IPAM: IP Address Management with Windows Server – Installation and Configuration


In this part, we will see different actions possible since the IPAM service, this is just a preview, I invite you to delve into the menus of the console and read the various help available.

Find a free IP address

This technique is valid for both DHCP and IPAM managed ranges.

From the menu: IP ADDRESS SPACE 1 / IP address block 2 . Filter the result by selecting IP address ranges 3 . Right-click on a range 4 and click on Search and assign an available IP address … 5 .

Recherche IP

On the new window that opens, IPAM will attempt to retrieve an available IP 1 on the range, pinging.

Recherche d'IP

When an address is found 1 no answer to the ping, it is possible to go to the following address by clicking on A Find the next one. To reserve the IP, simply click on Apply 2 and OK 3 to add the address to IPAM.

Ajout de l'adresse dans la base

For IP addresses that are in DHCP scopes, it is possible to directly create a reservation on the IPAM server provided that the MAC address to be associated with it.

Information about server-managed IP address scopes

View IP address ranges

Go to IP ADDRESSING SPACE 1 / IP address block 2 . Select IP address ranges in filter 3 . If nothing is displayed, click on TASKS A and then Retrieve address space data B .

Récupérer bloc sur les serveurs

The list of address ranges is displayed with different statistical information for each.

Liste des plages

DHCP server administration

From the IPAM management page, go to DNS Servers and DHCP 1 , filter the type of DHCP server 2 . This will display the IPAM managed servers, select a 3 server to have the 4 properties.

IPAM voir les serveurs DHCP

Right-click on a server, the various possible actions are displayed.

Actions sur serveur DHCP

On the left menu click DHCP Extents 1 . As with servers, all DHCP scopes are displayed with the properties.

Étendue DHCP
Modify a DHCP scope

Select the scope to be modified 1 , right click on it and click on Change DHCP scope 2 .

Modifier etendue

Modify the parameters of the scope and validate by clicking Apply and OK.

Create a new DHCP scope

On the list of DHCP servers in IPAM, right-click on the server where the scope is to be added and click Create DHCP scope 1 .

Nouvelle etendue

Fill in the scope information and click Apply and OK to start the creation.

Go to the DHCP server and check the creation of the scope.

Etendue ajoutee au serveur DHCP
Create a DHCP reservation

Go to the list of DHCP extents 1 , right click on the range 2 where the reservation must be added and click on Create a DHCP reservation 3 .

Réservation DHCP

Before configuring the reservation, retrieve the MAC address 1 from the network card that will receive the IP address.

Réservation DHCP

Set up booking, enter Name 1 , IP Address 2 and MAC Address 3 . Then click on Options 4 .

Réservation DHCP

Configure the DHCP options, click the New 1 button to add. When done click on Apply 2 .

Réservation DHCP

Wait while adding the reservation to the DHCP server.

Réservation DHCP

Once the confirmation of the creation of the reservation, click on OK 1 to close the window.

Réservation DHCP

Go to the DHCP server and check the creation of the reservation.

Réservation DHCP

Manually Managed IP Address Scope Information

It is possible in IPAM to add addressing blocks that are not managed by DHCP servers. Block management must be done manually.

The use of an IP address management tool requires great rigor so that it is properly informed.

Add an IP address range

IP ranges will allow IPAM to search available addresses using the console.

From the IPAM interface, go to IP Address Block 1 , click on TASKS 2 and then Add IP Address Range … 3 .

Gestion hors DHCP

Enter the IP range information 1 then click on Apply 2 and OK 3 .

Gestion hors DHCP

The range is added 1 .

Gestion hors DHCP

Find an available IP address.

Right click on the range 1 and click on Search and assign an available IP address … 2 .

Gestion hors DHCP

IP is not available 1 , click Find Next 2 to find an address that does not answer the ping.

Gestion hors DHCP

IP is free 1 , move down the elevator to display Basic Configurations 2 .

Gestion hors DHCP

Enter the configuration information 1 , then click Apply 2 and OK 3 .

Gestion hors DHCP

Show IP Addresses 1 by changing the filter, we find the address 1 .

Gestion hors DHCP