7.1.2 IP Address Management

The IP Address Management (IPAM) Management protocols specified in [MS-IPAMM] and [MS-IPAMM2] are used to remotely retrieve and manage data in the IPAM data store. The IPAM data store consists of the data pertaining to address space management, which includes the configuration data available with the DHCP and DNS server instances in the network.

The IP Address Management (IPAM) Management Protocol Version 2, implemented in Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system, adds the following capabilities to IPAM management:

  • PowerShell cmdlets support to enable management automation capabilities for IPAM functions.

  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), which enables granular access control on operations performed by a user on a specific set of objects.

  • Enhanced multiserver management capabilities for DHCP servers including failover configuration.

  • Support for Virtual Address Space management.

  • Added support for an external SQL server database to be used as the IPAM data store.