VRRP with IPv6

Occasional Contributor

VRRP with IPv6



I am about to implement IPv6 in our network and previous i have used VRRP for IPv4 for redundant gateways on servers

that have static configured IP.


The plan is to configure servers to run dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 (static IP) and i need redundant default gateways so VRRP for IPv6 came to my mind but it is not supported on 5406zl.


Anyone knows when/if 5406zl will support VRRP with IPv6 addresses ?


Or are there any other options to achieve redundant gateways in IPv6 that does not involve autoconfig of clients ?


Trusted Contributor

Re: VRRP with IPv6

Hi rickards


The first idea of ipv6 was to create gateway redundancy with the router announcments. VRRP over IPv6 is very young. I think the RFC is only a year old.


I think it will take years until it is implemented (because the Roadmap is big). If you want speed it up, open an FR over your local HP contact.





H3CSE, MASE Network Infrastructure [2011], Switzerland