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This section details the dashboards of IPAMv4 Utilization dashboards category. For more information on operations that can be performed on reporting dashboards, see About Dashboards.

The dashboards covered in this section are as follows:

DHCPv4 Top Utilized Networks

The DHCPv4 Top Utilized Ranges dashboard provides statistics about the topmost utilized DHCPv4 networks. The default dashboard includes the top 10 most utilized DHCPv4 networks within the last 24 hours.
This dashboard displays the following information in table format:

  • Timestamp: The date and time of the recorded utilization.
  • Network View: The network view.
  • Network: The network address.
  • CIDR: The subnet mask in CIDR format.
  • DHCPv4 Utilization%: The percentage of DHCP addresses in use over the total number of DHCP addresses provisioned.
  • Ranges: The number of DHCP address ranges in the network.
  • Provisioned: The total number of IP addresses in the range.
  • Dynamic: The number of dynamic IP addresses in the range.
  • Static: The number of static IP addresses in the range.
  • Free: The number of free DHCP addresses.
  • Used: The total number of IP addresses in use.

DNS Statistics per DNS View

The DNS Statistics per DNS View dashboard provides DNS zone statistics for each DNS view in a given time frame. The default dashboard includes information for all network views, all members, all IPv4 and IPv6 reverse-mapping zones, all forward-mapping zones, and all DNS records by record type.
This dashboard displays the following information in table format:

  • Timestamp: The date and time of the event.
  • View: The DNS view.
  • Members: The FQDN of the member that is associated with the DNS view.
  • Forward-Mapping Zone: The number of forward-mapping zones.
  • IPv4 Reverse-Mapping Zone: The number of IPv4 reverse-mapping zones.
  • IPv6 Reverse-Mapping Zone: The number of IPv6 reverse-mapping zones.
  • Signed Zone: The number of signed zones.
  • Host: The number of host records.
  • LBDN: Number of LBDNs assigned to the zone. Note that if an LBDN is assigned to multiple zones or views, the appliance displays it separately for each zone or view.
  • Total Records: The total number of DNS resource records.

Grid Manager also displays the number of each relevant DNS resource records.

DNS Statistics per Zone

Since every DNS view can have multiple zones and each zone can have multiple records, this dashboard highlights the list of all zones and provides statistics based on every DNS Zone. This dashboard allows you to identify how many and what type of DNS records each zone is serving and use these statistics for more effective planning.
The DNS Statistics per Zone displays the following information:

  • Timestamp: Timestamp of events.
  • Zone: FQDN of zone.
  • Function: Zone function: [Forward-Mapping, IPv4 Reverse-Mapping, IPv6 Reverse-Mapping]

  • Signed: Boolean to indicate if the zone is signed.
  • Hosts: Number of hosts.
  • LBDN: Number of LBDNs assigned to the zone. Note that if an LBDN is assigned to multiple zones or views, the appliance displays it separately for each zone or view.
  • Total Records: Number of total resource records, Host are not counted.
    • A Records: number of A records.
    • AAAA Records: number of AAAA records.
    • CNAME Records: number of CNAME records.
    • DNAME Records: number of DNAME records.
    • DNSKEY Records: number of DNSKEY records.
    • DS Records: number of DS records.
    • MX Records: number of MX records.
    • NAPTR Records: number of NAPTR records.
    • NSEC Records: number of NSEC records.
    • NSEC3PARAM Records: number of NSEC3PARAM records.
    • NSEC3 Records: number of NSEC3records.
    • NS Records: number of NS records.
    • PTR Records: number of PTR records.
    • RRSIG Records: number of RRSIG records.
    • SOA Records: number of SOA records.
    • SRV Records: number of SRV records.
    • TXT Records: number of TXT records.
    • Other Records: number of other records.

