Jul 5, 2018

IP address management (IPAM) is software that can plan, track, and manage the IP addresses used in a computer network.

Although IPAM is a way of managing network addressing, it does not typically provide Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Such systems are known as DDI, or DNS, DHCP, IPAM systems. IPAM is often confused with DDI (DNS/DHCP/IPAM), of which it's a single component.

Some IPAM applications are provided as part of a DDI system, examples are offerings from Cisco Systems, SolarWinds and Microsoft. Others integrate with other standalone DNS and DHCP services.