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Juniper Address Pool Manager (APM), formerly known as IP PoolBot, is a cloud-native, container-based application running on a Linux cluster that manages address pools in a network. APM monitors the IPv4 address pools on broadband network gateways (BNGs) in the network. When the free address utilization drops below a specified threshold on a BNG, APM adds unused prefixes from a centralized pool to BNG's address pool.

APM supports monitoring and linking address pools for subscribers that connect via PPPoE, or PPP over L2TP network server (LNS). APM does not support subscribers that connect via IPoE using DHCP Server or DHCP Relay.

The benefits of APM are as follows:

  • Improves the efficiency of address utilization
  • Reduces the overhead and complexity of monitoring and provisioning by automating monitoring and provisioning.
  • Allows reclamation of underutilized prefixes for redistribution to the pools that need them.

These release notes accompany APM Release 3.0.0.