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).
List of products
|Address Commander||PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle|
|ApplianSys DNSBOX||Embedded PostgreSQL Database|
|BlueCat Networks||Embedded PostgreSQL Database|
|BT Diamond IP||MySQL, Oracle|
|Cisco Network Registrar||Yes SQL|
|Device42||Embedded PostgreSQL Database|
|FusionLayer Infinity||Hybrid PostgreSQL & NoSQL|
|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|
|NSoT||MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite|
|OpenNetAdmin||MySQL (via adodb)|
|Pandora FMS IPAM ext.||MySQL|
|Route Inventory Management||Embedded database|
|SolarWinds IP Address Manager||Microsoft SQL Server|
|TCPWave IPAM Suite||MySQL|