TechValidate Research on SolarWinds Network Management


Case Study: Medium Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company

Challenges

  • Faced the following challenges prior to purchasing SolarWinds┬« IP Address Manager:
    • Their network was growing in size and complexity and they needed better ways to keep pace
    • They found managing IP addresses using spreadsheets was too time consuming and unreliable

Use Case

  • Use 2,001 to 5,000 IP addresses
  • Routinely performs the following IP address management tasks using IPAM:
    • Manage IP space and subnets
    • Find and assign available IP addresses
    • Find and reclaim orphaned IP addresses
    • Manage extended IP address details (e.g. assigned MAC, device type, history, etc.)
    • Delegate IP administrative tasks
  • Routinely performs the following DHCP, DNS, and IP address monitoring and troubleshooting tasks using IPAM:
    • Detect and troubleshoot IP conflicts
    • Monitor address exhaustion in subnets and DHCP scopes
    • Detect DNS entry mismatch errors
    • Review IP address forensic histories
    • Monitor DHCP, DNS, and IP address change event logs
  • More than 25 people at the organization use IPAM

Results

  • Saves 20 to 40 man hours a month managing DHCP, DNS, and IP addresses using IPAM
  • Realized the following benefits with IPAM:
    • Lowered administrative costs for DHCP, DNS, and IP addresses management
    • Better manages growth and change
    • Gained more visibility and control
    • Improved network availability and reliability




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