54 Replies Latest reply: Oct 22, 2010 9:21 AM by mavturner RSS

Orion IPAM 1.7 Release Candidate

mavturner

Thank you for your interest in taking the latest Release Candidate of Orion IPAM.  The RC is ready for you to check out.  There are a few things to note about the RC.  This is a production-ready build and can be installed in your production environment.  In fact, we want you to install it in production, then tell us about your upgrade experience here on thwack. 

If you decide to install the RC, you will be one of the first recipients of 1.7.  Because you'll be one of the first, Product Management (myself) and Engineering will be actively monitoring your posts and engaging with you about any feedback you have.  We are providing this additional level of support because your feedback is important to us and we want to ensure your upgrade experience is smooth.

This is a fully supported build, so our Support staff will be available to you as well.

 New features for 1.7 include:

  • Cisco IOS DHCP Server support
  • Neighbor Scanning
  • Improved search capabilities

If you're an IPAM customer on maintenance and you're interested in installing the RC, send me an email at mav.turner@solarwinds.com

 
  • Re: Orion IPAM 1.7 Release Candidate
    jasadelll

    The upgrade went just fine.  No problems.  Can't wait to dig in!

  • Re: Orion IPAM 1.7 Release Candidate

    Upgrade went very smoothly.   Nobody but myself knew that I had updated IPAM and brought Orion down for a minute or two.

    Now to jump in and try out some of the new toys.

  • Re: Orion IPAM 1.7 Release Candidate
    mavturner

    Scroll to the bottom of the Subnet Properties pop-up. You should see an option that says "Disable Neighbor Scanning". This is checked (disabled) by default. When you un-check it, additional options will appear where you can add the IP of the neighbor device.

  • Re: Orion IPAM 1.7 Release Candidate
    mattjenkins

    My upgrade went fine but im having problems setting up IPAM with a Cisco DHCP server (seems to only affect switch's)

    When testing the credentials i get:
    Test Failed
    Pools data processing with error 'Invalid input detected' at command 'show ip dhcp pool'

    When i log in to the switch i have the dhcp server running on, the command is not vaild (may be an IOS version issue)? as apposed to IPAM...

    Anyone else manage Cisco DHCP on switch's?

    • Re: Orion IPAM 1.7 Release Candidate
      mavturner

      Matt,

      Can you provide a little more information about your environment? Specifically, IOS verion, hardware, and scope configuration? Do you have multiple switches providing DHCP or just one? If multiple, do you get the exact same error on all of them? 

      Also, you can definitely open a case with support if you would like more direct assistance.

      Thanks,

      Mav

      • Re: Orion IPAM 1.7 Release Candidate
        mattjenkins

        Hi Mav,

        They are all Catalyst 2960's  and all running 12.2(25)SEE4

        Config is as below subject to subnet size etc.

        ip dhcp excluded-address 10.248.90.48 10.248.90.55
        ip dhcp excluded-address 10.248.90.61 10.251.70.63
        !
        ip dhcp pool site_scope
           import all
           network 10.248.90.48 255.255.255.240
           domain-name mydomain.com
           default-router 10.248.90.49
           dns-server 1.1.1.1 1.1.1.1

        It doesn't seem to be a config problem as i have the same config on 2811's and they respond to IPAM correctly.

        I havnt opened a case yet as i wanted to see if any one else see's this problem.

  • Re: Orion IPAM 1.7 Release Candidate
    brian@rdu

    1.7 installed fine, but post-install, my DHCP servers are red and all the subnets are offline.  I test the credentials and even reentered the password, both times the credentials pass.  I even went ahead and removed the DHCP servers completely, then re-added . . . looked like progress, but they are red again.

    I also ran the command net use \\dhcpserveripaddress\ipc$ /USER:DOMAIN\Account from my Orion server and got a successful response.

    The credentials worked in 1.6.

    • Re: Orion IPAM 1.7 Release Candidate
      mavturner

      Thanks for all of the great feedback on the first round of this release candidate. We have addressed all of the issues that were raised and prepared the next RC for IPAM.

      I will be sending this new RC out to everyone who recieved the original one. If anyone else would like the new RC, simply send me an email and I'll make sure you are provisioned the new RC in your customer portal (assuming your IPAM maintenance is active).

      Thanks again!

    • Re: Orion IPAM 1.7 Release Candidate
      brian@rdu

      Roman and Mav - helped me out with 1.7.  Works great.  I really like the neighbor scanning.

      Here's a tip for anyone looking to figure out how to have the Scope Name with the Subnet Name in the Discovered Subnets Folder:

       

      Using Database Manager, I found the Table “IPAM_Group” that includes the FriendlyName and Comments fields.  As it turns out the Discovered Subnet entry as well as the DHCP Scope Entry are right next to each other, so I can replace them one by one in the database.

      • Re: Orion IPAM 1.7 Release Candidate
        brian@rdu

        Feature Request for IPAM 1.8?

        Orion manages switches thus can query the MAC table and has knowledge of the interfaces (or ports on a switch) . . .

        IPAM now has IP scans with the neighbor scanning can see the MAC table . . .

        How about finding a way to search by an IP address and have Orion report back to you the physical switch port the IP is connected to?  Does anyone know of a way to do this already?

        • Re: Orion IPAM 1.7 Release Candidate
          briancartledge

          No problems so far with RC2. I've added a couple of sites with IOS DHCP.

          Just some general feedback. It took me a couple of attempts to get the test credentials working, initially I didnt notice that changing the protocol radio button from telnet to ssh wasn't automatically changing the port number in the field underneath.

          • Re: Orion IPAM 1.7 Release Candidate
            mavturner

            Thanks for the feedback Brian and Brian. Adding additional information into an address is something we are looking into but not currently working on.

            You are correct, changing protocols does not automatically change the port. We can look at changing this behaviour in a future release if it causes problems for a lot of users.

            Mav