Documentation forIP Address Manager
Managing IP addresses is a key capability of Hybrid Cloud Observability and is also available in a standalone module, IP Address Manager (IPAM). Hybrid Cloud Observability and IPAM are built on the self-hosted SolarWinds Platform.

Add DHCP Servers to IPAM

DHCP Scope Monitoring allows you to add/edit DHCP Servers and configure the scan settings.

  1. Go to My Dashboard > DHCP & DNS Management.

  2. Click DHCP Servers.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Select the DHCP node to be added from the list of nodes.
  5. Choose or create the necessary Windows Adding DHCP Servers to IPAM Credentials from the list. Click TEST to verify the credential.
  6. Select the DHCP Server Scan Settings. Default is set to four hours.
  7. If you want to automatically add new scopes and subnets after scanning, check the box.
  8. If you want to IPAM to scan using ICMP and SNMP to obtain additional IP Address details, check the Enable subnet scanning box and select the scanning interval.

  • IPAM needs the Windows account to have the Interactive log on rights, that is, Allow log on Locally.
  • All Windows credentials are sent in clear text during configuration only. The Windows account specified within IPAM must be on the DHCP server and one of the three following groups:
    • DHCP Users
    • DHCP Administrators
    • Local Administrators

IPAM impersonates the specified account on the local computer to gain access. If the IPAM computer is not within the same windows domain as the DHCP server, the IPAM computer must have the identical account and password.