Use the vSphere Web Client to configure the vCenter Server Appliance for communication with ESXi hosts in an IPv6 network.

Procedure

  1. On the vSphere Web Client main page, hover over the Home icon, click Home and select System Configuration.
  2. Under System Configuration, click Nodes.
  3. Under Nodes, select a node and click the Manage tab.
  4. Under Common, select Networking and click Edit.
  5. Expand the network interface name to edit the IP address settings.
  6. Edit the IPv6 settings.

    Option

    Description

    Obtain IPv6 settings automatically through DHCP

    Assigns IPv6 addresses to the appliance automatically from the network by using DHCP.

    Obtain IPv6 settings automatically through Router Advertisement

    Assigns IPv6 addresses to the appliance automatically from the network by using router advertisement.

    Static IPv6 addresses

    Uses static IPv6 addresses that you set up manually.

    1. Click the Add icon.

    2. Enter the IPv6 address and the subnet prefix length.

    3. Click OK.

    4. (Optional) Edit the default gateway.

    You can configure the appliance to obtain the IPv6 settings automatically through both DHCP and router advertisement. You can assign static IPv6 address at the same time.

  7. (Optional) : To remove IPv6 addresses that are assigned automatically through Router Advertisement, click Remove Addresses and delete the addresses.

    You might want to delete certain IPv6 addresses that the vCenter Server Appliance obtained through Router Advertisement to stop the communication on these addresses and to enforce the configured static addresses.

What to do next

Connect the ESXi hosts to vCenter Server over IPv6 by using their FQDNs.