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IPV6 Configuration

The LoadMaster supports IPv6. Available configurations can be a native IPv6 interface or the use of IPv6 as an alternative address.

An IPv6 Address uses 128 bits. To make it human readable IPv6 is written using Hexadecimal format. For example 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7111. Numbers are grouped in 4's resulting in 8 groups of 4. A : (colon) is used as a separator. The address is split into 2 64 bit segments. The first 64 bits are reserved for the Network and remaining 64 bits are used as Hosts bits.

There are three types of addresses.

Global Unicast Address: Scope of internet-routed on the internet

Unique Local: Internal Network, not routed on the internet

Link-Local: Private network link, not routed internally or externally.

Configure an Interface with IPv6

After deploying a LoadMaster. Log in to the console using the Bal user and password.

Enter the IP address of the interface and subnet mask.

If required configure the farm side interface, Hostname and DNS settings.

Enter the IPv6 default gateway.

To license and access the device. Enter https://[2001:db8:85a3::8a2e:370:7334] into a browser.


Configure IPv6 as an alternative address

If the native address on an interface is IPv4. It is possible to add IPv6 as an alternative address.

Navigate to System Configuration > Network Setup > Interfaces. Select the interface with the current IPv4 address and gateway.

Enter the IPv6 address under Additional Address (address/[predix]). select the box Add Address. Confirm the settings are correct.


Check that the IPv6 gateway is correct. You can do this by navigating to System Configuration > Network Setup > Default Gateway.

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