IPv6 Address Management

Diamond IP has supported IPv6 address planning in its IPAM products since 2003. Our solutions enable you to track and manage your IPv4 and IPv6 address space together using our logical container feature. This allows you to easily associate dual stack subnets and drill down to dual stack devices. We support automated IPv6 block and subnet allocation with the click of a button, affording you the simplicity of allocating your IPv6 address space using best-fit, random, sparse, and/or random allocation methods. Individual address assignments can be defined using address templates and directly through our web user interface to add IPv6 addresses as the "next" in the subnet, mapped to the MAC address, or random. We also support DHCPv6 to allow allocation of IPv6 addresses and prefixes. DNS of course also supports IPv6 and we help you automate creation of ipv6.arpa domains based on subnet allocations as well as device AAAA and PTR resource records.

IPv6 Resources

White Papers

  • IPv6 Address Planning

    IP address planning is certainly among the critical functions required within the overall process of planning and executing an IPv6 deployment project. This white paper discusses he impacts of addressing on managing your network, goals of an IPv6 address plan, and address allocation hierarchy and techniques. Example use cases illustrate the implications of various deployment stategies.

  • IPv6 Addressing and Management Challenges

    This white paper offers a tutorial about IPv6. It describes the key benefits of IPv6, IPv6 addressing notation and allocation, and a description of DNS and DHCPv6. With this technology background, the paper goes on to discuss challenges related to successfull managing IPv6 address space.

  • Service Provider IPv6 Deployment Strategies

    Service providers face alternative approaches when contending with the exhaustion of IPv4 address space. Some approaches seek to extend the life of IPv4 while others focus on introducing IPv6 while continuing to manage IPv4 customers. This white paper summarizes key approaches for service providers to enable IPv6 support.

Free IPv6 Tools

  • IPv6 Needs Assessment

    Categorize the relative importance of key IPv6 drivers to receive a qualitative assessment of how IPv6 deployment could impact you.

  • IPv6 ROI Calculator

    Quantify your return on investment in deploying IPv6 with a simple yet highly tunable ROI calculator. Results are presented in tabular and graphical form and parameters can be tweaked for simply what-if analysis.

  • IPv6 Subnet Calculator

    New to IPv6 addressing? Use this simple subnet calculator to learn about subnetting IPv6 hexadecimal addresses and to explore the sheer vastness of IPv6 address space.

  • IPv6 Block Allocation Planner

    IPv6 presents the opportunity to allocate address space logically and within a multi-layer hierarchy. Our IPv6 allocation planner tool enables you to experiment with developing a multi-layer IPv6 address plan.


  • Why Bother Deploying IPv6?

    IPv6 deployments continue at a steady pace around the world, as evidenced by several metrics available on the web. Deploying IPv6 may seem intimidating given the far-reaching impacts of network protocols. But as the traffic mix of IPv6 on the Internet continues to grow, organizations desiring to communicate with the whole Internet must support both IPv4 and IPv6. This webinar discusses the current state of IPv6 deployments, some pros and cons of various deployment approaches and some tools and tactics for sizing up your deployments.

  • IPv6 and IoT: Perfect Together

    The Internet of Things or IoT refers to the extension of today’s Internet beyond connectivity and interaction among traditional user-operated devices like PCs, tablets, phones and like types of devices into the realm of connectivity and interaction with non-user operated devices such as sensors, monitors and remotely controllable devices. This webinar focuses on networking technologies developed for IPv6 to support IoT particularly in constrained networking environments.

  • IPv6 State of the Industry

    With Internet Registries serving 90-plus percent of the world’s population having now depleted available IPv4 address space, new address space requests will all but require IPv6 allocation. Even if you have sufficient IPv4 address space, other Internet users are using IPv6 and you will need to support both protocols to connect with them and the whole Internet. BT recently conducted an industry survey regarding attitudes and plans around IPv6 deployment and we share in this webinar some of those results today so you may gain a sense of where industry peers stand on IPv6 deployment.

IPv6 Book by Cygna Labs authors

  • IPv6 Deployment and Management

    This book describes IPv6 technology and its repercussions on organizations, including strategies and techniques for assessing the impact of deploying IPv6 on a network, discovering current IP assets, assessing network readiness, creating a plan to deploy IPv6 while retaining IPv4 connectivity, and for managing a dual protocol IPv4-IPv6 network.ed for IPv6 to support IoT particularly in constrained networking environments.

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