Hi guys and gals!
Do I need to have the DHCP servers in SolarWinds to get accurate info?
Some addresses show used on the server and available in IPAM.
Also when using public on some devices SNMP shows nothing even though public is listed for IPAM to use. No firewalls should be blocking this.
I don't have access to our DHCP servers to compare to your issue, but IPAM also seems inaccurate to me. I'll have a user plug into an Ethernet cable and then a few minutes later I scan it with IPAM. The computer doesn't show up in IPAM, so I usually have them get me the IP another way so I can remote in. Sometimes I'll look for a machine that's been on that network subnet for longer periods of time with the same results, so it's not just recently connected devices.
We have a few known DNS issues that come up from time to time, but I thought IPAM acted independently. The crazy thing is, DNS and IPAM are both usually reporting incorrectly on the same machines, but sometimes they'll each have different wrong information. It's the weirdest thing.
@mesverrum That's great information. I will look further into this based on your reply, however I can tell you that my environment has some of the same issues I face with IPAM, but I honestly thought it worked independently. Looking at it through the lens of information you have provided, I can almost guarantee now that my incorrect information is brought on by the environment instead of the utility.
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