The IP mode for a front-end network determines whether that network can be configured to use IPv4 addresses, IPv6 addresses, or both. HCP has a system-level IP mode setting that determines which types of front-end network IP addresses are supported.
If the system supports both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses (that is, the IP mode is set to Dual), the [hcp_system] networks can be configured to use either or both types of IP addresses. If the HCP system is configured to support the [hcp_management] network, the [hcp_management] network can use IPv4 or IPv6 regardless of the IP mode set for front-end network.
The IP mode of a front-end network determines the types of IP addresses that can be used for communication between HCP and other devices over that network. For example, if the [hcp_system] network is configured to use only IPv6 addresses, all devices that need to use that network to communicate with HCP must be configured to use IPv6 addresses (or both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses).
If HCP is not currently configured to support a specific type of IP address that is required for communication between HCP and other devices, contact your authorized HCP service provider to request a change to the system configuration.