IP Address Management

OpUtils IP Address Management (IPAM) helps you effectively monitor your IP Address space, including your IPv4 and IPv6 addresses using IP Address tools. IP Address Solution by OpUtils provides a centralized IP management of all the networked devices. Thus, it helps network engineers to identify whether an IP Address is currently available or not, in an enterprise network thereby aiding you in a complete IP Address management.

The IP Address Management 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 the IP management system. The IP Address Management tool accepts multiple subnet inputs, which helps in scanning the entire network to get the status of the IP addresses.

IP Address Management Summary View

Why OpUtils IP Address Tools for IP Management?

IP Address Management tool helps you manage your IP efficiently by providing advanced IP scanning, IP Address tracking, and keeping in check of all your IP Addresses. IP management 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. Thus, IP Address Software helps you have a complete overview of all the IP Addresses in your network. The IP management tool main features include,

An IP Address solution gives control over different aspects of your network’s IP Address Management, monitoring and troubleshooting. Thereby, using an IP Address Tracker helps you to keep in track, the IP Allocation, reservation, and more.

Enterprise IP Address Management

IPAM Features – Must haves for an effective IP management system

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 by the IP Address Tool and shown. The IP management software scans the Active Directory periodically to synchronize the data.

Active Directory Integration with IP Address Manager 

Role Based Administration

On Using IP Address tools, it is important to secure your network by pertaining access only to the authorized admins. Role based administration in IPAM tool 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 acting as advanced IP scanner enables administrators to create a hierarchical representation of their network. IP Address Tools tree nodes to represent the location or the usage and add subnets under them. This way IPAM software helps the administrator to easily locate a subnet in order 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.

IP Address Management 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 using this IP address tools.

End-to-End IP Details

The IP Address Manager software using IP address tracker 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 management system 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 Solution - ManageEngine 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. IPAM provides contact details like owner, location, and telephone number, 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 in IP address management solutions.

IP Address Management Software - ManageEngine Oputils 

Adding and managing supernets

Supernets simplify the process of network monitoring and management by aggregating subnets into a unified view. Helping network admins modify their network size and minimize network routing requirements, supernetting or route aggregation enables network admins to optimize address space usage.

With OpUtils IP Address Manager, network admins can easily add and monitor their IP supernets. This enables them to simplify monitoring, and management of network addresses across multiple subnets, by enabling a centralized view of different Supernets and their associated subnets.

IPAM Software - ManageEngine Oputils 

IP Address Management Reports

In IP address manager software, the reports of available and used IP Addresses in the network can be obtained. IP address management solutions 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.

 IP Address Management Tool - ManageEngine Oputils 

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 in IPAM software 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.

IP Address Management System - ManageEngine Oputils 

In IPAM tool, 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.

IP Address Management Solution - ManageEngine Oputils 

Alert Notification

The IP address management 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

Web Based IP Address Management - ManageEngine Oputils 

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 of the IP tools to perform the following actions:

IP Address Manager Tools - ManageEngine Oputils

  • 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

Data center IP address management

Data centers play a vital role in an organization's IT infrastructure. They house the core entities of your network, such as servers, switches, and routers. Monitoring your data center to ensure continuous network resource availability enables you to avoid costly errors, which could lead to network downtime.

OpUtils' proactive IP resource monitoring capabilities help you keep track of your data center's IP address space in real time. With features and tools built in to scan, track, and manage multiple subnets, routers, and servers, OpUtils' IP Address Manager gives you end-to-end visibility of your resource utilization and availability metrics, enabling you to quickly detect and troubleshoot emerging issues like subnet overutilization.

OpUtils simplifies data center IP address management by providing options to group resources based on their location, managing IT admin, and so on. These groups can be scanned individually, and separate scan schedules can be set up to automate periodic scanning. OpUtils also logs historical network operations, which helps you get device details like their associated IPs or the ports they were connected to in a given period.

IP Address Manager for Datacenter - ManageEngine Oputils

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.