Documentation forIP Address Manager

Manage credentials

IPAM uses a variety of credentials to access information from different devices throughout your environment. The credentials must already be set up on the devices with the appropriate access level - for example for Windows DHCP servers it must be one of the three following groups: DHCP Users, DHCP Administrators or local Administrators.

Windows credentials

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is are used throughout the SolarWinds Orion Platform (in products such as NPM, SAM and IPAM) to poll performance and management information from Windows‑based network devices, applications, and components.

SNMP credentials

SNMP credentials are used to scan subnets and IP addresses. IPAM uses SNMP to poll device OIDs to obtain MAC addresses.

Scan credentials

DHCP and DNS server credentials can be set up either via the Add DHCP and Add DNS server pages when you are adding the servers, or created in advance using the Credentials for Scope scans page in IPAM Settings.

DHCP server credentials

IPAM scans the DHCP servers in your environment for scopes and subnets and therefore needs the appropriate credential for each DHCP server it scans.

DHCP Server Credentials
Windows For Windows computers running DHCP, a credential consists of user name and password.
CISCO For Cisco devices running DHCP, a credential consists of user name and password, plus an optional enable level and enable mode password.
ASA For Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) devices running DHCP, a credential consists of user name and password, plus an optional enable level and enable mode password.
ISC For Internet System Consortium (ISC) devices running DHCP, a credential consists of user name and password.

Infoblox

For the Infoblox environment, a credential consists of user name and password.

DNS server credentials

IPAM scans the DNS servers in your environment for DNS zones, settings and DNS zone transfers.

DNS Server Credentials

Inherit credentials from Orion node

This enables you to use the same credential as used for the parent node.

WMI

For Microsoft DNS servers, a WMI credential consists of user name and password.

BIND

For BIND servers, a credential consists of user name and password.

Infoblox

For the Infoblox environment, a credential consists of user name and password.