IPAMv4 Network Usage Statistics

The IPAMv4 Network Usage Statistics dashboard provides usage statistics for each network in a given time frame. This dashboard displays the following information in table format:

  • Timestamp: The timestamp when the network container was created.
  • Network: The network address.
  • Network View: The network view.
  • CIDR: The subnet mask in CIDR format.
  • AD Site: The Active Directory Site associated with the network. For networks that are not associated with Active Directory Domains and Sites, or when you delete an Active Directory server, the appliance displays no_value in this column.
  • DHCPv4 Utilization%: The percentage of DHCP addresses in use over the total number of DHCP addresses provisioned.
  • Total: The total number of IPAM addresses in the network.
  • Allocated: The number of allocated IP addresses in the network.
  • Reserved: The number of reserved IP addresses in the network.
  • Assigned: The number of assigned IP addresses in the network.
  • Protocol: IPv4 or IPv6.
  • Utilization%: The percentage of IP address in use over the total number of IP addresses in the network.
  • Unmanaged: The number of discovered IP addresses that do not have corresponding records on the appliance, such as A records, PTR records, fixed address records, host records, or leases.

IPAMv4 Network Usage Trend

The IPAMv4 Network Usage Trend dashboard provides IPAM usage trends for the network utilization in specific Active Directory Sites over time. Each of the line graphs is represented with a different color. This is a detailed report only. You can aggregate the report based on the networks or Active Directory Sites.
This dashboard displays the following information:

  • Time: The timestamp of the event.
  • Usage%: The percentage of IPAM address network usage.

IPAMv4 Top Utilized Networks

The IPAMv4 Top Utilized Networks dashboard provides statistics about the topmost utilized IPv4 networks. The default dashboard includes the top 10 most utilized networks within the last hour.
This dashboard displays the following information in table format:

  • Timestamp: The date and time of the recorded utilization.
  • Network View: The network view.
  • Network: The network address.
  • CIDR: The subnet mask in CIDR format.
  • ADSite: The Active Directory Site associated with the network. For networks that are not associated with Active Directory Domains and Sites, or when you delete an Active Directory server, the appliance displays no_value in this column.
  • DHCPv4 Utilization%: The percentage of IP address in use over the total number of IP addresses in the network.
  • Total: The total number of IP addresses in the network.
  • Assigned: The total number of IP addresses assigned in the network.
  • Reserved: The total number of reserved IP addresses in the network.
  • Unmanaged: The number of discovered IP addresses that do not have corresponding records on the appliance, such as A records, PTR records, fixed address records, host records, or leases.

Managed DDI Peak IP Usage Trend

The Managed DDI Peak IP Usage Trend dashboard displays the 5-day rolling average for peak values of the total count of IP addresses (IPv4 and IPv6 counts) aggregated across all networks in the Grid. The count includes the number of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses across all networks and network views in the Grid. If the same network is present in different network views, the IP address count will include all of such views.

The following table lists the features for which the IP addresses are counted or not counted in the report:

IncludedNot Included
DHCP LeaseUnused addresses in DHCP ranges
DHCP fixed addressesUnused addresses in reserved ranges
Host addressesReserved addresses such as network and broadcast addresses
DNS records (A, AAAA, PTR)
Unmanaged addresses found by discovery

The Managed DDI Peak IP Usage Trend dashboard displays the following information in either line chart or table format. 

The columns in the table display the following:

  • Time
  • IPv4 CountCount of IPv4 addresses at the time of daily peak usage aggregated across all networks in the Grid.
  • IPv6 CountCount of IPv6 addresses at the time of daily peak usage aggregated across all networks in the Grid.  
  • Total Count: Daily peak total count of addresses at the time of peak usage aggregated across all networks in the Grid.
  • 5-Day Avg IPv4 Count: The 5-day rolling average of the IPv4 count (rounded off to nearest whole number).
  • 5-Day Avg IPv6 Count: The 5-day rolling average of the IPv6 count (rounded off to nearest whole number).
  • 5-Day Avg Total Count: The 5-day rolling average of the peak total address count (rounded off to nearest whole number).

