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How To Manage DHCP Servers Using                             SolarWinds IP Address Manager 5 Key DHCP Management        Op...
Agenda» Centralized DHCP Server Management with SolarWinds IPAM» Adding a DHCP Server» 5 Key DHCP Management Operations us...
Centralized DHCP Server Management»      SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) offers powerful and centralized       manage...
Adding a DHCP Server»      Make sure all your DHCP servers exist as servers in IPAM before you begin       monitoring. The...
Adding a DHCP Server (contd.)                                                       »   On the Add DHCP Server            ...
5 Key DHCP Management Operations                                               using SolarWinds IPAMHow To Manage DHCP Ser...
#1 Editing DHCP Server Settings & Properties»    On the DHCP & DNS Monitoring tab, select the DHCP server you want to mana...
#2 Managing DHCP Scopes on DHCP Server    »       From the DHCP & DNS Management tab, select DHCP Scopes tab, select the D...
#3 Making IP Address Reservations on DHCP Server »      To change the status of IP addresses and reserve them on the DHCP ...
#3 Making IP Address Reservations on DHCP Server                                                                          ...
#4 DHCP Graph View»      The DHCP Graph View presents a graphical representation of the percentage IP       address utiliz...
#5 Customizable Alerts & Intuitive Dashboard»      SolarWinds IPAM is an effective IP scanner tool that offers many custom...
Key Features & Benefits of SolarWinds IPAM»      Powerful, centralized management for Microsoft® DHCP services, monitoring...
Helpful Resources    We invite you to learn more about SolarWinds IP Address Manager                                      ...
Thank You!How To Manage DHCP Servers UsingSolarWinds IP Address Manager                                   15
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How-To: Manage DHCP Servers with SolarWinds IP Address Manager

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Learn the 5 Key DHCP Management Operations using SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM).

1. Editing DHCP Server Settings & Properties
2. Managing DHCP Scopes on DHCP Server
3. Making IP Address Reservations on DHCP Server
4. DHCP Graph to View see IP Address Utilization
5. Customizable Alerts & Intuitive Dashboard

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How-To: Manage DHCP Servers with SolarWinds IP Address Manager

