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IP Address Management

IP Address Management(IPAM) with IPv4/IPv6 and overlapping IP ranges support with Device42.


Welcome! This Device42 solution overview will introduce you to key IP Address Management capabilities in Device42 software. Let’s start with a brief introduction of Device42’s IPV4 and IPV6 functionality

IPV4 and IPV6

Device 42 natively supports both IPV4 and IPV6.

You can filter IPs by type. And each device can have multiple IP associations so you can view a device and see all of its associated IPV4 and IPV6 addresses.

In the next section, we’ll talk about Device42’s powerful, agentless auto-discovery capabilities.

Auto Discovery

Device42 has a wide range of agentless, auto discovery tools based on native protocols. For example, you can connect to network devices using SNMP. You can discover by IP range or you can use CDP or LLDP discovery to capture basic inventory information, ARP table, or MAC table.

You also have options like ping sweep, DNS zone sync, Windows discovery using WMI and Linux discovery using SSH.

All of the tools utilize IP for discovery and your IP information is also kept up-to-date and accurate.

Network Connectivity

Device42’s powerful auto-discovery capabilities can also document device switch port connections.

By clicking on “Follow Remote Ports” we can view a full Layer-2 network connectivity diagram that is dynamically generated based on the actual network connectivity.

With Device42, understanding network connectivity is both easy and clear!

Now lets see how Device42 handles overlapping IP ranges

Overlapping Ranges

Device42 utilizes a concept called VRF Group. A VRF group enables easy management of overlapping IP ranges across multiple data centers. Once subnets are arranged in VRF groups, they can be further nested into other subnets. This feature gives you great flexibility in managing your subnets and VRF groups.

For example, we can add subnets, or add IP addresses. When we click on the “add a subnet” icon”, we can see what IPs are available and we can save that information all from a single page.

In the next section, we’ll provide a brief overview of Device42’s bulk operations for IP address management.

Bulk Operations

Device42 has multiple tools that make managing bulk IP operations easy.

For example, if we want to add a group of IPs to a particular subnet, we choose the subnet, add the beginning and ending IP for the group, choose a type for the IP group, mark them as available, or not available, and then save the IP group to the subnet.

Now that all the IPs have been added to the subnet, we can view the subnet and choose to view the individual IP’s that were added.

Device42’s second bulk IP operation allows us to modify or create almost any data in Device42 using Excel files.

Under the “Tools”, “Import Export”, we provide you with Excel templates and even your current data from Device42 that you can quickly edit offline, and then re-import to Device42.

Device42’s third component for bulk data management is its powerful API capabilities — which allow you to make any changes in Device42. Device42 provides clear, easy to use API code examples that enable you to add data, update data, or delete data regarding your subnet or VRF group of IPs.

That wraps up this brief introduction of the IP address management capabilities found in Device42 software. Please contact us to learn more about how Device42 software can transform the management of your IT infrastructure.

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