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7 ways of easy access and visibility in the IP Address module

Posted by Dora Vigfusdottir on 11/15/11 9:55 AM

Mr. Martin Metz at Men & Mice put together a simple overview of the IP Address Module. Read on and learn more.

The Men & Mice IP Address Module pt. 1:

-7 ways of easy access and visibility!-

  • Correct IP-/network-address sorting: The sorting of the IP addresses/network addresses is not done alphabetically. The M&M IP Address Module sorts the addresses correctly by their IP Address.
  • Flat or Hierarchical view: Hierarchy is preserved when filtering is applied in the networks.
  • Meta data can easily be attached to the IP Address ranges and IP Addresses.
  • Quick filtering subnets or IP Addresses using your own Meta data.
  • Build-in discovery functionality:
    • by ICMP (ping sweeps over IP Addresses in subnets)
    • by ARP cache reading (define an SNMP community on routers and add the routers to the subnets. The ARP cache is then read by M&M Central, using the defined community string.)
    • Reporting on new devices (Device discovery report – using the ICMP and ARP cache data).
    • Reporting on devices which were not seen for a certain period (IP reconciliation report).
    • Integrated IPv6 support, which enables you to view both IPv4 and IPv6 with one unified interface.
    • Audit Trail: All changes done to the IP Address ranges/IP Addresses are logged in the audit trail. The log contains all changes that have been made to any object such as the date and time of the change, the name of the user who made it, the actions performed, and any comments entered by the user.
  • In combination with the M&M DNS management module all DNS records are automatically synched into the IP address module. So there is no need to press a synchronize button for DNS records. The correct data shows up directly from within the IP Address module.
  • In combination with the DHCP module also the scope data/leases/reservations and so on gets pulled automatically into the IP address module. You can work seamless with static IP address ranges and dynamic scopes.
Stay tuned for the next part!

Topics: IPv6, Men & Mice Suite, Men & Mice, IPAM, DNS, DHCP

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