Service Port IPv6

Use the Service Port Configuration page to configure IPv6 network information on the service port. The service port is a dedicated Ethernet port for out-of-band management of the device. Traffic on this port is segregated from operational network traffic on the switch ports and cannot be switched or routed to the operational network.

To access this page, click System > Connectivity > Service Port IPv6 in the navigation menu.

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Service Port IPv6 Configuration Fields

Field Description
IPv6 Mode Enables or disables IPv6 mode on the interface.
Service Port Configuration Protocol Specify whether the device should attempt to acquire network information from a DHCPv6 server. Selecting None disables the DHCPv6 client on the service port.
IPv6 Stateless Address AutoConfig Mode Sets the IPv6 stateless address autoconfiguration mode on the service port.
  • Enabled: The service port can acquire an IPv6 address through IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) and through the use of Router Advertisement messages.
  • Disabled: The service port will not use the native IPv6 address autoconfiguration features to acquire an IPv6 address.
DHCPv6 Client DUID The client identifier used by the DHCPv6 client (if enabled) when sending messages to the DHCPv6 server.
Static IPv6 Addresses Lists the manually configured static IPv6 addresses on the service port interface. Use the buttons available in this table to perform the following tasks:
  • To add an entry to the list, click the + (plus) button to open the Add IPv6 Address dialog and provide the following:
    • New IPv6 Address: Specify the IPv6 address to add to the service port interface.
    • EUI Flag: Select this option to enable the Extended Universal Identifier (EUI) flag for IPv6 address, or clear the option to omit the flag.
  • To delete an entry from the list, click the – (minus) button associated with the entry to remove.
  • To delete all entries from the list, click the – (minus) button in the heading row.
Dynamic IPv6 Addresses Lists the IPv6 addresses on the service port interface that have been dynamically configured through IPv6 autoconfiguration or DHCPv6.
Default IPv6 Routers Lists the IPv6 address of each default router that has been automatically configured through IPv6 router discovery.

To renew the IPv6 address learned from a DHCP server on the service port, click Renew DHCP IPv6 Address.

If you change any of the parameters, click Submit to apply the changes to the system. If you want the switch to retain the new values across a power cycle, you must save the configuration.