IPv6 Implementation Training

IPv6 Implementation Training Course with Hands-on Labs (Online, Onsite or Classroom Live)

IPv6 is the NextGen protocol designed by the IETF to supplant IPv4, the version that has been in use for over two decades. IPv6 overcomes some of the limitations of IPv4, such as the limited address space, while introducing a number of enhancements in areas such as routing and network auto-configuration.

IPv6 is expected to gradually replace IPv4, with the two coexisting for a number of years. With IPv4 networks now migrating to IPv6 worldwide, there is need for a strong hands-on workshop focusing on the IPv6 migration. This course was designed to address that need.

The IPv6 Implementation Training course provides an overview of RFC 3775, Mobility Support in IPv6, RFC 4283, Mobile Node Identifier Option for Mobile IPv6, RFC 4285, Authentication Protocol for Mobile IPv6, Dual Stack operation and supporting knowledge, and is customizable to include other topics that are relevant to your network’s IPv6 migration.

IPv6 Implementation TrainingDuration: 3 days

  • We can adapt this IPv6 Implementation Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this IPv6 Implementation Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the IPv6 Implementation Training Course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the IPv6 Implementation Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this IPv6 Implementation Training course:

  • This IPv6 Implementation Training course is aimed at network design and architecture professionals with an average of 3-5 year experience who are migrating ISP access and backbone interconnection to IPv6.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this IPv6 Implementation course are:

  • Participants should have a solid understanding of IPv4 packet network architectures, operations and protocols. There is no coverage of IPv4 in this course. The only references to IPv4 are for purposes of comparison and understanding IPv6. To get the most from this course, participants should also have a working knowledge of WireShark.
IPv6 Implementation Training - OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this IPv6 Implementation course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Features and benefits of IPv6
  • Structure of the IPv6 address format
  • Advanced capabilities of IPv6
  • Implementation Strategies for IPv6 services and applications
  • DHCP and DNS in an IPv6 network
  • Differences between DHCPv6 and DHCP
  • Implement IPv6 over EIGRPv6, OSPFv3, IS-ISv6, BGP, and MPLS networks
  • Implement auto-configuration to manage IPv6 addresses
  • IPv6 multicast and unicast concepts
  • Security concerns related to IPv6 and how to protect your company’s infrastructure from new IPv6 vulnerabilities
  • Why IPv6 provides enhanced IPSec and more reliable QoS
  • How IPv6 provides enhanced support for mobile IP and mobile computing devices
  • Plan and manage the migration of your network to IPv6
  • Deployment strategies to consider when migrating to IPv6
  • How to ensure a smooth transition from IPv4 and coexistence with IPv4 networks
  • Configure the different IPv6 migration tools such as dual-stacks and tunnelling in order to facilitate the transition.
  • Configure different IPv6 transition methods for tunneling IPv6 traffic over current IPv4 networks
  • How to tunnel IPv6 over an IPv4 network
  • How IPv6 is supported in Linux, UNIX, Windows and Cisco IOS software
IPv6 Implementation Training - COURSE SYLLABUS

IPv6 Protocol In Depth with comparison to IPv4

  • Addressing
    • Address Space
    • Address Allocation
    • Address Lifetime
    • Address Mask
    • Address Prefix
    • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
    • Address Scope
    • Address Types
    • Private and Public Addresses
    • Unspecified Address
  • Communications trace
  • Domain Name System (DNS)
    • DNS Discovery
    • DNS Assignment
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
    • DHCP in a Mobile IP Environment
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
  • Fragments/Fragmentation
  • Host Table
  • Interface
  • Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)
  • IP header
    • IP header options
    • IP header protocol byte
    • IP header Type of Service (TOS) byte
    • Mobility Header and RFC 4283 Overview
  • LAN connection
  • Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol (L2TP)
  • Loopback Address
  • Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU)
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Network Table
  • Node Info Query
  • Packet Filtering
  • Packet Forwarding
  • Packet Tunneling
  • PING
  • Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
  • Ports
  • Port Restrictions
  • Protocol Table
  • Quality of Service (QOS)
  • Renumbering
  • Routes and Routing
  • Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
  • Services Table
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Sockets API
  • Source Address Selection
  • Starting and Stopping
  • Telnet
  • Trace Route
  • Transport Layers
  • Virtual Private Networking (VPN)

View, dissect and analyze a variety of IPv6 call traces with a protocol analyzer and answer questions about normal and abnormal protocol operation with a variety of higher layer protocols and network services. Lab Debrief: Group Discussion.

IPv4 to IPv6 Migration Overview

  • Migration and Interoperability Concerns
  • Security Issues
  • Tunnels
  • IPv4/IPv6 Embedded Addresses
  • Default Configured Tunnel
  • Dual Stack Operation

NAT-PT Emphasis

  • NAT-PT (RFC 2765, RFC 2766
    • Protocol Translation
    • Address Translation

IPSec Architectural & Capabilities Overview

  • IETF IPSec Roadmap
  • IPSec Implementation
    • AH
    • ESP
  • IPSec Modes
    • Transport Mode
    • Transport Mode with NAT Traversal
    • Tunnel Mode
  • Security Associations (SAs)
  • IPSec Processing
    • Fragmentation
    • Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)

IPv6 Implementation Training – Mobility Support in IPv6

  • RFC 3775
  • Overview of Mobile IPv6
  • RFC 4283 Mobile Node Identifier Option for Mobile IPv6 In Depth
    • Modifications to IPv6 Neighbor
    • Requirements for Types of IPv6 Nodes
    • Correspondent Node Operation
    • Home Agent Operation
    • Mobile Node Operation
    • Protocol Constants
    • Protocol Configuration Variables
  • IANA Considerations
  • New IPv6 Protocol, Message Types, and Destination Option
    • Mobile Node Identifier Option
      • MN-NAI Mobility Option
      • Processing Considerations
      • Security Considerations
        • General Considerations
        • MN-NAI Considerations

Security Considerations for Mobile IPv6

  • Mobile IPv6 Security
  • RFC 4285 Authentication Protocol for Mobile IPv6
    • RFC 4285 MIP Authentication for IPv6
      • Overview
      • Terminology
    • Operational Flow
    • Mobility Message Authentication Option
    • MN-HA Mobility Message Authentication Option
    • Mobility Message Replay Protection Option
  • Dual Stack Operation

IPv6 Implementation Training – IPv6 Routing

  • IS-IS (RFC 1195)
    • Overview of the Protocol
    • Subnetwork Independent Functions
    • Subnetwork Dependent Functions
    • Structure and Encoding of PDUs
    • Encoding of IP-Specific Fields in IS-IS PDUs
  • OSPF for IPv6 (OSPFv3) (RFC 2740)
    • Differences from OSPF for IPv4
    • Implementation
    • OSPF data
    • Architectural
    • Configurable
    • Authentication/Confidentiality for OSPFv3 (RFC 4552)

IPv6 Market and Skill Sets

  • Hiring vs Training
  • Contracting
  • IPv6 ISP Advantage
IPv6 Implementation Training Course Wrap-Up

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