we have about 5 Servers and currently only a cheap L2 Switch.
We got an /42 IPv6 Network assigned from our provider and want to route this /42 Network into multiple /64 subnets. These can just be static without any DHCP but they should have access to the internet. In this case we want to upgrade our switch to an L3 Switch to support basic routing options.
We are thinking about a Juniper EX4200-48T or a Juniper EX3300-48T but we don't want to buy anything that expensive without knowing the switch is the right one. Also we have seen we need an AFL license to enable all the L3 routing features and only basic L3 features are available without the AFL license. Since nobody has done this before here, we are probably a little bit confused what exactly we are needing now.
Here is a little pull out of the EX4200 documentation:
Layer 3 Features: IPv6
- Max number of Neighbor Discovery (ND) entries: 16,000 (shared with IPv4)
- Max number of IPv6 unicast routes in hardware: 4,000
- Max number of IPv6 multicast routes in hardware: 2,000
- routing protocols: rIPng, OSPFv3, IPv6, ISIS, BGP4+, PIM, MLD, MLDv2
- Static routing
Am I right when I assume we just need "static ipv6 routing" for what we want to do? And does anybody know whether static ipv6 routing is useable without an AFL license. If someone has a better suggestion what we should do or which switch we need to do this I would be very grateful.
We don't want to exchange subnet information with neighboring routers. We only want that every server or virtual Server which is connected to that switch gets his own /64 subnet. My thought was here, we just have to create for every subnet a static ipv6 route which is available without AFL (i think)
Router -> Juniper Switch
- Port1 = Server1 with its own /64 subnet
- Port2 = Server2 with its own /64 subnet and every vserver on it
- Port3 = Server3 with its own /64 subnet