Good fit for a medium-sized business wanting to organize their IP Network Information.
May 15, 2020

Good fit for a medium-sized business wanting to organize their IP Network Information.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds IP Address Manager

We use Solarwinds IPAM in a production environment to document all of our customer-facing SaaS environment ip addressing. There is some work being done using the GUI and other work has been automated using the API. The long-term goal is to use the API for more automation, as currently our traditional environment is not using this automation.
  • 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.
  • It's taking a long time and a lot of resource drain to even seed the system.
  • Currently, since the system is not seeded, we are not seeing a lot of RoI on traditional processes.
  • Our IaaS environment uses IPAM extensively in their VM IP allocation automation.
I was not around for the Infoblox DDI evaluation. However, the feedback was that the API was not sufficient for our needs. I have used simpler "freeware" systems, such as GestioIP. I found the GestioIP GUI much easier to use than the Solarwinds IPAM GUI. The SW IPAM GUI just seems quite outdated and slow.
I have not contacted customer support and therefore have no experience in this area. I know we have some issues with our VAR support at this time for Orion, but I don't know if the IPAM falls into the same support structure. Perhaps others in the organization may know more regarding the support area.

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It is well suited for a small/medium simple IT environment where simple subnetting is used and few networks are in place. It is not well-suited, and we have challenges, for a larger environment where extensive subnetting and network isolation is being used. It would be great if the folder structure were more flexible and different views could be easily configured for different team needs.