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 a DNS server

A DNS server translates your numeric IP addresses to domain names and host names. When a domain name is called, IPAM scans all DNS servers to search for its IP address.

  1. Click My Dashboards > IP Addresses > DHCP & DNS Management.
  2. Select the DNS Server tab, click Add New, and select DNS Server.
  3. Select a DNS Server.

    Use the Group By menu to select a method for sorting DNS servers.

  4. Depending on the DNS server type, either use the credential from the SolarWinds node, or select the appropriate credential type and supply the credential.

  5. Click Test. If the credential are valid for the selected server the Test Successful message will be displayed.
  6. Select Enable Scanning to enable incremental DNS Zone transfers, and select the scan interval.

    IPAM will scan the DNS server for new zones and settings based upon this interval time.

  7. Click Add Server.

  8. The DNS server is added to the DHCP & DNS Management page and begins scanning domain and host name exchange activity.