IP address groups unification with IPAM

As of NTA 2020.2, you can unify IP address groups with SolarWinds IPAM. With the new IP Address Groups Management page, you can import IPAM IP address groups and use them the same way as standard NTA IP address groups:

  • See IP address groups in NTA widgets.
  • Create reports on IP address groups.
  • Use the IP address groups in Flow Navigator or NTA search.
  • Use the IP address groups as a Source and Destination IP Address Group for Applications.

Imported IPAM groups cannot be edited in NTA, only in IPAM. Any change in IPAM is automatically reflected in NTA.

The new IP Address Group Management page also allows you to define IP ranges with CIDR notation or filter IP address groups with predefined filters, search IP address groups by their names and customize the visible information, such as columns in the table.

Using IPAM IP address groups in NTA

You must install SolarWinds NTA 2020.2 or later together with SolarWinds IPAM 2020.2 or later to be able to import and use IPAM IP address groups in NTA.

  1. In the Orion Web Console, click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Under Product Specific Settings, click NTA Settings.
  3. Under IP Address Groups, click Manage IP Address Groups.
  4. Click Import IPAM group.

    A list of IPAM IP address groups is displayed.

  5. Select the IPAM IP address groups you wish to import.

    Every checked item creates a new NTA IP address group with ranges from IPAM subnets under the directly-linked IPAM IP address group. If you explicitly select IPAM IP address groups in a hierarchy, you can create overlapped IP address groups.

    The IPAM IP address group must have at least one child subnet to be displayed in the Import IP address group from IPAM window. Otherwise, this group will not be visible in the list.

  6. Click Import.

    Groups are imported according to the displayed mapping.

Management options for IP address groups imported from IPAM

The imported IP address groups will show IPAM in the Managed by column. You cannot edit IP address groups managed by IPAM through NTA, only through IPAM. All changes in IPAM are automatically reflected in NTA after a delay which can take from 1 minute to 30 minutes, depending on the number of changes made in IPAM.

IP address groups managed by IPAM can be deleted in NTA, but this operation deletes only the NTA IP address groups imported from IPAM. The original IPAM groups are not affected.

You can filter the IP address groups to view only groups Managed by IPAM or groups Managed by NTA. You can also filter the IP address groups that are set as Hidden or Shown in NTA resources. The filter options are available in the sidebar on the left of the IP Address Groups Management page.

Selecting the IP address group provides the options to Edit, Show, Hide, or Delete the IP address group. For more information, see Managing IP address groups.