Adding or Editing DHCPv6 Server Configuration

  1. Select Add to create a new DHCPv6 pool configuration or Edit to modify the policy‘s properties of a selected DHCPv6 pool.

    Delete obsolete policies as warranted.

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    DHCP Server Policy - DHCPv6 Pool - Add/Edit Screen
  2. Set the following General DHCPv6 pool parameters:


    Provide as administrator assigned name for the IPv6 pool resource from which IPv6 formatted addresses can be issued to DHCPv6 client requests. IPv6 addresses are composed of eight groups of four hexadecimal digits separated by colons.

    DNS Server

    Enter the IPv6 formatted address of the DNS server utilized by the DHCP pool.

    Domain Name

    Enter the hostname or hostnames of the domain(s) utilized with the DHCP pool. A hostname cannot contain an underscore.


    Enter the IPv6 formatted address and mask associated with the DHCPv6 pool.

    Refresh Time

    Use the spinner control to set the time, in seconds, between refreshes of the DHCPv6 address pool. The refresh time can be set from 600 - 4,294,967,295 seconds.

    SIP DomainName

    Configure the domain name or domain names associated with the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) servers used to prioritize voice and video traffic on a network. SIP is an application-layer control protocol that can establish, modify and terminate multimedia sessions or calls. A SIP system has several components (user agents, proxy servers, redirect servers, and registrars). User agents can contain SIP clients; proxy servers always contain SIP clients.

    SIP Servers

    Configure the IPv6 formatted address or addresses of the SIP servers associated with the DHCP pool.

  3. If you are using DHCPv6 options in the pool, set the following within the DHCPv6 Options Value table.


    Use the drop-down menu to select an existing DHCP option name from the existing options configured in DHCPv6 Options. If no suitable option is available click the create button to define a new option.


    Enter or modify the numeric ID setting for the selected DHCP option.

  4. Click OK to save the changes.

    Click Reset to revert to the last saved configuration.