Viewing the network list
In the Network section of the Web Application, users are presented with a list of all networks in the system that they have access to view.
The networks lists shows all IP address ranges and scopes in the system (depending on what is selected in the Filtering sidebar). The visible columns can be configured by clicking on the "Configure columns" icon above the list.
The utilization of ranges and DHCP scopes is shown in a column called "Utilization" showing each network's utilization.
Creating a network
Click on the "Create" button above the list, or click on the "Create new network" in the action menu of the Inspector.
A wizard dialog appears to guide users through the process.
- Fill in the network along with the subnet mask.
- When creating a DHCP network, the check box "Create a DHCP network" should be checked. (See below for details.)
- Specify if the network should be locked or if auto assignment of IP addresses should be allowed.
- Click Next.
Step 2 (optional)
If the "Create a DHCP network" box is checked in Step 1, the following dialog is presented:
- Fill in the title and description.
- Fill in to any custom fields to be defined in the system.
- Click Next.
Users are presented with summary information about the network before it is created.
- To open the range after it has been created, check the "Open range after creating" box.
- Optionally, add a save comment for audit trail purposes.
- Click Finish.
The new IP address range or DHCP scope will be created.
After selecting a network in the list, the available actions are shown in the Inspector on the right.
|Create new network||See Creating a network.|
|Open network||Opens up the network and lists all IP addresses.|
|Edit network properties||Displays a dialog where the properties of the network can be configured.|
|Delete network||Allows the network to be deleted from the system.|
|Find next free IP address||Opens the network and selects the next free IP address.|
|View history||Opens a dialog which shows the history for the selected network.|
|Import||Opens an import wizard where networks can be imported. See Import IPAM data.|
Viewing a network
To open a network, double click on a network or select the network and clicki on "Open".
An example of a network which is an IP address range can be seen below.
Note: Each IP address in a network can have different states. It depends on whether it is an IP address network or a DHCP scope.
IP Address Ranges
|Address||An IP address within the IP address range|
For IP address ranges, the possible states for IP addresses are
|Last known MAC Address||The last known MAC address associated with the IP address. (Obtained through discovery.)|
|DNS names||A list of DNS hostnames associated with the IP address|
Shows the status of the Address (A) record and Pointer (PTR) record mappings.
This column can have three values:
|Last seen||The date and time which the IP address was last seen during discovery.|
|Device||If the IP address is associated with a device, the name of the device is shown.|
Note: The table below shows only additional columns shown for DHCP scopes. Shared columns are described in the table above.
|Pool color indicator|
For DHCP scopes, the possible states for IP addresses are
|Lease name||The name of the DHCP lease|
|Lease description||The description of the DHCP lease|
|Lease client identifier||The client identifier of the DHCP lease|
|Lease expires||The expiration time of the DHCP lease|
|DDNS Hostname||The DDNS hostname associated with the DHCP lease|
An example of a network which is a DHCP scope:
Creating a DHCP reservation
Inside a DHCP scope, select a specific IP address in the list, and then click on the "Reserve" button above the list.
The following dialog allows users to specify all the details for the reservation.
Adding a DNS host
To add a DNS host for a specific IP address within a IP address range or a scope
- Select the IP address in the list
- In the Related DNS data section of the Inspector, click on the "Add" button
- A dialog will be displayed which allows for adding the record
- Specify a record name.
- Specify a zone name. (Typing in the zone name field will start generating a list of potential zone names with autocomplete.)
- Fill in other information.
- Click "Create" to create the new record.
After selecting an IP address in the list, the available actions are shown in the Inspector on the right.
|Edit IP address properties||Displays a dialog where the properties of the IP address can be configured.|
|Find next free IP address||Selects the next free IP address.|
|Create new DNS record||Displays a dialog where DNS records associated with the IP address can be created.|
|Claim IP address||Claims the IP address.|
|Ping IP address||Pings the IP address. See Pinging an IP address.|
|View history||Opens a dialog which shows the history for the selected IP address.|
|Import IP address data||Opens an import wizard where networks can be imported.|
Pinging an IP address
An IP address or multiple IP addresses in the list can be pinged by: select them and then click on the "Ping IP address" task in the Inspector.
An indicator is shown during the ping. Afterwards a green or red indicator on the left of the IP address indicates a successful or unsuccessful ping.