I was looking for information on running IPv6 in VRF on the Catalyst 3k platform and there wasn’t much information available. I tried running IPv6 in VRF on Catalyst 3560 with correct SDM profile but got this error message:

Switch(config-vrf)#address-family ipv6
 IPv6 VRF not supported for this platform or this template

I checked with Cisco and you need to have Catalyst 3560-X/3750-X with release 15.2(1)E for IPv6 to be supported in a VRF. This means the feature is not supported on the non X models.

The feature is also available on the 3650/3850 platform with IOS-XE 3.6.0E.

I hope this information helps someone looking for IPv6 support in VRF.

IPv6 Support in VRF on Catalyst 3k
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3 thoughts on “IPv6 Support in VRF on Catalyst 3k

  • July 17, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Looking for the same information… Very helpful,

    thanks you.

  • September 22, 2021 at 2:10 pm


    I have a WS-C3750X-24P version 15.2(1)E1 switch but I still get the ‘IPv6 VRF not supported for this platform or this template’ error message on configuration. Could there be another reason for this?


    • September 24, 2021 at 12:46 pm

      Hmm. Could possibly be related to the SDM template. What does show sdm prefer say?


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