MicroNugget: What is EIGRP for IPv6?

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In this video, Anthony Sequeira covers implementation of EIGRP for IPv6 on Cisco routers. He’ll use two routers to walk through each step of the process, demonstrating how powerful such a simple combination can be. IPv6 is used exclusively in this example.

Anthony begins by drawing out the network topology he’ll use, joining two routers in an IPv6-only environment.

Once he’s explained the theory behind everything he’s going to do, he goes to the command line and demonstrates that the routers he’s using are completely unconfigured. You’ll watch him enter global configuration mode to turn on unicast routing capabilities for IPv6.

At this point, you’re ready to begin connecting the two routers, first by creating a circuit and pinging them. You’ll confirm this works before you move into developing routing protocols. Because this is such a detailed process, you’ll see every step and command Anthony uses along the way.

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Alice AUSTIN is studying Cisco Systems Engineering. He has passion with both hardware and software and writes articles and reviews for many IT websites.

7 thoughts on “MicroNugget: What is EIGRP for IPv6?

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    October 12, 2020 at 9:27 am

    What IOS and hardware are you running? I'm using a 7206vxr with IOS15.2 on GNS3 and my EIGRP v6 defaults to on (no shut).

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    October 12, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Very insightful nugget there Anthony , I am going to lab this up to give me a better feel and more understanding of IPv6 using one of the routing protocols like EIGRP .

    Thank you once again .

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    October 12, 2020 at 9:27 am

    So what is the deal with the fe80:: address? why do you get the link local address and not the address you setup in the first place?


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