Click on the following cells in a row in the table to view a drill-down of the network usage statistics at peak usage time for that day:

  • IPv4 Count: Displays statistics for all the IPv4 networks in the Grid.
  • IPv6Count: Displays statistics for all the IPv6 networks in the Grid.
  • Total Count: Displays statistics for all the IPv4 and IPv6 networks in the Grid. 

An email alert is also generated for this report that contains the IP address count. This alert is disabled by default and you have to manually enable it. For more information, see About Alerts. You also have to manually configure the manually configure the MSP Name, End Customer Name, and Grid License UID fields in the email message body.

The email message contains a CSV file as an attachment. The CSV file has one row per day for the billing time period and includes following columns in each row:

  • Peak TimeTimestamp for the daily peak usage.
  • IPv4 CountCount of IPv4 addresses at the time of daily peak usage aggregated across all networks in the Grid.
  • IPv6 CountCount of IPv6 addresses at the time of daily peak usage aggregated across all networks in the Grid.
  • Total CountDaily peak total count of IP addresses at the time of peak usage aggregated across all networks in the Grid.
  • 5-Day Avg IPv4 Count: The 5-day rolling average of the IPv4 count (rounded off to nearest whole number).
  • 5-Day Avg IPv6 Count: The 5-day rolling average of the IPv6 count (rounded off to nearest whole number).
  • 5-Day Avg Total Count: The 5-day rolling average of the peak total address count (rounded off to nearest whole number).

You must enable the following alerts to generate the email report for billing:

  • ib-managed-ddi-ip-usage-report-per-month
  • ib-managed-ddi-ip-usage-report-per-quarter

IP Address Usage Report

The IP Address Usage Report dashboard displays the five-day rolling average for peak values of the total count of IP addresses aggregated across all networks in the Grid. The count includes the number of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses across all networks and network views in the Grid. If the same network is present in different network views, the IP address count will include all of such views.

The following table lists the features for which the IP addresses are counted or not counted in the report:

CountedNot Counted
DHCP LeaseUnused addresses in DHCP ranges
DHCP fixed addressesUnused addresses in reserved ranges
Host addresses
DNS records (A, AAAA, PTR)
Unmanaged addresses found by discovery

The IP Address Usage Report dashboard displays the following information in either line chart or table format. 

The columns in the table display the following:

  • Time
  • IPv4 CountCount of IPv4 addresses at the time of daily peak usage aggregated across all networks in the Grid.
  • IPv6 CountCount of IPv6 addresses at the time of daily peak usage aggregated across all networks in the Grid.  
  • Total Count: Daily peak total count of addresses at the time of peak usage aggregated across all networks in the Grid.
  • 5-Day Avg IPv4 Count: The five-day rolling average of the IPv4 count (rounded off to the nearest whole number).
  • 5-Day Avg IPv6 Count: The five-day rolling average of the IPv6 count (rounded off to the nearest whole number).
  • 5-Day Avg Total Count: The five-day rolling average of the peak total address count (rounded off to the nearest whole number).

Email alerts are available for generating email reports that contain the quarterly and monthly data of five-day average of peak IP address count values. This alert is disabled by default and you have to manually enable it for monthly or quarterly billing alerts based on your requirement. For more information, see About Alerts. You also have to manually configure the IPAM Usage Report, End Customer Name, and Grid License UID fields in the email message body.

The email message contains a CSV file as an attachment. The CSV file has one row per day for the billing time period and includes the following columns in each row:

  • Peak TimeTimestamp for the daily peak usage.
  • IPv4 CountCount of IPv4 addresses at the time of daily peak usage aggregated across all networks in the Grid.
  • IPv6 CountCount of IPv6 addresses at the time of daily peak usage aggregated across all networks in the Grid.
  • Total CountDaily peak total count of IP addresses at the time of peak usage aggregated across all networks in the Grid.
  • 5-Day Avg IPv4 Count: The five-day rolling average of the IPv4 count (rounded off to the nearest whole number).
  • 5-Day Avg IPv6 Count: The five-day rolling average of the IPv6 count (rounded off to the nearest whole number).
  • 5-Day Avg Total Count: The five-day rolling average of the peak total address count (rounded off to the nearest whole number).

