ExtremeXOS Resiliency Enhancement for IPv6 Static Routes

The ExtremeXOS Resiliency Enhancement feature provides a resilient way to use Equal-Cost Multi-Path (ECMP) to load balance IPv6 traffic among multiple servers or other specialized devices. ExtremeXOS automatically manages the set of active devices using ECMP static routes configured with ping protection to monitor the health of these routes. Such servers or specialized devices do not require special software to support Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD), or IP routing protocols such as OSPFv3, or proprietary protocols to provide keepalive messages. ExtremeXOS uses industry-standard and required protocols ICMPv6/Neighbor Discovery for IPv6 to accomplish the following automatically:

ExtremeXOS currently supports similar protection and resiliency using Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) on IPv4 static routes. However, BFD can only be used when the local and remote device both support BFD.