IPv6 address formatting may appear difficult, but here is a
non-exhaustive list of guides and tools to make it easier.
IPv6 Address Tutorials
Address Management for IPv6
Software to help with IP address management (IPAM) has long been available
for IPv4, and now IPv6 versions are becoming available. IPAM tools are
important in IPv6 as networks have larger address pools, different
subnetting techniques, and more complex 128-bit hexadecimal numbers.
Here are links to some open source and commercial IPAM packages. IPv6Now
does not guarantee any of these packages, links are supplied for information
Note this important article from ERNW
on security aspects of some commercial IPAM
packages: Evaluation of (Security-related) IPv6 Capabilities of
Commercial IPAM Solutions
Free IPv6 IPAM Packages
- GestióIP: automated, Web based IPv4/IPv6
address management software. The online subnet calculator includes a
hierarchical IPv6 addressing plan builder for creation of
organization-specific IPv6 allocation schemes. It features powerful network
discovery functions, search and filter functions and an automated VLAN
- NIPAP -
Neat IP Address Planner: challenges classical IP address management
(IPAM) systems in many areas. Developed at a European service provider, NIPAP
is well suited for large organisations with massive amounts of IP addresses, as
well as smaller enterprises with simple needs. The intuitive web interface
lowers the barrier of entry for beginner users, while also offering advanced
search by regexp and IPv4/IPv6 prefix.
a robust Open Source web 2.0 solution that enables professional IP Management
activity within IT departments of all size. A simple and powerful user
interface will allow network administrators to manage their IPv4 and IPv6
Plans, subnet space and IPs in accordance with best in class IP Management
- phpIPAM: an open-source web IP address management
application. Its goal is to provide light and simple IP address management. It
HTML5/CSS3 features. Features IPv4/IPv6 address management, IPv4/IPv6 address
Project: scalable, high-performance and open-source OSS system for
ISP, service and content providers, with a mature open-source IP Address
Management (IPAM) solution, organizing the process of IP address space
tracking, including IPv4 and IPv6 management.
- NetDot: an open source tool to help network
administrators collect, organise and maintain information. Features IPv4 and
IPv6 address space management including hierarchical organization, address
block visualization and IP and MAC address location and tracking. Also provides
device discovery via SNMP, Layer 2 topology discovery and graphing, generates
zone files for ISC BIND and ISC DHCPD configurations.
- HaCi: an IP address/network administration tool with
IPv6 support. It stores data efficiently in a relational database and uses a
treelike structure to illustrate supernets and subnets. Manage network trees
ordered by roots, add IPv4 and IPv6 networks, show subnets, split, copy, move,
delete etc, import networks from other sources, language localization.
- IPplan: a free (GPL), web based, multilingual,
TCP/IP address management and tracking tool written in php 4. Also includes
DNS administration, configuration file management, circuit management and
storing of hardware information. Support for IPv6 (currently in BETA from
- 6Connect/IPAM Automation: Commercial product, but
free version is available. IPv4 and IPv6 subnet calculations for tracking of
assignments and unassigned space, supports IPv4 and IPv6 through single dynamic
interface, integrated with ARIN and RIPE APIs for IP assignments, ties reverse
DNS records to IP assignments automatically, DNSSEC support built-in, including
signed zone management and DS key generation.
- Infoblox IPAM Express: Freeware - unified solution
to manage, control and report your IP address space. Automatically identify
used, unused and conflicting addresses in minutes. Simple, one-look view of all
IP assignments. Supports IPv6, up and running in minutes!
Commercial IPv6 IPAM Packages
- Infoblox IP Address Management: The Trinzic IPAM
product family includes the base IPAM product (part of the Trinzic DDI bundle),
a freeware version, and add-ons for VMware virtualization and Microsoft server
environments. IPAM automates and simplifies IP address management for a more
resilient network while yielding significant savings in labor and bother.
- BlueCat Address Manager:
BlueCat Address Manager is a powerful IP Address Management (IPAM) solution to
take control of complex and dynamic networks. With integrated core services,
workflow and automation, it can centrally manage every connected device on a
network from a single pane of glass. It provides network intelligence and
insight into the relationship between devices, users and IP addresses that can
be put into action to improve security and ensure reliable, always-on business
- SolarWinds IP Address Manager: helps you plan your IPv4
to IPv6 migration by creating and testing multiple scenarios before
implementation. Add, edit, and delete IPv6 addresses and subnets; search for
IPv4 or IPv6 addresses and find the "other side" address on dual-stack devices;
create and edit IPv6 groups for organizing network components; easily view IPv4
and IPv6 addresses in dual-stack devices; add, delete, or edit individual or
ranges of IPv6 addresses, edit IPv6 prefixes.
- Crypton/Easy-IP: an IP Address Management solution
designed to help you understand, plan and manage IP Address space across
your entire network infrastructure. Control IP address assignment, migrate
seamlessly from IPv4 to IPv6, discover existing network devices, find out
your subnet utilization, document IP address plans.
Using a powerful SNMP auto-discovery engine, Easy-IP maintains an accurate,
up-to-date inventory for all subnets, IP addresses and network devices.
- BTDiamondIP: cohesive and simplified management of
IP address space, subnets, individual address assignment, DNS and DHCP in one
integrated solution. Available as a software application or pre-installed on
appliances. Provides centralized, full lifecycle management of IP management
functions, including IPv4 and IPv6 address space assignment,
allocation/reallocation, monitoring, tracking and deployment of multi-vendor
DNS and DHCP configurations.
- Icognito Software/Address Commander:
uses robust Java APIs to incorporate IP
address allocations and reclaims into your OSS. Manages IPv4 and IPv6
dynamic scopes and static IP assignments through a single interface.
Maintains data validity and detects problematic configurations and duplicate
assignments. Easily generates comprehensive reports detailing IP address
allocations. Integrates multiple regional DHCP deployments.
- EfficientIP/SOLIDserver™ Appliance: IPv6
address management through an appliance and a
centralised, web-based interface. Detects IPv4 and IPv6 addresses on your
network and centralises all the data in the interface. Helps implement Dual
Stack configurations to maintain communication between IPv4 and IPv6
devices. Supports DNS AAAA and PTR (DNAME) records for IPv6 DNS resolution,
as well as ip6.int and ip6.arpa domains.
- Men and Mice/IP Address Management Module: Licence
free for 6 months for IPv6 migration purposes only. Part of Men & Mice
Suite Management Modules: DNS Management, DHCP Management, IP
Address Management, DNS Expert and DNS Expert AD Monitor. Working
together, the modules provide a unique management solution that enables
organizations to keep track of their IP address space, individual hosts on
the network, and their associations in DNS and DHCP.