How to Use IP Address Manager to Manage and Request IP Address Requests

IP addresses abound. Every internet-connected device has an IP address where data is delivered and received. This allows gadgets to communicate via the internet. Manually allocating IP addresses on networks would have been a headache. Network administrators no longer have to worry about this tedious task thanks to DHCP and DNS servers. IP address management systems provide network visibility. Using an IP address management tool, network administrators may identify which devices have been allocated to which IP addresses. Thanks to IPAM software (download here)

Prerequisite:┬áTo follow this instruction, you must have IP Address Manager installed in your network. If not, the “Track and Manage IP Addresses Using IPAM” article will help. After reading this article, your network should have IPAM. Now you’re ready to start this guide. So, let us begin.

Getting an IP Address

As previously stated, there are two ways to request an IP address in IPAM. One method is to use an IPAM account created specifically for this purpose. This account is called iprequest. To request an IP address, the user must create an account. This approach may be used without IPAM. In all other cases, you can request an IPAM-accessible address. An administrator will be alerted when a user requests an IP address and then review the request and take appropriate action.


Using the iprequest Account to Request an IP Address

The iprequest account is safe to grant users as it gives them access to the IP Request wizard. This account may be used to get an IP address but not access the Solarwinds Orion online console. The account’s username and password are iprequest. How to get an IP address with your account:

  1. Connect to Orion using the iprequest account (username and password are the same, i.e. iprequest).
  2. Your IP Address Request page opens after login.
  3. Specify the desired IP address count. You may also provide more details to this request.
  4. After that, click the Request Address(es) button.

IP Address Request with IPAM Access

If you have access to Solarwinds Orion, you can obtain IP addresses without an iprequest account. You don’t need an iprequest account. How to:

  1. Click My Dashboards > IP Addresses > Request IP Address in the Orion web console.
  2. Could you take me to the IP Request page? You have more possibilities than with an iprequest account.
  3. Indicate the number of IP addresses necessary and, if desired, the subnet of your IP addresses. If you wish, you may comment on this request. It is optional.
  4. Enter your contact data and click Next.
  5. You would be brought to the Subnet Selector page if you chose that option. Otherwise, a confirmation message will appear.
  6. On the Subnet Selector window, select the desired subnet and click Next.
  7. The Available IP Address(es) page displays the available IP address range. For reserved IP addresses, insert MAC addresses or hostnames.
  8. Finally, confirm your request by clicking Reserve Addresses.

Alerts for IP Requests

Administrators will be alerted of an IP address request via an alert on the Orion web interface. In addition, an alert appears in the Orion Summary’s Active Alerts widget. To submit a request, click the alert. You can approve or decline requests here.

IP Request Settings

Administrators can adjust the IP request settings via the Orion web panel. You may make the request page necessary so that when a user requests an IP address, he must give the appropriate information. You may also send administrators email notifications. Whenever an IP address request is made, the administrators will be notified via email.

Modify the IPAM request settings under Settings > All Settings > IPAM Settings. After making the necessary adjustments, click Save Changes to save them.


User Questions:

How do I request an IP address?

Select Ethernet from the drop-down menu. Select Properties. Under the Networking tab, pick Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click Properties. In the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties” window, choose to Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically.

How can I retrieve information from an IP address?

  • Open the Free Online IP Extractor tool.
  • Enter the text that contains IPs. In addition to IPv4, IPv6 addresses are supported by the programme.
  • After entering the text, click on the “Extract IPs” button.
  • The utility will extract all instances of IP addresses from the text and offers you the required output.

What handles IP addresses?

IP addresses are administered by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), which has ultimate responsibility for the Internet Protocol (IP) address pool, and by the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) to whom IANA assigns huge blocks of addresses.

What is the usage of APIPA?

Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) is a feature of Windows-based operating systems (included in Windows 98, ME, 2000, and XP) that enables a computer to automatically assign itself an IP address when there is no Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server available to perform that function.

How do I utilise the following IP address?

Select the “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” entry, and then click the “Properties” button. Next, select the “Use the following IP address” option. Default gateway and DNS server addresses should be entered here as well. When you’re finished, click the “OK” button.

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