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Configure the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol version 6 (DHCPv6) client.


NOTE: Starting in Junos OS Release 17.3R1 (on MX Series) and Junos OS Release 18.3R1 (on SRX Series), DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 clients are supported on management interfaces (fxp0 and em0) configured in the non-default management routing instance, mgmt_junos.



Identity association type for DHCPv6 client. This statement is mandatory.

client-identifier duid-type

Identity a client by a client-identifier value. This statement is mandatory.


Identify the type of DHCPv6 client. This statement is mandatory.


The use of the two-message exchange for address assignment.


Specify options requested by the DHCPv6 client.

retransmission-attempt number

Specify the number of times the device retransmits a DHCPv6 client packet if a DHCPv6 server fails to respond. After the specified number of attempts, no further attempts at reaching a server are made.


Specify the interface used to delegate prefixes.


Propagate TCP/IP settings to the DHCPv6 server.

For detailed information about these commands, see CLI Explorer.

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

interface-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 12.1X45-D10.

The logical-systems and tenants options are introduced in Junos OS Release 18.4R1.