Configuring static IPv6 settings - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.1.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

Locale
English (United States)
Product name
BlueCat Address Manager
Version
9.1.0

How to manually set a static IPv6 address, static gateway, and static subnet mask, and DNS Servers.

iDRAC9 / iDRAC8 / iDRAC7

Configure static IPv6 settings on iDRAC9, iDRAC8, or iDRAC7.

To configure static IPv6 settings:

  1. From the System Setup Main Menu, select iDRAC Settings and press ENTER. The iDRAC Settings menu opens.
    iDRAC Settings
    iDRAC Settings Version                                                  1.50.50.21
    iDRAC Firmware Version                                                  1.55.55
    System Summary
    System Event Log
    Network
    Alerts
    Front Panel Security
    Virtual Media
    vFlash Media
    Lifecycle Controller
    Power Configuration
    Thermal
    System Location
    User Configuration
    Smart Card
  2. Press the Down arrow key to select Network and press ENTER. The Network Settings menu opens.
  3. Confirm that the Enable NIC option is Enabled.
  4. Press the Down arrow key to view the following IPv6 settings:
    IPv6 Settings
    Enable IPv6                                                               <Disabled>
    Enable Auto-configuration                                                 <Enabled>
    Static IP Address 1                                                       [:: ]
    Static Prefix Length                                                      [64 ]
    Static Gateway                                                            [::]
    Link Local Address                                                        ::
    Use DHCPv6 to obtain DNS Server address                                   <Disabled>
    Static Preferred DNS Server                                               [::]
    Static Alternate DNS Server                                               [::]
  5. Press the Up and Down arrow keys to highlight Enable IPv6, and then make sure it is set to Enabled. Press the Space bar to toggle between Disabled and Enabled.
  6. Press the Down arrow key to highlight Enable Auto-configuration, and then make sure it is set to Disabled. Press the Space bar to toggle between Disabled and Enabled.
    Note: If you want to obtain automatic addresses from DHCP, set Enable Auto-configuration to Enabled.
  7. Press the Down arrow key to highlight Static IP Address 1 and press ENTER.
  8. Type the IPv6 address you want to assign to the iDRAC port and press ENTER.
    Note: The iDRAC port must have an unique IP address—it cannot use any of the following addresses:
    • the physical address of the appliance
    • the Anycast address, if you enabled Anycast
    • the virtual address, if you are configuring an DNS/DHCP Server appliance that is part of an xHA pair. This does not apply to Address Manager.

    In an xHA pair, iDRAC in each appliance must have an unique IP address.

  9. If it is necessary to change the standard 64-bit prefix length, press the Down arrow key to highlight Static Prefix Length and press ENTER.
  10. Enter the number of digits in the IPv6 prefix length, using the Left and Right arrow keys to select the digit if necessary, and then press ENTER. The prefix length is the (decimal) number of contiguous high-order bits of the address that comprise the network part of the address.
  11. Press the Down arrow key to highlight Static Gateway and press ENTER.
  12. Type the address of the default gateway for your network. Press the Right arrow key to go to the next field each time. When you have finished, press ENTER.
  13. Press the Down arrow key to highlight Use DHCPv6 to obtain Server address, and then make sure it is set to Disabled. Press the Space bar to toggle between Disabled and Enabled.
    Note: If you want to obtain automatic addresses for your DNS servers from DHCPv6, set Use DHCPv6 to obtain Server address to Enabled.
  14. Press the Down arrow key to highlight Static Preferred DNS Server and press ENTER.
  15. Type the address of the static preferred DNS server. Press the Right arrow key to go to the next field each time. When you have finished, press ENTER.
  16. Press the Down arrow key to highlight Static Alternate DNS Server and press ENTER.
  17. Type the address of the static alternate DNS server. Press the Right arrow key to go to the next field each time. When you have finished, press ENTER.
  18. Press Esc to return to the iDRAC Settings menu.
  19. If you do not want to configure any other settings, press Esc again. A dialog window opens.
    Settings have been changed. Do you want to 
    save the changes?
                      Yes No
  20. Select Yes and press ENTER.
    The pre-boot phase continues.

iDRAC6

Configure static IPv6 settings on iDRAC6.

To configure iDRAC IPv6 settings:

  1. Select LAN Parameters on the iDRAC6 Configuration Utility window and press ENTER.
  2. Press the down arrow key to view the following IP settings:
                                       IPv6 Settings
    IPv6 ...................................... Enabled
    IPv6 Address Source ....................... Static
    IPv6 Address 1 ............................ XXXX:XX::XXX:XXXX:XXXX
    Prefix Length ............................. 064
    Default Gateway ........................... XXXX:XX::XXX:XXXX:XXXX
    IPv6 Link-local Address ................... ::
    IPv6 Address 2 ............................ ::
    DNS Servers from DHCP ..................... Off
    DNS Server 1 .............................. XXXX:XX:X:X:X:XXX:XXXX:XXXX
    DNS Server 2 .............................. XXXX:XX:X:X:X:XXX:XXXX:XXXX
  3. Press the Up and Down arrow keys to highlight IPv6, and then make sure it is set to Enabled. Press the Space bar to toggle between Disabled and Enabled.
  4. Press the Down arrow key to highlight IPv6 Address Source, and then make sure it is set to Static. Press the Space bar to toggle between AutoConfig and Static.
    Note: If you want to obtain automatic addresses from DHCP, set IPv6 Address Source to DHCP.
  5. Press the Down arrow key to highlight IPv6 Address 1 and press ENTER.
  6. Type the IP address you want to assign to the iDRAC port and press ENTER.
    Note: The iDRAC port must have an unique IP address—it cannot use any of the following addresses:
    • the physical address of the appliance
    • the Anycast address, if you enabled Anycast
    • the virtual address, if you are configuring an DNS/DHCP Server appliance that is part of an xHA pair. This does not apply to Address Manager.

    In an xHA pair, iDRAC in each appliance must have an unique IP address.

  7. If it is necessary to change the standard 64-bit prefix length, press the Down arrow key to highlight Prefix Length and press ENTER.
  8. Enter the number of digits in the IPv6 prefix length, using the Left and Right arrow keys to select the digit if necessary, and then press ENTER. The prefix length is the (decimal) number of contiguous high-order bits of the address that comprise the network part of the address.
  9. Press the Down arrow key to highlight Default Gateway and press ENTER.
  10. Type the address of the default gateway for your network. Press the Right arrow key to go to the next field each time. When you have finished, press ENTER.
  11. Press the Down arrow key to highlight DNS Servers from DHCP, and then make sure it is set to Off. Press the Space bar to toggle between On and Off.
    Note: If you want to obtain automatic addresses for your DNS servers from DHCP, set DNS Servers from DHCP to On.
  12. Press the Down arrow key to highlight DNS Server 1 and press ENTER.
  13. Type the address of the first DNS server. Press the Right arrow key to go to the next field each time. When you have finished, press ENTER.
  14. Press the Down arrow key to highlight DNS Server 2 and press ENTER.
  15. Type the address of the second DNS server. Press the Right arrow key to go to the next field each time. When you have finished, press ENTER.
  16. Press Esc to return to the Configuration Utility window.
  17. If you do not want to configure any other settings, press Esc again. A small utility window opens.
    Save Changes and Exit
    Discard Changes and Exit
    Return to Setup
  18. Select Save Changes and Exit and press ENTER.
    The pre-boot phase continues.