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  • IPv6 & VMware.

    Hello,

    - I would like to create an IPv6 invironment with VMware vSphere 4.
    - I would like to use LabManger(4)\vCenter(4)\ESX(4.0.0) to create a 3 VMs configuration.
    - I need those VMs to "talk" with each other by IPv6 ONLY (i want IPv4 to be disabled)
    - I need this environment in order to test if our product can be used with IPv6 (to be sure that the product isn't using IPv4 that's we I want it to be disabled).

    What exactly do i need to do in order to do that?
    I've already tried creating this environment but the VMs i've created has no checkbox for IPv6 (i've tried using a diffrent type of virtul network drive) as like on my physical pc for example.

    Please Assist,
    Thank you all,
    David.

  • #2
    Re: IPv6 & VMware.

    From what I remember Lab Manager does not support IPv6 - that is besides the fact that the product is to be retired.

    What OS are you using in the VM's ?
    Maish
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    • #3
      Re: IPv6 & VMware.

      Hi,
      It's ok for me if I'll create this environment not only with labmanager,
      If I'll create it on vCenter that's ok as well.
      My invironment can be on win2008/win2008r2/win2003
      Thank u!

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      • #4
        Re: IPv6 & VMware.

        There are no IPv6 settings for in vCenter for the VM's - all you need to do is allocate the IPv6 addresses to the VM's themselves. (windows 2003 does not have this natively)
        Maish
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        VMware vExpert 2013-2010,VCAP5-DCA/DCD,VCP
        MSCA 2000/2003, MCSE 2000/2003
        A proud husband and father of 3 girls
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        • #5
          Re: IPv6 & VMware.

          How exactly do I do that?
          can you please describe \ give me a link regarding it?
          I would very appriciate it.

          Thanks!

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          • #6
            Re: IPv6 & VMware.

            Here you go

            http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa450274.aspx
            Maish
            ----------------------------------------------------------
            Technodrone|@maishsk|Author of VMware vSphere Design
            VMware vExpert 2013-2010,VCAP5-DCA/DCD,VCP
            MSCA 2000/2003, MCSE 2000/2003
            A proud husband and father of 3 girls
            ----------------------------------------------------------
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            Have a good one!!

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            • #7
              Re: IPv6 & VMware.

              Hi,

              I believe you've got me wrong,
              i don't understand how's the link you've gave me is related to what i've asked about.

              how do i enable IPv6 on vm running on ESX?

              On a regular pc the only thing i need is to put V on the checkbox of the IPv6 in the TCP\IP settings,
              but on a VM there's only IPv4 and there is no IPv6.

              What do i need to do on the VM in order to be able to see the IPv6 checkbox?

              Thank you!

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              • #8
                Re: IPv6 & VMware.

                Nothing - if that checkbox is not there - it is not VM related it is OS related.

                Are you seeing a network card ?
                Maish
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                VMware vExpert 2013-2010,VCAP5-DCA/DCD,VCP
                MSCA 2000/2003, MCSE 2000/2003
                A proud husband and father of 3 girls
                ----------------------------------------------------------
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                • #9
                  Re: IPv6 & VMware.

                  Originally posted by Maish View Post
                  Nothing - if that checkbox is not there - it is not VM related it is OS related.

                  Are you seeing a network card ?
                  Yes ofcourse, but its settings are not as a normal network card settings.

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                  • #10
                    Re: IPv6 & VMware.

                    Do you have VMware Tools installed on the client OS???

                    What is the OS you are trying to set IPv6 on???

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                    • #11
                      Re: IPv6 & VMware.

                      Hi,

                      - Yes VMware tools is installed.
                      - It's win xp 32 bit sp3

                      You may see what i mean over here:


                      (microsoft ipv6 is something that i've installed in order to create a IPv6 address but it's based on the ipv4 which isn't what i need,
                      i need a pure ipv6)


                      Thanks

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                      • #12
                        Re: IPv6 & VMware.

                        Hi,

                        After reading your comment, i've understand that there's no pure ipv6 on WinXp right?

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                        • #13
                          Re: IPv6 & VMware.

                          Looks to me like you have IPv6 installed.

                          Anyhow this KB article may help.

                          http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2478747

                          I'll go through the install on an XP virtual box soon and see what the outcome is

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                          • #14
                            Re: IPv6 & VMware.

                            I've installed it on my machine and it is added the same as your but you cannot give it a static address.

                            ipconfig details via a cmd prompt show me that the machine has a IPv6 address.

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                            • #15
                              Re: IPv6 & VMware.

                              Originally posted by wullieb1 View Post
                              I've installed it on my machine and it is added the same as your but you cannot give it a static address.

                              ipconfig details via a cmd prompt show me that the machine has a IPv6 address.
                              Hi, thanks for your help, but i think you've meesed one of my sentances:
                              (microsoft ipv6 is something that i've installed in order to create a IPv6 address but it's based on the ipv4 which isn't what i need,
                              i need a pure ipv6)

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