Documentation forIP Address Manager

How do I get started with SolarWinds IPAM?

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) provides integrated DHCP and DNS administration, and IPv4 and IPv6 address management from the SolarWinds Orion Web Console.

IPAM administration features include:

  • Centralized IP address management
  • Unified DHCP and DNS management
  • Web-based reporting and alerting
  • Extended API support for IPv4
  • Amazon Route 53 and Azure DNS monitoring
  • IP address requests

For information about IPAM administration features, see the IPAM Administrator Guide.

A video overview of IPAM can be found here: Manage Change and Avoid Costly Errors with SolarWinds IP Address Manager.

Use this guide to configure SolarWinds IPAM, and add your devices to IPAM to manage and monitor your IP addresses, DHCP servers and scopes, DNS servers, and DNS zones.

Customers: Follow the recommendations in this guide to ensure your system capabilities are correct and your production environment is sized correctly. Minimum system requirements used during evaluation are not sufficient for a production environment. Access your licensed software from the SolarWinds Customer Portal. If you need any implementation help, contact our Support Team.

Evaluators: If you are evaluating SolarWinds IPAM, download a free 30-day evaluation. The evaluation version of SolarWinds IPAM is a full version of the product, functional for 30 days. After the evaluation period, you can convert your evaluation license to a production license. For assistance, contact sales@solarwinds.com.

Getting started with SolarWinds IPAM involves the following tasks:

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Install SolarWinds IPAM.

Use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to install IPAM. This is an all-in-one application that provides an easy-to-follow installation path for your environment, and guides you through every product installation and upgrade for all your SolarWinds Orion platform products.

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Discover your devices.

Use the Network Sonar Discovery wizard discover network device, or use the Import wizard to manually import IP addresses and subnets.

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Add discovered devices to SolarWinds IPAM.

Use the wizard to select the discovered devices you want to monitor with IPAM.

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Add DNS and DHCP servers.

Integrate DHCP or DNS servers with IPAM to manage all of your servers through one interface.

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Reserve an IP address in a DHCP scope.

Reserve IP addresses in a DHCP scope to ensure a device receives the same IP address every time your servers reboot.

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Create a subnet group.

Create a subnet group to organize and manage a defined set of IP addresses.

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Grant a user read and write access to a subnet.

Restrict user access to help maintain security without limiting your ability to delegate required network management activities.

Ensure your long-term success with IPAM by following the guidelines in this document. Depending on your workload, getting started with IPAM should take you one week or less.