IPv6 Mandates: Choosing a Transition Strategy, Preparing Transition Plans, and Executing the Migration of a Network to IPv6 / Edition 1

IPv6 Mandates: Choosing a Transition Strategy, Preparing Transition Plans, and Executing the Migration of a Network to IPv6 / Edition 1

by Karl A. Siil
     
 

Here's the guide you need for a smooth transition to IPv6

Ready or not, IPv6 is coming. While every enterprise will have some individual issues to manage, this guide will help you decide on a transition strategy, develop a plan, execute it, and verify progress. You'll understand the common tasks and recognize the risks and limitations of IPv6. Follow the

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Here's the guide you need for a smooth transition to IPv6

Ready or not, IPv6 is coming. While every enterprise will have some individual issues to manage, this guide will help you decide on a transition strategy, develop a plan, execute it, and verify progress. You'll understand the common tasks and recognize the risks and limitations of IPv6. Follow the guidelines, use the checklists, and you will find that making the transition is no longer intimidating; in fact, it may even require fewer resources than you anticipate.

  • Handle your transition as you would any large-scale technology rollout
  • Know at every stage whether you're on track, and how to fix things if you're not
  • Understand the Federal mandates that are driving IPv6 adoption
  • Craft plans that take into account the unique elements and pitfalls related to IPv6
  • Discover IPv6-specific issues, such as rules regarding the use and allocation of IPv6 addresses
  • Establish groups of tasks, identify and resolve dependencies among them, and assign an optimal order for execution
  • Maintain your newly IPv6-capable network to keep it operational and secure

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470191194
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/10/2008
Pages:
474
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

Part One: Starting with the Basics.

Chapter 1: What Is IPv6?

Chapter 2: Demystifying IPv6.

Chapter 3: The Current IPv6 Landscape.

Part Two: Planning Your Transition.

Chapter 4: Choosing When to Make A Transition and How.

Chapter 5: Creating Your Transition Plans.

Chapter 6: Defining the Transition Preparation Steps.

Chapter 7: Identifying Common Transition Preparation Tasks.

Chapter 8: Defining the Transition Execution Steps.

Chapter 9: Defining the Transition Verification Steps.

Chapter 10L Factoring IPv6-Specific Risks and Limitations into Your Plans.

Part Three: Easing Your Transition.

Chapter 11: Knowing What Assets You Have.

Chapter 12: Selecting an Enterprise Transition Strategy.

Chapter 13: Using Pilot Programs to Facilitate Your IPv6 Transition.

Part Four: Managing After Transition.

Chapter 14: Understanding That Your Network Isn’t New.

Chapter 15: Managing IPv4 and IPv6 on the Same Network.

Chapter 16: Maintaining Eternal Vigilance.

Appendix A: Answers to the Testing Your Knowledge Questions.

Index.

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