System Administration Guide: IP Services

IPv6 Router Configuration (Task Map)

Perform the next tasks in the following table in order that is shown to configure the IPv6 network. The table includes a description of what each task accomplishes and the section in the current documentation where the specific steps to perform the task are detailed.



For Instructions 

1. Ensure that you have completed the required prerequisites before you begin IPv6 configuration. 

You must complete planning tasks and Oracle Solaris installation with IPv6 enabled interfaces before you configure an IPv6-enabled router. 

Chapter 4, Planning an IPv6 Network (Tasks) and Configuring an IPv6 Interface.

2. Configure a router. 

Define the site prefix for the network.  

How to Configure an IPv6-Enabled Router

3. Configure tunnel interfaces on the router. 

Set up a manual tunnel or a 6to4 tunnel interface on the router. The local IPv6 network needs tunnels to communicate with other, isolated IPv6 networks. 

4. Configure the switches on the network. 

If your network configuration includes switches, configure them for IPv6 at this point in the configuration process. 

Refer to switch manufacturer's documentation. 

5. Configure any hubs on your network. 

If your network configuration includes hubs, configure them for IPv6 at this point in the configuration process. 

Refer to hub manufacturer's documentation. 

6. Configure the network name service for IPv6.  

Configure your primary name service (DNS, NIS, or LDAP) to recognize IPv6 addresses after the router is configured for IPv6. 

How to Add IPv6 Addresses to DNS

7. (Optional) Modify the addresses for the IPv6-enabled interfaces on hosts and servers. 

After IPv6 router configuration, make further modifications on IPv6-enabled hosts and servers. 

Modifying an IPv6 Interface Configuration for Hosts and Servers

Configure applications to support IPv6 

Different applications might require different actions in order to support IPv6. 

Refer to applications' documentation