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    1. Support IPv6 Throughout the Azure Platform

      IPv6 has been a standard for years and ISPs are starting to roll out native IPv6 stacks to consumers. The time is now to support IPv6.

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        48 comments  ·  IPv6  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        As noted by SamirF, Azure now offers load-balanced, dual-stack (IPv4+IPv6) Internet connectivity for Azure VMs. This native IPv6 connectivity (TCP, UDP, HTTP…inbound and outbound initiated) all the way to the VM enables a broad range of service architectures. IPv6 for Azure VMs is available now in most Azure regions. Data transfers over IPv6 are billed at the same rates as IPv4. For more information, please visit this Overview of IPv6 for Azure Load Balancer: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/load-balancer-ipv6-overview/

        We realize load-balanced Internet connectivity is just the first step of what is implied by this suggestion & comments and support for more scenarios is under development.

        Please add suggestions for specific scenario/service you need IPv6 enabled to help guide our prioritization and work?

        Many thanks,
        The Azure Networking IPv6 feature team

      • Allow IPv6 VIPs - Charge for *blocks of* IPv6 addreses

        It would be nice if we could purchase elastic IPv6 blocks of IPs, then when setting up an endpoint for a VM we could select the specific IP from the block for the endpoint.

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          0 comments  ·  IPv6  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We currently offer the option of reserving single IPv4 public addresses. Reservation of blocks of IPv4 and IPv6 public addresses is, unfortunately, still in work- we apologize for the delay.

          On a related topic, Azure now offers load-balanced, dual-stack (IPv4+IPv6) Internet connectivity for Azure VMs. This native IPv6 connectivity (TCP, UDP, HTTP…inbound and outbound initiated) all the way to the VM enables a broad range of service architectures. IPv6 for Azure VMs is available now in most Azure regions. Data transfers over IPv6 are billed at the same rates as IPv4. For more information, please visit this Overview of IPv6 for Azure Load Balancer: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/load-balancer-ipv6-overview/

        • Make all services available with IPv6 addresses.

          IPv4 addresses are running out and Azure has had a lot of problems with this, resolved by buying IPv4 address pools at a significant cost.
          Some users and cloud deployments only require connectivity with on premises networks (either IPv4 or IPv6, not both).
          Make IPv6 available for all services and allow the option of choosing what type of addresses are required (IPv4+IPv6 or IPv6 only).
          Also, consider:
          ● Giving each cloud service a /60 (or bigger) instead of a /64;
          ● Making IPv6 addresses static, since pool depletion is no longer an issue.

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            0 comments  ·  IPv6  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            This is closely related to the suggestion “Support IPv6 Throughout the Azure Platform” but we’re taking this suggestion as ensuring ALL the various Azure services (Storage, etc.) offer IPv6 connectivity.

            A step towards this goal is the IPv6 connectivity now available for Azure VM’s. Azure now offers load-balanced, dual-stack (IPv4+IPv6) Internet connectivity for Azure VMs. This native IPv6 connectivity (TCP, UDP, HTTP…inbound and outbound initiated) all the way to the VM enables a broad range of service architectures. IPv6 for Azure VMs is available now in most Azure regions. Data transfers over IPv6 are billed at the same rates as IPv4. For more information, please visit this Overview of IPv6 for Azure Load Balancer: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/load-balancer-ipv6-overview/

            Please add suggestions for specific scenario/service you need IPv6 enabled to help guide our prioritization and work?

            Many thanks,
            The Azure Networking IPv6 feature team

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