SolarWinds IP Address Manager Review
Updated July 16, 2020

SolarWinds IP Address Manager Review

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Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)

Our IT personnel use SolarWinds IP Address Manager to scan the local subnet of a site to determine where devices are located that are either not responding to ping because of DNS or are on a static IP and may not have a name that resolves. We can use the information returned by IPAM to determine if DNS is responding, how long ago a device was last seen, quickly launch a browser for that IP, etc.
  • 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
  • Quicker resolution through quick device locating, less explaining how to find an IP to the users.
  • Quickly find the source of IP conflicts remotely, so no travel and no skill required for onsite troubleshooting.
SolarWinds support in general is very good. I haven't had to use it for this product, but based on others' experience with their support, I cannot imagine this would be any less.

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

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

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


SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS), Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Notepad++
When a user plugs a laptop in onsite, since I am in another location, sometimes DNS isn't quick enough for me to be able to find their laptop. I use SolarWinds IPAM to scan their subnet and find the device so I can share a remote session (with Dameware) by IP. Best scenario for me. This software has loads of features, and if you don't use them all or most of them, it's definitely overkill. IP tracking is nice and conflict resolution while rare can be a big help, but since I deal mostly with one server and users, the features are too much for me.

Using SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)

Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • IP Scanning
  • IP address tracking
  • Creating custom subnets
  • DNS Management
It's easy to use, but if you experience any issues, it isn't (or wasn't to me) intuitive to discover why right away. Once you get it down and learn how to navigate through the interfaces and menus, there really isn't anything difficult about using this software. If you've used other similar programs before, you'll recognize some parallels and common functions. The full IPAM (not the free tracker tool) has tons of useful features.