Configuring DHCPv6 on Address Manager - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.2.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

Locale
English (United States)
Product name
BlueCat Address Manager
Version
9.2.0

You need to create and configure an IPv6 network to allocate addresses.

To configure DHCPv6:

  1. Click the IPv6 tab. In the IPv6 Blocks section, click the FC00::/6 or the 2003::/3 address space.

The next steps are to create a new IPv6 block in the 2003::/3 address space:

  1. Under Address Space, click New and select IPv6 Block.
  2. Under Block Information, set the range, name, and location for the block:
    • Range—type the range for the block in CIDR notation.
    • 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's 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.
  3. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  4. Click Add.

The next steps are to create a new IPv6 block in the FC00::/6 address space:

  1. Under MAC Address for Calculating 48-bit Site Prefix, select an option:
    • MAC address of the Server—select this option and type the MAC address in the format nnnnnnnnnnnn, nn-nn-nn-nn-nn-nn, or nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn, where nn is a hexadecimal value from 00 to FF.
    • Get MAC Address of the Server Doing the Calculation Automatically—select this check box to have Address Manager automatically insert the MAC address of the server into the MAC address of the Server field.
    • Manually input Block Range—select this option and type in a 48-bit site prefix.
  2. Under Block Information, set the name and location:
    • Name—enter a name for the block to be added.
    • 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's 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.
  3. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Assign a DHCPv6 range to use in the network.
  6. Associate the DHCPv6 range to a DNS/DHCP Server. From the Deployment Roles tab in the IPv6 network level, click New and select DHCP Role.
    Note: You can also enable Dynamic DNS in order to register DNS for your IPv6 clients. To do this, you will need to enable the ‘Allow Dynamic Updates’ option for the DNS zone you would like to update from the IPv6 network.

    DDNS updates on a Windows client can only be processed through the regular IPv4 DHCP process. When registering DDNS for IPv4, the client will register both an A and AAAA record if both IPv4 and IPv6 are enabled.