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10 Steps to a Successful IPv6 Implementation

September 8, 2011 - 0 Comments

Robb, Sylvia, Jimmy Ray

C’mon…didn’t you guys just do an IPv6 show back in 2007?  Yes, and although many others have covered this ad-nauseum…(and we don’t run ads…) we thought it was high time we covered it TechWiseTV style…which means we got the details.

Watch it right now or keep reading for more details…

Specifically, we did not want to focus on big numbers or sky is falling stuff – its been done.  We wanted to cover the actual reality of implementation.

If scare tactics still get you going…you know we have now officially run out of IPv4 addresses so I do think this topic has a new feeling of urgency.

The time for making educated decisions on your IPv6 migration can no longer be put off.  Much has been learned about how to do this right and this one is all about asking the right questions and providing the right guidance.

Questions with the potential for long-term impact like:

  • Should we fully transition to IPv6 all at once, or integrate it gradually?
  • Is it preferable to IPv6-enable the entire network infrastructure before transitioning applications?
  • What is the best approach when applications need to co-exist on IPv4 and IPv6?
  • What are the security implications that may already be an issue?
  • What is the reality of translation protocols like NAT64 and the potential pitfalls of its various flavors?
  • What does a real implementation look like and what can my team expect?

These and other decisions affect the ease of the IPv6 integration and can help shape your strategy.  This is one transition that touches every part of the network from the core to the edge and every user in between.

What to expect…

Segment 2:  Cisco and World IPv6 Day Lessons

Sylvia Hooks w/guest: Jon Woolwine

What did we learn from World IPv6 Day

World IPv6 Day

Cisco and World IPv6 Day Detail

Segment 3: IPv6 Security Threats and Mitigation

Robb & Jimmy Ray

The security implications for IPv6 exist no matter where you are in the transition process.  Robb & Jimmy Ray demonstrate the ones you need pay closest attention to

Segment 4: IPv6 and InteropNET

Jimmy Ray and Patrick Warichet

Patrick Warichet joins Jimmy Ray to reveal both the triumph and the tribulation of Cisco’s own move to IPv6.  Key lessons around co-existence strategies, DNS, DHCP and network management.

More detail on InteropNet

Segment 5: IPv6 and NAT64

Jimmy Ray and Muhammad Abid

Muhammad Abid joins us to review options for NAT64 and whether the stateless flavor of this protocol should be in your IPv6 transition strategy.

Segment 6: IPv6 Multicast on the Catalyst 6500

Jimmy Ray and Shawn Wargo

_Shawn Wargo illustrates IPv6 multicast on the Catalyst 6500 right from the show floor at CiscoLive

Additional Reading –

Cisco’s IPv6 Resource Site

What Enterprises Should Do About IPv6 In 2011

Feedback Loop today came from ‘Seth’ in Ireland with a question about Auto-Config v6 vs. DHCP v6.  Watch the show for our answer of course – but a few resources here:

Good Article on

From the IP Journal

Thank you as always to our friends from CiscoPress – one of the best book references we used for this show was IPV6 for Enterprise Networks – a number of good ‘friends of the show’ collaborating on this one: Shannon McFarland, Muninder Sambi, Nikhil Sharma and Sanjay Hooda.

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