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Hierarchy Level


Used to explicitly configure a virtual link-local address for a Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) IPv6 group. The virtual link-local address must be configured to be on a fe80::/64 subnet for proper operation. Early versions of the Junos OS required manual configuration of this parameter. In current Junos releases a virtual link local address is automatically created based on the interface's MAC address.


In current Junos releases you do not need to configure link-local addresses and virtual link-local addresses when configuring VRRP for IPv6. Junos OS automatically generates link-local addresses and virtual link-local addresses. However, if link local addresses and virtual link-local addresses are configured, Junos OS honors the explicitly configured addresses.


ipv6-address—virtual link-local IPv6 address for VRRP for an IPv6 group.

  • Range: 0 through 255

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 8.4.