IT management software provider SolarWinds has integrated its IP Address Manager (IPAM) version 4.6 with VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) to automate IP address management for virtual environments.

With this extended functionality, IT professionals using the new offering would be able to further improve virtual machine availability and reliability, both on-premises and in the cloud, through automated provisioning of IP addresses and DNS record management.

IP Address Manager 4.6 would remove the need for manual processes associated with IP address management tasks in virtual environments. This, in turn, would help eliminate multiple handoffs between admin teams, which can be time-consuming and error-prone. With IPAM 4.6, these environments would be able to scale dynamically with compute, storage, and now network addresses provisioned automatically.

Monitoring Cloud

The latest generation of SolarWinds IPAM would be an “easy-to-use” DHCP, DNS, and IP address management overlay solution that offers centralized management of Microsoft, Cisco, and ISC DHCP servers, as well as BIND and Microsoft DNS Servers. IPAM also offers monitoring, alerting, and reporting capabilities, and can alert IT admins of serious problems, such as IP address conflicts or subnet capacity issues. Now including vRO integration, the tool will provide IT professionals with unified management and monitoring of both their cloud and on-premises IP address spaces.

IPAM 4.6 Integration with VMware vRealize Orchestrator Highlights

  • “Easy-to-install” vRealize Orchestrator plug-in for complete integration with SolarWinds IPAM
  • vRO plug-in contains actions and workflows “essential” for IP address and DNS management
  • The offering would enable customers to easily create vRealize Automation blueprints to simplify/automate the provisioning and de-provisioning of VMs

“In virtual environments, on-demand availability is critical, and IT professionals can’t achieve necessary performance levels by handling tasks manually,” said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president of products, SolarWinds. “Our integration with VMware will allow customers to automate lifecycle management of virtual machines to achieve the desired performance levels for hybrid IT environments.”

DHCP Failover Support

IPAM 4.6 includes other new capabilities. It offers DHCP failover support for Windows Server that would simplify the creation and monitoring of failover relationships. Also, the new release offers additional poller support for increased scalability and deployment options.

SolarWinds provides IT management software solutions to customers worldwide, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises, managed service providers (MSPs), government agencies, and educational institutions.