IP Address Management (IPAM) Tools

When managing IP addresses within WANs and LANs, you might want to use an IP Address Management (IPAM) tool.

IP Address Management (IPAM) is a solution for organizing, tracking, and managing the IP address space in a network. IPAMs help to prevent IP address conflicts, converse IP space, and support for network planning.

With larger networks, an IPAM is required to have a total overview of all IP addresses.


Here are some notable options.

  1. SolarWinds IP Address Manager: Known for its robust features and intuitive user interface, this tool aids in tracking IP addresses, detecting duplicates, and generating detailed reports.

  2. Infoblox IPAM: This comprehensive solution is well-suited for larger networks, offering extensive capabilities in tracking and managing network infrastructures.

  3. BlueCat IPAM: A robust tool offering centralized IP address management, BlueCat also provides seamless integration with other systems, enhancing network control.

  4. ManageEngine OpUtils: This utility offers a real-time IP Address tracker as well as an IP Address Manager, supporting both IPv4 and IPv6 address tracking.

  5. LightMesh IPAM: Ideal for small to medium-sized businesses, LightMesh is user-friendly and comes with a solid set of features for efficient IP address management.

Selecting the right IPAM tool depends on the specific needs and the scale of your network. There are both free (open source) and paid tools. Some IPAMs have trial options.