What is network IPAM?
Network IPAM (IP Address Management) is a method of IP scanning, IP address tracking, and managing the information associated with a network's Internet Protocol address space and IPAM system. With IPAM, administrators can ensure that the inventory of assigned IP addresses remains current and sufficient.
There are five main reasons why IPAM is necessary for an organization:
- Capacity planning
- Transition to IPv6
- Management of resources
- Turning data into information
- The needed information
ServicePilot Network IPAM monitoring
This package provisions a ServicePilot Agent to collect a count of active IP addresses in the subnet where the ServicePilot Agent is deployed. Once configured, the Agent first discovers the active IP addresses in the same subnet, and then queries these addresses for more information via ARP requests and SNMP polling, to build a comprehensive view of the network topology where the agent is deployed.
Only one resource should be added per ServicePilot Agent.
The summary indicators gathered for each Network IPAM package include:
- Subnet Pool Capacity: the maximum number of IP addresses available in the subnet
- Active IPs Discovered: the number of active IP addresses discovered in the subnet
- IP Pool Usage: the percentage usage of the IP Pool Capacity
Additional information for each active IP address discovered include:
- MAC Address
- Equipment type (server, router, switch, etc.)
- Open TCP Ports
- Public IP