Retrieve Data from Managed Servers

Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Checklist: Deploy IPAM Server > Install IPAM Server > Choose an IPAM Provisioning Method > Configure Server Discovery > Discover Servers on the Network | Manually Add a Server to Server Inventory > Create IPAM Provisioning GPOs | Manually Configure DHCP Access Settings | Manually Configure DNS Access Settings | Manually Configure DC and NPS Access Settings > Choose Managed Servers > Verify Managed Server Access > Retrieve Data from Managed Servers

After you have verified the IPAM server has access to managed servers, you can retrieve data from managed servers to begin populating the IPAM database. You might also want to retrieve server data after a configuration change or just to obtain updated information. You do not have to manually retrieve data from managed servers because scheduled tasks on the IPAM server will perform this task automatically. Perform the following procedure if you do not want to wait for these scheduled tasks to run. For more information about IPAM scheduled data collection tasks, see IPAM Architecture.

Membership in the Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (

Retrieving data from managed servers

Use the SERVER INVENTORY view to retrieve all server data. Specific types of server data can also be retrieved using views under IP ADDRESS SPACE (for address space data), MONITOR AND MANAGE (for configuration and monitoring data), and EVENT CATALOG (for audit data). You can retrieve data for a single managed server or for multiple managed servers.

To retrieve data from managed servers

  1. In the upper IPAM navigation tree, click SERVER INVENTORY.

  2. Select the managed servers from which you want to collect data. Press and hold CTRL or SHIFT to select multiple servers.

  3. Right-click the servers that are selected, and then click Retrieve All Server Data.

  4. The following data collection tasks will run immediately on the selected servers: AddressExpiry, AddressUtilization, Audit, ServerAvailability, ServiceMonitoring, ServerConfiguration.

  5. Wait for the data collection tasks to complete.