IP address management

IPAM (IP Address Management), according to Infoblox, is the administration of DNS and DHCP, which are the network services that assign and resolve IP addresses to machines in a TCP/IP network.

What is IPAM (IP Address Management)?

IP address management (IPAM), according to WikipediA, is a methodology implemented in computer software for planning and managing the assignment and use of IP addresses and closely related resources of a computer network. It does not typically provide Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) services, but manages information for these components.

Additional functionality, such as controlling reservations in DHCP and other data aggregation and reporting capabilities, is also common. Data tracked by an IPAM system may include information such as IP addresses in use, and the associated devices and users. Centralized collection of this information may support troubleshooting and abuse investigations.

IPAM tools are increasingly important as new IPv6 networks are deployed with large address pools of 128-bit hexadecimal numbers and new subnetting techniques.

IPAM (IP Address Management), according to Infoblox, is the administration of DNS and DHCP, which are the network services that assign and resolve IP addresses to machines in a TCP/IP network. Simply put, IPAM is a means of planning, tracking, and managing the Internet Protocol address space used in a network. Most commonly, tools such as DNS and DHCP are used in tandem to perform this task, though true IPAM will glue these services together so that each is aware of changes in the other (for instance DNS knowing of the IP address taken by a client via DHCP, and updating itself accordingly).

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Address Commander PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle
ApplianSys DNSBOX Embedded PostgreSQL Database
Apteriks.com n/a
BlueCat Networks Embedded PostgreSQL Database
BT Diamond IP MySQL, Oracle
Calico Etcd
Cisco Network Registrar Yes SQL
Collins MySQL MariaDB
Device42 Embedded PostgreSQL Database
Easy-IP FirebirdSQL
EfficientIP Embedded DDBMS
FusionLayer Infinity Hybrid PostgreSQL & NoSQL
GestióIP MySQL
HaCi MySQL, PostgreSQL
i-doit MariaDB/MySQL
Infoblox Embedded real-time distributed database
IP-Admin Microsoft SQL Server
IPplan PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server
MAAS - Metal as a Service PostgreSQL
Men & Mice Suite internal SQLite, Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft Windows Internal Database, Microsoft SQL Server
Morpheus PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server
NetBox PostgreSQL
NetDB Oracle
Netdot MySQL, PostgreSQL
Netmagis PostgreSQL
NameSurfer PostgreSQL
NOC PostgreSQL
NSoT MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite
OpenNetAdmin MySQL (via adodb)
Pandora FMS IPAM ext. MySQL
phpIPAM MySQL, MariaDB
RackTables MySQL, MariaDB
Ralph MySQL
Route Inventory Management Embedded database
Sauron PostgreSQL
SolarWinds IP Address Manager Microsoft SQL Server
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