Host name configuration for IPv6

Configure host name lookup and IPv4 and IPv6 addresses for a host name.

Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addresses for a host name

HCL VersionVault uses the network address that is resolved by the host name. To use both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses to run operations locally, verify that the host name returns both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses when it is translated through DNS or host tables. Use these commands to return the host name that HCL VersionVault uses to determine its local addresses.
  • uname -r
  • gethostname()

Use the albd_list utility to check the list of addresses that are used by a host. To get information about host name, addresses, and active servers, run this command: install_dir/etc/utils/albd_list.

You can set up alternate host names to list names that resolve to all usable IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. See Requirements for hosts with multiple network interfaces.

Note: For more information about the albd_list utility, see technote 333887.

Configure host name lookup

HCL VersionVault depends on remote file access for many actions. Not all operating systems support remote file access over IPv6. Remote access is often based on host names. If your operating system does not fully support IPv6 for remote file access, you have two options:
  1. Configure your host name lookup mechanism to list both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
  2. Explicitly manage global path names for view and VOB tags in the HCL VersionVault registry.
For successful HCL VersionVault operation, you must verify that your clients and servers have working remote file access by using either IPv4 or IPv6 addresses.
Note: You must also verify working remote file access for both dynamic and snapshot views in Linux and UNIX systems environments. Because the HCL VersionVault File Service is not used between Linux hosts or between UNIX system hosts, snapshot view operations require NFS access to the VOB storage pools.