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  • Hi,

    I would like to ask what ipam in windows is and what is it's role in our dhcp environment? Is it only for management or does it add some new functionalities that our existing dhcp server cannot do?

    Our dhcp servers are windows server 2016.

    Thanks,

    Janus

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:09 AM

Answers

  • Hi ,

    >>But if I will add ipam later on our existing dhcp systems ipam will be able to get the current configuration?

    The IPAM server itself must be domain-joined and can only monitor domain controllers, DHCP servers, DNS servers, and NPS servers that resides within the same Active Directory forest as itself.

    You need to install IPAM and then detected DC servers. Then right-click on the those servers and select Retrieve All Server Data, to collect the information off of those machines.

    Here is an article step by step talking about how to manage DHCP with IPAM 2016 and limitation of IPAM, you could have a look:

    Install and Configure IP Address Management (IPAM) 2016 – Part 1

    Install and Configure IP Address Management (IPAM) 2016 – Part 2

    Install and Configure IP Address Management (IPAM) 2016 – Part 3

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    >>And changes made moving forward on our dhcp servers must be through ipam for replication of changes? 

    No , what I mean is the changes are made to failover-enabled scopes using the DHCP console will not sync with IPAM console. 

    >>There are many restrictions basing on the site you reference. But it's windows 2012, do you have for windows 2016?

    The version that comes with Windows Server 2016 builds on a perious version of IPAM. There are many restrictions on server 2012, but not on server 2012 R2 and server 2016.

    And the following link has described the IP Address Management (IPAM) functionality that is new or changed in Windows Server 2016:

    What's New in IPAM

    Best Regards,

    Candy


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    • Marked as answer by Janus Barinan Thursday, November 7, 2019 1:52 AM
    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:58 AM

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  • Hi ,

    IPAM is a means of planning, tracking, and managing the Internet Protocol address space used in a network.

    IPAM lets you view IP address availability and configuration from a database perspective, enabling you to use your addresses more efficiently.

    You could understand better about IPAM by reading the following article:

    IP Address Management (IPAM) Overview

    What's New in IPAM

    Best Regards,

    Candy



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    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 4:51 AM
  • So it's not a replacement of the dhcp server?
    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5:16 AM
  • Hi ,

    >>So it's not a replacement of the dhcp server?

    Yes! It is not a replacement. Ipams' function is totally different from DHCP. It is just used to help you view IP address availability and configuration from a database perspective.

    Best Regards,

    Candy


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    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5:28 AM
  • Will it work with dhcp servers configured in failover mode like how ip addresses are managed in the failover mode?
    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:24 AM
  • Hi ,

    >>Will it work with dhcp servers configured in failover mode like how ip addresses are managed in the failover mode?

    If changes made to failover-enabled scopes using the IPAM console are automatically replicated to the failover partner.

    However, if changes are made to failover-enabled scopes using the DHCP console or Windows PowerShell, you can still replicate these changes from one DHCP server to its failover partner using IPAM. Because these changes are not made using the IPAM console, they are not automatically detected and replicated.

    For your reference:

    DHCP Failover and IPAM

    Best Regards,

    Candy


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    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:43 AM
  • But if I will add ipam later on our existing dhcp systems ipam will be able to get the current configuration? And changes made moving forward on our dhcp servers must be through ipam for replication of changes?

    There are many restrictions basing on the site you reference. But it's windows 2012, do you have for windows 2016?

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:53 AM
  • Hi ,

    >>But if I will add ipam later on our existing dhcp systems ipam will be able to get the current configuration?

    The IPAM server itself must be domain-joined and can only monitor domain controllers, DHCP servers, DNS servers, and NPS servers that resides within the same Active Directory forest as itself.

    You need to install IPAM and then detected DC servers. Then right-click on the those servers and select Retrieve All Server Data, to collect the information off of those machines.

    Here is an article step by step talking about how to manage DHCP with IPAM 2016 and limitation of IPAM, you could have a look:

    Install and Configure IP Address Management (IPAM) 2016 – Part 1

    Install and Configure IP Address Management (IPAM) 2016 – Part 2

    Install and Configure IP Address Management (IPAM) 2016 – Part 3

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    >>And changes made moving forward on our dhcp servers must be through ipam for replication of changes? 

    No , what I mean is the changes are made to failover-enabled scopes using the DHCP console will not sync with IPAM console. 

    >>There are many restrictions basing on the site you reference. But it's windows 2012, do you have for windows 2016?

    The version that comes with Windows Server 2016 builds on a perious version of IPAM. There are many restrictions on server 2012, but not on server 2012 R2 and server 2016.

    And the following link has described the IP Address Management (IPAM) functionality that is new or changed in Windows Server 2016:

    What's New in IPAM

    Best Regards,

    Candy


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    • Marked as answer by Janus Barinan Thursday, November 7, 2019 1:52 AM
    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:58 AM
  • Thanks very much Candy Luo!
    Thursday, November 7, 2019 1:52 AM
  • Hi ,

    You are welcome!

    Best Regards,

    Candy


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    Thursday, November 7, 2019 1:59 AM