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interfaces dataplane <interface-name> vif <vif-id> ipv6 address

Assigns an IPv6 address to a vif.

set interfaces dataplane interface-name vif vif-id ipv6 address [ autoconf | eui64 ipv6prefix | link-local ipv6-address ]
delete interfaces dataplane interface-name vif vif-id ipv6 address [ autoconf | eui64 ipv6prefix | link-local ]
show interfaces dataplane interface-name vif vif-id ipv6 address
interface-name
The name of a data plane interface. For more information about the supported interface name formats, refer to Data Plane Interface.
vif-id
The ID of a vif. The ID ranges from 1 through 4094.
autoconf
Generates an IPv6 address using the SLAAC protocol. Use this keyword if the interface is performing a “host” function rather than a “router” function. You can specify this keyword in addition to static IPv6, static IPv4, or IPv4 DHCP addresses on the vif.
eui64 ipv6prefix
Specifies the 64-bit IPv6 address prefix that is used to configure an IPv6 address, in EUI-64 format. The system concatenates this prefix with a 64-bit EUI-64 value that is derived from the 48-bit MAC address of the vif.
link-local ipv6-address
Specifies the 128-bit IPv6 address.

Configuration mode

interfaces {
     dataplane interface-name {
        vif vif-id {
           ipv6 {
              address [autoconf | eui64 ipv6prefix | link-local ipv6-address]
           }
        }
     }
}

Use this command to assign an IPv6 address to a vif.

Use the autoconf keyword to direct the system to automatically configure (autoconfigure) the address, using the Stateless Address Autoconfiguration (SLAAC) protocol defined in RFC 4862. Alternatively, you can provide an EUI-64 IPv6 address prefix so that the system constructs the IPv6 address.

If you want the system to use SLAAC to acquire addresses on the interface, then in addition to setting this parameter, you must also disable IPv6 forwarding, either globally (by using the system ipv6 disable-forwarding command) or specifically on the interface (by using interfaces dataplane <interface-name> vif <vif-id> ipv6 disable-forwarding).

Use the set form of this command to assign an IPv6 address to a vif.

Use the delete form of this command to delete an IPv6 address from a vif.

Use the show form of this command to view IPv6 address configuration settings for a vif.