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Splunk ES 3.0 Asset Support for ipv6

aelliott
Motivator

Does Splunk ES Support IPV6?
I've seen some posts that others have had issues with ipv6 assets within the asset lookup tables.
With the release of ES 3.0, is this supported as of yet?

1 Solution

jcoates_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi,

IPv6 is only partially supported in ES. The addresses can be string-matched, so you can extract them and search for individual assets; however, you cannot do subnet-based searching. Furthermore, there is a bug in ES 3.0's asset and identity correlation system that prevents IPv6 asset addresses from being merged. This will be fixed in the next maintenance release.

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jcoates_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi,

IPv6 is only partially supported in ES. The addresses can be string-matched, so you can extract them and search for individual assets; however, you cannot do subnet-based searching. Furthermore, there is a bug in ES 3.0's asset and identity correlation system that prevents IPv6 asset addresses from being merged. This will be fixed in the next maintenance release.

lakshman239
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hello Jcoats - has this been fixed in the ES 4.5? Pls advise.

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