The first task to setting up the BIG-IP system to function as an IPv4-to-IPv6 gateway is an optional one: to configure the radvd service. You configure the radvd service to send out ICMPv6 routing advisory messages, and to respond to ICMPv6 route solicitation messages.
When you perform this task, the BIG-IP system begins to support auto-configuration of downstream nodes. Also, the downstream nodes automatically discover that the BIG-IP system is their router.
Configuring the radvd service to perform these functions ultimately advertises the network's global address prefix on the internal VLAN. For more information on BIG-IP system services, see the Network and System Management Guide.
When you configure IPv4-to-IPv6 load balancing, you must create a pool for load balancing traffic to IPv6 nodes, and then create an IPv4 virtual server that processes application traffic.
The first task in configuring IPv4-to-IPv6 load balancing is to create a pool to load balance connections to IPv6 nodes. Use the Configuration utility to create this pool. For more detailed information about configuring a pool, see the Configuration Guide for Local Traffic Management.
The next task in a basic configuration is to define a virtual server that references the pool of IPv6 nodes. You use the Configuration utility to create the virtual server. For more information about configuring a virtual server, see the Configuration Guide for Local Traffic Management.