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SolarWinds OrionIP Address Manager Administrator Guide

ORION IP ADDRESS MANAGER

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SolarWinds Orion IP Address Manager Administrator Guide

About SolarWindsSolarWinds, Inc develops and markets an array of network management, monitoring, and discovery tools to meet the diverse requirements of todays network management and consulting professionals. SolarWinds products continue to set benchmarks for quality and performance and have positioned the company as the leader in network management and discovery technology. The SolarWinds customer base includes over 45 percent of the Fortune 500 and customers from over 90 countries. Our global business partner distributor network exceeds 100 distributors and resellers.

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About SolarWinds iii

Administrator Guide SolarWinds Orion IP Address Manager

SolarWinds Orion IP Address Manager DocumentationThe following documents are included in the SolarWinds Orion IP Address Manager documentation library: Document Administrator Guide Evaluation Guide Page Help Release Notes Purpose Provides detailed setup, configuration, and conceptual information. Provides an introduction to Orion Network Performance Monitor features and instructions for installation and initial configuration. Provides help for every window in the Orion IP Address Manager user interface Provides the latest information about known issues, and updates. The latest Release Notes can be found at www.solarwinds.com.

iv SolarWinds Orion IP Address Manager Documentation

ContentsAbout SolarWinds ........................................................................................... iii Contacting SolarWinds ................................................................................... iii Conventions .................................................................................................... iii SolarWinds Orion IP Address Manager Documentation ................................ ivChapter 1

Introduction .................................................................................................... 1 Why Install SolarWinds Orion IPAM ................................................................ 1 Key Features of Orion IPAM ............................................................................ 1 How Orion IPAM Works ................................................................................... 4Chapter 2

Installing and Configuring Orion IPAM ....................................................... 7 Orion IPAM Requirements ............................................................................... 7 Requirements for Orion Common Components .......................................... 7 Preparing a SolarWinds Orion Installation..................................................... 11 Upgrade Paths .......................................................................................... 11 Installing Orion IPAM ..................................................................................... 11 Activating Your License ................................................................................. 13 Licensing Orion IPAM .................................................................................... 14 Checking License Status ............................................................................... 15 Maintaining Licenses with License Manager ................................................. 15 Installing License Manager ....................................................................... 15 Using License Manager ............................................................................ 15 Configuring Orion IPAM ................................................................................. 16 IPAM Getting Started Resource .................................................................... 16 Excluding Orion Data Directories from Anti-Virus Scanning ......................... 17 Configuring Subnet Scan Settings ............................................................ 17 Indirect Discovery ...................................................................................... 18 Managing CLI Credentials for Cisco DHCP Scope Scans ............................ 19 Managing Windows Credentials .................................................................... 20Contents v

Managing SNMP Credentials ........................................................................ 21 Creating and Configuring Custom Fields .................................................. 24 Customizing the IPAM Summary View ..................................................... 25 Customize Manage Subnets and IP Addresses Tab Views ..................... 26 Managing Orion IPAM Users ........................................................................ 27 User Role Definitions ................................................................................ 27 Editing User Roles .................................................................................... 29Chapter 3

Using Orion IPAM ........................................................................................ 31 Networking Concepts and Terminology ........................................................ 31 Viewing Networks with Orion IPAM............................................................... 34 Orion IPAM Status Icons .......................................................................... 35 Understanding the IP Address Manager Summary View ......................... 36 Manage Subnets and IP Addresses Page................................................ 38 DHCP Scope Monitoring Page ................................................................. 39 Importing IP Addresses and Settings from a File.......................................... 41 Updating IP Address properties from a File into an Existing Subnet ............ 43 Importing by Bulk Adding Subnets ................................................................ 43 Importing IPs and Subnets Using the SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset ......... 44 Viewing and Managing Orphaned IP Addresses .......................................... 45 Exporting IP Addresses and Settings ........................................................... 46 Managing IP Addresses with Orion IPAM ................................................. 47 Adding IPv4 Addresses ................................................................................. 47 Adding IPv6 Addresses ................................................................................. 47 Adding a Range of IP Addresses ............................................................. 48 Deleting IP Addresses from Monitoring .................................................... 49 Setting IP Address Status ......................................................................... 49 Editing IP Address Properties ................................................................... 50 Multiple Edit IP Address Properties .......................................................... 51 Searching for IP Addresses .......................................................................... 52 Historical Tracking ......................................................................................... 54 Managing Groups in Ori