• Configuring IPv6 VIP on NetScaler

    by  • August 15, 2016 • NetScaler • 0 Comments

    With the recent exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, one of the common requests that people ask me about is, how to load balance and leverage a mix of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses on NetScaler. The following process will depict how to load balance and IPv4 back-end server with an IPv6 front-end address:

    1. Enable NetScaler IPv6 Feature:

    2. Configure IPv4 service (verify up, show service)

    • Replace x.x.x.x with the IP for the IPV4 Service to be load balanced
    • Replace <ServiceType> with the type of service to load-balance (i.e. HTTP)
    • Replace Port with Port of Service (i.e. 80)

    3. Configure IPv6 VIP – Make sure to use a unicast address, not link-local.

    • Replace x.x.x.x with the IPv6 address to be used for load balancing
    • Replace <ServiceType> with the type of service to load-balance (i.e. HTTP)
    • Replace Port with Port of Service (i.e. 80)

    4. Bind service to VIP

    • In this step, leverage the same names for the LB VIP and Services as configured in previous steps
    • Replace <Monitor> with the name of the monitor for health-check (i.e. http)

    That should do the trick. As a worthy mention, while this shows the use of IPv6 in the front connecting to an IPv4 back-end server, the same procedure can be used to connect to a back-end IPv6 configured server.

     

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