Address Objects allow for entities to be defined one time, and to be re-used in multiple referential instances throughout the SonicOS Enhanced interface. Similar to IPv4, IPv6 Address Object can also be created.
For example, an internal Web-Server with an IPv6 address of 2001:db8:85a3:0:0:8a2e:370:7334. Rather than repeatedly typing in the IP address when constructing Access Rules or NAT Policies, Address Objects allow you to create a single entity called "Server IPv6" as a Host Address Object with an IP address of 2001:db8:85a3:0:0:8a2e:370:7334. This Address Object, "Server IPv6" can then be easily and efficiently selected from a drop-down menu in any configuration screen that employs Address Objects as a defining criterion.
The Network > Address Objects page allows you to create and manage your Address Objects.
The following list provides configuration tasks for creating and managing Address Objects:
Step 1. Adding Address Objects
Step 2. Editing or Deleting Address Objects
Step 1.Adding Address Objects
1. Login to the Sonicwall Management interface.
2. Navigate to the Network > Address Objects page.
3. Select IPv6 Only or IPv4 and IPv6 on the right corner of the page.
4. Click the Add button under the Address Objects table
5. Enter a name for the Network Object in the Name field.
6. Select the zone to assign to the Address Object from the Zone Assignment menu.
6. Select Host for a single computer. Provide the IPv6 Address in the IP Address field. 7. If you selected Range, enter the starting and ending IP addresses in the Starting IP Address and Ending IP Address fields.
8. If you selected Network, enter the network IP address and netmask in the Network and Netmask fields.
2. Editing or Deleting Address Objects
To edit an Address Object, click the edit icon in the Configure column in the Address Objects table. The Edit Address Object window is displayed, which has the same settings as the Add Address Object window.
To delete an Address Object, click the Delete icon in the Configure column for the Address Object you want to delete. A dialog box is displayed asking you to confirm the deletion. Click OK to delete the Address Object. To delete multiple active Address Objects, select them and click the Delete button.