SolarWinds IP Address Manager Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
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We use it to monitor what is in each of our IP scopes. It is helpful in finding devices and equipment that is in the wrong scope so that it can be changed. It also provides assistance in knowing what devices may not be connected or responding, We use it to identify what scopes are full or getting close to full.
  • Scope scans.
  • DNS lookup.
  • Missing and/or badly configured devices.
  • Multiple scans at the same time.
  • More export options.
If you are looking for a tool that does identification for devices and VLAN management, this is the tool. We use it in many ways and it has always been extremely helpful. If you are looking for a deep analysis this is not the best tool for you but it meets our needs.
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Score 5 out of 10
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We use it in our IT department. It's mostly used by a small network management team as well as IT support staff who are responsible for end-user issues at field offices. We are a big SolarWinds shop and have invested heavily in the various SolarWinds monitoring modules (NPM, NTA, NCM, SAM, LEM, etc.). Compared to the big modules, this one is relatively small and of only limited use.
  • Gives you a graphical dashboard of all your IP ranges, where they are, and what they are doing.
  • Highlights ranges that are close to maximum usage and might need to be expanded.
  • It gives you some ability to control and configure IPs from the console if it has DNS access (ours doesn't).
  • I can't think of anything missing functionality. IP space management isn't a particularly complicated part of network management.
  • You could argue that IPAM doesn't need to be its own module. Perhaps it should be combined with Network Configuration Manager?
  • We don't use IPAM a ton, so I don't have opinions on the ease of use.
IPAM is probably best suited to organizations that suffer from these problems:
  • Many disjointed networks with possible IP address conflicts
  • No centralized oversight of all LANs
  • Organizations that need a way to manage DNS centrally
For others, it's more of just a monitoring tool/dashboard for IP usage. It's good at what it does but is more of a nice-to-have tool than a must-have tool.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We use it to track both static IP addresses and DHCP scopes. We use it to manage the IP addresses on our DMZ, internal, and external networks. It addresses the problems of having poor documentation by scanning IP address blocks and updating the information that it finds. It saves time and energy on IP blocks so we can making IPs without active management of the scopes.
  • Manage IPs
  • Static IP management
  • Scanning of IP blocks
  • More in-depth information gained from scans
SolarWinds IP Address Manager, or IPAM, is an excellent piece of software that is accessed through a web browser that allows the user, namely IT departments, to manage IP addresses. It does daily scans to update DHCP blocks or verify information that was manually entered. It works very well for managing these IPs and making sure documentation on IPs are up to date.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Being an international organization with multiple subnets across the globe, keeping track of our IP addresses, in particular, had started becoming very challenging. IPs would have been taken up without our knowledge or duplicated, causing issues in the network. We were keeping track with spreadsheets covering multiple subnets across multiple sites. IPAM brings a long needed level of automation and control to all of those subnets and we've now regained control as a result.
  • Automation of subnets and discovery.
  • Alerting of troublesome IP addresses.
  • Request-based system for an IP address allocation.
  • DHCP and DNS support.
  • We struggled with permissions when deploying and getting the right level of accounts to talk to our domain controllers.
  • The IP request templates could use some work and adjustments in terms of the way they're handled.
If you have multiple subnets and feel like you're losing control of said subnets in terms of IP allocation, then IPAM is a perfect fix. It also integrates nicely into the core Orion platform if you have purchased NPM.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Not in just a single role but in a few that blend integrated DHCP, DNS, and IP address management all in one. It's such a core tool that all teams have read access, even the helpdesk which answers and reduces simple but repetitive questions.
  • IP Address management which is the core yet it does it very well.
  • Integrated DHCP scanning.
  • DNS monitoring and scanning hence reading and writing to AD integrated DNS.
  • So many details and choices that it's hard to come up with an idea to improve it.
The bigger and more diverse the environment the more IPAM will show it's abilities and how useful it truly it is as a tool. The only scenario where I can see that it may not be needed is if the environment is made up of only one VLAN and just one person/team taking care of all IP needs.
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Score 9 out of 10
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SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) is used throughout our company as the sole IP address management solution across all our departments. Many of our non-IT staff use it without any issues. Long gone are the days of having massive spreadsheets manually updated on shared network drives to manage IP subnet allocations.
  • Fluid subnet scanning and alerting.
  • Centralized DHCP and static IP address tracking.
  • Great integration with other SolarWinds Orion products.
  • The initial learning curve to administer it.
  • The interface can be clunky at times.
  • Without integration with other SolarWinds Orion products, you won't get the most out of IPAM.
IPAM is great as an Enterprise IP address management suite and allows a company to have a well-integrated product that staff both inside and outside of IT can use. IPAM integrates well into other SolarWinds Orion products allowing you to cross-reference data in powerful ways like tracking what port on a switch a host using a certain IP is connected to with User Device Tracker (UDT).
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Score 7 out of 10
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SolarWinds IPAM is used in our IT department for managing VLANs, Subnets, IP addresses assignment, Network traffic monitoring, switch interface monitoring, configuration changes implementations, Network mapping, events report, syslog, etc.
  • Subnet creation
  • IP assignment
  • Network monitoring
  • DNS management
  • Config Change Templates
  • Message Center

The SolarWinds product would be well suited for Vlans, Subnets, and IP addresses management, as well Network summarization.

