IPAM Object Types

Apteriks IP Address Manager uses the following objects on the hierarchy tree.

IP Address Space/VRF

An IP Address Space is a collection of non-overlapping IP addresses: networks and nodes. It may represent the whole company, or a particular VPN/VRF.

An IP Address Space may contain Folders, Networks, and Nodes

Group of IP Address Spaces/VRF's

Group similar-purpose IP Address Spaces/VRFs together using the Group object.
Drag-and-drop IP Address Spaces into an appropriate group on a hierarchical tree.

Folder

A folder is an arbitrary collection of networks and other folders. Use it as a way to group various objects together. Note that folders are only shown on a Flex Tree.

Network

Network can be subdivided in two types.

Supernetwork, or supernet, is an IP network that is formed from the combination of two or more networks (or subnets) with a common Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) prefix. In IPAM context, a supernet contains other networks but not the individual IP nodes.

IPv4 supernet

IPv6 supernet

Leaf networks contain IP hosts but no subnetworks; in other words, they are located at the end of network hierarchy.

IPv4 leaf network

IPv6 leaf network

Node

A node (or a host) is any single IP address assigned to a single network device. An example of a node is a server, printer, or a router.

IPv4 node

IPv6 node