IPv6 Unicast Overview

The switch provides full Layer 3, IPv6 unicast routing. It exchanges routing information with other routers on the network using the IPv6 versions of the following protocols:

The switch dynamically builds and maintains a routing table and determines the best path for each of its routes.

The ExtremeXOS software can provide both IPv4 and IPv6 routing at the same time. Separate routing tables are maintained for the two protocols. Most commands that require you to specify an IP address can now accept either an IPv4 or IPv6 address and act accordingly. Additionally, many of the IP configurations, enabling, and display commands have added tokens for IPv4 and IPv6 to clarify the version for which the command applies. For simplicity, existing commands affect IPv4 by default and require you to specify IPv6, so configurations from an earlier release will still correctly configure an IPv4 network.

ACLs and routing policies also support IPv6. Use of an IPv6 address in a rule entry will automatically use IPv6.