What is IPAM? - Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

What is IPAM?

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

You can use IPAM to do the following:

  • Organize IP address space into routing and security domains

  • Monitor IP address space that's in use and monitor resources that are using space against business rules

  • View the history of IP address assignments in your organization

  • Automatically allocate CIDRs to VPCs using specific business rules

  • Troubleshoot network connectivity issues

  • Enable cross-region and cross-account sharing of your Bring Your Own IP (BYOIP) addresses

  • Provision Amazon-provided contiguous IPv6 CIDR blocks to pools for VPC creation

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