Course 850:
IPv6 Fundamentals

(3 days)


Course Description

This course is designed for individuals with knowledge of IPv4 on either a UNIX/Linux system or a Microsoft OS. This three-day course details the new IP addressing architecture, how address assignment works, the new extension headers, and tunneling. It gives an overview of IPv6 networking and an introduction to the technical problems of transitioning to IPv6 for both UNIX/Linux and Microsoft OSes. IPSec, both how it works and how to set it up, are covered. The course concludes with an overview of transitioning strategies for moving from IPv4 to IPv6.

Learning Objectives

  • IPv6 Address Structure
  • Address Acquisition
  • Details of Unicast, Multicast, and Anycast
  • How Tunneling Works
  • Extension headers
  • Overview of Networking in IPv6
  • How to transition existing IPv4 code including broadcast

Who Should Attend

Anyone who needs to quickly come up to speed on IPv6 such as systems administrators, network administrators, and system architects.

Suggested Prerequisites

To receive maximum benefit from this course, the attendee should have a background in IPv4 protocols.

Course Outline

Unit 1: IPv6 Architecture

  • The Network Address “Domains”
  • The Addresses of a Node
  • Specialized Addresses
  • Comparison to IPv4

Unit 2: Address Acquisition

  • Controls Files for a Fixed Address
  • Address Transition: DHCPv6
  • Control Files for DHCPv6
  • DHCPv4 and DHCPv6
  • Hand-On: Address Setup

Unit 3: Unicast Addressing

  • Review Unicast Addressing
  • Routing and Neighbor Discovery
  • Autoconfiguration Details
  • Path Discovery
  • Hands-On: Following a Path Discovery Trace
  • Link-Layer Address Resolution
  • Hands-On: Traces of Link-Layer Address Resolution

Unit 4: Anycast and Multicast Addressing

  • What Is Anycast Addressing?
  • Hands-On: Tracing Anycast
  • What Is Multicast?
  • Broadcast to Multicast
  • Hands-On: Working with Multicast
  • Overview of Multicast Routing

Unit 5: ICMPv6

  • Review of All Message Types
  • Hands-On: ICMPv6 Tracing

Unit 6: Extension Headers

  • Flow Labels
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Hop-by-Hop Header
  • Fragmentation
  • Jumbo Packets

Unit 7: IPsec

  • Cryptographic Techniques
  • IPv6 and IPSec
  • IPv6 AH and ESP Headers
  • Transport and Tunnel Modes
  • Security Associations
  • ISAKMP and IKE
  • Hands-On: Setting Up IPv6

Unit 8: IPv6 Routing Overview

  • “Automatic” Routing
  • RIPng
  • OSPFv3
  • Hands-On: Observing IPv6 Networking

Unit 9: Tunneling

  • How Tunneling Works: Interfaces
  • Point to Point Tunneling
  • IPv6 in IPv4
  • Automatic Tunneling
  • Hands-On: Setting Up Tunnels

Unit 10: Transitioning IPv4 to IPv6

  • Dual Stack
  • Microsoft’s Solution
  • DNS Issues
  • Keeping Original Functionality
  • Changes for New IPv6 Functionality
  • Current Industry Solutions
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