Adding a parent IPv6 block - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.1.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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9.1.0

Place two or more IPv6 blocks or networks under a new parent IPv6 block.

Select two or more contiguous IPv6 blocks or networks in the same IPv6 address space (either Unique Local or Global Unicast) to be located under a new parent IPv6 block.
Note: Contiguous blocks or networks means that there cannot be unselected address space between the selected blocks or networks. Users must have Add Access Rights on IPv6 objects in order to add a parent IPv6 blocks.
  • The new parent IPv6 block must be smaller than the original parent block.
  • The new parent IPv6 block must not smaller than /126.
  • The new parent block must form a CIDR block.
  • The new parent IPv6 block must be an exact fit to the blocks/networks selected (starting from the smallest address within the blocks or networks selected, and ending at the biggest one on the other side).
  • You cannot add a new parent IPv6 block to the top-level IPv6 blocks (Unique Local and Global Unicast).
  • You cannot add a parent IPv6 block to a single existing block. You must select at least two contiguous IPv6 blocks or networks. However, you can add a new parent IPv6 block to a single existing IPv6 network. The new parent block will be the same size as the network itself.

To add a parent IPv6 block:

  1. Select the IP Space tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Configuration information page.
  2. From the configuration drop-down menu, select a configuration.
  3. Click the IPv6 tab. In the IPv6 Blocks section, click the FC00::/6 or the 2003::/3 address space.
  4. Under Address Space, select check boxes for two or more contiguous blocks or networks to which you want to add a parent block.
  5. Click Action and select Add Parent Block.
    Note: An error message displays if the selected blocks cannot form a CIDR block. Ensure the selected blocks or networks are contiguous and conform to the stipulated restrictions.

    The Selected Siblings section lists the blocks or networks selected to be added to a new parent block.

  6. Under General, set a name and location for the new parent block to be added:
    • Name—type a name for the block or network.
    • Location—(Optional) select a location from the drop-down menu on which the IP object that you are adding or editing will be based. The most frequently used location objects are at the top of the list.
      • Inherited Location—displays the location annotation that is inherited from the parent object. If you don't include a location, this default location will be used for the current object and its child objects.
  7. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  8. Click Yes.The new parent IPv6 block appears under the Address Space tab where the former siblings were selected, and the siblings now appear as children of the new parent block.