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How IPAM works

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Using ICMP and SNMP calls to collect details from devices on your network, IPAM tracks and displays IP address usage, in addition to automatically marking IP addresses that are no longer in use.

Additionally, WMI calls to DHCP and DNS servers are made to retrieve lease and scope details. Data is stored for tracking and auditing purposes in the database. All statistics are accessible using the Orion web interface.

There are 3 scanning modes used to scan IP addresses.

  • ICMP scan (ping sweep)
  • SNMP scan
  • Neighbor scan (using ARP tables)
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