IPv6 Implementation

Courses: IP, Mobile IP
  • Course:IPv6 Implementation
  • Course ID:IPV6-IW Duration:2-4 days Where: Your Office (7+ Persons)
  • Available as a private, customized course for your group at your offices or ours and in some cases as a WebLive(TM) class.

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Course Outline

  • 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)


IPv6 Protocol Lab
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)
  • Mobility Support in IPv6
    • RFC 3775
    • Overview of MobileIPv6
    • 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 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
  • Review and Conclusion
Course Overview

Course in a Nutshell

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 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.


Customize It!

Let us know your reason for studying IPv6 so we can customize the course to your specific needs.

If you do not possess prior knowledge of IPv4, the course can be expanded to cover the IPv4 basics upfront.

The course can be taught as an action learning workshop with the addition of a fourth day dedicated to the discussion of your particular implementation issues.

A two-day version of this course that covers the subject in less depth is also available.

The course is normally taught workshop-style with the participants using WireShark to engage in hand-on exercises. The course can be optionally taught as a tutorial that does not include the hands-on work.


Audience / Prerequisites

Aimed At

This 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.



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.


  • "The presentation was great, very adaptive to our needs. The instructor was very knowledgeable, which made the course even better. Love the analogies." – PG, Network Administrator, Canadian ISP