Alright, lately one of my goals for this quarter is to get our lab working over IPv6 in addition to IPv4 for testing some of our software. Here’s a quick rundown on how to enable ipv6 on *most* cisco switches and Solaris, Linux and Windows.
Enable IPv6 on *most* Cisco switches (I used a 3750):
1. Telnet to the switch
2. Use “
enable” to escalate privledges
sdm prefer dual-ipv4-and-ipv6 routing
reload (this will reboot the switch)
If you need to make sure it’s set correctly, telnet into the switch,
enable and then run “
show sdm prefer” and verify that it’s running ipv4-and-ipv6.
Enabling IPv6 on Solaris:
<interfacename> is the name of the hardware interface, something like
Enabling IPv6 on RedHat Linux
system-config-network, select the interface, edit the properties and check the box that says “Enable IPv6 on this interface”
Enabling IPv6 on Windows
ipv6 install at a command prompt.
You can test it using ping on Solaris and ping6 on Linux and Windows. Good luck!