Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

Amazon VPC IP Address Manager (IPAM) is a new feature that makes it easier for you to plan, track, and monitor IP addresses for your AWS workloads. With IPAM's automated workflows, network administrators can more efficiently manage IP addresses.

VPC IPAM allows you to easily organize IP addresses based on your routing and security needs and set simple business rules to govern IP assignments. Using IPAM, you can automate IP address assignment to VPCs, eliminating the need to use spreadsheet-based or homegrown IP planning applications, which can be hard to maintain and time-consuming. This automation helps remove delays in on-boarding new applications or growing existing applications, by enabling you to assign IP addresses to your VPCs in seconds. IPAM also automatically tracks critical IP address information, including its AWS account, Amazon VPC, and routing and security domain, eliminating the need to manually track or do bookkeeping for IP addresses. This reduces the possibility of errors during IP assignments. You can also set alarms for IP address utilization and gain visibility to proactively fix any IP address issues. IPAM automatically retains your IP address monitoring data (up to a maximum of three years). You can use this historical data to do retrospective analysis and audits for your network security and routing policies.

IPAM provides a unified operational view and enables you to manage IP addresses across AWS Regions and your accounts, using AWS Resource Access Manager and AWS Organizations. As the unified operation view can be used as your single source of truth for information related to any IP address, IPAM can help you more efficiently perform routine IP address management activities such as tracking IP utilization, troubleshooting, and auditing, much faster.

Amazon VPC IPAM is generally available in the following AWS Regions: Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hong-Kong), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Canada (Central), Europe (Dublin), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (London), Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm), Middle East (Bahrain), South America (Sao Paulo), US West (Northern California), US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), and US West (Oregon). 

To learn more about IPAM, you can view the IPAM documentation or read the announcement blog. To view IPAM prices, visit Amazon VPC Pricing.