OSPFv3 routing

OSPFv3 is the IPv6 implementation of open shortest path first protocol. (OSPFv2 is the IPv4 implementation of this protocol.) The switches can be configured to run OSPFv3 either alone or simultaneously with OSPFv2. (OSPFv3 and OSPFv2 run as independent protocols on the routing switch and do not have any interaction when run simultaneously.)

This section describes OSPFv3 terms, basic features, and general operation. Both VLANS and tunnels can be assigned to areas and may be collectively referred to as an IP routing interface. For specific configuration information, turn to the topics referenced in the following command index.


In this chapter, "OSPF" refers to OSPFv3 for IPv6 operation unless otherwise stated.