Today I’m delivering another IPv6 presentation, this time at the 4th Slovenian IPv6 Summit organized by tireless Jan Žorž from the go6 Slovenian IPv6 initiative. It’s thus just the right time to review the post I wrote a bit more than a year ago about lack of IPv6 readiness in Cisco’s Data Center products. Let’s see what has changed in a year:
|Equipment||Last year||This year|
|Routers||Yes (6vPE on IOS XE might be missing)||Yes|
|Firewalls (ASA)||No redundancy (IPv6 failover doesn’t work)||Yes|
|Data center switches||Yes (Catalyst and Nexus)||Yes (Not on Nexus 1000V)|
|Firewall Service Module (FWSM)||Not in transparent mode, on the main CPU (awfully slow) in routed mode.||Not in transparent mode, no failover.|
|Load balancers (ACE)||No||No|
|Application-level firewall (XML Gateway)||No||Dead|
|WAN optimization (WAAS)||No||No|
The changes from last year:
- 6VPE was introduced in IOS XE release 3.1S.
- IPv6 failover bug in ASA was fixed.
- WAF and XML Gateway were killed.
Not much, I would say, but I probably have a wrong perspective. After all, John Chambers is very proud about Cisco’s IPv6 thought leadership.
Enjoy the video, I particularly liked the part around 1:50 where “every our product” quickly becomes “... every router, every switch, all of our core IOS software ...” Proves my point, does it not?