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    IPv6 Profiles Overview

    You can configure an IPv6 interface dynamically by creating a profile. A profile is a set of characteristics that acts as a pattern that can be dynamically assigned to an IPv6 interface. You can manage a large number of IPv6 interfaces efficiently by creating a profile with a specific set of characteristics. In addition, you can create a profile to assign an IPv6 interface to a virtual router.

    A profile can contain one or more of the following characteristics:

    • address—Configures an IPv6 address on an interface
    • mld—Configures the Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) interface
    • mtu—Configures the maximum transmission unit (MTU) for a network
    • nd—Configures Neighbor Discovery router advertisement characteristics
    • policy—Attaches (or removes) a policy to (or from) an interface
    • sa-validate—Enables source address validation
    • unnumbered—Configures IPv6 on this interface without a specific address
    • virtual-router—Specifies a virtual router to which interfaces created by this profile will be attached

      Note: You can also configure any of these IPv6 characteristics outside the profile configuration mode.

    Published: 2014-08-13