Setting Up an IPv6 Testing Plan

In my previous blog, I talked about building out a lab to help with IPv6 integration testing.  It cannot be understated how important it is to test any new feature that is going to be deployed on the network.  This statement is true independent of the feature involved.  In this case, we are talking about […]

Setting up an IPv6 Lab

I’ve blogged (a lot) about planning for the integration of IPv6 into your network, and I even threw in some thoughts about how to go about doing the integration.  Some of the procedures discussed in earlier posts included: Assessing the network infrastructure, operating systems and applications in use Assembling a team to handle the integration […]

Real World Demonstration of MAP for IPv6

By Andrew Yourtchenko, Technical Leader, Network Operations Systems Technology Group As any geek, I find it a lot of fun to get some hands with the new technology – be it a new gadget, new product or a solution. It’s not very often that I have a chance to play with a whole new protocol. […]

Cisco Fellow Mark Townsley: A Better Way to Deploy IPv6

We first talked about the Mapping of Address and Port (MAP) method to handle IPv4 exhaust and the transition to IPv6 last week. MAP is based on two IETF drafts currently in the process of standardization in draft-ietf-softwire-map (MAP-E) and draft-ietf-softwire-map-t (MAP-T). The real advantage with MAP is that it’s stateless and doesn’t require additional […]

#EngineersUnplugged S2|Ep9: IPv6 or 1970s Math

The Internet of Everything fuels our daily lives, but leads to some new challenges in the networking space. Join us for this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged as Damian Karlson (@sixfootdad) and Tom Hollingsworth (@networkingnerd) discuss the pros and cons of IPv6, firewalls, and the failure of 1970’s math. Watch and see: Welcome to Engineers […]

A MAP to Easier, More Scalable IPv6 Deployments

There are a number of ways to deal with IPv4 exhaust and  IPv6 transition, including Carrier Grade NAT and stateful Dual Stack Lite. Cisco has added another method called Mapping of Address and Port (MAP) based on two IETF drafts currently in the process of standardization in draft-ietf-softwire-map (MAP-E) and draft-ietf-softwire-map-t (MAP-T). The real advantage […]