IPv6 ISATAP configuration example with a Cisco router as a client

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This example demonstrates ISATAP configuration on the head-end router and a simulated ISATAP client using a Cisco router. Usually the client is a Windows PC with IPv6 enabled, initiating the tunnel. For testing and verification purposes, a Cisco router closest to the clients can act as a client. Check feature navigator to verify head-end router image supports ISATAP tunnels. Check feature navigator to verify simulated client router supports manually configured IPv6 over IPv4 tunnels.


Sample topology.jpg ISATAP client.jpg


Head-end router configuration


ipv6 unicast-routing ! interface Loopback0

ip address

! interface Tunnel1

no ip address
no ip redirects
ipv6 address 2001:DB8:CAFE:65::/64 eui-64 <<<Any /64 IPv6 address will work
no ipv6 nd ra suppress       <<< IPv6 ra is suppressed by default on tunnel. Need to re-enable for client auto-configuration.
tunnel source Loopback0
tunnel mode ipv6ip isatap

Simulated ISATAP client on Cisco router


interface ethernet0 ip address ! interface Tunnel1

no ip address
ipv6 address autoconfig
ipv6 enable
tunnel mode ipv6ip
tunnel source ethernet0
tunnel destination

Related show Commands

This section provides information you can use to confirm your configuration is working properly.

Certain show commands are supported by the Output Interpreter Tool (registered customers only), which allows you to view an analysis of show command output.

Show running-config

Client Tunnel1 should acquire IPv6 address prefix from head-end. Then it appends client source IPv4 address to then end. In this exampls, => 0F00:0001

show ipv6 interface tunnel1 Tunnel1 is up, line protocol is up

 IPv6 is enabled, link-local address is FE80::F02:880 
 No Virtual link-local address(es):
 Stateless address autoconfig enabled
 Global unicast address(es):
   2001:DB8:CAFE:65::F00:0001, subnet is 2001:DB8:CAFE:65::/64 [EUI/CAL/PRE]
     valid lifetime 2591979 preferred lifetime 604779
 Joined group address(es):
 MTU is 1480 bytes
 ICMP error messages limited to one every 100 milliseconds
 ICMP redirects are enabled
 ICMP unreachables are sent
 ND DAD is enabled, number of DAD attempts: 1
 ND reachable time is 30000 milliseconds (using 30000)
 Default router is FE80::5EFE:F64:801 on Tunnel1

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