Global Configuration

Use the IPV6 Network Connectivity page to configure and view IPv6 information on the network interface. The network interface is the logical interface that allows remote management of the device via any of the front-panel switch ports. To enable management of the device over an IPv6 network by using a web browser, SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), Telnet, or SSH, you must first configure the device with the appropriate IPv6 information. The configuration parameters associated with the network interface do not affect the configuration of the front-panel ports through which traffic is switched or routed.

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

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IPv6 Network Connectivity Fields

Field Description
IPv6 Mode Enables or disables the IPv6 administrative mode on the network interface.
Network Configuration Protocol Specify whether the device should attempt to acquire network information from a DHCPv6 server. Selecting None disables the DHCPv6 client on the network interface.
IPv6 Stateless Address AutoConfig Mode Sets the IPv6 stateless address autoconfiguration mode on the network interface.
  • Enabled: The network interface can acquire an IPv6 address through IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) and through the use of Router Advertisement messages.
  • Disabled: The network interface 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.
IPv6 Gateway The default gateway for the IPv6 network interface. To configure this field, click the Edit icon in the row. To reset the field to the default value, click the Reset icon in the row.
Static IPv6 Addresses Lists the manually configured static IPv6 addresses on the network 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 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 network 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.

Click Refresh to update the information on the screen.