Managing IP Addressing at Scale with Amazon VPC IP Address Manager or IPAM


Managing IP Addressing at Scale with Amazon VPC IP Address Manager or IPAM

In this course, we introduce the Amazon VPC IP address Manager, also called IPAM, as the centerpiece to managing IP addressing at scale.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the need for IP Address Management
  • Gain insight into VPC IP Address Management (IPAM)
  • Discover IPAM features for IP collisions and BYOIP
  • Learn how to provision IPAM for your systems 
  • Complete an IPAM Console tour

Intended Audience

  • Architects and networking professionals using AWS
  • This course also covers some of the objectives for the AWS solutions architect professional and the AWS Advanced Networking Specialty certification exams



Managing IP addressing at scale with Amazon VPC IP Address Manager. Hello and welcome to this Cloud Academy presentation. A little bit about myself, I'm Jorge Negron and I'm part of the AWS content development team here at Cloud Academy. In this course, we introduced the Amazon VPC IP Address Manager, also called IPAM as the centerpiece to managing IP addressing at scale. This can be difficult and time consuming as you need to track your IP address blocks and their allocation release cycles, verify overlaps, and manage your routing tables and firewalls according to the specific allocations. Usually, these tasks are performed using 3rd party tools with little to no integration with AWS, or even worse using a manual approach with spreadsheets which is inconvenient and error prone. IPAM makes it significantly easier to manage IP addresses at scale of hundreds of thousands, and whether they are allocated or bring your own IPs and it also supports both IP version 4 as well as IP version 6.

If you have any questions about the material being discussed, please feel free to contact me using the details on the screen. As an alternative, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an email to where one of our cloud experts will reply to your question. This course is an intermediate level role-based course for architects and networking professionals using AWS. We will discuss the need for IP address management at scale, introduce the Amazon VPC IP address manager, and discuss features and implementation details. We'll close with a walk through of the IPAM console

Who should attend this course? This course is intended for architects and networking professionals looking to understand VPC IP address management at scale using IPAM, and how to implement it for different use cases. This course also covers some of the objectives for the AWS Solutions architect professional and the AWS advanced networking specialty certification exams. To get the most out of this course, you should meet the requirements for any of the associate level certifications by AWS. These are the solutions architect, developer, or CIDR administrator associate certifications. Having the equivalent experience will also be sufficient. We will focus our conversation on the Amazon VPC IP address manager functionality, features, implementations, and use cases. We assume that you are already familiar with the basics of AWS networking concepts like VPCs, CIDR IPv4, IPv6 addressing, elastic IP addresses, route tables, security groups, network access control list, firewalls, and the steps for bring your own IP.

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About the Author
Jorge Negrón
AWS Content Architect
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Experienced in architecture and delivery of cloud-based solutions, the development, and delivery of technical training, defining requirements, use cases, and validating architectures for results. Excellent leadership, communication, and presentation skills with attention to details. Hands-on administration/development experience with the ability to mentor and train current & emerging technologies, (Cloud, ML, IoT, Microservices, Big Data & Analytics).