Configure ESXi hosts and vCenter Server for operation in a pure IPv6 environment for larger address space and improved address assignment.

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.