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Subnet Connector

Brett_MoffettBrett_Moffett Cireson PACE Super IT Monkey ✭✭✭✭✭
Subnets within Asset Management are a great way to automatically update location for Hardware Assets based on their reported IP address within ConfigMgr.
It would be good to have a connector that would consume the AD Site and Services data and populate the Subnets class within SCSM.
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  • shaun_ericsonshaun_ericson Advanced IT Monkey ✭✭✭
    @Brett_Moffett Can you do this with AM Import / LDAP import?
  • Geoff_RossGeoff_Ross Cireson Consultant Super IT Monkey ✭✭✭✭✭
    @shaun_ericson

    That's what I thought so just tried it out. Unfortunately not as AD just stores on property for a Subnet in the format
    192.168.0.0/24

    But the CAM Subnet class needs the IP range 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.0.255 and the mask 255.25.255.0 so you need something else doing a bit of logic.

    You could use an automated task to manipulate the data and update other 'spare' properties on the subnet AD object but at that point you might as well just build something custom to create the CAM Subnets directly.

    Any large organisation would likely be using IPAM either Windows Server or a 3rd party tool and this would store the data in a database so it would be possible to link of that.

    Geoff
  • Brett_MoffettBrett_Moffett Cireson PACE Super IT Monkey ✭✭✭✭✭
    I was thinking the same thing here. BIG organizations would manage their subnets in a DB driven tool, however, most organizations are not big and therefore a middleman broker would be perfect.

    This is a simple task in PowerShell, but it would be good to have this wrapped in to a Connector that would just pick it up.
    This could then be extended to Change and Release Management around Create, Delete, Modify tasks for the networking teams given small organizations IPAM without having to spend big $
  • Geoff_RossGeoff_Ross Cireson Consultant Super IT Monkey ✭✭✭✭✭
    Valid point @Brett_Moffett CAM could be an IPAM tool with this in place. Love it.

  • shaun_ericsonshaun_ericson Advanced IT Monkey ✭✭✭
    Makes sense, however we would not create an IPAM solution here as @Geoff_Ross mentioned typical IPAM solutions in the market not only manage the IP Asset Management for an organization but also has features that push this management into Sites and Subnets, DHCP scopes, reservations, etc... in which Cireson AM is not intended. I like the original idea of having a solution to consume Sites and Services from AD, keep it simple and see how it grows. Let's see what the community comes back with here on votes.
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