Merging IPv4 blocks - BlueCat Integrity - 9.3.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Integrity

Merge two IPv4 blocks into a single block in Address Manager.

To merge IPv4 blocks, select two or more blocks, and then determine which block retains its identity. The block retaining its identity is extended to fill all of the selected space, and the other block or blocks are removed.
Note: Any new block created using the merge function begins at the lowest address value from all of the selected blocks and ends at the highest address value. Any blocks occupying the address space within this range must also be selected for merge. Otherwise, the merge isn't completed.

The Merge with Parent function merges space allocated as a block into its parent block. The child block that's merged disappears when it becomes part of the parent block again.

Note: This operation works only for block objects and not for networks.

To merge sibling IPv4 blocks, or merge with parent block:

  1. On the IPv4 or Address Space tab, select the check boxes for two or more blocks to merge.
  2. Choose one of the following steps:

Merge sibling blocks

  1. Click Action and select Merge Selected.
  2. The Selected Siblings section lists the blocks or networks selected to be merged. Select the item that's to retain its identity after the merge.

Merge with parent block

  • Click Action and select Merge with Parent.
  1. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  2. Click Yes.