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IPAM - Manually Added Host and Subnet Scanning

Hi,

I was hoping to move from the cumbersome method of using spreadsheets to record and manage IP Address to using IPAM but I'm running into an issue in that when I manually add a host and the "Scanning" option it left as "On, allow system info to be overwritten" once IPAM does a scan of the subnet the host is getting overwritten and the details I entered are removed.

Is there a way to set "Scanning" as default "No" or what am I doing wrong here?

Orion Platform 2015.1.3, 4.2.3, IPAM 4.3.1

Thanks in advance

Declan

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Hi

there are different ways to configure SolarWinds when it comes to IPAM IP discovery. You can allow SolarWinds to update any value of a particular subnet, update only a subset of IP addresses of a particular subnet, or do not allow at all to update any value of a particular subnet.

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If you want to disable automatic scan in all IP addresses of that subnet, just enable 'Disable Automatic Scanning'. If you just want to disable automatic scanning in some IP addresses, I would recommend you to select all those IP addresses, edit them, and choose 'Scanning Off'.

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Raul Gonzalez

Prosperon - UK SolarWinds Partners

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Would like to find out which of the fields will be overwritten?  Is it all of the below :

a)Node Alias

b)Hostname

c)DHCP Client Name

d)IPv6 Address

e)MAC Address

f)Comment

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