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IPv6 Deployment and Management

Cover Image Copyright Year: 2013
Author(s): Dooley, M.; Rooney, T.
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Content Type : Books & eBooks
Topics: Communication, Networking & Broadcasting ;  Computing & Processing (Hardware/Software)
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      Front Matter

      Dooley, M. ; Rooney, T.
      IPv6 Deployment and Management

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118590447.fmatter
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      The prelims comprise:
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      Title Page
      Copyright Page
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      IPv6 Deployment Drivers

      Dooley, M. ; Rooney, T.
      IPv6 Deployment and Management

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118590447.ch01
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      Supporting an ongoing worldwide web presence is a key consideration for IPv6 deployment. In addition to IPv4/IPv6 Internet ubiquity, a class of emerging applications that leverage IPv6 features promises to revolutionize daily life. Deploying IPv6 requires analysis of your current IPv4 network, scoping IPv6 deployment, identifying upgrades or modifications to network equipment, applications or end user devices, and managing the project to completion. This chapter talks about the basic authorization process, which requires a basic definition of the goals, scope, plan, costs, and benefits of IPv6 deployment. View full abstract»

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      IPv6 Overview

      Dooley, M. ; Rooney, T.
      IPv6 Deployment and Management

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118590447.ch02
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      This chapter talks about an overview of internet protocol version 6 (IPv6), which is an evolution from version 4 (IPv4) but is not inherently compatible with version 4. The evolutionary strategy in migrating from IPv4 to IPv6 was intended to enable IPv6 to provide many new features while building on the foundational concepts that made IPv4 so successful. Key IPv6 features include expanded addressing, routing, performance, extensibility, multimedia, multicast, security, autoconfiguration, and mobility. One of the major advertised benefits of IPv6 is the ability for devices to automatically configure their own IPv6 address that will be unique and relevant to the subnet to which it is presently connecting. There are three basic forms of IPv6 address autoconfiguration: stateless, stateful, and combination of stateless and stateful. The chapter considers how the device determines the address of the network to which it is connected. View full abstract»

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      IPv4/IPv6 Co-Existence Technologies

      Dooley, M. ; Rooney, T.
      IPv6 Deployment and Management

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118590447.ch03
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      This chapter highlights the myriad defined IPv4/IPv6 co-existence technologies and discusses the salient features and advantages of each to help you to decide where a given technology choice makes the most sense. From a general perspective, the set of IPv4/IPv6 co-existence technologies can be organized into three categories: dual stack - implementation of both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols on network devices; tunneling - encapsulation of an IPv6 packet within an IPv4 packet for transmission over an IPv4 network or vice-versa; translation - IP header, address, and/or port translation such as that performed by host, gateway or network address translation (NAT) devices. The chapter discusses the application support of IPv6. Finally it talks about some service providers' dual protocol strategies involving a combination of technologies from multiple categories. View full abstract»

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      IPv6 Readiness Assessment

      Dooley, M. ; Rooney, T.
      IPv6 Deployment and Management

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118590447.ch04
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      IPv4 is the prevalent protocol used today as the worldwide communications vehicle for the Internet. Although some organizations have identified target dates for their IPv6 deployments, IPv4/IPv6 transition technologies are in place to support a long coexistence and transition time frame. Widespread adoption of the IPv6 protocol will materialize in a logical progression that starts with the networking equipment providers, into the service providers, into the application/content providers, and then move its way down into enterprise and residential use. An organization should create an IPv6 readiness program that is specific to its network. This chapter provides a summary of the IPv6 assessment process. Taking stock of every aspect of the IP network and support structure including processes and people is critical to define the starting point and action items for deploying IPv6 within the network and/or within the chosen network scope. View full abstract»

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      IPv6 Address Planning

      Dooley, M. ; Rooney, T.
      IPv6 Deployment and Management

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118590447.ch05
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      This chapter discusses the mechanics and techniques for deriving your IPv6 addressing plan. The end product of the assessment effort, the IPv4 address plan, provides the foundation for IPv6 address planning. An important step in deploying IPv6 is to request an IPv6 address block from regional internet registry (RIR) or internet service provider (ISP). The chapter explains he IPv6 address allocation methods such as best-fit method, sparse allocation method, random allocation method, DHCPv6 prefix delegation, and unique local address (ULA) space. It discusses allocation assuming a hierarchical routing topology with a top-level core network, from which campus or access networks feed, and from each of which local subnets are allocated. Next, the chapter explains concept of multihoming, which offers several attractive benefits though it does require care in configuring routers interfacing to each ISP. Mapping the IPv6 address plan alongside the IPv4 plan is helpful in assuring complete allocation coverage. View full abstract»

