IP Address Management (IPAM) in Windows Server® 2012 is an integrated suite of tools to enable end-to-end planning, deploying, managing and monitoring of your IP address infrastructure, with a rich user experience. IPAM automatically discovers IP address infrastructure servers on your network and enables you to manage them from a central interface.
IPAM’s address space management (ASM) feature enables you to gain visibility into all aspects of your IP address infrastructure from a single console. With IPAM, you can create a highly customized, multi-level hierarchy of address space on your network and use it to manage IPv6 addresses and IPv4 public and private addresses. The ASM feature includes a robust reporting capability that enables detailed tracking of IP address utilization trends with customized thresholds and alerts.
Key features of ASM include the following.
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Detection and management of conflicts, overlaps, and duplicates in address space across systems
Highly customizable inventory view of IP address space
Centralized monitoring and reporting of address utilization statistics and trends
Support for IPv4 and stateless IPv6 address utilization monitoring
Automated discovery of IP address ranges from DHCP scopes
Export and import of IP addresses and IP address ranges with Windows PowerShell support
IP address usage alerts and notifications with custom thresholds
Detection and assignment of available IP addresses
IPAM’s multi-server management (MSM) feature enables you to automatically discover DHCP and DNS servers on the network, monitor service availability, and centrally manage their configuration. Using the Group Policy provisioning mode, IPAM provides quick and painless provisioning of agentless IPAM access settings on managed servers. A manual provisioning mode is also available.