IPv6 traffic processing in SolarWinds NTA

As of version 4.6, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer listens for packets on IPv6 addresses. NTA is also able to extract IPv6 traffic details from Protocol Data Units (PDUs).

When you enable IPv6 traffic processing, reports and resources automatically display available IPv6 data.

Enable processing of IPv6 traffic

In case of fresh installations and upgrades, IPv6 traffic processing is enabled by default.

You can enable or disable IPv6 traffic processing through NTA Settings in the Orion Web Console:

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console.
  2. Click Settings > All Settings.
  3. Click NTA Settings.
  4. Under NetFlow Management, select Process IPv6 flow data.

When you enable this option, the port defined as NetFlow Collector automatically binds to all available IP addresses on the polling engine, including IPv6 endpoints.

To verify the collector settings:

  1. In the Orion Web Console, click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Click NetFlow Collector Services.
    The Edit NetFlow Collector Services page provides status information about the NetFlow collectors and the ports on which they are listening for NetFlow data. For more information, see NetFlow Collector Services.

You can also use the new filters within the Flow Navigator feature. For more information, see Create custom views with the Flow Navigator.