The Office of Information Technology (OIT) now has completed allocation of IPv6 network addresses on the Twin Cities campus data network.
Requests for IPv6 subnets to be associated with existing VLANs and IPv4 workgroups should be submitted through OIT's standard workgroup request tool. To request an IPv6 subnet:
- Use the "Comments" section of the workgroup request to specify that you are requesting an IPv6 subnet.
- Identify the VLAN and IPv4 workgroup that the IPv6 subnet will be associated with.
- An OIT analyst will coordinate with you to make the DNS entry directly into Infoblox. You will not be able to make DNS entries for IPv6 addresses without assistance from an OIT analyst.
OIT will respond to requests for new workgroups with both an IPv4 workgroup and an IPv6 subnet, allowing University entities to make their servers and applications accessible regardless of the network protocol used by devices requesting a connection with University webpages and services.
Firewalled or other special networks will be addressed separately.
IPv6 is the next generation network addressing protocol that allows for expansion in terms of the number of devices that can connect to the Internet. For more information, visit www.oit.umn.edu/ipv6.