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 IP addresses to IPAM

IP addresses need to be added to IPAM before they can be monitored. The following options are available for adding IP addresses to IPAM:

A range of IP addresses can be added to any defined subnet. This is usually done when you want to monitor specific addresses within a large subnet. For smaller subnets containing 4096 or fewer IP addresses (/21, or and higher mask), SolarWinds IPAM automatically monitors all included IP addresses.

IPAM automatically monitors all IP addresses in subnets defined with 4096 IP addresses (/21 or mask) or fewer. You can manage IP addresses in larger subnets with these ranges.

To add IP addresses for monitoring, add a parent subnet into any of the following:

  • An existing group
  • A supernet
  • A subnet to a group that SolarWinds IPAM is monitoring

See Create subnets for more information about adding subnets.

Use the Subnet Allocation wizard to directly define subnets and allocate included IP addresses.

You can also add IPv6 sites and addresses for planning purposes. See IPv6 Addresses for more information.