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Configuring IPv6 for Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces
IP version 6 (IPv6) provides extended addressing capability beyond those provided in IP version 4 (IPv4)
in Cisco MDS SAN-OS. The architecture of IPv6 has been designed to allow existing IPv4 users to
transition easily to IPv6 while providing services such as end-to-end security, quality of service (QoS),
and globally unique addresses.
This chapter includes the following sections:
For Cisco SAN-OS features that use IP addressing, refer to the chapters in this guide that describe those
features for information on IPv6 addressing support.
To configure IP version 4 (IPv4) on a Gigabit Ethernet interface, see
IPv6 provides the following enhancements over IPv4:
This section describes the IPv6 features supported by Cisco MDS SAN-OS and includes the following
OL-16184-01, Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.x
About IPv6, page 46-1
Configuring Basic Connectivity for IPv6, page 46-11
Configuring Neighbor Discovery Parameters, page 46-15
Configuring IPv6 Static Routes, page 46-17
Gigabit Ethernet IPv6-ACL Guidelines, page 46-18
Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6, page 46-19
Displaying IPv6 Information, page 46-19
Default Settings, page 46-20
Allows networks to scale and provide global reachability.
Reduces the need for private address and network address translation (NAT).
Provides simpler autoconfiguration of addresses.
Extended IPv6 Address Space for Unique Addresses, page 46-2
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Chapter 45, "Configuring IPv4 for
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