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      IPv6 Security Planning

      Dooley, M. ; Rooney, T.
      IPv6 Deployment and Management

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118590447.ch06
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      This chapter examines the differences between IPv4 and IPv6 from a security perspective and highlights key considerations for updating your security policy. It highlights suggested security policies in the context of potential vulnerabilities each seeks to mitigate. Many organizations protect their internal networks by having a strong perimeter and intrusion detection systems in place. But internal protections are also necessary to protect against internal attacks, intentional or accidental, and as a second line of defense should an external attacker gain access to an internal host. The last line of defense for network and end user devices is of course security measures for each device itself. Common host security measures used today in IPv4 networks apply as well to IPv6. Other topics covered in the chapter are mobile IPv6 security, and IPv4/IPv6 coexistence measures. View full abstract»

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      IPv6 Network Management Planning

      Dooley, M. ; Rooney, T.
      IPv6 Deployment and Management

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118590447.ch07
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      This chapter discusses IPv6 network management considerations in the context to FCAPS, including corollary functions like inventory tracking, address management, configuration databases, and release and change management as well within appropriate contexts. It starts with the configuration component, specifically inventory and address management, since these functions are critical to defining the scope for the other FCAPS functions. Next, the chapter talks about simple network management protocol (SNMP), which defines an overall information hierarchy for managed information while management information bases (MIBs) define the structure of information objects or variables for a given set of metrics. Most organizations document standardized methods and procedures (M&Ps) for provisioning, monitoring, testing, and diagnosing computing or network equipment. The testing prephase of production deployment affords a good opportunity for refining M&P documentation. View full abstract»

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      Managing the Deployment

      Dooley, M. ; Rooney, T.
      IPv6 Deployment and Management

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118590447.ch08
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      IPv6 deployment process is cross-functional and network wide. It is likely to have very high visibility so select your project team judiciously. A well-documented project plan generally helps streamline the deployment phase, though unforeseen issues are inevitable. This chapter illustrates the general deployment process as involving three prongs, the first involving current vendors as needed to coordinate upgrades for IPv6 compliance, the second with new vendors for new network, IP management, security, or network management components, and the third with internal or consulting staff for assigning and managing tasks. IPv6 deployment needs to be qualified in a non-production or laboratory environment to minimize possible disruption with the production IPv4 network. While the project plan defines the implementation of network devices and systems, the test plan serves as the final gate through which these systems must pass before production deployment. View full abstract»

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      Managing the IPv4/IPv6 Network

      Dooley, M. ; Rooney, T.
      IPv6 Deployment and Management

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118590447.ch09
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      Deployment of IPv6 in accordance with a well-managed plan sets the stage for successful deployment and the beginning of ongoing post-deployment management of an IPv4/IPv6 network. This chapter discusses some common management tasks, starting with configuration, then move on to the other categories. It discusses common tasks required particularly related to managing IP address space and device configurations. These tasks relate to the day-to-day business-driven activities impacting the network planner with respect to moves, adds and changes for devices, subnets, new office locations, and so on. The chapter also talks about fault management, which encompasses not only fault detection, but also alert notification, trouble isolation capabilities, trouble tracking, and problem resolution processes. Other topics covered in the chapter are accounting management, performance management, security management, and disaster recovery/business continuity. View full abstract»

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      IPv6 and the Future Internet

      Dooley, M. ; Rooney, T.
      IPv6 Deployment and Management

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118590447.ch10
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      The Internet has experienced tremendous success since its initial widespread commercial adoption in the 1990s. Such Internet success has ultimately led to the exhaustion of available IP addresses for Internet communications. The only solution to support continued Internet growth is IPv6. This chapter presents the set of sample applications that is merely scratching the surface in terms of applications and opportunities for better living in an increasingly networked world. As with every benefit, there are caveats, but as technology continues to press on with smaller, cheaper, more-integrated, and most of all, IPv6-networked, devices, access to information will rise to unprecedented levels and effective management application software will be needed for analysis, reporting, and alerting as needed. View full abstract»

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      Appendix: IPv6 Readiness Assessment Boilerplate Revision 1

      Dooley, M. ; Rooney, T.
      IPv6 Deployment and Management

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118590447.app1
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      Bibliography

      Dooley, M. ; Rooney, T.
      IPv6 Deployment and Management

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118590447.biblio
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      Index

      Dooley, M. ; Rooney, T.
      IPv6 Deployment and Management

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118590447.index
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      IEEE Press Series in Network Management

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      IPv6 Deployment and Management

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118590447.scard
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