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IPAM Administrator Guide

Updated: December 4, 2018

This guide provides an overview of SolarWinds IP Address Manager features and related technologies. In addition, it contains recommendations on best practices, tutorials for getting started, and troubleshooting information for common situations.

IPAM 4.5.0 and older:

IPAM features

This section describes features specific for SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM). IPAM uses common functions of Orion Platform products.

+ Introduction to IPAM

Information to help you get started with IPAM.

+ Configure IPAM

Information on configuring IPAM.

+ Add IP Addresses

Add IP Address to IPAM for monitoring.

+ Manage IP Addresses

Manage your IP Addresses.

+ Manage Subnets

Use subnets to segment your network into meaningful subnets.

+ Manage Supernets

Combine subnets into supernets.

+ DHCP Management

Learn how IPAM can help you monitor and manage your DHCP servers.

+ DNS Management

Learn how IPAM can help you monitor and manage your DNS servers.

+ VMWare Integration

Run or script IPAM actions in VMware vRealize Orchestrator

+ Amazon Route 53 and Azure DNS Monitoring

Monitor cloud DNS Zones and records from Amazon Route 53 and Azure DNS services.


Using the SWIS API to perform IPAM operations


Orion Platform features

SolarWinds IPAM uses the Orion Platform, the core architecture for the SolarWinds IT Management Portfolio. 

Common Orion Platform features used with IPAM

+ Manage user accounts

Information on how to create and configure user accounts for the Orion Web Console.

+ Customize the Orion Web Console

Learn how to customize dashboards, views, resources and more.

+ Create and manage alerts

Get informed about network events. Use or customize the out-of-the-box alerts, or create new alerts tailored to your needs.

+ Web-based reports

Generate reports in the Orion Web Console based on the predefined reports for your Orion Platform product. Customize existing reports to fit your needs, create reports, schedule a report to run automatically.

+ Web-based License Manager

Activate, add, upgrade or assign licenses with the web-based License Manager in the Orion Web Console.


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