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.

Reserve an IP address

You can reserve an IP address in a DHCP scope to ensure a device receives the same IP address every time your server reboots and the device is detected.

  1. Click My Dashboards > IP Addresses > DHCP & DNS Management.
  2. Expand the DHCP servers and click a scope to view the IP address details. This shows the current status of the IP addresses in the scope. Available IP addresses are green.
  3. Select the IP address that you want to reserve, and click Edit.

    The Edit IP Address window is displayed.

  4. Select Reserved from the Status drop-down.
  5. Check the Send Reservation to DHCP Server box.

    If you do not check this box, the reservation will only be made in the IPAM database, not on the DHCP server.

  6. Select the type: Dynamic or Static.
  7. Enter a hostname for the device in the DHCP Client Name field.
  8. Enter the MAC Address of the device for which you want to reserve this IP address.
  9. Click Save.

    This IP address is now reserved for this device, and will be assigned to it when the device is detected on the network.

Make a Reserved address available again

If you no longer need to reserve this address, change the Reserved status to Available to free the IP address for active devices.

  1. Follow the steps above to step 3, selecting the reserved address.
  2. Select Available from the Status drop-down.
  3. Click OK.

    The data fields for the associated device are blanked out.

  4. Check the Remove Reservation box.
  5. Click Save.