Import-​Ipam​Range

Imports one or more IP address range objects from the specified file into the IPAM server.

Syntax

Import-IpamRange
      [-AddManagedByService]
      [-AddServiceInstance]
      -AddressFamily <AddressFamily>
      [-AsJob]
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      [-Confirm]
      [-CreateSubnetIfNotFound]
      [-DeleteMappedAddresses]
      [-ErrorPath <String>]
      [-Force]
      -ManagedByService <String>
      -Path <String>
      -ServiceInstance <String>
      [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Import-IpamRange cmdlet imports IP address range objects from the specified comma-separated values (.csv) file into the IP Address Management (IPAM) server. IPAM server does not support import of IP address ranges that have the ServiceInstance parameter value of MS DHCP. This is reserved for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) scopes automatically discovered by the IPAM server from the managed computers that run Microsoft DHCP server services. Any objects that fail to import during the operation are logged in the appropriate error log file for further analysis.

This cmdlet supports two parameter sets. The default invocation of the cmdlet adds new IP address range objects from the .csv file into the IPAM server and edits the existing address ranges with updated information specified in the .csv file.

The second parameter set can be used to periodically import and update all IP address range objects that belong to the specified unique combination of the ManagedByService and ServiceInstance parameters, in the IPAM server. In addition to add and edit operations to existing ranges, this import operation also deletes those ranges from the IPAM server which have the same value as the ManagedByService and ServiceInstance parameters but are not present in the .csv file that is imported. This parameter set provides you with the option to delete the IP addresses that map to the IP address ranges that are deleted during import through the DeleteMappedAddresses parameter.

The import and update of IP address ranges for the specified ManagedByService and ServiceInstance parameter values succeeds if these values are present on the IPAM server at the time of import. The AddManagedByService and AddServiceInstance can be used to create the specified ManagedByService and ServiceInstance parameter values within the IPAM server at run-time before the import operation, if required.

The network identifier (ID) field is required to import IPAM ranges to the .csv file. Any other range specific basic field or custom field can be specified in any order in the .csv file for import. Sample format of import .csv file, can be generated using IPAM export functionality from IPAM UI (localized format) or IPAM Windows PowerShell® (English format).

The IPAM Windows PowerShell import supports both English as well as server localized .csv file. The IPAM server uses presence of the field named NetworkId (without spaces) in the .csv file to ascertain that the file must be processed in English format. Otherwise the file is processed in the server localized format for the various field names and enumeration values. The format of date and time values of the imported objects are always interpreted in the localized format of the IPAM server and not in Universal Time Coordinate (UTC).

Examples

Example 1: Import address ranges

PS C:\> Import-IpamRange -AddressFamily IPv4 -Path "C:\Rangev4.csv" -Force

This command imports IPv4 address ranges from the file named Rangev4.csv into the IPAM server. The new ranges are added and existing ranges are edited. The errors, if any, are recorded in the Documents folder of the user in .csv file format.

This command includes the Force parameter, so it suppresses the default confirmation message.

Example 2: Import IPv4 address ranges and log errors

PS C:\> Import-IpamRange -AddressFamily IPv4 -Path "C:\Rangev4.csv" -ErrorPath "C:\" -Force

This command imports IPv4 address ranges from the file named Rangev4.csv into the IPAM server. The new ranges are added and existing ranges are edited. The errors, if any, are recorded in .csv file format at the path C:.

This command includes the Force parameter, so it suppresses the default confirmation message.

Example 3: Import and update address ranges

PS C:\> Import-IpamRange -AddressFamily IPv4 -Path "C:\Rangeupdatev4.csv" -ManagedByService "IPAM" -ServiceInstance "localhost"
Confirm

Imports a csv file as an update of all IP address ranges that belong to the specified combination of ManagedByService and ServiceInstance values. Along with adding new ranges and editing existing ranges, this operation also deletes ranges belonging to the specified combination of ManagedByService and ServiceInstance from IPAM database, that are not present in the csv file being imported. 
Continue with this operation? 

[Y] Yes  [N] No  [?] Help  <default is "Y">:Y

This command imports and updates all of the IPv4 address ranges managed by the IPAM service and the Localhost service instance, from the file named C:\Rangeupdatev4.csv into IPAM. The new ranges are added, existing ranges are edited, and ranges belonging to the specified combination of the ManagedByService and ServiceInstance parameters, which are not in the .csv file, are deleted from the IPAM server. The errors, if any, are recorded in the Documents folder of the user in .csv file format.

