between duplicate IP addresses on a DHCP network. An IP address scanner can quickly discover and alert admins to this issue. Need help with how to find a duplicate IP address? Admins can integrate IPAM with User Device Tracker (UDT) to view IP address conflicts, drill down to relevant details, and easily shut down switch ports to remove problem devices.
IPAM scans IP addresses and subnets to automatically detect changes. IPAM allows admins to choose between using ICMP scans (ping sweeps), SNMP scans, and neighbor scans (using ARP tables). IPAM can scan as often as every 10 minutes, or as little as once per week.
IPAM offers robust IP tool features, including IP address tracking, alerting and reporting, and integrated management of DHCP, DNS, and IP addresses. IPAM can operate in hybrid environments that include local devices, VMware, and cloud monitoring. IPAM also allows network admins to easily delegate IP management to other team members or departments.
IP Address Manager
Do away with IP spreadsheets. Actively identify and manage IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
Perform IP range scanning and gather relevant IP data to improve network management.
Stay on top of IP address conflicts, perform IP range scans, and manage IPs within subnets.