IPAM leverages an intuitive point- and-click web interface to allow you to Easily investigate the IP address space issues . By scanning the network , IPAM maintains a dynamic list of IP addresses and Allows engineers to plan for network growth , Ensure IP space usage meets corporate standards , and reduce IP conflicts .
IPAM is an entirely new feature in Windows Server 2012 that provides highly customizable administrative and monitoring capabilities for the IP address on a corporate network infrastructure or IPAM is the new framework for finding , monitoring and managing it on a network .
IPAM is a feature of Windows Server 2012 and must be installed as such , either by using the Add Roles and Features Wizard or through PowerShell 3.0 and poorly documented in my opinion , making a useful feature harder to use and understand than it should be .
Even without formal organization IPAM applications keep track of their IP address information somehow - most typically in spreadsheets . IPAM lets you view IP address availability and configuration from a database perspective , enabling you to use your addresses more efficiently . IPAM features such as IP reconciliation and automation can Eliminate the need to use spreadsheets for tracking addresses .
IPAM is performed on a Microsoft network by an installable feature of Windows Server 2012 that you run on a domain member server to " watch and centrally manage " the other servers on your network that are actually doing the work . IPAM manages the functionality of the following Windows servers :
- DHCP Service
- DNS Server
- Network Policy Server ( NPS )
- Active Directory Domain Controller ( DC )
To do import IPAM , IPAM log on to your server and open Server Manager :
- Click IPAM in far left pane of Server Manager .
- In the IPAM client , select IP Address Blocks under IP ADDRESS SPACE , and the make sure that Current view is set to IP Addresses in the drop - down menu .
- If you look along the top window , you will see the IP address listed along the top fields , such as IP Address and IP Address State . You can add or remove fields by right-clicking on one of the existing fields .
If you want to import and Assignment Type yhis information , you need to add these fields to the first line of your import file , without spaces , as shown below :
IPAddress , IPAddressState , AssignmentType , ManagedByService , ServiceInstance , AssetTag
10.160.50.12 , In - Use , Static , IPAM , localhost , BR12
10.160.50.13 , In - Use , Static , IPAM , localhost , BR13
10.160.50.14 , In - Use , Static , IPAM , localhost , BR14
10.160.50.15 , In - Use , Static , IPAM , localhost , BR15
Alternatively , you can keep the spaces in the field names and enclose with quotation marks , for example , " IP Address" and " IP Address State " . The actual IP address of the data should then follow , comma delimited in the same order that you specified the fields as shown above .
Some fields , such as IP Address State , will require you to look and see what the options are valid input . To find out what the possible options are :
Click Tasks in the far right corner of this client and select Add IP Address from the menu .
Select the drop - down menu by the side of the field to see the possible options. For instance , the field can be set to In - Use , Inactive or Reserved .
Now we need to change the status of any discovered servers to Managed . To do this , right click a server in the Server Inventory screen and select Edit Server from the menu .
In the Add or Edit Server window , change the Manageability status to Managed and click OK . Right click the server again , and select Retrieve All Data Server from the menu . Repeat this procedure for all discovered servers . Now you are ready to add the IP addresses , ranges and blocks to IPAM .