IP address management

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IP address management (IPAM) is software that can plan, track, and manage the IP addresses used in a computer network.

Although IPAM is a way of managing network addressing, it does not typically provide Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Such systems are known as DDI, or DNS, DHCP, IPAM systems. IPAM is often confused with DDI (DNS/DHCP/IPAM), of which it's a single component.

Some IPAM applications are provided as part of a DDI system, examples are offerings from Cisco Systems, SolarWinds, Men & Mice and Microsoft. Others integrate with other standalone DNS and DHCP services.

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, the devices an IP is assigned to at what time, as well as to which user an IP was assigned. This information can also support troubleshooting and abuse investigations.

IPAM tools are increasingly important as new IPv6 networks are deployed with larger address pools, different subnetting techniques and more complex 128-bit hexadecimal numbers, which are not as easily human-readable as IPv4 addresses.[1] IPv6 networking, mobile computing, and multihoming require more dynamic address management.

List of products[edit]

Solution License Current release Latest Release IPv6 support VRF support Database support
6connect Commercial 6.1.1 2017-12-01 Yes Yes MySQL, ElasticSearch
Address Commander Commercial 5.11 2017-04-01 Yes Yes PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle
ApplianSys DNSBOX Commercial 3.4.0 2013-04-29 Yes No Embedded PostgreSQL Database
Apteriks Subscription based (freemium) 2018-01-21 Yes Yes SQL
BlueCat Networks Commercial 8.3.0 2017-09-28 Yes No Embedded PostgreSQL Database
BT Diamond IP Commercial 9.0.23 2017-06-18 Yes Yes MySQL, Oracle
Calico Apache 2.4.0-rc2 2017-07-28 Yes No Etcd
Cisco Network Registrar Commercial 7.2 2011-04-27 Yes No Yes SQL
Collins Apache 2.0.0 2016-09-19 Yes No MySQL MariaDB
Device42 Commercial 15.11.02 2018-11-12 Yes Yes Embedded PostgreSQL Database
Easy-IP Commercial 7.0.1 2015-03-31 Yes Yes FirebirdSQL
EfficientIP Commercial 6.0.2.P3a 2018-12-21 Yes Yes Embedded DDBMS
FusionLayer Infinity Commercial 2018-12-22 Yes Yes Hybrid PostgreSQL & NoSQL
GestióIP GPLv3 3.2 2016-01-02 Yes Yes MySQL
GLPI-IPAM GPLv2 1.1 2014-08-12 Yes No MySQL
HaCi GPLv2 0.98c 2015-03-04 Yes ? MySQL, PostgreSQL
i-doit Commercial 1.9.1 2017-06-19 Yes Yes MariaDB/MySQL
Infoblox Commercial 8.3.2 2018-11-07 Yes Yes Embedded real-time distributed database
IP-Admin Commercial 5.0 2012-06-01 No Yes Microsoft SQL Server
IPplan GPLv3 6.00Beta 2010-04-29 Yes No PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server
MAAS - Metal as a Service GNU General Public License 2.0 2016-04-23 Yes No PostgreSQL
Men & Mice Suite Commercial 9.1 2018-07-12 Yes Yes internal SQLite, Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft Commercial Windows Server 2012 R2 / 2016 2013-10-17 Yes No Windows Internal Database, Microsoft SQL Server
Morpheus Commercial 2.8.4 2016-10-19 Yes Yes PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server
MyIP GPLv3 1.0 2011-05-18 Yes Yes MySQL
NetBox Apache 2.4.6 2018-10-05 Yes Yes PostgreSQL
NetDB GPLv2 4.6.2R1 2011-08-25 Yes No Oracle
NETDOT GPL 1.0.7 2015-01-08 Yes No MySQL, PostgreSQL
Netmagis CeCILL-B (compatible with BSD) 2.3.6 2018-07-26 Yes Yes PostgreSQL
NIPAP MIT 0.29.6 2016-11-25 Yes Yes PostgreSQL
NameSurfer Commercial 7.6.5 2018-11-12 Yes Yes PostgreSQL
NOC BSD 15.05.1 2015-05-20 Yes Yes PostgreSQL
NSoT Apache 1.2.2 2017-08-30 Yes No MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite
OpenNetAdmin GPLv2 18.1.1 2018-01-03 Yes No MySQL (via adodb)
Pandora FMS IPAM ext.[2] GNU General Public License or proprietary EULA 7.0 NG 715 2017-11-15 Yes No MySQL
phpIP GPL 4.3.2 2006-11-06 No No MySQL
phpIPAM GPLv3 1.3.2 2018-06-27 Yes Yes MySQL, MariaDB
RackTables GPLv2 0.20.13 2017-05-12 Yes No MySQL, MariaDB
Ralph Apache 3.0 2016-01-27 Yes No MySQL
Route Inventory Management Commercial 1.18 2013-02-04 Yes No Embedded database
Sauron GPL 0.7.3 2010-02-19 No No PostgreSQL
SolarWinds IP Address Manager Commercial 4.6 2017-12-04 Yes No Microsoft SQL Server
subnetsmngr GPLv2 2.0 2011-11-23 Yes No PostgreSQL
TCPWave IPAM Suite Commercial 11.5 2015-08-06 Yes No MySQL
TeemIp AGPLv3 2.1.2 2017-07-28 Yes Yes MySQL
VitalQIP Commercial 8.1.2 2017-01-27 Yes Yes Sybase, Oracle
ZDNS Commercial 2017-02-13 Yes Yes SQLite, MySQL


  1. ^ Doyle, Jeff (January 28, 2011). "Jeff Doyle on IP Routing: IPv6 Address Design". Framingham, MA: Network World, Inc. Retrieved March 17, 2011.
  2. ^ "IP Address Management (IPAM)". Pandora FMS Blog. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2017.