Creating the Global ID in the Local Address Space - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.1.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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9.1.0

Create the Global ID part of your IPv6 addresses by adding a block to the FC00::/6 Unique Local Address Space.

While you can create the Global ID value manually, BlueCat recommends using the MAC address of the server.

To create the Global ID:

  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, click New and select IPv6 Block.
  5. Under MAC Address for Calculating 48-bit Site Prefix, select an option:
    • MAC Address—if not pre-populated, 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.
  6. Under Block Information, complete the following information:
    • 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 Add.