Leveraging Best Practices for                                       SolarWinds IP Address Manager                         ...
Summary Best Practices for Using IP Address Manager »      Adding IP Addresses & Subnets »      IP Address & Subnet Manage...
Agenda» In this Part 1 presentation, we will be looking at some of the  best practices for using SolarWinds IP Address Man...
1. Adding IP Addresses & Subnets»      SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) allows you to add IP addresses to       existi...
1 a. Adding New Subnets & Supernets                                             Step 1»      To add a new subnet or supern...
1 a. Adding New Subnets & Supernets (Contd.)                                                    Step 2»        In the Add ...
1 b. Adding Range of IP Addresses»     To add a range of IP addresses, click IP Addresses tab >> Manage      Subnets & IP ...
2. IP Address & Subnet Management»     SolarWinds IPAM allows you to perform automated IP address scans on      all your s...
2 a. Configuring Automatic Subnet Scan»        SolarWinds IPAM is capable of using both SNMP and ICMP scanning to         ...
2 a. Configuring Automatic Subnet Scan (Contd.)»        You can enter the Scan Interval field to set the automated scan fr...
2 b. Importing IP Addresses & Subnets                                      Step 1 from Spreadsheets»     SolarWinds IPAM s...
2 b. Importing IP Addresses & Subnets                                        Step 2 from Spreadsheets »      2. Selecting ...
2 b. Importing IP Addresses & Subnets                                      Step 3 from Spreadsheets»     3. IP Address & S...
2 b. Importing IP Addresses & Subnets                                                                 Step 3              ...
2 b. Importing IP Addresses & Subnets                                          Step 4                                     ...
2 c. IPv6 Monitoring»      IPAM provides the ability to add IPv6 Sites and Subnets for IP address       planning purposes....
2 c. IPv6 Monitoring »      Create an IPv6 Global site called SolarWinds v6 Lab »      Then add your IPv6 SitesLEVERAGING ...
2 c. IPv6 Monitoring (Contd.) »       Then add a building and floorsLEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMAN...
2 d. Historical IP Address Tracking »      IPAM offers the historical tracking of addresses to see how certain        prop...
2 e. IP Address Details view »      Similarly, select an individual IP address from the IP Address View, and        click ...
Key Features & Benefits of SolarWinds IPAM»     Powerful, centralized DHCP management for Microsoft® DHCP services, monito...
Helpful Resources We invite you to learn more about SolarWinds IP Address Manager                                         ...
Thank You!LEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT)          ...
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In this Part 1 presentation, we will be looking at some of the best practices for using SolarWinds IP Address Manager

Adding IP Addresses & Subnets
-- New Subnets & Supernets
-- Adding Range of IP Addresses

IP Address & Subnet Management
-- Configuring Automatic Subnet Scan
-- Importing IP Addresses & Subnets from Spreadsheets
-- IPv6 Monitoring
-- Historical IP Address Tracking
-- IP Address Details View

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  1. 1. Leveraging Best Practices for SolarWinds IP Address Manager – Part 1 Part 1 - IP Address and Subnet ManagementLEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 1
  2. 2. Summary Best Practices for Using IP Address Manager » Adding IP Addresses & Subnets » IP Address & Subnet Management • Configuring Automatic Subnet Scan Part 1 • Importing IP Addresses & Subnets from Spreadsheets • IPv6 Monitoring • Historical IP Address Tracking • IP Address Details View » Adding DHCP & DNS servers » DHCP Management & DNS Monitoring Part 2 • Managing DHCP Scopes on DHCP Server • Monitoring DNS Servers & Zones » User Delegation » Custom Alerts & Reports Part 3 » Top 10 ViewsLEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 2
  3. 3. Agenda» In this Part 1 presentation, we will be looking at some of the best practices for using SolarWinds IP Address Manager» 1. Adding IP Addresses & Subnets a. New Subnets & Supernets b. Adding Range of IP Addresses» 2. IP Address & Subnet Management a. Configuring Automatic Subnet Scan b. Importing IP Addresses & Subnets from Spreadsheets c. IPv6 Monitoring d. Historical IP Address Tracking e. IP Address Details ViewLEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 3
