Configure IPv6 Routing with OSPFv3

Use OSPFv3 to configure dynamic routing for IPv6.

The OSPFv3 area and access-list commands are not supported.

To configure OSPv3, from Fireware Web UI:

  1. Select Network > Dynamic Routing.
    The Dynamic Routing page appears.
  2. Select the Enable Dynamic Routing check box.
  3. Select the OSPFv3 tab.

Screen shot of the Dynamic Routing OSPFv3 page

  1. Select the Enable check box.
  2. Copy and paste your routing daemon configuration file in the text box.

For more information, see About Routing Daemon Configuration Files.

  1. Click Save.
    If necessary, Fireware XTM automatically adds the required dynamic routing policy or enables an existing OSPF dynamic routing policy, if one exists.

To configure OSPFv3, from Policy Manager:

  1. Select Network > Dynamic Routing.
    The Dynamic Routing Setup dialog box appears.
  2. Select the Enable Dynamic Routing check box.
  3. Select the OSPFv3 tab.

Screen shot of the OSPFv3 tab

  1. Select the Enable OSPF check box.
  2. Click Import to import a routing daemon configuration file, or copy and paste your configuration file in the text box.

For more information, see About Routing Daemon Configuration Files.

  1. Click OK.
    If an enabled dynamic routing policy does not exist, Policy Manager asks if you want to add the required policy.
  2. Click Yes to add the required dynamic routing policy.
    Policy Manager adds the required dynamic routing policy, or enables an existing OSPF dynamic routing policy, if one exists.

For OSPFv3, the automatically created dynamic routing policy is called DR-OSPFv3-Allow. You can edit this policy to add authentication and restrict the policy to listen on only the correct interfaces. The DR-OSPFv3-Allow policy is configured to allow OSPF multicasts to the reserved multicast addresses for OSPFv3, FF02::5 and FF02::6.

After you configure the Firebox and the BGP router, you can look at the IPv6 routes table to verify that the Firebox has received route updates from the OSPFv3 router.

To see the dynamic routes, from Firebox System Manager select the Status Report tab.

To see the dynamic routes, from Fireware Web UI select System Status > Routes.

See Also

About Open Shortest Path First (OSPF and OSPFv3) Protocol

OSPF Commands

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