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

Procedure

  1. On the vSphere Client main page, 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 address 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.
    Use static IPv6 addresses Uses static IPv6 addresses that you set up manually.
    1. Click the checkbox.
    2. Enter the IPv6 address and the subnet prefix length.
    3. Click Add to enter additional IPv6 addresses.
    4. Click Save.

    You can configure the appliance to obtain the IPv6 settings automatically through both DHCP and router advertisement. You can assign static a 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 vCenter Server 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.