2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 26, 2012 4:10 AM by schnarked

    Using IPAM for Telephone DHCP Scope Management

    schnarked

      Hi Guys,

       

      Just doing some planning on how to deploy the IPAM solution as part of a wider NPM deployment - had a couple of questions after reviewing the IPAM Administrator Guide:

      • My understanding is that Linux DHCP scope management is not a present capability of the system. From a quick look, I couldn't see it being on the roadmap - is this correct?
      • The telephones don't respond to SNMP so i'll need to use ICMP pings - will this provide MAC address information back?
      • The switches that the telephones are plugged into will be monitored through NPM. Will I therefore need to manually define them in IPAM in the Neighbour Scanning section again or will it be automatically transferred across
      • What benefits will I gain from enabling Neighbour Scanning if I can ICMP ping (but not SNMP poll) the telephones?
      • Is there anything else I need to think about?

       

      Many thanks,

       

      Kieran

        • Re: Using IPAM for Telephone DHCP Scope Management
          jan.tauwinkl

          Hi Kieran, here are my responses:

           

          Q: My understanding is that Linux DHCP scope management is not a present capability of the system. From a quick look, I couldn't see it being on the roadmap - is this correct?

          A: I can confirm that Linux DHCP is currently not supported. You can vote for this feature here - http://thwack.solarwinds.com/polls/1049

           

          Q: The telephones don't respond to SNMP so i'll need to use ICMP pings - will this provide MAC address information back?

          A: No, but see my answer to the question about neighbor scanning

           

          Q: The switches that the telephones are plugged into will be monitored through NPM. Will I therefore need to manually define them in IPAM in the Neighbour Scanning section again or will it be automatically transferred across

          A: You need to set those routers manually in IPAM.

           

          Q: What benefits will I gain from enabling Neighbour Scanning if I can ICMP ping (but not SNMP poll) the telephones?

          A: You will get MAC for IP addresses

           

          Q: Is there anything else I need to think about?

          A: I would recommend downloading trial version of IPAM and try it in your environment, this is probably the best way how to verify, that it fulfills all your needs.