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A hands-on workshop course to master the fundamentals of the IPv6 protocol. We'll dive deeper into the details IPv6 brings to network design and management.

IPv6 has many more benefits than a larger address space: simpler network planning and management, new applications, leaner networks.

This training is being updated for every scheduled training with the latest RFCs and news from the IETF and vendor.

Who is this for? Networking professionals and DDI administrators. This training is designed for people that may or may not already have some IPv6 experience and knowledge, but want to dive deeper into the details IPv6 brings to network design and management.

Length: 3 full days (6 hours/day = 18 hours)
(9:00am - 12:00pm EDT / 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

Topics Covered:

  • IPv6 History
  • The IPv6 Packet header
  • IPv6 Multicast replaces IPv4 ARP and Broadcast
  • IPv6 Routing and Extension Headers
  • IPv6 Path MTU Detection (PMTUD)
  • IPv6 Addresses and address types
  • Unicast
  • Link-Local
  • Site-Local
  • Unique-Local
  • Multicast
  • Solicited-Node
  • Transition Addresses
  • Special-Purpose Addresses
  • Source IPv6 address selection
  • Destination IPv6 address selection
  • Windows Address selection
  • Linux Address selection
  • MacOS X Address selection
  • Solaris Address selection
  • IPv6 configuration commands on Linux
  • IPv6 configuration commands on MacOS X
  • IPv6 configuration commands on Windows
  • snoop and tcpdump
  • Wireshark
  • Microsoft NetMon
  • ndisc6 and rdisc6
  • Multiple links per host, multiple IPv6 addresses per link
  • The role of routers in IPv6
  • IPv6 address configuration – the big picture
  • Manual address configuration
  • SLAAC – stateless automatic address configuration
  • DHCPv6
  • Cryptographic Generated Addresses (CGA)
  • IPv6 Address records (AAAA)
  • IPv6 reverse resolution (PTR/DNAME)
  • Glue DNS Records, MX record considerations
  • loopback-v6, special IPv6 Addresses in DNS, global addresses configuration
  • IPv6 in Unix and Windows client resolver configurations
  • DNS dynamic updates
  • IPv6 DNS debugging
  • IPv6 DNS stub-resolver configuration (client DNS)
  • IPv6 literal addresses in URLs
  • IPv6 and privacy
  • Privacy Extensions in Linux, MacOS X and Windows client OS
  • Randomized Host-IDs in Windows client OS
  • IPv6 privacy and DHCPv6
  • Host firewalls and IPv6 (Windows Firewall, MacOS X “pf/ipfw”, Linux “ip6table”)
  • IPv6 book recommendations

Prerequisites: Participants for this course need to know how to operate the Unix command line (shell) and have Unix/Linux administration knowledge. Basic knowledge of Internet network protocols IPv6 and IPv4 is required.

Materials required: 
Participants will require a computer, keyboard and internet connection to access the course.

Completion certificates: Digital participation badges are issued upon completion of the in-class training.

IPv6 Professional Certification: Participants in this training are permitted 1 month to to write the IPv6 Professional Certification exam and earn this certification.

Private Class: This training is available for private booking - please contact us at learn@bluecatnetworks.com.