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.

Use alerts to monitor your IPAM environment

Gain immediate insight into the status and performance of your subnets and DHCP scope management with IPAM alerts. Use IPAM alerts to solve issues before they become problems for your database customers. Set thresholds on key wait time statistics or on standard administration indicators. That way you receive an early warning of potential problems, and can take steps to solve the underlying issue before it affects users.

An alert is an automated notification that a network event has occurred, such as a server becoming unresponsive. The network event that triggers an alert is determined by conditions you set up when you configure your alert. You can schedule alerts to monitor your network during a specific time period, and create alerts that notify different people based on how long the alert has been triggered.

The types of events for which you can create alerts vary, depending on the SolarWinds Platform products you have installed. For example, you can create an alert to notify you if a node in a specific location goes down or if the network response time is too slow when you have NPM. If you have installed SAM, you can receive alerts about application response times or when your Exchange mailbox database is almost full.

You can create alerts for any monitored object. You can alert against volumes and nodes with most SolarWinds Platform products.

See the following topics to get started if you have never used SolarWinds Platform products: