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.
IPv6 in Azure VNET is currently previewing globally- in ALL Azure Public cloud regions.
Announcement (Service Update): https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/public-preview-microsoft-adds-full-ipv6-support-for-azure-vnets/
Links to Documentation & Samples
Full documentation including sample scripts is available here: https://aka.ms/IPv6ForAzureVNETdoc
A sample JSON template is posted in the quickstart repository: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/templates/ipv6-in-vnet/
Ward van Besien commented
Can this be enhanced so that we can request a valid block of public IPv6 address space for all hosts? One of the key benefits of public addresses is that there's no address conflicts when networks are merged (for example as a result of M&A). I know you can bring your own, that is only possible if you have your own BGP edge routers which can't be hosted in Azure.
(AWS has had this capability for years...)
Matthew Stevenson commented
Finally, only after 6 years of waiting does this get done. Now just need to get it enabled by default for everything along with crucially supporting DNS SEC in the DNS Zone service.
Can't believe how long this standardised stuff has taken to think about and procrastinate.
Would be good if NSG would display the client IP how PaaS services do on their resource firewalls. This would avoid the confusion if traffic is going over ipv4 or ipv6.
Limited support for IPv6, from a load balancer to VMs. But can't configure to point to a firewall (NVA) as a limitation exists that multiple NICs cant be attached to the VM (as in a typical routing firewall).
Tim Posey commented
Azure Front Door now solves the problem of needing IPv6 to work our PaaS services like App Service.
We're currently having to split our environments between Azure and AWS so we can support IPv6. If this feature was in place, we wouldn't need AWS and could have a pure Azure environment.
René Sackers commented
Here's a tip, for web apps, change your DNS to CloudFlare, and point to it from there. They have a magic switch that allows IPv6 users to access ipv4 sites.
That being said, it's absolutely ridiculous that azure doesn't support it yet.
Lukas Beran commented
Any update on this?
Jose María commented
Lamentablemente las opciones que nos dais para implementar IPv6 no son viables ya que en nuestro caso implican tener que volver a montar todas las máquinas. La verdad, no entendemos como una plataforma como azure, aún no provee un sistema que permita utilizar Ipv6 de una forma más transparente (por ejemplo un proxy) y menos traumática que la actual.
In many cases it is a deal breaker for our clients to have IPv6 support.
Christian Corsano commented
We have more and more customers affected as they are moved on IPv6 only networking.
As we are deployed exclusively on PaaS services (which is what Azure is best at), we do not have proper technical workaround.
Having AppServices and CloudServices addressable through IPv6 (so we can point DNS records to them, to start with), is required for us to continue serving our customers.
Jeff Schulman commented
We require IPV6 for the management network in order to use Azure Stack.
Satya Tanwar commented
IPV6 support on EventHub is a critical requirement for us.
James Kennedy commented
When will load balancer standard with high availability ports be available in the North Central Data Center?
Holger Winkelmann commented
Any ETA for that? We need to deploy a large scale service which requires IPv6 in Vnet and Gateways and inter VM IPv6 communication in June 2018.
Xinyi Ou commented
Please support static IPv6 addresses! Since many devices do not have access to dns resolution, we need a stable ip.
Simon Massey commented
IPv6 support on services such as cloud services is being requested more and more. The inability to use IPv6 across the board in Azure is startling given the industry push to IPv6 adoption. If I find that re-engineering is required to our solutions because of this, I will also take the opportunity to investigate alternatives, I expect more from you Microsoft.
Alexander Weber commented
azure needs ipv6 commented
Per the FAR 11.002(g), the US Government requires IPv6 for any purchases of federal IT equipment, software, or services. Microsoft really needs to get this working.
Tom Hebert commented
I am looking to remove IPV4 from our private infrastructure, limiting our use of IPV4 to access public servers that do not support IPV6. The lack of support for IPV6 in Azure Networks and IPSEC gateways is currently my only barrier.