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sudhakarapypes
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Any Certificate to show that Network switch is IPv6 capable

Hi

 

We are procuring switches. I may be Cisco or HP  or any other OEM. 

 

Before procuring, I would like to know is there any certificate to certify that network switch is IPv6 capable with basic IPv6 features. 

 

 

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Mark Malone
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Hi

Not sure about certs but if you check the data sheets you will see it like this below for the 4000s , each series has data sheets available online , or check teh config release guides or the feature navigator will tell you too in tools page

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/web/tools-catalog.html

 

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/routers/4000-series-integrated-services-routers-isr/datasheet-c78-732542.html

 

Cisco IOS XE Software

Protocols

IPv4, IPv6, static routes, Routing Information Protocol Versions 1 and 2 (RIP and RIPv2), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), BGP Router Reflector, Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), Multicast Internet Group Management Protocol Version 3 (IGMPv3), Protocol Independent Multicast sparse mode (PIM SM), PIM Source-Specific Multicast (SSM), Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP), Cisco Discovery Protocol, Encapsulated Remote Switched Port Analyzer (ERSPAN), Cisco IOS IP Service-Level Agreements (IPSLA), Call Home, Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM), Internet Key Exchange (IKE), access control lists (ACL), Ethernet Virtual Connections (EVC), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Frame Relay (FR), DNS, Locator ID Separation Protocol (LISP), Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV),[5] Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP), RADIUS, authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA), Application Visibility and Control (AVC), Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP), IPv4-to-IPv6 Multicast, MPLS, Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN, IPsec, Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol Version 3 (L2TPv3), Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD), IEEE 802.1ag, and IEEE 802.3ah

Not just for Cisco, for any network switch, is there any internation
certification that certifies the IPV6 capability?

Never seen any certificates from Cisco for ipv6 certified equipment its just in the data sheets that it supports it or configuration guides, cant comment on other vendors don't use them. Every new router/switch that's L3 Cisco supports ipv6

IPv6 is a large and mutating target, so there are degrees of compliance. Some useful ideas:
* for the USA, buy stuff certified by the University of New Hampshire's Interoperability Lab as complying with NIST SP500-273 and having the "IPv6 Ready" logo
* or, again for the USA, buy stuff certified as complying with the DOD standard IPv6 profile
You can get "certified" IPv6 if you insist on it.
Stuff from major vendors like Cisco and HP should mostly work, with or without official certifications. Your mileage may vary with fly-by-night small pacific rim suppliers; inexpensive consumer grade gear is particularly prone to issues.
-- Jim Leinweber, WI State Lab of Hygiene