Posted On: May 11, 2022

You can now connect over IPv6 to your services hosted in AWS using AWS PrivateLink. AWS PrivateLink is a highly available, scalable technology that enables you to privately connect your VPC to supported AWS services, services hosted by other AWS accounts (VPC Endpoint Services), third-party SaaS services and supported AWS Marketplace partner services.

With this launch, you can now easily enable IPv6 access to your existing IPv4-based or IPv6-based services via AWS PrivateLink by updating flags in your VPC Endpoint Service and Network Load Balancer (NLB) configurations. If you are a PrivateLink Endpoint owner, you can now access IPv6-enabled PrivateLink services by upgrading your existing IPv4-based endpoints to dual-stack or creating new PrivateLink endpoints in IPv6-only subnets.

IPv6 is supported only for PrivateLink Services and Endpoints of type “Interface” and not for type “Gateway Load Balancer”. It is available in all public AWS Regions and GovCloud Regions. To learn more, read our launch blog or visit AWS PrivateLink in the Amazon VPC Developer Guide.