Product Documentation

Creating or Modifying a Virtual MAC Address for IPv6

Jan 22, 2014
You create an IPv6 virtual MAC address by assigning it an IPv6 virtual router ID. You can then you bind the virtual MAC address to an interface. You cannot bind multiple IPv6 virtual router IDs to an interface. To verify the virtual MAC address configuration, you should display and examine the virtual MAC addresses and the interfaces bound to the virtual MAC address.

Parameters for configuring a virtual MAC address for IPv6

Virtual Router ID
The virtual router ID that identifies the virtual MAC address. Possible values: 1 to 255.
ifnum
The interface number (slot/port notation) to be bound to the virtual MAC address.

To configure a virtual MAC address for IPv6

  1. In the configuration utility, on the Configuration tab, expand System > Network and then click VMAC.
  2. In the details pane, on the VMAC6 tab, do one of the following:
    • To create a new virtual MAC address, click Add.
    • To modify an existing virtual MAC address, click Open.
  3. In the Create VMAC6 or Configure VMAC6 dialog box, in Virtual Router ID, enter the value, such as vrID6.
  4. In Associate Interfaces, click Add, click Create and then click Close. A message appears in the status bar, stating that the virtual MAC address is configured.

To remove a Virtual MAC address for IPv6

  1. In the configuration utility, on the Configuration tab, expand System > Network and then click VMAC.
  2. In the details pane, on the VMAC6 tab, select the virtual router ID that you want to remove and then click Remove. A message appears in the status bar, stating that the virtual MAC address is removed.