Choice of address for IPv6 default gateway

Sander Steffann sander at
Fri Jan 27 08:49:01 UTC 2012


> The issue of using FE80::1 everywhere (as the virtual IP in your FHRP
> of choice) is operationally a wash, in terms of perceived complexity
> from the front lines.  Do people give me quizzical expressions the
> first time they learn/use it?  Absolutely.  But a small amount of
> "getting comfortable" with def.gwy subnet =/= the intentionally
> provisioned subnet is outweighed by the ease of "oh, it's the same
> everywhere now."

I agree. I only had problems with VMWare ESXi here. You can't explicitly specify the interface for the default route there.  With VMWare ESX you could, but since VSphere5 we don't have that option anymore :-(

- Sander

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