Using OpenNetAdmin to Track IP Network Attributes

Once the appropriate data has been entered into the system you can manage an enterprise-wide DNS and DHCP infrastructure or localized services.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Jun 1, 2010
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This framework’s most fundamental strength is in the tracking of network elements. This data storage is the foundation for all other tasks and functions. Once the appropriate data has been entered into the system you are then able to start managing an enterprise-wide DNS and DHCP infrastructure or choose to run localized services that are synchronized to the central database.


"OpenNetAdmin is an open-source solution designed to track basic IP network attributes in a database. According to this Help Net Security article, OpenNetAdmin offers a web interface is provided to administer the data as well several backend processes for building DHCP, DNS, and router configuration.

"This framework’s most fundamental strength is in the tracking of network elements. This data storage is the foundation for all other tasks and functions. Once the appropriate data has been entered into the system you are then able to start managing an enterprise-wide DNS and DHCP infrastructure or choose to run localized services that are synchronized to the central database.

"You will also be able to create templates that allow for the staging and deployment of a common set of configurations for each network element being installed to a location. This allows for the hand-off of repeatable tasks to an operations group. They will then be able to deploy complex sites that have been pre-engineered and defined as a standard by simply executing a few modules. These modules and procedures can be easily tailored for your needs. Whether it is a new remote office or a newly acquired business unit, you can define standard procedures and configurations that can be built with very little effort."

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