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    Configuring Router Advertisement (NSM Procedure)

    You can configure neighbor discovery router advertisement using the Router Advertisement option.

    To configure router advertisement in NSM:

    1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
    2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device to select it.
    3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, expand Protocols.
    4. Select Router Advertisement.
    5. Add or modify settings as specified in Table 1.
    6. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.

    Table 1: Router Advertisement Configuration Details

    TaskYour Action

    Configure router advertisement properties on an interface.

    1. Click Interface next to Router Advertisement.
    2. Click Add new entry next to Interface.
    3. In the Name box, enter the name of an interface.
    4. In the Comment box, enter the comment.
    5. From the Max Advertisement Interval list, select the maximum interval between each router advertisement message.

      Range: 4 through 1800 seconds

      Default: 600 seconds

    6. From the Min Advertisement Interval list, select the minimum interval between each router advertisement message.

      Range: 3 seconds through three-quarter times the maximum advertisement interval value

      Default: One-third the maximum advertisement interval value

    7. Select one of the following:
      • None—To skip the option.
      • managed-configuration—Enable host to use stateful autoconfiguration.
      • no-managed-configuration—Disable host from using stateful autoconfiguration.
    8. Select one of the following:
      • None—To skip the option.
      • other-stateful-configuration—Enable autoconfiguration of other nonaddress-related information.
      • no-other-stateful-configuration—Disable autoconfiguration of other nonaddress-related information.
    9. From the Reachable Time list, select the length of time that a node considers a neighbor reachable until another reachability confirmation is received from that neighbor.

      Range: 0 through 3,600,000 milliseconds

      Default: 0 milliseconds

    10. From the Retransmit Timer list, select the retransmission frequency of neighbor solicitation messages.

      Range: 0 through 4,294,967,295 milliseconds

      Default: 0 milliseconds

    11. Select the Virtual Router Only check box to specify a virtual router.
    12. From the Current Hop Limit list, select the hop limit.

      Range: 0 through 255

      Default: 6

    13. From the Default Lifetime list, select the default lifetime.

      Range: Maximum advertisement interval value through 9000 seconds

      Default: Three times the maximum advertisement interval value

    Configure prefix properties in router advertisement messages.

    1. Click Prefix next to interface.
    2. In the Name box, enter the prefix name.
    3. In the Comment box, enter the comment.
    4. From the Valid Lifetime list, select the valid lifetime.

      Range: 0 through 4,294,967,295 seconds

      Default: 2,592,000 seconds

    5. Select one of the following:
      • None—To skip the option.
      • on-link—Enable prefixes to be used for onlink determination.
      • no-on-link—Disable prefixes from being used for onlink determination.
    6. From the Preferred Lifetime list, select how long the prefix generated by stateless autoconfiguration remains preferred.

      Range: 0 through 4,294,967,295

      Default: 604,800 seconds

    7. Select one of the following:
      • None—To skip the option.
      • autonomous—Use prefixes for address autoconfiguration.
      • no-autonomous—Do not use prefixes for address autoconfiguration.

    Specify router advertisement protocol-level tracing options.

    1. Click Traceoptions next to Router Advertisement.
    2. In the Comment box, enter the comment for the traceoptions.
    3. Click File next to Traceoptions.
    4. In the Comment box, enter the comment for the filename.
    5. In the Filename box, enter the name of the file to receive the output of the tracing operation.
    6. In the Size box, enter the maximum trace file size.
    7. From the Files list, select the maximum number of trace files.
    8. Select one of the following:
      • None—To skip the option.
      • no-world-readable—To restrict the file access to owner.
      • world-readable—To enable unrestricted access.
    9. Click Flag next to Traceoptions.
    10. Click Add new entry next to Flag.
    11. From the Name list, select the flag to perform the trace operation.
    12. In the Comment box, enter the comment for the flag.

    Published: 2013-01-02