If you are a new BMC ProactiveNet 9.6 user, you can directly deploy the BMC ProactiveNet Server on the IPv6 protocol. You need not perform any manual steps.
If you are a BMC ProactiveNet user who upgraded from earlier BMC ProactiveNet versions to version 9.6, then to migrate the BMC ProactiveNet Server to an IPv6-enabled environment, run the pw system configureipv6 command on the BMC ProactiveNet Server and the
configureipv6.bat (for Microsoft Windows) or
configureipv6.sh (for UNIX) command on the computer in which the Integration Service is installed.
For BMC ProactiveNet cell only users, there are no out-of-the-box commands or CLI commands to migrate from IPv4 to IPv6. Users have to manually update the following .conf files and update the
ServerIPVersion=4 entry to
Apart from updating the .conf files:
configureipv6.shcommands on the Integration Service computer.
To avoid more down time, BMC recommends that you run the command immediately after the computer on which the BMC ProactiveNet Server is installed is configured for IPv6. The actual down time starts from the time the computer is converted to IPv6 and ends after the command restarts the server.
COMDefine patrol.preferIPv6Stackparameter to
configureipv6.shcommands to migrate the Integration Service to an IPv6 environment.
ping hostname, and
ping hostname.domaincommands must return valid output.
nslookup hostname, and
nslookup hostname.domaincommands must return a valid output.
ifconfigmust 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:
configureipv6.batmigration script, ensure that you manually restart the Integration Service.
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.