Yes, this is possible in Orion IPAM today.
I finally got around to trying this.
Sadly, it seems the Orion IPAM tool requires a WMI account to poll the DHCP scopes.
I get this popup when trying to add the DHCP server to Orion IPAM without WMI credentials:
Please correct the following errors before continuing:
- Credential Name must not be blank
- User Name must not be blank
- Password must not be blank
- Confirm Password must not be blank
I see no way to add a server to use only SNMP for subnet polling?!?
I followed the instructions listed here:
http://www.solarwinds.com/NetPerfMon/SolarWinds/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm#href=OrionIPAMPHViewAddSNMPCredentials.htm10. Click Save to save your new SNMP credential.
The SNMP credentials I added do not show up in the credentials drop-down box when adding the server, so the last statement above is not possible.
Please help me understand where I'm going wrong.
I've checked with dev and we aren't using WMI to gather DHCP scopes. We use RPC for collection of DHCP data from your DHCP servers, which requires Windows credentials. There is no way to get data from the Windows DHCP server via SNMP.
Just to clarify, the instructions you were referenced were for subnet scanning which uses SNMP to pull back asset information about SNMP-capable hosts responding on those IPs.
OK, thanks for the info Chris.
It appears I will have to use the Engineers Toolset DHCP Scope Monitor tool to do this as before, and see if the Windows server admin group are willing to setup an admin service account which has rights to do this (our network group does not own these servers).