Rancher, Calico: v4 works while v6 does not

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Moritz Wörmann

Mar 25, 2023, 7:11:36 AM3/25/23
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Hi all,

i have deployed metallb on a Rancher Bare Metal cluster with two nodes. As i require dual stack, my only option for CNI with rancher is calico.
My goal was that metallb assigns IPv4 out of a private range and v6 out of my own public prefix. The two nodes sit behind a VyOS Edgerouter which has BGP sessions with each node.

The assignment works, the services get addresses out of the correct pools.
But: While v4 works flawlessly, v6 does not. Not even from the nodes themselves:
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The Addresspool is "announced" both via L2 and BGP.

I have attached the result of 'calicoctl node diags' and all metallb logs, as well as the addresspool definition.

Has anyone else ever experienced something like this? I have tried to use different prefixes (even LL ones), but no luck.
Thanks in advance!

Kind Regars

Carsten Laun-De Lellis

Oct 11, 2023, 7:56:25 AM10/11/23
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I had similiar problems, but got them fixed with providing clusteri-ip-cidr as well as service-ip-cidr during k3s setup.
Also in service you have to set the

 type: LoadBalancer
  ipFamilyPolicy: RequireDualStack
    - IPv4
    - IPv6

according to your needs.

Best regards,

Carsten Laun-De Lellis

Oct 11, 2023, 7:57:59 AM10/11/23
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Sorry. Forgot to mention that I have returned back to flannel, because live with dual stack seems to be a lot easier.

Best regards,

On Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 12:11:36 PM UTC+1 lukas.rump...@gmail.com wrote:
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