  1. 1. How To Manage DHCP Servers Using SolarWinds IP Address Manager 5 Key DHCP Management OperationsHow To Manage DHCP Servers UsingSolarWinds IP Address Manager 1
  2. 2. Agenda» Centralized DHCP Server Management with SolarWinds IPAM» Adding a DHCP Server» 5 Key DHCP Management Operations using SolarWinds IPAM 1. 1 Editing DHCP Server Settings & Properties 2 2. Managing DHCP Scopes on DHCP Server 3. 3 Making IP Address Reservations on DHCP Server 4 4. DHCP Graph to View see IP Address Utilization 5 5. Customizable Alerts & Intuitive DashboardHow To Manage DHCP Servers UsingSolarWinds IP Address Manager 2
  3. 3. Centralized DHCP Server Management» SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) offers powerful and centralized management of Microsoft DHCP services.» Using SolarWinds IPAM you can easily  Add new or edit existing Microsoft DHCP servers and scopes.  Set, update or delete reservations, reservation status and DHCP properties, including IP ranges and exclusions» SolarWinds IPAM solution allows you to manage both Microsoft DHCP servers, and monitor Cisco IOS DHCP servers.How To Manage DHCP Servers UsingSolarWinds IP Address Manager 3
  4. 4. Adding a DHCP Server» Make sure all your DHCP servers exist as servers in IPAM before you begin monitoring. There are two options for adding nodes:  Entering nodes manually one at a time  Using the Network Discovery Wizard to add multiple nodes» Once the DHCP server is added as a node in Orion server, you can add it to the IPAM web console by clicking IP Addresses tab >> DHCP & DNS Monitoring >> DHCP Servers >> Add New >> DHCP Server Adding DHCP Server in SolarWinds IPAM (Step 1)How To Manage DHCP Servers UsingSolarWinds IP Address Manager 4
  5. 5. Adding a DHCP Server (contd.) » On the Add DHCP Server page, you can choose the required DHCP server from the list of nodes (already discovered by Network Discovery Wizard or manually added) and create or choose credentials. » Click Test, and once the test is successful, click Add DHCP Server to IPAM web console. Adding DHCP Server in SolarWinds IPAM (Step 2) 5
  6. 6. 5 Key DHCP Management Operations using SolarWinds IPAMHow To Manage DHCP Servers UsingSolarWinds IP Address Manager 6
  7. 7. #1 Editing DHCP Server Settings & Properties» On the DHCP & DNS Monitoring tab, select the DHCP server you want to manage and click Edit Server. » This will open the DCHP Server Edit Properties window where you can  Add/edit DHCP Server Description, VLAN ID, Location, etc.  Create Custom Fields to add descriptive text fields to IP addresses, subnets, supernets, groups, DHCP servers and scopes.  Change DHCP Server Credentials  Modify DHCP Server Scan Settings Editing DHCP Server using SolarWinds IPAM 7
  8. 8. #2 Managing DHCP Scopes on DHCP Server » From the DHCP & DNS Management tab, select DHCP Scopes tab, select the DHCP scopes as required, and click Edit Scope Details which will open up the Edit DHCP Scope page. Editing Scopes in SolarWinds IPAM» On the Edit DHCP Scope page, you can  Define DHCP scope by specifying the DHCP server details  Specify IP Address range by providing a set of consecutive IP addresses Updating DHCP Scope Details in Microsoft DHCP  Define how long the scope lease should last Server from SolarWinds IPAM» Once finished, click the Update Scope button to have these updates reflected in the DHCP server. How To Manage DHCP Servers Using SolarWinds IP Address Manager 8
  9. 9. #3 Making IP Address Reservations on DHCP Server » To change the status of IP addresses and reserve them on the DHCP Server, go to the Manage Subnets & IP Addresses tab, and select the required DHCP scope on the left pane. » Now, on the right pane where the IP addresses are listed with their current status, choose the required one(s) with “Available” status to have it reserved on the DHCP server, and click Edit. Making IP Address Reservation in DHCP Server from SolarWinds IPAM Web Console How To Manage DHCP Servers Using SolarWinds IP Address Manager 9
  10. 10. #3 Making IP Address Reservations on DHCP Server (contd.)» On the Edit IP Address window that just opened, enter the Node Alias, Hostname, and the DHCP server details required and click Save.» This will have the changes effected on the DHCP server immediately.» Within just a few clicks you can make IP address reservations on your DHCP server.» The reverse is also possible with SolarWinds IPAM solution.» Once you’ve made the changes on your DHCP Server you can open the Editing IP Address Status on DHCP Server from IPAM Console DHCP & DNS Management tab >> DHCP Servers>> click Scan.» SolarWinds IPAM will scan the DHCP server for changes and update the Orion server immediately. Synchronizing DHCP Server Updates on SolarWinds IPAM How To Manage DHCP Servers Using SolarWinds IP Address Manager 10
  11. 11. #4 DHCP Graph View» The DHCP Graph View presents a graphical representation of the percentage IP address utilization for a single or a group of DHCP Servers.» Click on the IP Addresses tab >> DHCP & DNS Monitoring >> DHCP Servers >> Graph View to get these statistics. Graph showing Percentage IP Utilization for the selected DHCP Server(s)How To Manage DHCP Servers UsingSolarWinds IP Address Manager 11
  12. 12. #5 Customizable Alerts & Intuitive Dashboard» SolarWinds IPAM is an effective IP scanner tool that offers many customizable alerts that you can configure to alert you when you DHCP scopes are getting full, or when they reach a certain percentage of utilization, so you can better manage and allocate your IP addresses.» You can also leverage the intuitive dashboard and the Top 10 Views from SolarWinds IPAM to quickly view the DHCP scopes, and IP address utilization and availability. SolarWinds IPAM showing Top 10 DHCP Scopes by UtilizationHow To Manage DHCP Servers UsingSolarWinds IP Address Manager 12
  13. 13. Key Features & Benefits of SolarWinds IPAM» Powerful, centralized management for Microsoft® DHCP services, monitoring for Microsoft DNS, and monitoring for Cisco® DHCP servers.» Automated IP address scanning customizable to your needs» Global search feature to track down any IP in seconds along with historical address tracking» Preventative alerting to ensure subnets and DHCP scopes don’t fill up» 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 TrackingHow To Manage DHCP Servers UsingSolarWinds IP Address Manager 13
  14. 14. Helpful Resources We invite you to learn more about SolarWinds IP Address Manager Fre e ToolHow To Manage DHCP Servers Using --- Click any of the links above ---SolarWinds IP Address Manager 14
  15. 15. Thank You!How To Manage DHCP Servers UsingSolarWinds IP Address Manager 15

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