Configuring IPv6 Addressing and Enabling IPv6 Routing
This section describes how to assign IPv6 addresses to individual Layer 3 interfaces and to globally forward IPv6 traffic on the switch.
Before configuring IPv6 on the switch, consider these guidelines:
Be sure to select a dual IPv4 and IPv6 SDM template.
Not all features discussed in this chapter are supported by the Catalyst 3750 switch running the IP services image. See the “Unsupported IPv6 Unicast Routing Features” section.
In the ipv6 address interface configuration command, you must enter the ipv6-address and ipv6-prefix variables with the address specified in hexadecimal using 16-bit values between colons. The prefix-length variable (preceded by a slash [/]) is a decimal value that shows how many of the high-order contiguous bits of the address comprise the prefix (the network portion of the address).
To forward IPv6 traffic on an interface, you must configure a global IPv6 address on that interface. Configuring an IPv6 address on an interface automatically configures a link-local address and activates IPv6 for the interface. The configured interface automatically joins these required multicast groups for that link:
solicited-node multicast group FF02:0:0:0:0:1:ff00::/104 for each unicast address assigned to the interface (this address is used in the neighbor discovery process.)
all-nodes link-local multicast group FF02::1
all-routers link-local multicast group FF02::2Read more…