The DHCP and DNS management, and the Configuration management aspects could be improved.

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April 18, 2017

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Score 9 out of 10
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IPAM is being used by my company to allocate and map IP addresses, both public and private, between 10 different network segments. It allows us to easily find next available and to routinely audit our IP space usage to project future needs and to justify IP usage to our carriers when we expand.
  • Adding New IP Ranges
  • Scanning Ranges to verify IP Usage
  • Updating and reserving IPs for documentation and reporting.
  • Better Integration with full Solarwinds suite
  • Alerting
IPAM is well suited for environments that need to document multiple IP spaces, both public and private. If might not be worth the cost if your network consists of a single /24 with a limited public space, but for more complex networks, it helps to keep all documentation in a central place.
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Score 8 out of 10
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We use IPAM both internally and to monitor IP usage for several of our customers. We provide industrial IT solutions to municipalities and other large industries. One of the frequent problems we run into is undocumented devices. IPAM allow us to scan the environment and locate any connected device that has an IP address associated with it. Because IPAM also records the last response, we can also look for devices that may have been removed or gone down since they were scanned.

IPAM also makes it easy to organize subnets via folders and subfolders that contain named ranges. Because we are often dealing with customers that have multiple sites with multiple IP ranges, IPAM has been a good tool to simplify management of these subnets. IPAM also integrates with the rest of the Solarwinds suite, meaning that clicking on an address in IPAM will link to any monitored details.
  • Because of the integration with the Solarwinds suite, IPAM not only scans for devices, but links to any monitored details for that device. This is particularly nice when you have multiple sites and subnets that you are tracking
  • IPAM allows you to populate DNS. Since many of the devices we work with are non-standard non-windows devices, it allows us to update DNS as soon as a device is discovered and identified
  • Provides a great way to manage IP addresses, since IP addresses can be reserved and commented on. We use IPAM as our definitive source for finding available static IP addresses.
  • IPAM alerting is limited. Ideally, I'd like to be able to set up notifications for events such as a reserved IP address becoming active.
IPAM is a good fit for environments with multiple sites and multiple subnets. It is also a useful tool when determining available static IP addresses. At my last company, we replaced cumbersome subnet spreadsheets with IPAM, and suddenly we actually knew if the address was really available. It may not be as sophisticated as the other SolarWinds tools, but it just as useful.
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Score 9 out of 10
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SolarWinds IPAM is being used across our entire organization to help keep track of all our IP addresses.

We use it to manage all our VLANs so that each department has an idea of which IP addresses are in use and which they can use. Very helpful at capturing all the IP address throughout multiple departments.

  • IP Address Management
  • Easy to use
  • Very easy to lookup devices based on IP Address
  • Gives device information of the device that is connected
  • Devices need a default gateway to get captured
  • Have to manually enter some device information

Very good at managing network IP Addresses across an organization. Really helpful when having separate network segments.

We use it to manage all our different VLANs. It is very helpful in finding out which IP Addresses we can use for our SAN environment.

It is also very insightful in tracking all the IP addresses so that we can tell how many IP addresses are used in a specific subnet.

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Score 10 out of 10
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We are currently using IPAM so monitor and organize all of our IP addresses. This addresses the issue of IP address organization and VLAN management. It allowed us to delete all of our IP spreadsheets as well as simplify the DNS and DHCP management in our organization. We also use IPAM to ensure we have adequate space for the future.
  • Automated IP address management. We don't have to do a single thing. IPAM automatically records the status of new and existing IP addresses in our organization.
  • DHCP/DNS Management. You can find an open IP and use it all through SW.
  • Records the History of IP addresses so you can see how they have been used.
  • I think the ability to log IP addresses does not need to be addresses because it seems like a complete package.
  • Integration between windows and Cisco devices for DHCP could be a little better.
  • IPAM used to have some issues pulling information from our Cisco supervisor but once we upgraded to a newer version it added support for that style switch.
Solarwinds IPAM is really good at logging all your IP addresses and is most suited for medium-large businesses but small businesses would definitely see a benefit as well. The reason I say this is because managing IP addresses take a lot of effort and with IPAM the process is completely automatic.
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About SolarWinds IP Address Manager

IP address management software designed to save time and prevent costly errors

  • Automated IP address tracking
  • Integrated DHCP, DNS, and IP address management
  • IP address alerting, troubleshooting, and reporting
  • Multi-vendor on-prem and cloud DHCP and DNS support
  • IP Request Wizard for streamlining and automating IP address requests
  • API support with CRUD operations for two-way integration with third-party software

SolarWinds IP Address Manager Competitors

Infoblox IPAM for Microsoft, windows server IPAM, ManageEngine OPutils

SolarWinds IP Address Manager Technical Details

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