Creating IPv6 addresses - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.3.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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8.3.0

Create one or more IPv6 addresses.

Unlike addresses in the IPv4 space, IPv6 addresses do not automatically appear when you create an IPv6 network. By default, networks contain a single Network Router Anycast address. You cannot change the Network Router Anycast address or its properties.

To add an IPv6 address:

  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. Under IPv6 Blocks, select the network in which you want to add the address.
  4. Click New and select IPv6 Address.
  5. Under Interface ID Information, select either MAC Address or Interface ID.
    • If you select the MAC Address field, 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. Address Manager automatically formats the MAC address using Extended Unique Identifier (EUI) format by inserting the hex characters FFFE in the middle of the MAC address and inverting the seventh bit in the address. For example, if you enter a MAC address of 11:22:33:44:55:66 as the basis for the interface ID, and click Add, Address Manager changes it into 1322:33FF:FE44:5566.
    • If you select Interface ID, you must enter the interface portion of the address.
  6. Under Address Information, set a name and location for the address:
    • Name—type a name for the address.
    • 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 Add.