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An essential, comprehensive, and practical guide to IPv6 concepts, service implementation, and interoperability in existing IPv4 environments

After completing Deploying IPv6 Networks, you will:

  • Understand the current state of IPv6 technologies and services
  • Understand the IPv6 features as they are applied in service deployments
  • Be prepared with guidelines on how to ready your organization for a migration to IPv6
  • Know how to design and implement an IPv6 production-level network using the book’s templates and examples
  • Have the ability to configure and troubleshoot IPv6 networks
  • Know where IPv6 developments are moving in the future

Large IPv6 production deployments worldwide are proof that the transition to the next generation of the IP protocol is no longer merely a prediction—IPv6 is now touching all aspects of IP networking and communications. Therefore, understanding the technology and being able to plan, design, and deploy IPv6 services are necessary skills for networking professionals.

Deploying IPv6 Networks is an essential guide to IPv6 concepts, service implementation, and interoperability in existing IPv4 environments. You’ll learn about IPv6 as a mature technology ready for deployment. Deploying IPv6 Networks goes beyond addressing the basics of IPv6 yet remains accessible to readers unfamiliar with the protocol. With this book in hand, you will learn how to plan, design, deploy, and manage IPv6 services.

Deploying IPv6 Networks opens with an updated “Case for IPv6”: a review of the IPv4 challenges and the IPv6 opportunities. It then covers the IPv6 concepts related to IP services provided in real networks. Relevant features and corresponding configuration examples are presented in a deployment context as they are applied to the various segments of the network. The IPv6 knowledge accumulated in the first part of the book is revisited in Part II, where it is leveraged in concrete and usable examples that cover most common network environments: MPLS service provider, IP service provider, and enterprise.

The structure of Deploying IPv6 Networks enables you to use it as a reference for specific aspects of IPv6, as a technology study guide, or as a design guide for deploying IPv6. You’ll also find that the presentation approach enables you to leverage your IPv4 experience to quickly become knowledgeable and proficient with the concepts of IPv6.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587052101
  • Publisher: Cisco Press
  • Publication date: 2/21/2006
  • Series: Networking Technology Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ciprian P. Popoviciu, PhD, CCIE® No. 4499, is a technical leader within the Networked Solutions Integration Test Engineering (NSITE) group at Cisco Systems®. As part of NSITE, Ciprian was the lead on several projects including IPv6 Deployments and Solutions to which he contributed architecture, implementation, and evaluation guidance.

Eric Levy-Abegnoli is a technical leader in the IP Technologies Engineering group at Cisco®, where he is the technical lead for IPv6 development in the Cisco IOS Software. Eric has worked with the Cisco IPv6 implementation since 2001 and has been involved in some of the largest IPv6 deployments.

Patrick Grossetete, manager of product management at Cisco, is responsible for a suite of Cisco IOS Software technologies including IPv6 and IP Mobility. He is a member of the IPv6 Forum Technical Directorate and manages the participation of Cisco in the Forum.

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Table of Contents

1 The case for IPv6 - an updated perspective 5
2 An IPv6 refresher 25
3 Delivering IPv6 unicast services 89
4 IPv6 routing protocols 145
5 Implementing QoS 175
6 Providing IPv6 multicast services 207
7 VPN IPv6 architecture and services 249
8 Advanced services - IPv6 mobility 291
9 Sercuring IPv6 networks 329
10 Managing IPv6 networks 367
11 Network performance considerations : coexistence of IPv4 and IPv6 415
12 Generic deployment planning guidelines 439
13 Deploying IPv6 in an MPLS service provider network 451
14 Deploying IPv6 in an IP service provider network 509
15 Deploying IPv6 in an Enterprise network 569
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2007

    Comprehensive, Readable, Advanced - Excellent

    This is an ideal book for a knowledgeable and self-motivated IPv4 network engineer to pick up and learn a great deal about IPv6 - especially about IPv6 as it is being deployed today in enterprise and ISP networks. The book is certainly not for beginners to networking - the book moves quickly to emphasize the differences between IPv4 and IPv6, assuming you are a pretty advanced IPv4 engineer to begin. But, this conciseness is one of the books great strengths. It assumes you can pickup the basics quickly (the first few chapters provide an excellent but accelerated recap of the basics) or from one of the many references the book provides, and instead focused on information you don't see in IPv6 books as much - deployment issues, innovative solutions, and throughout - real-world insight. The book is absolutely up-to-date. It is my 'go to' book on advanced IPv6 deployment strategies, and should be on every budding IPv6 engineer¿s bookshelf. Right in the front.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2006

    Don't Be Surprised

    This book is targeted toward network service provider engineers. It is ¿cutting edge¿ in that some parts of it deal with technology that is not only not deployed in production yet, but is only in draft form in the standards community. Also ambitious enterprise network administrators may want to stretch their understanding of the next generation global transport protocol. Deploying IPv6 Networks is both an exhaustive analogy of the many uses of IPv6 and also a how-to manual with many configuration examples. Chapters 12 through 15 are dedicated to deployment Case studies for both ISPs and company networks. The book became most interesting to me in Chapter 8, Advanced Services ¿ Ipv6 Mobility. This chapter covers the challenges of keeping a globally unique address while roaming to different parts of the planet. There is a thorough explanation of the roles that Cisco routers can play in relaying traffic to the ever changing location of mobile users. Chapter 2 is a good refresher of the basics of IPv6 as described in the RFCs. The author gives good reference throughout the book for further research on each topic, such as RFCs and other books that specialize on topics like VPNs and Security. The diagrams, that are spaced every few pages, give clarity to the subject. Finally, the book is balanced and realistic in its philosophy of the technology. That is the writers are not naïve about the problems with implementing IPv6 and they address this in every chapter. Technology usually changes so rapidly we spend all our time just trying to catch up. The slow start of IPv6 gives us no excuse for being unprepared when the next killer application or device demands its implementation in our network. Reading Deploying IPv6 Networks is sure to pay off.

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