enable ipforwarding ipv6

enable ipforwarding ipv6 [ {vlan} vlan_name | vlan vlan_list] | tunnel tunnel_name | vr vr_name}


Enables IPv6 routing VLANs. If no argument is provided, enables IPv6 routing for all VLANs and tunnels that have been configured with an IPv6 address on the current VR or VRF.

Syntax Description

vlan_name Specifies an IPv6 configured VLAN.
tunnel_name Specifies an IPv6 tunnel.
vr_name Specifies a VR or VRF.



Usage Guidelines

When new IPv6 interfaces are added, IPv6 forwarding is disabled by default.

Extreme Networks switches have a single hardware control per VLAN for forwarding of IPv4 and IPv6 unicast packets. Therefore, enabling IPv6 forwarding on a VLAN also enables IPv4 hardware forwarding on that VLAN.


The following example enables forwarding of IPv6 traffic for all VLANs in the current VR context with IPv6 addresses:

enable ipforwarding ipv6


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.2.

Platform Availability

This command is available on the platforms listed for the IPv6 unicast routing feature in the Feature License Requirements document.