Interface and Hardware Component Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS Release 15M&T
mGRE Tunnel Support over IPv6
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mGRE Tunnel Support over IPv6

mGRE Tunnel Support over IPv6

The mGRE Tunnel Support over IPv6 feature enables service providers to deploy IPv6 in their core infrastructure.

Finding Feature Information

Your software release may not support all the features documented in this module. For the latest caveats and feature information, see Bug Search Tool and the release notes for your platform and software release. To find information about the features documented in this module, and to see a list of the releases in which each feature is supported, see the feature information table at the end of this module.

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Information About mGRE Tunnel Support over IPv6

mGRE Support over IPv6

Multiple sites of a DMVPN are interconnected by IPv6. A single logical mGRE tunnel interface interconnects one VPN site to another. An IPv6 subnet connects a tunnel interface with other tunnel interfaces from various VPN sites. All tunnel interfaces connecting VPN sites act as hosts on the logical IPv6 subnet. This structure is referred to as the tunnel overlay network.

mGRE Tunnels Support over IPv6

To enable service providers deploy IPv6 in their core infrastructure, multipoint generic routing encapsulation (mGRE) tunnels over IPv6 are supported. Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Network (DMVPN) customers may run either IPv4 or IPv6 in their local networks, so the overlay endpoints can be either IPv4 or IPv6. For an IPv6 transport endpoint, the overlay endpoint can either be an IPv4 or IPv6 private network address.

GRE has a protocol field that identifies the passenger protocol. GRE tunnels allow Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS) or IPv6 to be specified as a passenger protocol, which allows both IS-IS and IPv6 traffic to run over the same tunnel. If GRE did not have a protocol field, it would be impossible to distinguish whether the tunnel was carrying IS-IS or IPv6 packets. The GRE protocol field is why it is desirable that you tunnel IS-IS and IPv6 inside GRE.

Additional References

Related Documents

Related Topic

Document Title

IPv6 addressing and connectivity

IPv6 Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS commands

Cisco IOS Master Commands List, All Releases

IPv6 commands

Cisco IOS IPv6 Command Reference

Cisco IOS IPv6 features

Cisco IOS IPv6 Feature Mapping

Standards and RFCs

Standard/RFC

Title

RFCs for IPv6

IPv6 RFCs

MIBs

MIB

MIBs Link

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http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​go/​mibs

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Feature Information for mGRE Tunnel Support over IPv6

The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

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Table 1 Feature Information for mGRE Tunnel Support over IPv6

Feature Name

Releases

Feature Information

mGRE Tunnel Support over IPv6

15.2(1)T

XE Release 3.8S

mGRE tunnels are configured to enable service providers deploy IPv6 in their core infrastructure.