Implement and offer IPv6 capabilities, especially firewall functionality.

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Nick,
This is on our roadmap. In its first incarnation you'll probably see simple all-or-nothing firewalling using the IPv6 ether type and/or IPv6 multicast prefixes. Over time, just like every other networking vendor on the planet, we will fully embrace IPv6.
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In a dual-stack clients/servers environment the current IPv4 firewall is not really useful without support for IPv6. It means disabling IPv6 on our servers just to achieve a good support.

Aside from firewall issues, it would be nice to see a fix for the issue with multiple VLAN's on one SSID and IPv6 explained here:

http://tinyurl.com/aqgmzon

I hope we see something happening with IPv6 support in 2013. Lots of companies are putting a lot of effort in making IPv6 happen, it would be great if Aerohive is part of this group.
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John,
Message received.
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Jeffry A. Spain

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Mike: Aerohive Tech Support referred me to this thread. We are also interested in seeing IPv6 implemented by Aerohive. We have a fully functioning dual-stack IPv6/IPv4 campus network along with IPv6 Internet access. See http://sysadmin.countryday.net ( http://[2001:4870:20ca:170:14e5:4b08:... ). When you have something to test, I'd be interested in helping out.

Interestingly, with our old 3Com wireless system, IPv6 worked fine. That equipment operated strictly at OSI layer 2. Currently I have IPv6 turned off at the router for our Aerohive subnets, but it would be simple to turn it back on.

Best regards, Jeff.
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Wes

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I have been looking to implement IPv6 on our wireless network for awhile; however, I haven't seen a decent roadmap from Aerohive as of yet. You guys are awesome; however, I really like to see it fully work!
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Is it possible to get an understanding of when we are realistically likely see IPv6 support in HiveOS?

Many of us find ourselves in a chicken-and-egg situation where vendors say:

There is little demand therefore we have not implemented support.
Yet... the demand is subdued because much of the infrastructure does not have full support for it.
Why? Because vendors claim there is no demand, so they have not implemented it.

... Solution: Vendors need to bite first.

Thanks! :)
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Jeffry A. Spain

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I second the motion, except to say that we have a fully functioning IPv6/IPv4 dual-stack network infrastructure including Internet connectivity and have had this in place for nearly three years. Interestingly IPv6 used to kind-of work on HiveOS prior to version 5 when it became more layer-3 centric. We're ready to go once Aerohive implements some IPv6 functionality. I can only wish it were higher on the priority list. Jeff.
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Jason Wiegel

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We are looking to implement IPV6/IPV4 dual stack on our Branch Routers and Wireless APs in the near future. Jason
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Thanks, Jason. I look forward to being able to test this. We deployed a branch router and VPN gateway virtual machine earlier this spring, and are deploying SR2124P and SR2148P switches in our wiring closets this summer. Jeff.
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Sounds good. Our VPN solution with AEROHive seems to work great. I have two VPN Gateways Layer 3 setup for network redundancy on two ISPs. Let me know how the switches work out for you.