ping ipv6

Use this command to determine whether another computer is on the network. Ping provides a synchronous response when initiated from the CLI interface. To use the command, configure the switch for network (in-band) connection. The source and target devices must have the ping utility enabled and running on top of TCP/IP. The switch can be pinged from any IP workstation with which the switch is connected through the default VLAN (VLAN 1), as long as there is a physical path between the switch and the workstation. The terminal interface sends three pings to the target station. Use the ipv6-address|hostname parameter to ping an interface by using the global IPv6 address of the interface. Use the optional size keyword to specify the size of the ping packet. Use the outgoing-interface option to specify the outgoing interface for a multicast IP/IPv6 ping.

You can utilize the ping or traceroute facilities over the service/network ports when using an IPv6 global address ipv6-global-address|hostname. Any IPv6 global address or gateway assignments to these interfaces will cause IPv6 routes to be installed within the IP stack such that the ping or traceroute request is routed out the service/network port properly. When referencing an IPv6 link-local address, you must also specify the service or network port interface by using the serviceport or network parameter.

  • The default count is 1.
  • The default interval is 3 seconds.
  • The default size is 0 bytes.
Format ping ipv6 {ipv6-global-address|hostname | {interface {unit/slot/port | vlan vlan-id | serviceport | loopback | tunnel | network} link-local-address} [size datagram-size] [outgoing-interface {unit/slot/port | vlan 1-4093 | serviceport | network}]}
  • Privileged EXEC
  • User EXEC