SummaryUsers might wonder what the need for IPv6 on the Exinda appliance and whether it is possible to disable it
OverviewIPv6 is becoming more commonplace on the internet for using traffic; more websites are supporting the usage of IPv6 addressing for access. Exinda appliances also support IPv6 for addressing on its ports so that users can implement IPv6 in their environment and the Exinda will still be usable. For what does the Exinda use IPv6 for?
When addressing a management or a cluster interface, an IP address is needed to access the ports. Most people put IPv4 addresses on it to support their current infrastructure, but Exinda allows for IPv6 addresses to be used on these interfaces as well. Bridges and the ethernet ports belonging to the bridges do not need IP addresses of any kind. The job of the bridge is to accept traffic, classify and optimize it, and as a result, it does not need an explicit IP address. Turning off IPv6 functionality on the Exinda appliance will not affect any IPv6 traffic flowing through the appliance; it will still be allowed (or denied) based on any applicable policies.
ResolutionTurning IPv6 functionality off on the Exinda will only disallow the usage of IPv6 addresses on individual interfaces, such as the management port or a cluster management port. It can be done through the command line by the following commands after login:
no ipv6 enable
IPv6 can also be disabled on a port by port basis by using the 'no interface [interface identifier] ipv6 enable' command.