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- Organizing networks, subnets, and addresses logically using intuitive folders and hierarchical structure.
- Tracking and displaying statistics for subnet allocation usage, available space, and exceeded capacity.
- Providing details necessary for future network expansion.
- Making it easy to associate an occupied address with the assigned device in npm.
- The interface is DHCP-heavy, so if you don't use that feature it can be annoying.
- The interface assumes that full = bad, so if you have well-utilized subnets with lots of assigned devices, you'll also have lots of warning icons, which can be annoying.
- If your network is SNMP-heavy, having to manage SNMP credentials in both npm and IPAM can be irritating.
- Manages IP address ranges.
- Shows free IP addresses.
- Shows devices not in DNS.
- Could do with better automation and mapping. We are using an older version, though.
- Needs a bit of experience to use.
- Reporting could be better.
- It will scan network and find used IPs and put them in transient status if it was used and now is not reachable
- Allows you to manually create ranges and scan network for IP ranges
- Able to setup descriptions on IP addresses if they are used
- I cannot think of a way to make this better off the top of my head.
- IP Address Tracker will allow you to scan multiple subnets
- Display if those addresses are used, available, or reserved
- Also, the fact you can export to Excel for spreadsheets and such awesome features are a plus
- Very simple and easy to use
- The web console needs a little work
- Uses too many resources for database
- Some compatibility issues with SQL Server
- Not user-friendly unless you work on it or if that was your only job.
- IP address conflicts--instantly identifies conflicts on the network
- Managing our various scopes
- Setting up reservations for various devices
- One portal to view all the devices along with easy to read descriptions of what the devices are
- I can't really complain about the current implementation. It just works brilliantly.
- They track any range of subnets that you may need.
- Helps prevent duplication by keeping track of what is used and available.
- There is an option where a user can request an IP address from the administrator, this also helps keep track of our IP ranges.
- I do not have any items at this time.
- Integrate with DHCP servers.
- Track in-use IPs even if not assigned.
- Templatize branch office network IP schemes.
- The user experience is not as intuitive as other products. We have to be more restrictive around level 1 help desk access compared to NCM or npm in SolarWinds.
- Making and enforcing changes, not just monitoring, has been hit or miss in some instances.
I could see how large networks may struggle to use the interface of IPAM, but not impossible. It, like all your network management tools, would take dedicated "care and feeding".
- The Solarwinds IPAM supports creating custom fields, which simplifies automation scripting.
- The Solarwinds IPAM supports bulk importing from a variety of flat file formats, which is great for initial seeding, if the API is not being used.
- The API is straightforward, and can be leveraged by novice scripting programmers.
- It needs to support searching on custom fields.
- Moving objects around between folders should be more free-form, currently there are esoteric restrictions.
- Multi-select for network objects should be supported - IE for drop/drag into folders.
- IP tracking
- DHCP scope check and alerts
- IP conflict prevention
- Generating quick reports for subnet usage
- It could pull data from the other modules to prevent entering data at multiple places.
- Allow for public IP redundancy.
- Shares info easily across departments in user-friendly UI.
- Auto discovers and updates IP info through regular scans.
- Provides history for DHCP addresses (useful for forensics).
- Good single pane of glass UI integration with other SolarWinds products.
- Only have 3 tiers of licensing small/medium/unlimited - we are just north of medium so had to buy unlimited.
- Sometimes overwrites manually entered data even though told not to.
A real time snmp/wmi compliant scan can reveal a lot of detail about the connected IP vs just used or free.
My experience long ago with spreadsheets was unless you had a single keeper the data was never accurate.
Finally, if you need detailed reporting or if you need to implement an IP address request workflow you may evaluate alternate solutions.
- Specific IP alerting
- IP address tracking
- Easily find and resolve IP conflicts and determine which devices are conflicting
- If DNS isn't working particularly well, IPAM doesn't work particularly well
- IPs seem to get "stuck" and will show as present when they're not
- Keeps track of IPs using scheduled scans.
- I can run reports to tell me what my subnet usage is and provide the data to back it up.
- It's web-based. I don't need a thick client and no Java/Flash needed.
- Nothing to see here. We are happy with the product.
- Great community support, not really a bad thing.
- Highly customizable by making use of the API and SolarWinds' capability to add custom HTML code to views.
- Presents a very efficient and user-friendly interface for viewing and managing subnets/IP Addresses
- Integrates with NTA (starting w/ v2020.2).
- IP Address allocation requests are easy to use.
- Search capabilities (by subnet address, description, custom fields, etc.).
- Better integration with other Orion platform modules.
- Improved reporting capabilities.
- Subnet allocation process (searching for free space in a set of subnets/supernets).
- Managing DNS/DHCP reservations (integrates with major vendors of DNS/DHCP solutions).
- Allocation of subnets/IPs.
- IP address data visualization (Manage Subnets view, summary views).
- Importing subnet data from a spreadsheet while maintaining structure (very useful when migrating from a different solution).
- Customized reporting.
- Customized searching (currently only search by IP address and partial IP address are possible).
Regarding SolarWinds support in general, I can say that the quality of the solutions provided and SLAs are very high. Experienced support technicians are always available and will assist you with whatever issues that you might encounter.
- I like its discovery process for identifying IP addresses.
- The interface is fairly straightforward.
- It isn't always clear how the software tracks devices over time. For example the difference between something that is gone vs. not currently online.
SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) Scorecard Summary
About SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)
- 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 (IPAM) Competitors
- Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
- Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
- Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
- Entry-level set up fee?Optional
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SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) Technical Details