Posted On: Oct 26, 2023

Amazon OpenSearch Service now offers customers the option to use Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) addresses for their new and existing domains. Customers moving to IPv6 can simplify their network stack by running their OpenSearch Service domains on a network that supports both IPv4 and IPv6.

The continued growth of the internet is exhausting available Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses. IPv6 increases the number of available addresses by several orders of magnitude so customers will no longer need to manage overlapping address spaces in their VPCs. Customers can standardize their applications on the new version of Internet Protocol by moving their OpenSearch Service domains to IPv6 using the OpenSearch Service Management Console or APIs.

Support for IPv6 on OpenSearch Service is available in all AWS Commercial and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions where OpenSearch Service is available. See here for a full listing of our Regions. Get started with the AWS CLI or AWS Management Console.

To learn more about configuring your environment for IPv6, please refer to the IPv6 User Guide. To learn more about Amazon OpenSearch Service, please visit the product page.