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IPAM Administrator Guide

Last Update: May 31, 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.

+ Configuring IPAM

Information on configuring IPAM.

+ Monitoring with IPAM

Information to help you monitor your IP addresses.

+ DHCP Management

Managing ISC and Cisco DHCP servers, ASA devices, and Windows DHCP servers.

+ DNS Management

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

+ Amazon Route 53 and Azure DNS monitoring - new!

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

+ Integrate IPAM with VMware vRealize Orchestrator

Run or script IPAM actions in VMware vRealize Orchestrator.


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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