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    Configuring Router Advertisement (NSM Procedure)

    To configure router advertisement:

    1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
    2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure router advertisement.
    3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Protocols > Router Advertisement.
    4. Enter a descriptive comment for the router advertisement in Comment.
    5. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
      • Apply—Applies the router advertisement parameters.

    Table 1: Router Advertisement Configuration Details

    Option

    Function

    Your Action

    Router Advertisement > Interface

    Name

    Specifies the router advertisement interface name.

    Enter a router advertisement interface name.

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for the router advertisement interface.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Max Advertisement Interval

    Specifies the maximum advertisement interval.

    Enter the maximum advertisement interval time. Range vary from 4 through 1,800.

    Min Advertisement Interval

    Specifies the minimum advertisement interval.

    Enter the minimum advertisement interval time. Range vary from 3 through 1,350.

    managed-configuration / no-managed-configuration

    Specifies whether to enable the host to use a stateful auto configuration protocol for address auto configuration, along with any stateless auto configuration already configured or not.

    • managed-configuration—Enables host to use stateful auto configuration.
    • no-managed-configuration—Disables host from using stateful auto configuration.

    Select an option.

    other-stateful-configuration / no-other-stateful-configuration

    Specifies whether to enable auto configuration of other non address-related information or not.

    • other-stateful-configuration—Enables auto configuration of other non address-related information.
    • no-other-stateful-configuration—Disables auto configuration of other non address-related information.

    Select an option.

    link-mtu / no-link-mtu

    Specifies whether to include the maximum transmission unit (MTU) option in router advertisement messages or not.

    • link-mtu—Includes the MTU option in router advertisements.
    • no-link-mtu—Does not include the MTU option in router advertisements.

    Select an option.

    Reachable Time

    Specifies the length of time that a node considers a neighbor reachable, until another reachability confirmation is received from that neighbor.

    Enter the reachable time. Range vary from 0 through 3,600,000.

    Retransmit Timer

    Specifies the retransmission frequency of neighbor solicitation messages.

    Enter the retransmit time. Range vary from 0 through 4,294,967,295.

    Virtual Router Only

    Specifies that router advertisements are sent only for virtual router redundancy protocol (VRRP) IPv6 groups configured on the interface (if the groups are in the master state.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Current Hop Limit

    Specifies the default value placed in the hop count field of the IP header for outgoing packets.

    Enter the current hop limit value. Range vary from 0 through 255.

    Default Lifetime

    Specifies the lifetime associated with a default router.

    Enter a default lifetime value. range vary from 0 through 9,000.

    Router Advertisement > Interface > Prefix

    Name

    Name of the prefix to be advertised.

    Enter a prefix name.

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for the prefix router advertisement.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Valid Lifetime

    Specifies how long the prefix remains valid for on-link determination.

    Enter the valid lifetime value. Range vary from 0 through 4,294,967,295.

    on-link / no-on-link

    Specifies whether to enable prefixes to be used for on-link determination or not.

    • on-link—Enables prefixes to be used for on-link determination.
    • no-on-link—Disables prefixes from being used for on-link determination.

    Select an option.

    Preferred Lifetime

    Specifies the duration of the prefix generated by stateless auto configuration that remains preferred.

    Enter the preferred lifetime value. Range vary from 0 through 4,294,967,295.

    autonomous / no-autonomous

    Specifies whether prefixes in the router advertisement messages are used for stateless address auto configuration or not.

    • autonomous—Uses prefixes for address auto configuration.
    • no-autonomous—Does not use prefixes for address auto configuration.

    Select an option.

    Router Advertisement > Traceoptions

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for the traceoption.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Router Advertisement > Traceoptions > File

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for the file traceoption.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Filename

    Specifies the name of file in which to write trace information.

    Enter the filename.

    Size

    Specifies the maximum trace file size.

    Enter the maximum trace file size.

    Files

    Specifies the maximum number of trace files.

    Enter the maximum number of trace files.

    world-readable / no-world-readable

    Specifies file restriction access. no-world-readable—restricts file access to owner. world-readable—enables unrestricted file access.

    Select an option.

    Router Advertisement > Traceoptions > Flag

    Name

    Specifies the flag traceoption name.

    Enter a flag traceoption name.

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for the flag traceoption.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Published: 2013-01-06