Example 4: Import and update address ranges and log errors

PS C:\> Import-IpamRange -AddressFamily IPv4 -Path "C:\Rangeupdatev4.csv" -ManagedByService "IPAM" -ServiceInstance "localhost" -ErrorPath "C:\" -Force

This command imports and updates all of the IPv4 address ranges with the managing service named IPAM and the service instance named Localhost, from the file named C:\Rangeupdatev4.csv into the IPAM server. The new ranges are added, existing ranges are edited, and ranges belonging to the specified combination of the ManagedByService and ServiceInstance parameters, which are not in the .csv file, are deleted from the IPAM server. The errors, if any, are recorded in .csv file format at the path C:.

This command includes the Force parameter, so it suppresses the default confirmation message.

Example 5: Import, update, and delete address ranges

PS C:\> Import-IpamRange -AddressFamily IPv4 -Path "C:\Rangeupdatev4.csv" -ManagedByService "Others" -ServiceInstance "DHCPServer1" -AddServiceInstance -Force

This command adds DHCPServer1 as a new value of the custom field ServiceInstance, if this value is not already present in the IPAM server. This cmdlet imports and updates all of the IPv4 address ranges with managing service Others and service instance DHCPServer1, from the file named C:\Rangeupdatev4.csv into the IPAM server. The new ranges are added, existing ranges are edited, and ranges belonging to the specified combination of the ManagedByService and ServiceInstance parameters, which are not in the .csv file, are deleted from the IPAM server. The errors, if any are recorded in the Documents folder of the user in .csv file format.

This command includes the Force parameter, so it suppresses the default confirmation message.

Example 6: Add a custom value and import address ranges

PS C:\> Import-IpamRange -AddressFamily IPv4 -Path "C:\Rangeupdatev4.csv" -ManagedByService "MyDHCPType" -ServiceInstance "DHCPServer1" -AddServiceInstance -AddManagedByService -Force

This command adds DHCPServer1 as a new value of the custom field ServiceInstance, if this value is not already present in the IPAM server. This cmdlet also adds MyDHCPType as a new value of the custom field ManagedByService, if this value is not already present in the IPAM server. This cmdlet imports and updates all of the IPv4 address ranges with managing service MyDHCPType and service instance DHCPServer1, from the file named C:\rangeupdatev4.csv into IPAM server. The new ranges are added, existing ranges are edited, and ranges belonging to the specified combination of the ManagedByService and ServiceInstance parameters, which are not in the .csv file, are deleted from the IPAM server. The errors, if any, are recorded in the Documents folder of the user in .csv file format.

This command includes the Force parameter, so it suppresses the default confirmation message.

Required Parameters

-AddressFamily

Specifies the address family of records that this cmdlet imports.

The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • IPv4
  • IPv6.

Only one address family at a time can be specified with this cmdlet and the records in the .csv file should match the specified address.

Type:AddressFamily
Parameter Sets:IPv4, IPv6
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ManagedByService

Specifies the value of the managing service of the IP address ranges being imported and updated. Import of MS DHCP ranges is not supported by IPAM.

Type:String
Aliases:MB
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Path

Specifies the literal path and name of the .csv file to import.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ServiceInstance

Specifies an array of service instances that manage the address ranges to import.

Type:String
Aliases:SI
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AddManagedByService

Indicates that the cmdlet adds the specified ManagedByService parameter value to the custom field that matches this parameter name, if not already present.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-AddServiceInstance

Indicates that the cmdlet adds the specified ServiceInstance parameter value to the custom field that matches this parameter name, if not already present.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete.

The cmdlet immediately returns an object that represents the job and then displays the command prompt. You can continue to work in the session while the job completes. To manage the job, use the *-Job cmdlets. To get the job results, use the Receive-Job cmdlet.

For more information about Windows PowerShell background jobs, see about_Jobs.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type:CimSession[]
Aliases:Session
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CreateSubnetIfNotFound

Indicates that the cmdlet creates a parent subnet for this range of addresses. If you specify this parameter, the cmdlet automatically creates a parent subnet for this range, if no parent subnet exists.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DeleteMappedAddresses

Indicates that all of the IP addresses that belong, or map, to the IP address ranges being deleted during the import and update operation, are also deleted.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ErrorPath

Specifies the fully qualified path, and not the name, of the error .csv files which are created if one or more records fail to import.

The file name is generated automatically by the IPAM server by pre-pending Error_ and appending the timestamp of the operation to the file name specified in the Path parameter. The default value of this parameter is the Documents folder of the user.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Force

Forces the command to run without asking for user confirmation.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ThrottleLimit

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

None

Outputs

System.String

This cmdlet returns a string that contains a detailed summary of the steps performed by this command. The message can be one of the following:

  • Import of <AddressFamily> objects is complete. <y> out of <y> objects successfully imported.<AddressFamily><y><y>.

  • Import of <AddressFamily> objects is complete. <x> out of <y> objects successfully imported. <z> out of <y> objects failed to get imported. Failures recorded in the file: <ErrorFilename> <AddressFamily><x><y><z><y><ErrorFilename>