IP Address Management Software (IPAM)

OpUtils IP Address Management (IPAM) provides a centralized management of the IP address space, including IPv4 and IPv6 Address Management. IP manager software helps network engineers to identify whether an IP Address is currently available or not, in an enterprise network. The IP Address Manager tool periodically scans a subnet and provides the availability status of IP addresses in that subnet. One can check whether a particular IP is reserved or available using IP manager tool. The tool accepts multiple subnet inputs, which helps in scanning the entire network to get the status of the IP addresses.

IPAM Summary view

Why OpUtils for IP Address monitor?

IP Address Manager (IPAM) helps you keeping track of all your IP Addresses. IP manager software allows you to define a hierarchy to add all your subnets based on their usage/location and then scan them to get the current status of each of the IP Addresses. The IP manager tool main features include

Enterprise IP Address Management

IPAM Features

Active Directory Integration

OpUtils IP address management tool integrates with the Windows Active Directory to check whether the IP pertains to a computer object in the Active Directory. OpUtils periodically scans the Windows Active Directory to fetch the details of the computer objects and updates the database. For computers that are in Active Directory, the details like Created Time, GUID, Last Logon, OS Name, OS Version, etc., are retrieved and shown. The IP address management scans the Active Directory periodically to synchronize the data.

Active directory Integration with IPAM 

Role Based Administration

Role based administration helps administrators to exercise more control by creating users with Administrator or Technician Roles. While users in Administrator Role will have complete access, users in Technician Role will only have read-only access.

Hierarchical Tree View

The IP Address Manager software enables administrators to create an hierarchical representation of their network. It allows to create tree nodes to represent the location or the usage and add subnets under them. This way the administrator can easily locate a subnet to get the required details. Allows easy modification - drag-n-drop subnets between groups, renaming a tree node, add/delete a subnet, scan all the subnets in a group, etc.

IPAM Hierarchical tree view 

IP History and Audit

When it comes to IP Address Management Software, auditing is utmost important to know who did what and when. IP Address Manager logs all the events performed using the tool with the name of the OpUtils User and the date and time of the event. This helps administrators to track and audit the changes made using IP Address Manager. The administrators will also be able to track the user for whom a particular IP was allocated on a given date using the IP history in IP address management tool.

End-to-End IP Details

The IP Address Manager software periodically scans the subnets using ICMP, SNMP, DNS, and WMI to get the details of the IP Addresses. IP manager software provides the complete details of an IP Address like, DNS name, MAC Address, State, System Name, Device Type, Switch Name, Switch Port, Alias Name, Owner, etc and also provide history of the IP Address allocations. IP manager tool provides Switch details like switch name, port number, port speed, port status, ifAlias, ifDescription, ifIndex.,etc and also system details like device type and system Description.

End-to-End IP details - IPAM 

The IP Address Manager(IPAM) tool also allows the administrators to add their own columns to store user-defined values. Columns can be created both at the subnet-level and at the IP Details level. It provides contact details like owner, location, telephone number.,etc and also the ability to Add Custom Fields on the Fly to Store User-defined Values.

Discovering / Adding Subnets

Adding subnets to the IP address management software can be either manual or auto-discovered from the Routers. When the subnets are discovered from the Routers, the administrator has to verify its correctness and approve them for scanning. Once the subnets are added/approved, they are automatically scanned in the background. The administrators, optionally, can also specify brief descriptions for the subnets they add.

IPAM Adding Subnets 

IP Address Management Reports

In IP address manager software, the reports of available and used IP Addresses in the network can be obtained. It can also export report to PDF/CSV/XLS format and is a very convenient software. IP manager software, based on the IP Address Manager (IPAM) scan results, provides the IP Availability Report of the network. It maintains a policy to declare non-responding IP Addresses as available IPs. IP Addresses that do not respond for 10 days continuously are shown as available IPs. This can also be configured to a desired value. The IP Availability Reports of IP manager tool includes both Available and Used IP Addresses.

IPAM Alert Notification 

DHCP Server Monitoring

 The IP address management software supports Microsoft DHCP Servers and helps in flexible scanning as well as alert notification.The DHCP Scope Monitor utility of the IP control software helps you to monitor the DHCP Scopes to find the available IP Address count in each of them. Learn more...

Flexible Scanning

The IP address management tool provides flexible scanning options - can be scanned manually or can be scheduled to run at specified intervals. The administrator can also choose the scanning options like Ping, SNMP, DNS, etc. For subnets that are behind a firewall or when the subnets could not be reached directly, the administrator can disable scanning and can manually mark the status of the IP Addresses as used or Available. IP manager tool also has options to reserve an IP Address for a specific use. The IP manager software can scan multiple subnets simultaneously and manually mark an IP Address as Reserved, Static etc.

IPAM Flexible Scanning 

Powerful Search

Once all the subnets have been added and scheduled for scanning, the administrator can use the global search option to get the details of an IP Address. The search can be performed using the IP Address, MAC Address, DNS Name, Switch Name, Switch Port, Alias Name, etc in IP control software.

Powerful Search - IPAM 

Alert Notification

The IP address managerment tool provides an option to notify the administrators about the change in state of an IP Address by email. IP Address Manager (IPAM) generates alerts when:

  • The state changes from Transient to Available
  • The state changes from available to used.
  • DNS Reverse Lookup Fails
  • DNS Forward Lookup Fails
  • DNS Forward Lookup returns a different IP
  • IP Utilization of a subnet falls below or greater than a specified percentage

IPAM Alert Notification 

Network Tools

In most cases, administrators might also want to get the current availability, DNS name, etc., of any IP Address. From the IP details view in IP control software, they can click on any IP to perform the following actions:

IPAM Network tools 

  • Ping - To send an ICMP packet to that IP to check its availability
  • Resolve DNS - To resolve the DNS name of that IP
  • Resolve MAC Address - To get the MAC address of that IP
  • Trace Route - To get the network path of the given IP
  • System Explorer - To get the complete details like the snapshot, CPU, Disk Space Memory details, etc., of the given IP
  • VNC Viewer - To launch the VNC Viewer to connect to that computer

Free IP Address Management Tool

The IP Address Management software can be used to scan a single subnet in the OpUtils Free edition. For more details on tools available in free edition, refer to Free Network Tools.

For more details, refer to the IP Address Manager topic in online help. Refer to IP Address Management Knowledge Base for troubleshooting tips.