Important

   

Starting from version 8.9.03, BMC Network Automation is renamed to TrueSight Network Automation. This space contains information about TrueSight Network Automation 8.9.03 and the later service packs for 8.9. For earlier releases, see BMC Network Automation 8.9.

About IPv6 support

The TrueSight Network Automation application server and TrueSight Network Automation device agents (local and remote) can be installed on host computers with IPv4, IPv6, or both (dual stack).

Application server and device agent communication

The following table shows which combinations of protocols permit communication between the application server and device agents:

Note

X indicates supported combinations.


Agent stack

Server stack IPv4 only

Server stack IPv6 only

Server stack Dual stack

IPv4 only

X

X

IPv6 only

X

X

Dual stack

X

X

X


Device agents and network device communication

A device agent installed on a dual-stack host can communicate with IPv4 and IPv6 devices. You must enter the appropriate IP addresses of the device agent for file transfers in the Add or Edit Agent page. For more information see Adding or editing device agents.

The following table shows which combinations of protocols permit communication between the remote device agent and managed devices:

Note

X indicates supported combinations.


Device stack

Remote or Local Agent stack IPv4 only

Remote or Local Agent stack IPv6 only

Remote or Local Agent stack Dual stack

IPv4 only

X

X

IPv6 only

X1

X1

Dual stack

X

X1

X


Note

To support this type of communication, you must perform the following steps:

  1. Stop the TrueSight Network Automation Agent Service.
  2. Navigate to the AgentInstallDir\wrapper directory.
  3. Open the BcanDeviceAgentWrapper.conf file using Notepad and set the following property to True:
    Djava.net.preferIPv6Addresses=TRUE 
  4. Start the TrueSight Network Automation Agent Service.

Application server and database communication

The TrueSight Network Automation application server can communicate with database services (Oracle, SQL Server, or PostgreSQL) by IPv6 protocols.

The following table shows which combinations of protocols permit communication between the application server and databases:

Note

X indicates supported combinations.


Database

Server, IPv4 only

Server, IPv6 only

Server, Dual stack

IPv4 only

X

X

IPv6 only

X

X

Dual stack

X

X

X

 


Device transfer modes

The device transfer modes support IPv6 or dual stack as shown in the following table:

 

Protocol

IPv6 support

TFTP

TrueSight Network Automation includes the CodePlex TFTP server, which is capable of handling IPv4 and IPv6 connections.

SCP

Secure Copy (SCP) connection over IPv6 address is supported by CopSSH version 3.0 and later.

Tunneled

Tunneled transfer mode supports IPv6.

 


Device access modes

The following access modes used in TrueSight Network Automation support IPv6 connections:

  • Telnet
  • SSH

Syslog

TrueSight Network Automation supports syslog messages sent over IPv6.

SNMP

TrueSight Network Automation supports SNMP traps sent and received over IPv6.

External authentication

TrueSight Network Automation supports IPv6 and dual-stack with the following external authentication methods:

  • LDAP
  • Active Directory (AD)
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