  4. 4. 1. Adding IP Addresses & Subnets» SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) allows you to add IP addresses to existing subnets, as well as add additional subnets for automated monitoring and management.» What you can add and monitor: • New subnet or supernet • New IP addresses to existing subnet • Import subnet and add IP addresses • A range of IP addresses to any defined and existing subnet • Import IP addresses and allocate them to new/existing subnets • IPv6 sites, addresses and subnets for IPv6 migration and planning purposes NOTE: In order to help you maintain an organized network, IPAM does not allow adding individual IP addresses unless they exist within a subnet previously designated for monitoring.LEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 4
  5. 5. 1 a. Adding New Subnets & Supernets Step 1» To add a new subnet or supernet, click IP Addresses tab >> Manage Subnets & IP Addresses tab >> Add button >> Choose Subnet or Supernet. Adding New Subnets & SupernetsLEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 5
  6. 6. 1 a. Adding New Subnets & Supernets (Contd.) Step 2» In the Add Subnet or Add Supernet window, you can fill in the applicable details. Adding a Subnet to SolarWinds IPAM Adding a Supernet to SolarWinds IPAM LEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESS MANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 6
  7. 7. 1 b. Adding Range of IP Addresses» To add a range of IP addresses, click IP Addresses tab >> Manage Subnets & IP Addresses tab >> Choose a subnet from the left-hand column >> Click Add IP Range button.» This will open up a window to add your IP address ranges within the selected subnet. You can enter the starting and ending IP addresses, and IPAM will add the range of IP addresses to the subnet. Adding a Range of IP Addresses to IPAMLEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 7
  8. 8. 2. IP Address & Subnet Management» SolarWinds IPAM allows you to perform automated IP address scans on all your subnets with custom intervals and makes it easy to create your own scan job from scratch.» Each job performs a scan of network devices based on subnet. You can automate IP address scanning for all your subnets, a group of subnets, or for an individual subnet.» There are 3 scanning modes used to scan IP addresses:  ICMP scan (ping sweep)  SNMP scan  Neighbor scan (using ARP tables)LEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 8
  9. 9. 2 a. Configuring Automatic Subnet Scan» SolarWinds IPAM is capable of using both SNMP and ICMP scanning to continuously determine the status of your monitored network. The Subnet Scan Settings view allows you to select how IPAM automatically scans your network for changes.» You can configure the scan while adding a new subnet or by editing the properties for any existing subnet.» On the Manage Subnets & IP Addresses tab, select the subnet(s) for which you want to automate the scan.» On the right pane, click Edit to open the Edit Subnet Properties window. Subnet & IP Address Management Screen in SolarWinds IPAM LEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESS MANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 9
  10. 10. 2 a. Configuring Automatic Subnet Scan (Contd.)» You can enter the Scan Interval field to set the automated scan frequency (in minutes, hours or days) between 10 minutes to 7 days. Automatic Subnet Scanning in SolarWinds IPAM LEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESS MANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 10
  11. 11. 2 b. Importing IP Addresses & Subnets Step 1 from Spreadsheets» SolarWinds IPAM software simplifies the process of importing all your IP addresses and subnets. Using a simple-to-use Import Wizard, you can now upload all your IP addresses and subnets from Excel or .csv spreadsheets.» The wizard will walk you through a series of simple steps and provide the functionality to manage the spreadsheet data that gets uploaded.» 1. Preparing to Import a Spreadsheet  IPAM offers you Excel spreadsheet templates to have your IP addresses and subnets formatted to a standard pattern that makes the importing process easier.  You can download these templates, and convert your existing spreadsheets with IP addresses and subnets into this form for the import.LEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 11
