AWS Site-to-Site VPN Now Supports IPv6 Traffic

Posted on: Aug 14, 2020

AWS Site-to-Site VPN now supports IPv6 traffic for VPN connections to AWS Transit Gateway. With this launch, you can now use IPv6 addressing for traffic between your customer gateway device and your resources in AWS. If you use IPv6 addresses for your resources in Amazon Virtual Private Clouds and on-premises data center or office sites, you can now communicate securely between them using AWS Site-to-Site VPN connections.  

VPN connections to an AWS Transit Gateway can support either IPv4 or IPv6 traffic, which has to be selected while creating a new VPN connection. To select IPv6 for VPN traffic, set the VPN tunnel option for Inside IP Version to IPv6. For more details on using IPv6 traffic, see the AWS Site-to-Site VPN documentation

This feature is now available in these AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), EU (Paris), EU (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Middle East (Bahrain), Africa (Cape Town), South America (Sao Paulo), and Canada (Central) Regions. For more information about AWS Site-to-Site VPN, see the product page.