Easier IP Address Management with enhanced options

One of the major themes for v320 has been making your life easier while managing your IP address documentation. We covered introduction of subnetted subnets and new functions for IP address management in previous blog posts. In this blog post, I would cover additional options to make IP address management easier for you.

Subnet list view changes to accommodate new features

Better IP address management with vrf groups for subnets

Subnet list view furniture is being shifted to accommodate new features. e.g. since name is no longer a required field, it is moving to different column and network and mask bits become the main column. We are adding VRF group as a column and description has been taken out from the column view.
Also, % used is now rendered after the page has loaded. Since addition of subnetted subnets, calculating the total used percentage takes more time and hence we have moved the calculation after the fact.

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New filtering options for subnets

We have added 2 new filtering options on the subnet page.
By subnet type: You can filter for root subnets, IPv4 subnets or IPv6 subnets.
By VRF Group: With addition of VRF groups in this release, you can also filter subnets by the VRF group.

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IP address link and usage statistics on the subnet view page

Display used percentage for subnets and links to IP addresses in that subnet

Subnet list page always had link to IPs for that subnet also the used percentage for that subnet.
We have added both these options on subnet view and edit page as well for quicker navigation.

Option to relocate a subnet as a subnetted subnet

Relocate a subnetted subnet for easier IP address management

If a subnet was discovered or added directly, but should have been part of another subnet, you can use the new relocate function to choose the destination parent subnet. The subnet would be programatically added to the right place in a subnetted subnet.

Sort IP addresses by last edited

Keep IP address documentation up-to-date with last edited time stamps

If the IP is discovered or re-discovered using D42 ping sweep, auto-discovery, network snmp discovery or other methods, the last edited is updated with the latest time stamp for that occurrence. Now we have added that field on the IP list view so you can sort by last edited(and filter by other criteria). This way you can mark stale IP addresses as available or delete them to keep you IP address documentation up-to-date.

Downloadable trial appliance is now available!

You can get started on a path to better IP address management with this new release from the device42 download page.

We are still testing update file with different versions before we publish it. Please follow our twitter stream to know when update is published.