  12. 12. 2 b. Importing IP Addresses & Subnets Step 2 from Spreadsheets » 2. Selecting the Spreadsheet (.xls or .xlsx, or .csv) for Import IPAM allows you to import spreadsheets with multiple worksheets – each of it could denote a specific subnet and contain the IP address allocation for that subnet. You can import IP addresses and subnets into IPAM for:  Adding more IP addresses to an existing subnet  Replacing/overwriting the existing subnet with new IP address data  Creating new subnets by just importing subnet and IP address data into IPAMLEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 12
  13. 13. 2 b. Importing IP Addresses & Subnets Step 3 from Spreadsheets» 3. IP Address & Subnet Column Matching SolarWinds IPAM tool allows you to choose the appropriate column from your spreadsheet for each IPAM option.» You may have different column header names in your spreadsheet if you are not using the IPAM-recommended template. IPAM enables you to map those fields from your spreadsheet with the default data fields that are required for the import.LEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 13
  14. 14. 2 b. Importing IP Addresses & Subnets Step 3 (Contd.) from Spreadsheets» SolarWinds IPAM gives you two options to choose from:  Automatically create subnet hierarchy based on information provided.  Place new subnets in Imported Subnet/Supernet/Gr oup folder so you can organize them after import. IP Address Column Matching in SolarWinds IPAMLEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 14
  15. 15. 2 b. Importing IP Addresses & Subnets Step 4 and 5 from Spreadsheets » 4. Selecting Custom Fields to be Imported with the Spreadsheet  Select Custom Fields IPAM allows you to choose and customize that you want to import from your spreadsheet. » 5. Importing the Spreadsheet on IPAM  Once you have all the details locked and loaded, you can just hit the Import button.  All the IP addresses and subnets will now be available in the Manage Subnets & IP Addresses tab, and you can start immediately managing them using IPAM’s centralized web console. “IPAM also provides you with the functionality of importing bulk IP addresses and subnets just by typing or copying them in a text field”LEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 15
  16. 16. 2 c. IPv6 Monitoring» IPAM provides the ability to add IPv6 Sites and Subnets for IP address planning purposes. IPv6 addresses can then be grouped to assist with network organization. To leverage the amount of addresses available, as well as the organizational features inherent with the implementation, you should create a logical address plan.» For example:  You could designate two nibbles (a nibble is 4 bits or 1 hex character) for your country code. This will give you 2^8, or 256, possibilities for unique countries.  Next, you would want to designate another nibble for state or location.  Finally, you would designate bits for site, building, and floor.LEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 16
  17. 17. 2 c. IPv6 Monitoring » Create an IPv6 Global site called SolarWinds v6 Lab » Then add your IPv6 SitesLEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 17
  18. 18. 2 c. IPv6 Monitoring (Contd.) » Then add a building and floorsLEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 18
  19. 19. 2 d. Historical IP Address Tracking » IPAM offers the historical tracking of addresses to see how certain properties have changed over time. For example, you can track MAC addresses and hostnames previously assigned to an IP Address. » From the IP Addresses tab >> Manage Subnets & IP Addresses page >> Select a specific IP address from any existing subnet >> Click View Details. Selecting IP Address to View History using SolarWinds IPAMLEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 19
  20. 20. 2 e. IP Address Details view » Similarly, select an individual IP address from the IP Address View, and click the View Details button. This will display all the details associated with the selected address including MAC and Hostname assignment history. Historical IP Address Tracking & IP Address Detail View in SolarWinds IPAMLEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 20
  21. 21. 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 in under an hour Centralized IP Address Management Historical IP Address TrackingLEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 21
  22. 22. Helpful Resources We invite you to learn more about SolarWinds IP Address Manager Free Tool Explore the FEATURES of SolarWinds IPAM • No more spreadsheets • Centralized IP Address Management --- Click any of the links above --- 22
  23. 23. Thank You!LEVERAGING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLARWINDS IP ADDRESSMANAGER – PART 1 (IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MANAGEMENT) 23

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