Documentation forIP Address Manager
Managing IP addresses is a key capability of Hybrid Cloud Observability and is also available in a standalone module, IP Address Manager (IPAM). Hybrid Cloud Observability and IPAM are built on the self-hosted SolarWinds Platform.

Add IPv6 addresses to IPAM

Adding IPv6 addresses to your network consists of the following three steps: create an IPv6 global prefix, create an IPv6 subnet, and then assign IPv6 addresses to this subnet.

Monitoring of IPv6 addresses is not available on Infoblox servers.

IPv6 addresses

An IPv6 address is represented by eight groups of four hexadecimal digits, each group representing 16 bits. Groups are separated by colons (:). For example:


Representation can be simplified as follows:

Leading zeroes in a group may be omitted:


One or more consecutive groups containing zeros may be replaced by a single empty group, using two colons (::):


Create an IPv6 global prefix

An IPv6 address global prefix is a combination of an IPv6 prefix (address) and a prefix length. The prefix takes the form ipv6-prefix/prefix-length and represents a block of address space (or a network). The ipv6-prefix variable follows general IPv6 addressing rules.

The /prefix-length variable is a decimal value that indicates the number of contiguous, higher-order bits of the address that make up the network portion of the address.

For example, 10fa:6604:8136:5a2:73b0::/64 is a possible IPv6 prefix.

  1. Click My Dashboards > IP Addresses > Manage Subnets & IP Addresses.
  2. Select a directory folder from the left menu tree, and then click Add > IPv6 Global Prefix.
  3. Provide a name and description.
  4. Enter the global prefix address.
  5. Click Save.

After an IPv6 global prefix has been created and addresses have been assigned, you cannot edit the prefix. To change an IPv6 global prefix, you must delete the prefix and create a new one. If you have only created a prefix, you can click Edit to edit the prefix before you add addresses.

Create an IPv6 subnet

  1. Click My Dashboards > IP Addresses > Manage Subnets & IP Addresses.
  2. Select the IPv6 site under which you want to add the subnet.
  3. Click Add IPv6 Subnet.
  4. Enter a name, description, and IPv6 subnet address.
  5. Click Save.

Assign IPv6 addresses

  1. Click My Dashboards > IP Addresses > Manage Subnets & IP Addresses.
  2. Expand the IPv6 site and select the a subnet to which you want to assign addresses.
  3. Click Add IP Address.
  4. Enter the IPv6 address, select a status, and add any further information.
  5. Click Save.