SolarWinds IPAM: a good tool for tracking your network inventory.
June 01, 2020

SolarWinds IPAM: a good tool for tracking your network inventory.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)

We use it to inventory and identify devices on our network, especially non windows devices that don't normally show up in other applications.
  • 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.
  • It has helped identify when devices have been removed from our network with no notice.
  • It helps tracks available IP addresses.
  • SNMP device type discovery is valuable as well.
OptiView gives a very good snapshot of devices currently on the network and gives more details and troubleshooting, but doesn't have a record over time. As a result the two devices have overlapping purposes but ultimately are used for different tasks. SolarWinds ends up feeling more like an inventory system.
I haven't worked directly with SolarWinds customer support.

Do you think SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)'s feature set?


Did SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) again?


We have a large network with loose central control, the feature I like the best is the discovery and cataloging of both listed devices and discovered devices.