If you are a new BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management 9.6 user, you can directly deploy the Infrastructure Management Server on the IPv6 protocol. You need not perform any manual steps.
If you are an Infrastructure Management user who upgraded from earlier BMC ProactiveNet versions, then to migrate the Infrastructure Management Server to an IPv6-enabled environment, run the pw system configureipv6 command on the Infrastructure Management Server and the
configureipv6.bat (for Microsoft Windows) or
configureipv6.sh (for UNIX) command on the computer in which the Integration Service is installed.
configureipv6.sh commands on the Integration Service computer.
COMDefine patrol.preferIPv6Stack parameter to
configureipv6.sh commands to migrate the Integration Service to an IPv6 environment.
ping hostname, and
ping hostname.domain commands must return valid output.
nslookup hostname, and
nslookup hostname.domain commands must return a valid output.
ifconfig must list only valid IPv6 addresses.
If there are multiple Integration Services installed on same computer, set the path of the Integration Service that you want to migrate. For example, if multiple Integration Services are installed at $BPPM_AGENT_HOME/opt/bmc/bppmagent001 and $BPPM_AGENT_HOME/opt/bmc/bppmagent002, check the path of each BPPM_AGENT_HOME as follows:
export BPPM_AGENT_HOME=/opt/bmc/bppmagent002 command.
configureipv6.sh or the
configureipv6.bat migration script, ensure that you manually restart the Integration Service.
Even after migrating to an IPv6 environment, you must manually change the IP address of the Integration Service to an IPv6 address on Central Monitoring Administration by clicking the Edit icon.
After migrating to an IPv6 environment, the following issues may arise:
In Central Monitoring Administration, the IP Address column on the Servers tab displays the IPv4 address for the Integration Service. You must manually change the IP address to an IPv6 address by clicking the Edit icon or by using the
pw device edit command.
In Central Monitoring Administration, the tool tip for the device displays the IPv4 address. You can ignore this. There is no functional impact.