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Configuring IPv6 RIP

IPv6 Routing Information Protocol (RIP) or RIPng is a Distance Vector protocol. This protocol is an extension of RIP to support IPv6. After enabling IPv6 RIP, you need to configure advertisement of IPv6 RIP routes. For troubleshooting, you can limit IPv6 RIP propagation. You can display IPv6 RIP settings to verify the configuration.

Prerequisites for IPv6 RIP

Before you begin configuring IPv6 RIP, do the following:

  • Make sure that you understand the IPv6 RIP protocol.
  • Install the IPv6PT license on the Citrix ADC appliance.
  • Enable the IPv6 feature.

Advertising IPv6 RIP Routes

IPv6 RIP enables an upstream router to load balance traffic between two identical vservers hosted on two standalone Citrix ADC devices. Route advertisement enables an upstream router to track network entities located behind the Citrix ADC.

To configure IPv6 RIP to advertise IPv6 routes by using the VTYSH command line:

At the command prompt, type the following commands, in the order shown:

Command Specifies
VTYSH Display VTYSH command prompt.
configure terminal Enter global configuration mode.
router ipv6 rip Start IPv6 RIP routing process and enter configuration mode for the routing process.
redistribute static Redistribute static routes.
redistribute kernel Redistribute kernel routes.

Example:

>VTYSH
NS# configure terminal
NS(config)# router ipv6 rip
NS(config-router)# redistribute static
NS(config-router)# redistribute kernel

Limiting IPv6 RIP Propagations

If you need to troubleshoot your configuration, you can configure the listen-only mode on any given interface.

To limit IPv6 RIP propagation by using the VTYSH command line:

At the command prompt, type the following commands, in the order shown:

Command Specifies
VTYSH Display VTYSH command prompt.
configure terminal Enter global configuration mode.
router ipv6 rip Start IPv6 RIP routing process and enter configuration mode for the routing process.
passive-interface < vlan_name> Suppress routing updates on interfaces bound to the specified VLAN.

Example:

>VTYSH
NS# configure terminal
NS(config)# router ipv6 rip
NS(config-router)# passive-interface VLAN0

Verifying the IPv6 RIP Configuration

You can use VTYSH to display the IPv6 RIP routing table and IPv6 RIP information for a specified VLAN.

To view the IPv6 RIP settings by using the VTYSH command line:

At the command prompt, type the following commands, in the order shown:

Commands Specifies
VTYSH Display VTYSH command prompt.
sh ipv6 rip Display updated IPv6 RIP routing table.
sh ipv6 rip interface <vlan_name> Display IPv6 RIP information for the specified VLAN.

Example:

NS# VTYSH
NS# sh ipv6 rip
NS# sh ipv6 rip interface VLAN0