Vyatta NOS documentation

Learn how to install, configure, and operate Vyatta Network Operating System (Vyatta NOS), which helps to drive our virtual networking and physical platforms portfolio.

Setting up DHCPv6 client

Configure DHCPv6 client if you want the vRouter to acquire an IPv6 address, parameters, or both from a DHCPv6 server. Refer to the “Ethernet Interfaces” chapter of the Ciena Vyatta Network OS LAN Interfaces Configuration Guide for more information on configuring a DHCPv6 client.

To configure a DHCPv6 client, perform the following steps in configuration mode.

Table 1. Setting up a DHCPv6 client on an Ethernet interface



Enable DHCPv6 client on the dp0p1p1 interface.

vyatta@R1# set interface dataplane dp0p1p1 address dhcpv6 

Commit the change.

vyatta@R1# commit

Show the configuration.

vyatta@R1# show interface dataplane dp0p1p1
   address dhcpv6
   hw-id b6:cc:6a:95:22:b2
Note: After an interface acquires an IPv6 address from a DHCPv6 server, if you shut down the interface by using the set interfaces dataplane interface-name disable command, the interface immediately loses its IPv6 link local address. Without an IPv6 link local address, the DHCPv6 client cannot send a message to the DHCPv6 server to release the IPv6 lease and the lease remains in effect. To avoid this scenario, before shutting down a data plane interface, release the IPv6 lease for the interface by using the release dhcpv6 interface interface-name command.