This five-day course provides the knowledge and skills for network engineers and technicians working in the enterprise sector to study and configure the IP version 6 (IPv6) functions of Cisco IOS Software.
This course provides an overview of the IPv6 technologies, covers IPv6 design and implementation and describes IPv6 operation, addressing, routing, services and transition. You will also learn how to deploy IPv6 in an enterprise and service provider network environment. Hands-on labs and case studies are used to cover potential deployment scenarios.
After you complete this course you will be able to:
- Describe the factors that led to the development of IPv6, and the possible uses of this new IP structure
- Describe the structure of the IPv6 address format, how IPv6 interacts with data link layer technologies, and how IPv6 is supported in Cisco IOS Software
- Describe the nature of changes to DNS and DHCP to support IPv6, and how networks can be renumbered using both services
- Understand the updates to IPv4 routing protocols needed to support IPv6 topologies
- Understand multicast concepts and IPv6 multicast specifics
- Describe IPv6 transition mechanisms and which methods will be most effective in your network
- Describe security issues, how security for IPv6 is different than for IPv4, and emerging practices for IPv6-enabled networks
- Describe the standards bodies that define IPv6 address allocation, as well as one of the leading IPv6 deployment issues, multihoming
- Describe the deployment strategies that service providers are facing when deploying IPv6
- Describe case studies for enterprise, service provider, branch, and access networks