You must enable the following alerts to generate the email report for billing:

  • ib-simplified-ip-usage-report-per-month
  • ib-simplified-ip-usage-report-per-quarter

DNS Object Count Trend for Flex Grid License

The DNS Object Count Trend for Flex Grid License dashboard lists the average DNS object count across all IB-FLEX members in the Grid during the past five days. The DNS object count is calculated as the total DNS resource record count for all DNS zones with IB-FLEX member as the Grid primary. The data is generated once every 24 hours and the average is calculated over 5 days.

This dashboard displays the following information in either line chart or table format:

  • Show Filters: Click Show Filters to enable the filters.
  • Time: Select a value from the drop-down list. The default value is Last 6 days.
  • Line Chart: Click Line Chart to view the data in line chart format.
  • Table: Click Table to view the data in table format.
  • Both: Click Both to view the data in both line chart and table format.

VLAN Conflict

The VLAN Conflict dashboard displays details about those networks in which:

  • Assigned VLAN ID and discovered VLAN ID are not equal even though the VLAN names are the same.
  • Assigned VLAN name and discovered VLAN name are not the same even though the VLAN IDs are equal.
  • Discovered VLAN exists but there is no assigned VLAN in the network with the same VLAN ID and name.
  • Assigned VLAN exists but there is no discovered VLAN in the network with the same VLAN ID and name.

You can filter data based on discovered VLAN details, assigned VLAN details, conflict details and so on.  

This dashboard displays the following information in table format:

  • Time: Time duration for which the report must be generated. Select a value from the drop-down list. The default value is Last 1 day.
  • Network View: Network view with which the network is associated.
  • Network: IP address of the network for which a conflict exists between the discovered and assigned VLAN objects
  • Netmask: Netmask of the network.
  • Protocol: IPv4 or IPv6 protocol that the network belongs to.
  • Discovered VLAN Name: VLAN name of the VLAN discovered by the network.
  • Discovered VLAN ID: VLAN ID of the VLAN discovered by the network.
  • Assigned VLAN Name: VLAN name assigned to the network.
  • Assigned VLAN ID: VLAN ID assigned to the network.
  • Conflict Reason: Reason of conflict between the discovered and assigned VLAN objects.
  • Discovered IP: IP address of the discovered system.

VLAN Inventory

The VLAN Inventory dashboard displays all existing VLANs that are created manually; that is, those VLANs that are not discovered. 

This dashboard displays the following information in table format:

  • Time: Time duration for which the report must be generated. Select a value from the drop-down list. The default value is Last 1 day.
  • Assigned VLAN ID: VLAN ID assigned to the network.
  • Assigned VLAN Name: VLAN name assigned to the network.
  • VLAN View: VLAN view that the VLAN object belongs to.
  • VLAN Range: VLAN range that the VLAN object belongs to.
  • Status: Status of the VLAN object. The status can be Assigned, Unassigned, or Reserved. For more information, see Configuring VLAN Objects.
  • Assigned To: Network that the VLAN object is assigned to. If the VLAN object is assigned to multiple networks, Multiple is displayed.
  • Comment: Comment if any, entered when you created a VLAN object. For more information, see Configuring VLAN Objects.
  • Description: Description if any, entered when you created a VLAN object. For more information, see Configuring VLAN Objects.
  • Contact: Contact information if any, entered when you created a VLAN object. For more information, see Configuring VLAN Objects.
  • Department: Department information if any, entered when you created a VLAN object. For more information, see Configuring VLAN Objects.

IPAM Prediction Dashboard

The IPAM Prediction dashboard provides information about the subnet utilization and DHCPv4 utilization in a graphical form to track the address usage trends over a time frame. This dashboard predicts the number of addresses used, configured thresholds for IPAM utilization, and forecasts the estimated address usage based on the current usage trends. Each of the line graphs is represented with a different color.

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