For the dmctl utility, if your class instance name contains either square brackets or double colons, you need to specify one of the following conventions:

  • In dmctl command line mode, if the instance uses square brackets or double colons in its name, enclose the instance with single and double quotation marks. Here are two examples:

    MyClass::”’[2001:db8:0:0:0:0:0102:0304]’”
    MyClass::”’::instance’”
    
  • In dmctl interactive mode, if the instance uses square brackets or double colons in its name, enclose the instance with either single or double quotation marks. Here are four examples:

    MyClass::’[2001:db8:0:0:0:0:0102:0304]’
    MyClass::”[2001:db8:0:0:0:0:0102:0304]”
    MyClass::’::instance’
    MyClass::”::instance”
    

    “Conventions for specifying an IPv6 address in a class instance name” section in Chapter 8, IPv6 Address Conventions, in the VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager Reference Guide provides information on the valid values for the SM_IP_VERSIONS environment variable.