IPv6 is a technology that provides enormous address space and end-to-end communication, features that are required in the context of the device automation integration for future network. The transition to IPv6 holds the future of the internet infrastructure. Software-defined networking (SDN) defines a new concept for computer networks that can separate and provide abstract elements of network devices. IPv6 SDN has the potential to revolutionize the network design, construct and operate networks to achieve more efficient business network agility. In this paper, we will discuss the main architectures of SDN and illustrate how IPv6 can be deployed and integrated in SDN technologies using OpenFlow mechanisms. We will also discuss the IPv6 impact on link performance and deployment scenarios.