2.11. IPv6 in PSM

PSM supports IPv6 for monitoring connections only. You can define both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses for its logical network interfaces, and configure connections between IPv4 and IPv6 networks (for example, from a client with an IPv4 address to a target with an IPv6 address). You can also use IPv6 addresses with inband destination selection.


IPv6 support in ICA connections is currently experimental only.

When configuring IPv6 addresses, PSM shortens the address to its canonical form (omitting leading zeroes, and replacing consecutive sections of zeroes with a double colon). Take the following address as an example:


PSM shortens the address to its canonical form:


Additionally, where the IP address and the port is displayed together, IPv6 addresses are shown between brackets. For example, the same address with a port number of 443 is displayed as:


You can search for both the initial (full) and the canonical form on the PSM Search page. For searches performed using the RPC API, you have to use the canonical form.

To provide the network range for IPv6 addresses, use network prefixes. Pay attention to the differences between IPv4 and IPv6 network ranges: for IPv4, you can limit the address range to a single address with a prefix of /32, but to achieve the same on an IPv6 network, you have to use set the prefix to /128.