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IPplan vs SolarWinds IPAM

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Learn why open-source IPPlan will likely not scale to meet your enterprise IPAM needs.

Learn why open-source IPPlan will likely not scale to meet your enterprise IPAM needs.

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  • 1. Open Source IPplan Vs SolarWinds® IPAM, The Solution for Your Enterprise IPAM Needs© 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 1
  • 2. AgendaLearn why open-source IPPlan will likely not scale to meet yourenterprise IPAM needs:»IPplan»Enterprise IPAM Requirements»Choosing the Right IPAM Solution»SolarWinds IPAM vs. IPPlan»SolarWinds IPAM – An Overview»SolarWinds IPAM has more…© 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 2
  • 3. Enterprise IPAM» IP address management is a critical current issue in all organizations.» IPplan may help track and monitor your IP addresses.  But is it an efficient solution for your growing IP address management needs?» IT folks try out free IPplan.  They later realize that it may not meet the needs for organizational IP address management because it does not scale.  This applies to businesses of all sizes – especially small and mid-sized companies, whose IP address space is growing all the time.» The search continues for the right IPAM solution…© 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 3
  • 4. Choosing the Right IPAM Software» Effective IP address management is about simplicity, agility and scalability.» With your IPAM software, you should be able to:  Customize alerts to notify you on IP address utilization thresholds  Infer from dashboards IP address allocation and utilization statistics to quickly understand the status of IP usage and take action  Track IP address allocation and utilization status over time  Generate a wide range of reports and export them for further analysis and compliance  Use a centralized IP address management console for automating tasks such as IP address scanning and tracking, and thus reduce manual effort© 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 4
  • 5. Choosing the Right IPAM Software» DHCP/DNS management is also key to an IPAM solution so you can  Add DHCP scopes and manage them from a single IPAM console  Add IP addresses and make reservations to your DHCP scopes  Sync changes made on DHCP servers with your IPAM software  Sync with your DNS servers to see your obsolete DNS records  Understand DNS record assignment per IP address  Do “one click” IP address reservation in DHCP server scope» IPv6 migration planning to help better facilitate your migration from IPv4 to IPv6. What you need What you need© 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 5
  • 6. IPplan Vs SolarWinds IPAM IPAM Functionality IPplan SolarWinds IPAMDHCP Management X Customization of alerts X Customizable reporting X Drag & Drop UI X Active Directory integration (user access) X Endpoint SNMP poling X Historical IP address information X Dashboard view X “Groups” logic X DNS Monitoring X  © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 6
  • 7. FAQ Responses from IPplan Developer FAQ Responses on IPplan* (Source – IP Address Management and Tracking Forum) SolarWinds IP Address Manager*IP Address Management and Tracking, Frequently asked questions, pulledJanuary 1, 2013, available at http://iptrack.sourceforge.net/doku.php?id=faq.© 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 7
  • 8. Replace IPplan with “SolarWinds IPAM”» You now have the opportunity to switch to SolarWinds IPAM, and ensure your growing IP space is monitored and managed effectively.  Download the full-functional 30-day eval- of SolarWinds IP Address Manager  Export all your static subnets from IPplan into a text file (.txt)  Convert the text file into a spreadsheet (.xls or .xlsx or .csv)  Import the subnets and IP addresses into IPAM web console within a few clicks using the Import Wizard» If you have DHCP scopes, then SolarWinds IPAM will poll your DHCP and DNS servers and add the required scopes to the IPAM server for centralized and automated IP address management.© 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 8
  • 9. SolarWinds IP Address Manager© 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 9
  • 10. SolarWinds IPAM has more…» SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) offers automated DHCP, DNS, & IP Space Management to centrally manage, monitor, alert, & report on your entire IP infrastructure.  Available as readily downloadable software from the internet  IPAM is an affordable software solution to small-scale and mid-market companies.» IPAM offers you on-demand product functionality for your IT spend and offers additional benefits such as:  Frequent feature upgrades  Periodic functionality enhancement and UI improvements  24x7 technical support  Bug fixes and hot fixes  Constant community leverage from SolarWinds IT community, thwack®, that has tens of thousands of IT pros sharing knowledge and best practices© 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 10
  • 11. SolarWinds IPAM has more…» Try the free 30-day evaluation, and SolarWinds IPAM will justify why IPplan is not enough and why you need to start using enterprise-class IPAM tools for smart and effective IT management!» After the evaluation, SolarWinds IPAM can be purchased for an affordable price along (first year maintenance included).© 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 11
  • 12. Key Features & Benefits of SolarWinds IPAM» Powerful, centralized DHCP management for Microsoft® DHCP services, monitoring for Microsoft DNS, and monitoring for Cisco® DHCP servers.» Intuitive web interface for simple, click-of-a-button management & IP address planning» Automated IP address scanning customizable to your needs» Global search feature to track down any IP in seconds along with historical address tracking» Real-time top 10 lists for “at-a-glance” visibility into your IP space» Role-based access control and detailed event recording to track who made what change» Quick and easy installation for deployment generally in under an hour Centralized IP Address Management Historical IP Address Tracking© 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 12
  • 13. Helpful Resources We invite you to learn more about SolarWinds IP Address Manager Fre e Tool© 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. --- Click any of the links above --- 13
  • 14. Thank You!© 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 14

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