IP scanner feature highlights

IP scanning simplified with seamless IP discovery

OpUtils offers flexible IP address space discovery options to import IPs to be scanned into your centralized OpUtils IP address management console. IP address scanning can be initiated by providing the starting and ending address of an IP address range, or by specifying a particular IP address. OpUtils scans the specified IPs and updates their status in seconds. Another option is to upload the IP addresses to be scanned via a CSV or XLS file. The IP scanner then periodically scans these IPs and updates the details continually.

Scanning and managing IP subnets

Once you’ve added routers, OpUtils' network IP scanner scans them and adds the discovered subnets to the IP address manager tool. You can also manually add the subnets by specifying the subnet address, subnet mask, and the group under which it has to be added. OpUtils’ network IP scanning software provides subnet scanning options such as:

  • Checking the IP availability using ICMP.
  • Getting the device details using SNMP.
  • Resolving the DNS name of the IP.
  • Getting the Windows device type and hardware details using WMI.
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Enabling IP scanning across IPv4 and IP6 addresses in tandem

To meet the ever-growing demand for network addresses, organizations have started adopting IPv6 for their networks. However, this has not completely eliminated the use of IPv4 addresses. Thus, it's become a challenging task for any network admin to manage both IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes simultaneously without an effective network IP scanner. Using different network IP scanners for this task can become a tedious, time-consuming process. This makes a network IP scanner indispensable.

OpUtils’ IP address scanner enables you to scan and manage both IP address types within a single console. This network scanner software automatically discovers IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and allows multiple global prefixes for IPv6 addresses. By supporting the logical grouping of subnets, OpUtils' IP scanning tool enables better address allocation, better organization, and easier identification of network IP addresses. The network IP scanner enables you to have comprehensive insight into your IPv4 and IPv6 address provisioning such as Scope Name, Reserved Status, System Location, and MAC address.

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Holistic IP address scanning with OpUtils' comprehensive network IP scanner

Unlike in small-scale, static networks (where IP allocation remains constant over a period), IP allocations in dynamic networks tend to change continually. A centralized IP scanning solution is needed and indispensable, with modern IT infrastructures being highly reliant on DHCP servers for dynamic IP allocation and enterprise-level networks spreading across multiple IP subnets, supernets, and a large number of devices.

OpUtils’ network IP scanning solution helps you to keep track of these complex IP networks using its holistic IP scanning and management capabilities. These capabilities enable you to monitor IP provisioning and decommissioning across subnets, supernets, and DHCP server scopes by continually scanning the network for IP status changes. Network admins can also drill down to individual IP level details to understand the subnet, route aggregation, and lease details.

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Proactive IP address space monitoring simplifying IP address management

Manual IP address management and static IP allocations may result in IP conflicts. These IP conflicts, when left unresolved, may lead to costly network downtime. Since critical network resources require stable IP provisioning to enable network connectivity, it is crucial to deploy a reliable IP scanning solution that enables proactive monitoring and helps you avoid costly mistakes.

OpUtils' advanced network IP scanner ensures proactive network IP scanning that enables you to avoid running into issues. This IP scanner eliminates the pain points of IP management by providing real-time, IP-specific details, such as an IP allocation details, availability status, and user. These details pulled by network IP scanner software aids you in keeping your IP address allocation in check. By automating periodic scans and eliminating the need for manual intervention involved in data updates, the OpUtils network IP scanner ensures that data is tracked in real-time and is error-free.

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Effective troubleshooting with instant IP scanning alerts indicating IP specific network issues

Expecting a network admin to be available at all times to monitor the network IP address space for any failures or issues is impractical. One way to increase network operational efficiency is using IP scanner software that is capable of detecting and alerting on emerging network issues.

OpUtils’ real time IP scanning software is built to generate instant, threshold-based alerts on detected IP issues, such as IP address conflict and address lookup failures. Since users are instantly alerted in case of any IP state changes, this network IP scanning software aids you in troubleshooting and responding to IP-related issues quickly. This enables you to avoid IP issues from cascading into costly issues.

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View IP scan results as historical logs and granular IP scan reports

Using the OpUtils network IP scanner, you can keep track of the users of a particular IP by viewing historical logs of its allocations. All network data, statistics, and performance metrics are stored to help make the auditing process easier. IP scanning generates reports on used and unused IP addresses by marking IPs that do not respond within a 10-day period as Available. The network IP scanner software reports can be exported in PDF, CSV, or XLS formats and stored for future reference.

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