How To Install phpIPAM on Ubuntu 20.04|18.04

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The objective of this guide is to help you Install and Configure phpIPAM on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04 Linux distribution. phpIPAM is an open-source php-based web IP address management application (IPAM). Its goal is to provide light, modern and useful IP address management. phpIPAM uses MySQL database backend and jQuery libraries, Ajax and HTML5/CSS3 features.

phpIPAM has the following features:

  • IPv4/IPv6 IP address management
  • Section / Subnet management
  • Automatic free space display for subnets
  • Visual subnet display
  • Automatic subnet scanning / IP status checks
  • PowerDNS integration
  • NAT support
  • VLAN management
  • VRF management
  • IPv4 / IPv6 calculator
  • IP database search
  • E-mail notifications
  • Custom fields support
  • Translations
  • Changelogs
  • RACK management
  • Domain authentication (AD, LDAP, Radius)
  • Per-group section/subnet permissions
  • Device/device types management
  • RIPE subnets import
  • XLS / CVS subnets import
  • IP request module
  • REST API
  • Locations module

Install phpIPAM on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04

phpIPAM has a number of dependencies that we need to install before we can install and configure phpIPAM. These are:

  1. MySQL / MariaDB server
  2. php / php-fpm for nginx
  3. php modules
  4. Apache / nginx web server
  5. phpIPAM domain – ipam.example.com (should be replaced with your domain)

Step 1: Install MariaDB  Server

Start with the installation of MariaDB database server:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install mariadb-server mariadb-client

Ensure mariadb service is started and set to start at boot:

sudo systemctl enable mariadb
sudo systemctl start mariadb

Secure database server by setting root password:

sudo mysql_secure_installation

Once the database installation and setup is complete, create a database for phpipam user:

$ sudo mysql -u root -p
CREATE DATABASE phpipam;
GRANT ALL ON phpipam.* TO [email protected] IDENTIFIED BY 'StrongDBPassword';
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
QUIT;

Step 2: Install PHP and required modules

Next phase is the installation of php and required modules. Run the following commands:

sudo apt update 
sudo apt -y install php php-mysql,curl,gd,intl,pear,imap,memcache,pspell,tidy,xmlrpc,mbstring,gmp,json,xml,fpm

Step 3: Install phpIPAM on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04 Linux

We’ll download phpIPAM from Github. Install git first:

sudo apt -y install git

Clone phpIPAM code from github

sudo git clone --recursive https://github.com/phpipam/phpipam.git /var/www/html/phpipam

Change to clone directory.

cd /var/www/html/phpipam

You can also download phpipam from official Sourceforge repository and extract it to your web server directory.

Step 4: Configure phpIPAM on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04

Change your working directory to /var/www/html/phpipam and copy config.dist.php to config.php, then edit it.

sudo cp config.dist.php config.php

Edit the file to configure database credentials as added on Step 1:

$ sudo vim config.php
/**
* database connection details
******************************/
$db['host'] = 'localhost';
$db['user'] = 'phpipam';
$db['pass'] = 'StrongDBPassword';
$db['name'] = 'phpipam';
$db['port'] = 3306;

Option 1: Using Apache Web Server

If you would like to use Apache web server, first install it using:

sudo systemctl stop nginx && sudo systemctl disable nginx
sudo apt -y install apache2
sudo a2dissite 000-default.conf
sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo systemctl restart apache2

Install apache php module:

sudo apt -y install libapache2-mod-php php-curl php-xmlrpc php-intl php-gd

Add Apache phpipam configuration:

sudo vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/phpipam.conf

Here are the contents:


    ServerAdmin [email protected]
    DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/phpipam"
    ServerName ipam.example.com
    ServerAlias www.ipam.example.com
    
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted
    
    ErrorLog "/var/log/apache2/phpipam-error_log"
    CustomLog "/var/log/apache2/phpipam-access_log" combined

Set directory permissions:

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html

Enable site:

sudo a2ensite phpipam

Restart Apache server for changes to be made.

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Option 2: Using Nginx Web server (Skip if you chose & configured apache in option 1)

Install nginx using the command:

sudo systemctl stop apache2 && sudo systemctl disable apache2
sudo apt -y install nginx

Configure nginx:

sudo vim /etc/nginx/conf.d/phpipam.conf

Add content:

Ubuntu 20.04:

server 
    listen       80;
    # root directory
    server_name ipam.example.com  www.ipam.example.com;
    index        index.php;
    root   /var/www/html/phpipam;


    location / 
            try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;
        

    location ~ \.php$ 
            try_files $uri =404;
            fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
             fastcgi_pass   unix:/run/php/php-fpm.sock;
            fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
            fastcgi_index index.php;
            include fastcgi_params;
        

 

Change ownership of the /var/www/ directory to www-data user and group.

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html
sudo systemctl restart nginx

Step 5: Finish phpIPAM Installation on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04

Start the installation process by visiting http://ipam.example.com, replace ipam.example.com with your valid domain name. The URL could also be http://domain.com/phpipam or IP Address instead of DNS name depending on your configuration.

http://ipam.example.com

If the domain name used is not a valid DNS record you can modify your hosts file:

# Linux / macOS
$ sudo vim /etc/hosts
#E.g 172.21.200.10 ipam.example.com

# Windows
C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts

On the first page, Select “New phpipam installation

phpipam-install-01

Since we had created a database, we’ll go with “MySQL import instructions“.

phpipam-install-02

This will output the command to import the SQL file.

sudo mysql -u root -p phpipam < /var/www/html/phpipam/db/SCHEMA.sql

For Automatic database installation, set like below.

phpipam-install-05

On successful installation, you should get the admin login page.

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The default Login credentials are:

Username: admin
Password: ipamadmin

You’re prompted to change the admin password on the first login.

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You have successfully installed phpIPAM on Ubuntu 20.04 / Ubuntu 18.04 Linux system.

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