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To support future business continuity, growth, and innovation, organizations must transition to IPv6, the next generation protocol for defining how computers communicate over networks. IPv6 Fundamentals, Second Edition provides a thorough yet easy-to-understand introduction to the new knowledge and skills network professionals and students need to deploy and manage IPv6 networks. The second edition includes even more examples as the concepts are explained.
Leading networking instructor Rick Graziani explains all the basics simply and clearly, one step at a time, providing all the details you’ll need to succeed. Building on this introductory coverage, he then introduces more powerful techniques that involve multiple protocols and processes and provides hands-on resources you can rely on for years to come.
You’ll begin by learning why IPv6 is necessary, how it was created, and how it works. Next, Graziani thoroughly introduces IPv6 addressing, configuration options, and routing protocols, including RIPng, EIGRP for IPv6, and OSPFv3. You’ll learn how to integrate IPv6 with IPv4, enabling both protocols to coexist smoothly as you move towards full reliance on IPv6.
Throughout, Graziani presents all the IOS command syntax you’ll need, offering specific examples, diagrams, and Cisco-focused IPv6 configuration tips. You’ll also find links to Cisco white papers and official IPv6 RFCs that support an even deeper understanding.
1. Introduction and overview to IPv6
2. Basics of IPv6
3. Comparing IPv4 and IPv6
4. IPv6 Address Format and Address Types
5. IPv6 Global Unicast Addresses
6. IPv6 Link-Local Addresses
7. IPv6 Multicast Addresses
Dynamic IPv6 Addressing
8. Dynamic IPv6 Addressing Basics
9. SLAAC (Stateless Address Autoconfiguration)
10. Stateless DHCPv6
11. Stateful DHCPv6
12. DHCPv6 Prefix-Delegation — Home Networks and IPv6 Address Allocation
ICMPv6 and ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery
14. ICMPv6 ND (Neighbor Discovery)
15. IPv6 Routing Tables and Static Routes
16. EIGRP for IPv6 and Named EIGRP Configuration
17. OSPFv3 (OSPFv3 and OSPFv3 with Address Families)
18. IPv6 Address Planning
19. IPv6 In the LAN
20. Transitioning to IPv6