IPv6 for management and control plane on WLCs and LWAPs

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Apr 14th, 2011

Good morning, everybody!

I am trying to find answer to a question that has been previously asked by people but never successfully answered

The question is about IPv6 support on Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and access points... Does Cisco have a roadmap to include support for IPv6 used in CAPWAP, control plane and management? There are couple of posts on this topic that do not unfortunately provide any answer to this point.

https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3018843

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-15667

Infamous "Cisco IPv6 Solution" at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/technologies/collateral/tk648/tk872/tk373/technologies_white_paper_09186a00802219bc_ps6553_Products_White_Paper.html briefly states "Wireless Solutions... In future, IPv6 control plane features may get added to those components."

Has anyone heard of any more specific roadmap for IPv6 support for CAPWAP, control plane and management on WLCs and LWAPs?

I have this problem too.
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Nicolas Darchis Thu, 04/14/2011 - 23:01

Full ipv6 support will never be available on the Wism and 440x controllers because they have a NPU to forward traffic and it was not designed with ipv6 in mind.

The 5508 and Wism2 and all new controllers all have CPU based forwarding and ipv6 is coming in next releases.

WLC 8.0 is only for december 2011/2012 and I have to say I don't know if it will support native ipv6.

my 2 cents

sstrijak@hotmail.com Sun, 04/17/2011 - 19:45

Thanks for response! Hopefully someone else may also respond if they know any more details about WLC 8.0 features or IPv6 support roadmap.

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