Managing modern IP networks places major demands on IP address management (IPAM) software. Mapping highly complex network structures and hierarchies can be an impossible ask. BT Diamond IP offers the industry’s most flexible, most adaptable and broadest IPAM portfolio with its IPControl IPAM software. Small, medium and very large customers, including providers, can use IPControl to map their network structures and hierarchies efficiently – no matter how complex – making it easy for them to simplify their IPv4 and IPv6 address management tasks.
IPControl manages all of your company’s IP address data. Configuration files can also be generated on the basis of your data for the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and the Domain Name System (DNS) for different providers. This means the current status of your documentation will correspond to your actual DNS and DHCP configuration at all times.
To ensure even closer harmony between your documentation and your actual productive environment, IPControl offers you the native option to retrieve information from network devices such as L3 switches and routers, and synchronise it in the IPAM database. This also gives you an additional overview of statically configured and incorrectly documented network devices, thus further improving the quality of your IPAM data.
Your network structure and your IPAM data can be managed conveniently via a well-structured, centrally available Web interface. Highly granular rights management ensures that your administrators always have the rights they need and can only view and manage the data relevant to them. As well as the Web interface, there are various APIs, such as a modern REST API, which again allow you to manage your IPAM data flexibly. You can also connect third-party systems very easily via these interfaces, so that IPAM data can be retrieved, modified and added automatically. As a use case, you can determine the next free IP address or document the hostname and domain of a newly established cloud instance.
You can flexibly install IPControl software on servers that you operate and maintain. You can use N3K’s proven runIP appliances as a convenient alternative. The centrally managed runIP appliances are specially optimised and hardened for IPAM applications. You can easily and flexibly import precompiled, tested software updates on a package basis – and that allows you to close security gaps quickly. Your existing runIP infrastructure can continue to be used, so migration is quick and easy and doesn’t require major hardware platform replacements. You remain fully flexible with runIP. Different hardware models, virtual appliances and cloud appliances are available, which can also be combined with each other as needed.