IPv6 Pools

IPv6 Pool Overview

You can create resource pools during the design phase or just before you need them during the build phase. When you assign resources to managed devices in your network (blueprint), they are pulled automatically from the pool you specify. In cases where you need to assign a specific network identifier you have the option of assigning a resource individually. To prevent shortages as a network grows, network design best practices recommend defining more resources than are required for the initial design.

To use IPv6 addressing, IPv6 must be enabled. IPv6 is supported on EVPN L2 deployments and L3 deployments. Full feature parity for IPv6 across vendors is not available. Refer to AOS Feature Matrix for details. IPv6 pools include the following details:

Pool Name
To identify the resource pool.
Total Usage
Percentage of IPv6 addresses in use for all subnets in the resource pool. (Hover over status bar to see number of IPv6 addresses in use and total number of IPv6 addresses in the pool.) (New in version 3.3.0)
Per Subnet Usage
The IPv6 addresses included in the subnet and the percentage that are in use. (Hover over status bar to see number of IPv6 addresses in use and total number of IPv6 addresses in that subnet.) (New in version 3.3.0)
Status
Indicates if the pool is in use or not.
Tags (optional)
To enable filtering by user-specified categories.

From the web interface, navigate to Resources > IPv6 Pools. A pool is predefined (fc01:a05:fab::/48).

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Creating IPv6 Pool

  1. From the web interface, navigate to Resources > IPv6 Pools, then click Create IPv6 Pool.
  2. Enter a name and valid subnet.
    • To specify an additional subnet, click Add a Subnet.
  3. Click Create to create the pool and return to the list view.

When the blueprint is ready, you can assign resources by updating assignments in the Staged > Virtual view.

Editing IPv6 Pool

If any IP addresses in a pool are in use, they cannot be removed from the pool.

  1. Either from the list view (Resources > IPv6 Pools) or the details view, click the Edit button for the pool to edit.
  2. Make your changes.
    • To add a subnet, click Add a subnet.
    • To change a subnet, change the subnet value.
    • To remove a subnet, click the X to the right of the subnet to delete.
  3. Click Update to update the pool and return to the list view.

Deleting IPv6 Pool

If any IP addresses in an IP pool are in use, the pool cannot be deleted.

  1. Either from the list view (Resources > IPv6 Pools) or the details view, click the Delete button for the pool to delete.
  2. Click Delete to delete the pool and return to the list view.