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IPv6 monitoring

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Add IPv6 Sites and Subnets to monitor and use the Discover IP address functionality to automatically add existing IPs to subnets.

IPv6 addresses can be grouped to assist with network organization. To leverage the amount of addresses available, as well as the organizational features inherent with the implementation, you should create a logical address plan.

For example: You could designate two nibbles (a nibble is 4 bits or 1 hex character) for your country code. This will give you 2^8, or 256, possibilities for unique countries. Next, you would want to designate another nibble for state or location. Finally, you would designate bits for site, building, and floor.

  1. Create an IPv6 Global site called SolarWinds v6 Lab.


  2. Then add you IPv6 Sites,


  3. Then add a building and floors.


IPv6 Scanning

IPAM IPv6 address discovery is based on the NDP protocol and information is obtained from routers based on the following MIBs / OIDs:

  • IPv6 MIB, OID (ipv6NetToMediaTablePhysicalAddress)
  • IP MIB, OID (ipNetToPhysicalTable)
  • ipv6NetToMediaValid -
  • Cisco proprietary CISCO-IETF-IP-MIB , OID (cInetNetToMediaTable)

For troubleshooting purposes verify the device OIDs with those listed above.

You can access this functionality from the IPv6 subnet(s) or IPv6 Global prefix menus by clicking Discover IPs.


Select which routers to scan.


The discovery places all discovered IPs under their respective IPv6 subnet(s) in the selection. All found IPs not belonging to selected subnets are discarded. IPAM uses your existing SNMP credentials to access selected routers.

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