IPv6 support

OneFS supports both IPv4 and IPv6 address formats on a cluster.

IPv6 is the next generation of internet protocol addresses and was designed with the growing demand for IP addresses in mind. The following table describes distinctions between IPv4 and IPv6.

IPv4
IPv6
32-bit addresses
128-bit addresses
Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP)

You can configure the Isilon cluster for IPv4, IPv6, or both (dual-stack) in OneFS. You set the IP family when creating a subnet, and all IP address pools assigned to the subnet must use the selected format.