vRealize Network Insight Cloud collects and processes IPv6 flows from VMware vCenter and NSX-T Data Center data sources.

IPv6 is designated by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as the successor to IPv4 providing the following benefits:

  • Increased address length. The increased address space resolves the problem of address exhaustion and eliminates the need for network address translation. IPv6 uses 128-bit addresses compared with the 32-bit addresses used by IPv4.
  • Ability for improved address autoconfiguration of nodes.

Procedure

  1. On the Settings page, click System Configuration.
    Note: The System Configuration tab is visible only to the admin user.
  2. Switch the IPv6 Flow Processing toggle to true.
    Note:

    As IPv6 addresses occupy more space in memory and disk, enabling IPv6 flow processing can reduce the platform and the collector capacity by up to 20%.

Results

After you enable this feature, vRealize Network Insight Cloud takes a few minutes to start collecting and processing IPv6 flows.

To view the list of IPv6 flows, from the left navigation, go to Entities > Flows and filter flows by Flow Type.