Creates an IPv6 RA policy and enters its configuration mode. An IPv6 router policy allows routers to advertise their presence in response to solicitation messages. After receiving a neighbor solicitation message, the destination node sends an advertisement message. which includes the link layer address of the source node. After receiving the advertisement, the destination device replies with a neighbor advertisement message on the local link. After the source receives the advertisement it can communicate with other devices.

Advertisement messages are also sent to indicate a change in link layer address for a node on the local link. With such a change, the multicast address becomes the destination address for advertisement messages.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Access Points — AP505i, AP510i/e, AP560i/h
  • Service Platforms — NX5500, NX7500, NX9500, NX9600, VX9000


ipv6-router-advertisement-policy <POLICY-NAME>


ipv6-router-advertisement-policy <POLICY-NAME>
<POLICY-NAME> Specify an IPv6 RA policy name. If a policy with the specified name does not exist, it is created.


rfs4000-229D58NOC-NX9500(config)#ipv6-router-advertisement-policy test
IPv6 Router Advertisement Policy Mode commands:
  advertise                        Option to advertise in router advertisement
  assist-neighbor-discovery        Send the Source Link Layer address option
                                   in Router Advertisement to assist in
                                   neighbor discovery
  check-ra-consistency             Check if the parameters advertised by other
                                   routers on the link are in conflict with
                                   those configured on this router. Conflicts
                                   are logged.
  dns-server                       DNS Server
  domain-name                      Configure domain-name
  managed-config-flag              Set the managed-address-configuration flag
                                   in Router Advertisements. When set, it
                                   indicates that the addresses are available
                                   via DHCPv6
  nd-reachable-time                Time that a node assumes a neighbor is
                                   reachable after having received a
                                   reachability confirmation
  no                               Negate a command or set its defaults
  ns-interval                      Time between retransmitted Neighbor
                                   Solicitation messages
  other-config-flag                Set the other-configuration flag in Router
                                   Advertisememts. When set, it indicates that
                                   other configuration information is
                                   available via DHCPv6.
  ra                               Router Advertisements
  router-lifetime                  Lifetime associated with the default router
  router-preference                Preference of this router over other
  unicast-solicited-advertisement  Unicast the solicited Router Advertisements

  clrscr                           Clears the display screen
  commit                           Commit all changes made in this session
  do                               Run commands from Exec mode
  end                              End current mode and change to EXEC mode
  exit                             End current mode and down to previous mode
  help                             Description of the interactive help system
  revert                           Revert changes
  service                          Service Commands
  show                             Show running system information
  write                            Write running configuration to memory or

Related Commands

no Removes the specified IPv6 RA policy