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Configuring IPv6 RIP

Mar 20, 2012

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 NetScaler appliance.
  • Enable the IPv6 feature.

Enabling IPv6 RIP

Updated: 2013-08-30

You can enable or disable IPv6 RIP by using VTYSH. After you enable IPv6 RIP, the NetScaler starts the IPv6 RIP daemon. After you disable IPv6 RIP, the NetScaler stops the RIP daemon.

To enable IPv6 RIP 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.
ns IPv6-routing Start IPv6 dynamic routing daemon.
interface < vlan_name> Enter VLAN configuration mode.
router ipv6 RIP Start IPv6 RIP routing process on the VLAN.

Example

 
> VTYSH 
NS# configure terminal 
NS(config)# ns IPv6-routing 
NS(config)# interface vlan0 
NS(config-if)# router ipv6 RIP 

Advertising IPv6 RIP Routes

Updated: 2013-08-30

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

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

Updated: 2013-08-30

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

Updated: 2013-08-30

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