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2511 - Assigning IPv6 addresses to NIOS Grid members


Your infrastructure team has enabled IPv6. You have been asked to configure one of the Grid members with the proper IPv6 information and verify its network connectivity. Please perform the necessary steps so the Grid member is reachable online via IPv6.

Estimate Completion Time

  • 15 to 20 minutes






Grid Manager UI




  • Administrative access to the Grid

  • Network information for the new IPv6 interface

Course References

  • 2001: Setting up the NIOS Grid

  • 2002: Managing NIOS Grid and Grid Members

Lab Initiation

Access jump-desktop

Once the lab is deployed, you can access the virtual machines required to complete this lab activity. To initiate the lab, click on the jump-desktop tile and login to the Linux UI:

Username: training

Password: infoblox

Initiate lab

To initiate the lab, double-click the Launch Lab icon on the Desktop.

Launch Lab

Launch Lab

Choose the lab number from the list and click OK.

After clicking OK, you will see a pop-up message with a brief description of the lab task. If the description looks correct, click Yes to continue lab initiation.

Lab initiation will take a couple of minutes to finish.

Once complete, you will see another pop-up message with the login credentials and the URL for the Grid Manager’s User Interface. Note that the credentials may differ from those from prior labs.

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  1. Assigning IPv6 addresses to members

  2. Verifying IPv6 connectivity

Task 1: Assigning IPv6 addresses to members

Login to the GM interface. Using the information provided in Table 2511-1 below, configure the member with an IPv6 address.

Table 2511-1


Prefix Length





Task 2: Verifying IPv6 connectivity

Verify the newly configured IPv6 address is reachable on the network.

Use the ping6 command on the Linux desktop.


Task 1 Solution: Assigning IPv6 addresses to members

Assign an IPv6 address to LAN1 on

  1. Login to NIOS GM web interface.

  2. Navigate to Grid → Grid Manager → Members.

  3. Click the menu/hamburger icon next to and choose Edit.

  4. Select the Network section.

  5. For Type of Network Connectivity, use the drop-down list to select IPv4 and IPv6.

  6. In the Ports and Addresses section, enter the information from Table 2511-1 in LAN1(IPV6) row.

  7. Save changes and click Yes to accept Warning message.

  8. Restart the DHCP Service by clicking the Restart button in the notification banner at the top of Grid Manager.

  9. Click Restart once more in the Restart Grid Services window.

Task 2 Solution: Verifying IPv6 connectivity

  1. Wait for to rejoin and show as Running in the Grid Manager.

  2. On the Jump Desktop, click on the Infoblox icon/Start menu, and launch Terminal Emulator.

  3. Enter the command ping6 -c4 fd10:200::105

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