Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Configuring a static IPv6 Ethernet address

  1. In privileged EXEC mode, enter the configure terminal command to enter global configuration mode.
  2. Enter the interface management rbridge-id/port command.

    This command enters a management interface configuration mode where you can choose configuration parameters for IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

    • A Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch has a single management port, and the port number for the management port is always 0.
    • On a modular switches with two redundant management modules, you can configure two management ports. The port numbers are 1 and 2.
  3. Enter the ipv6 address IPv6_addresss/prefix_length command.
    switch# configure terminal
    Entering configuration mode terminal
    switch(config)# interface management 1/0
    switch(config-Management-1/0)# ipv6 address fd00:60:69bc:832:e61f:13ff:fe67:4b94/64
  4. Configure an IPv6 management VRF with a default gateway address.
    device(config-rbridge-id-1)# vrf mgmt-vrf  
    device(config-vrf-mgmt-vrf)# address-family ipv6 unicast
    device(vrf-ipv4-unicast)# ip route 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0/0 <default-gateway-ipv6-addr>
    device(vrf-ipv4-unicast)# exit
    device(config-vrf-mgmt-vrf)# exit
    device#(config)# copy running-config startup-config
  5. Apart from the two IP addresses on the management modules, modular switches also support a chassis virtual IP address. Using this virtual IP address, you can log in to the switch. The VCS virtual IP address binds to the active MM automatically.
    switch(config)# rbridge-id 1
    switch(config-rbridge-id-1)# chassis virtual-ipv6 2001:db8:8086:6502/64