IP Address Management (IPAM) & Switch Port Mapper (SPM) Plug-in

This section gives an overall idea about the IPAM & SPM plug-in, with respect to the following editions of IT360 - Professional Edition, Enterprise Edition (Probes only) and MSP Edition (Probes only).

This plug-in helps you in identifying whether an IP Address is currently available or not in an Enterprise network. It periodically scans a subnet and provides the availability status of IP addresses in that subnet. By this you will able to identify whether a particular IP is reserved or available. It accepts multiple subnet inputs, which helps in scanning the entire network to get the status of the IP Addresses.

The Switch Port Mapper (SPM) assists you in detecting the switch port to which a device is connected, thus eliminating the need of manually tracing the network cables. It discovers the devices plugged into each port of a specified switch, which in turn gives you the visibility into the IP, MAC, VLAN, status and availability of ports. Since this is a real-time discovery, you can also view the operational status and speed of each port.

The following topics are discussed here:

  1. Limitations

  2. Installing and Uninstalling IPAM & SPM plug-in

  3. IP Address Manager & Switch Port Mapper View in IT360

  4. Jump To IPAM & SPM


1. Limitations

  1. Enterprise Search is not supported for this plug-in.

  2. Customer / Partner level rebranding is not supported for this plug-in.

  3. Shared probe concept is not supported for this plug-in.

  4. The IPAM and SPAM widgets will not be shown in Central server.

2. Installing and Uninstalling IPAM & SPM plug-in

Follow the below sequence of steps to install and uninstall the IPAM plug-in:

2A) Installing IPAM & SPM plug-in:

  1. Download the IPAM plug-in from here.

  2. Stop the IT360 Networks service.

  3. Install the downloaded IPAM plug-in on the IT360 installed machine as per the on-screen instructions (listed in the following steps).

  4. Make sure the Destination Folder is: "\IT360_Home\networks".

  5. The default Web Server Ports for IPAM plug-in is 7080 and 7443 as HTTP and HTTPs, respectively. If you want to run them on different ports, then change the port number.

  6. Fill-in details such as Name, E-mail ID, Company Name, etc. in order to register for Technical Support.

  7. Click Finish to complete the installation.

  8. Once the installation is complete, start the IT360 Networks service.

After installing the plug-in, you will be able to access the IP Address Manager & Switch Port Mapper in IT360.

2B) Uninstalling IPAM & SPM plug-in

  1. Go to Control Panel and open Add/Remove Programs.

  2. Select ManageEngine IPAM plug-in and click the Change/Remove button.

  3. Click Yes to confirm the uninstallation of the plug-in.

  4. Click Finish. The plug-in will be uninstalled successfully.

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3. IP Address Manager & Switch Port Mapper View in IT360

Though IPAM and SPM altogether make a single plugin, once it is installed, they are separately shown as IP Address Manager and Switch Port Mapper under the Networks tab.

3A) IP Address Manager:

  1. The below screenshot shows the overall view of IP Address Manager in IT360. Navigate to "Networks -> IP Address Manager" to view this:

You can perform a variety of tasks using this IP Address Manager. Click here to access the complete user guide on how to work with this IP Address Manager tool.

3B) Switch Port Mapper:

  1. The below screenshot shows the overall view of Switch Port Mapper in IT360. Navigate to "Networks -> Switch Port Mapper" to view this:

You can perform a variety of tasks using this Switch Port Mapper. Click here to access the complete user guide on how to work with this Switch Port Mapper tool.

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4. Jump To IPAM & SPM

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