Dual stack IPv4/IPv6 operation

The switches support IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack operation. This allows full Ethernet link support for switching and routing both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic on the same VLAN interfaces configured on the switch without modifying current IPv4 network topologies. This enables you to use IPv6 devices on existing VLANs, manage the switches and other devices from IPv6 management stations, and create dedicated groups of IPv6 devices as needed to accommodate the need for the IPv6 network growth anticipated for the future.