Planning for Network Deployment in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

How to Prepare DNS for IPv6 Support

Oracle Solaris supports DNS resolution on both the client side and the server side. Use the following procedure to prepare DNS services for IPv6.

For more information that is related to DNS support for IPv6, refer to Working With Oracle Solaris 11.2 Directory and Naming Services: DNS and NIS .

  1. Ensure that the DNS server that performs recursive name resolution is dual-stacked (IPv4 and IPv6) or for IPv4 only.
  2. On the DNS server, populate the DNS database with relevant IPv6 database AAAA records in the forward zone.

    Note - Servers that run multiple critical services require special attention. Ensure that the network is working properly. Also ensure that all critical services are ported to IPv6. Then, add the server's IPv6 address to the DNS database.
  3. Add the associated PTR records for the AAAA records into the reverse zone.
  4. Add either IPv4 only data, or both IPv6 and IPv4 data into the NS record that describes zones.