Advanced IP scanner

OpUtils' advanced IP scanner is a hassle-free IP scanning solution for complex IT infrastructures. Using various network protocols, such as ICMP ping, SNMP scans, and ARP, it ensures maximum network coverage across IPv4 and IPv6 subnets and supernets. With powerful IP scanning capabilities, this advanced IP scanner simplifies IP address management by tightly integrating with OpUtils' other fail-proof, easy-to-use network tools, such as the network scanner, port scanner, and IP tools. This gives you full-fledged control and visibility over your network's IP address space and ensures a holistic IP scanning experience.


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OpUtils - the trusted advanced IP scanner for enterprise networks

OpUtils is an IP address and switch port management software trusted by leading companies around the world. This powerful IP address scanner enables you to analyze your network in seconds. Comprising advanced IP scanner and monitor, OpUtils effectively scans all your network devices, provides visibility in to your network's IP address space, and enables you to extend full fledged management over your IP addresses and subnet hierarchies.

Highlights of the advanced IP scanner software

OpUtils' advanced IP scanning software enables admins to seamlessly discover, scan, track, and monitor their IP address space. Supporting IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, it provides an agile subnet based tree hierarchy, which allows you to manage multiple network subnets from a centralized console. Automating redundant network tasks such as periodic scanning, and enabling you to ensure effective IP address space usage, with its power full advanced IP scan which enables you to,

Advanced IP Scanner - ManageEngine OpUtils

Easily scan IP addresses in seconds for real-time IP availability monitoring

The availability of an IP address in a network plays a vital role in various network-based diagnoses and decisions. Using spreadsheets instead of a network scanner can make IP tracking and scanning, a humongous task for the network admins.

IP scanner by OpUtils, integrates with AD to provide end-to-end scanning of your network IP address space in seconds. The detailed insights into the IP availability, provided by the advanced IP Scanner aids in planning network capacity based on the available address space. The advanced IP network scanner provides the availability state of a given IP. It pulls out the IP address utilization by continually scanning and monitoring your entire IP address space. You can use IP scanner to inspect the availability of IP addresses across multiple subnets as well.

Three states of IP availability displayed by advanced IP scanner:

Available: IP addresses that are freely available in the network that can be assigned to other requesting entities.

Transient: IP addresses typically associated with devices in the network that don't necessarily maintain continuous connection to the network.

Used: IP addresses in a network that are in use and cannot be assigned to any other MAC. 

Effectively manage IPs by viewing comprehensive insights into scanned addresses

OpUtils' advanced IP scanner software provides detailed insights on the scanned IP addresses. IP advance scanner provides information on the status of IP->DNS, DNS->IP, DNS Status, Reserved Status, Status, Device Type, Connected Switch Ports, and more. With Advanced IP Scanner end-to-end mapping capacity, gain visibility into your network device specific metrics right from your IP scanner console.

Advance IP Scanner software enables you to view and download detailed reports. These granular IP specific reports contain pertinent information on IP address scanning and monitoring, for enhanced capacity planning and efficient IP address space utilization. You can drill down to device specific details like Location, Last Alive Time, and Last Scan Time, with advanced IP scanner.

Automate periodic scanning with advance IP scan schedules

One of the crucial steps in scanning, monitoring, and managing IP addresses is periodically scanning the IP ranges or subnets using the advanced IP scanner capability, in order to track the availability and status of various IP addresses. OpUtils' advance IP scanner tool enables admins to conduct periodic scans on the subnets to ensure the consistency of IP status and availability being reflected to the admin.

One of the crucial steps in scanning, monitoring, and managing IP addresses is periodically scanning the IP ranges or subnets using the advanced IP scanner capability, in order to track the availability and status of various IP addresses. OpUtils' advance IP scanner tool enables admins to conduct periodic scans on the subnets to ensure the consistency of IP status and availability being reflected to the admin.

Scan and map IPs to connected switch details using advance IP scanner

IP scanner maps every switch port to its connected device by using a number of network scanning protocols, including ICMP pings, SNMP scans, and ARP. The network admin can view the switches to which the scanned IPs are associated with under the "Connected Switch " column. Advanced IP scanner scans the entire network to consolidate and display all the IPs connected to a specific switch.

Seamlessly scan IP subnets with integrated DHCP server monitor

OpUtils advanced IP scanner comes with a tightly integrated DHCP server monitor. This enables you to scan, discover, and monitor all the associated subnets, and scopes of your network's DHCP servers.

OpUtils’ DHCP server monitoring capability doesn’t just give you insights into aspects of your DHCP server, but also enhances the process with its advanced IP address management capabilities. This enables you to receive a clear overview of your IP address utilization with insights into DHCP-specific metrics, such as IPs leased per scope and available IP addresses.

Challenges in IP address scanning and the need for advanced IP scanning

When it comes to scanning an organization's IT infrastructure network address space, the sheer size in itself can be a hurdle to effective scanning and management. Network admins tasked with IP management that are not using an advanced IP scanner face challenges such as:

  • Manual effort and inconsistencies in conventional techniques: Traditionally, native OS commands played a major part in scanning and monitoring IP addresses along with homegrown solutions like IP management spreadsheets. However, the scanning capabilities of these solutions are limited and do not scale with organizations' IP address spaces. Also, the manual intervention required in updating the statues of IP addresses in spreadsheets has led to issues such as IP address conflicts due to human error and data inconsistencies.
  • A complex IP address hierarchy: Today, an organization's' IP address space can span subnets; to enable effective network addressing, many have adopted IP addressing concepts such as superneting for route aggregation. This has increased the complexity of an organization's IP address space and made it impractical to rely on conventional network IP scanning tools that only offer limited capabilities.
  • The dynamic nature of IP address management: Today's networks rely on dynamic IP address allocation to manage the network address configurations of hundreds of devices that continually connect and leave the network. DHCP servers play an important role in dynamic IP allocation, which has made the use of an advanced IP scanner that offers integrated support for DHCP server monitoring indispensable.

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Getting started with OpUtils IP Scanner Tool

If you are new to OpUtils’ IP address and switch port management, schedule a live demo with a product expert. We would be pleased to uncover all the advanced IP scanner and switch port management features like network port scanner, OpUtils has to offer, as well as answer your questions. Take a feature tour and explore how you can master the management of complex networks with OpUtils.

Want to try-out OpUtils hands-on? Advanced IP scanner download is available for both Windows and Linux platforms. Download a 30-day free trial and get started with OpUtils in as little as an hour! OpUtils seamlessly integrates into your existing network environment without you having to make many changes to your network infrastructure.