VMware Aria Operations supports both, Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). All nodes in the cluster must follow the same protocol. For endpoint communications, you can use IPv4 or IPv6. If the environment only supports the IPv6 protocol, the Prefer IPv6 flag must be activated during the OVF deployment for each node. If you set the Prefer IPv6 flag, then VMware Aria Operations uses IPv6 for all communications.

Considerations While Using IPv6

  • If any nodes use DHCP, your DHCP server must be configured to support IPv6.
  • IPv6 DHCP or Static configuration must have Global Scope.
  • DHCP is only supported on data nodes. Primary nodes and replica nodes require static addresses.
  • Your DNS server must be configured to support IPv6.
  • When adding nodes to the cluster, enter the IPv6 address of the primary node.
  • When registering a VMware vCenter® instance within VMware Aria Operations, place square brackets around the IPv6 address of your VMware vCenter Server® system if vCenter is also using IPv6.

    For example: [2015:0db8:85a3:0042:1000:8a2e:0360:7334]

    Note: When VMware Aria Operations is using IPv6, vCenter Server might still have an IPv4 address. In that case, VMware Aria Operations does not need the square brackets.