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Lesson 1

Lesson 1: Introduction to IPv6, Downloadable Version

 Lesson 1: Introduction to IPv6–A brief history of IPv4 and IPv6, and why we need to get familiar with IPv6.           

Duration: 00:14:47  File Size: 41 MB


Lesson 2

Lesson 2: Comparing IPv4 and IPv6, Downloadable Version

Lesson 2: Comparing IPv4 and IPv6–This lesson compares the IPv4 and IPv6 headers, and begins to show you that IPv6 is much more than just larger address space.

Duration: 00:20:31  File Size: 49 MB


Lesson 3

Lesson 3: IPv6 Address Format, Downloadable Version

Lesson 3: IPv6 Address Format–This lesson introduces IPv6 address formats and the different types of IPv6 addresses.


Duration: 00:25:08  File Size: 71 MB


Lesson 4

Lesson 4: IPv6 Global Unicast Addresses, Downloadable Version

Lesson 4: IPv6 Global Unicast Addresses–In Lesson 4, we discuss IPv6 Global Unicast Addresses, including the different parts of the address, subnetting, how they are assigned, and how to manually configure global unicast addresses on Cisco IOS.

Duration: 00:41:42  File Size: 119 MB


Lesson 5

Lesson 5: IPv6 Link-Local Addresses, Downloadable Version

Lesson 5: IPv6 Link-Local Addresses–Lesson 5 covers the purpose, format, and configuration of link-local addresses.

Duration: 00:14:37  File Size: 39 MB


Lesson 6

Lesson 6: IPv6 Multicast Addresses, Downloadable Version

Lesson 6: IPv6 Multicast Addresses–In this lesson we look at IPv6 multicast addresses, including both assigned and solicited-node multicast. We will see how unicast addresses have an associated solicited-node multicast address, and how that is mapped to an Ethernet multicast MAC address.

Duration: 00:38:21  File Size: 113 MB


Lesson 7

Lesson 7: SLACC (Stateless Address Autoconfiguration), Downloadable Version

Lesson 7: SLAAC (Stateless Address Autoconfiguration)–With Stateless Address Autoconfiguration, we will see how a device can automatically create a global unicast address without the services of a DHCPv6 server.


Duration: 00:29:01  File Size: 78 MB


Lesson 8

Lesson 8: DHCPv6 (Stateless, Stateful and Prefix-Delegation), Downloadable Version

Lesson 8: DHCPv6 (Stateless, Stateful, and Prefix-Delegation)–In Lesson 8, we discuss other options for a host to obtain a global unicast address and other addressing needs using the services of a stateless DHCPv6 server or a stateful DHCPv6 server.

Duration: 00:54:22  File Size: 125 MB


Lesson 9

Lesson 9: ICMPv6, Downloadable Version

Lesson 9: ICMPv6–Lesson 9 discusses the similarities and differences between ICMP for IPv4 and ICMP for IPv6.


Duration: 00:12:41  File Size: 30 MB


Lesson 10

Lesson 10: ICMPv6 ND (Neighbor Discovery), Downloadable Version

Lesson 10: ICMPv6 ND (Neighbor Discovery)–ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery plays an important role, including dynamic address allocation and address resolution. Throughout these lessons, we refer to and discuss ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery messages, and here we bring it all together.


Duration: 00:25:34  File Size: 59 MB


Lesson 11

Lesson 11: IPv6 Routing Tables and Static Routes, Downloadable Version

Lesson 11: IPv6 Routing Tables and Static Routes–In this lesson, we explain the IPv6 routing table and how to configure and verify IPv6 static routes.

Duration: 00:15:06  File Size: 39 MB


Lesson 12

Lesson 12: EIGRP for IPv6 and Named EIGRP Configuration, Downloadable Version

Lesson 12: EIGRP for IPv6 and Named EIGRP Configuration–For those of you already familiar with EIGRP for IPv4, in this lesson we cover EIGRP for IPv6. We discuss the similarities and differences in both protocols, and the dual-stack (IPv4 and IPv6) configuration for both classic EIGRP and the new Named EIGRP, which uses address families. We do this for both EIGRP for IPv4 and IPv6.


Duration: 00:37:02  File Size: 107 MB


Lesson 13

Lesson 13: OSPFv3 (OSPFv3 and OSPFv3 with Address Families), Downloadable Version

Lesson 13: OSPFv3 (OSPFv3 and OSPFv3 with Address Families)–For those familiar with OSPFv2, in this lesson we cover OSPFv3. Similar to the lesson on EIGRP, we will discuss the similarities and differences between OSPFv2 for IPv4 and OSPFv3. We will also cover the dual-stack configuration for traditional OSPFv2 and OSPFv3, along with OSPFv3 with the use of the Address Family feature. OSPFv3 with the use of address families supports routing for both IPv4 and IPv6.


Duration: 00:53:20  File Size: 136 MB


  • Copyright 2015
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 1-58720-457-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58720-457-9


6+ Hours of Video Instruction


Learn about IPv6 addressing and address types, dynamic IPv6 address assignment using SLAAC, stateless DHCPv6 and stateful DHCPv6, DHCPv6 prefix delegation, ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery, and routing IPv6 using EIGRP for IPv6 and OSPFv3, including named EIGRP and OSPFv3 address families.


IPv6 can be challenging for everyone, from CCNA students to seasoned network engineers. The transition to IPv6 has begun, mostly due to the long-anticipated problem of IPv4 address exhaustion. The lessons in this video give you a strong foundation in understanding the IPv6 protocol, including IPv6 addressing and address types; dynamic IPv6 address assignment using SLAAC; stateless DHCPv6 and stateful DHCPv6; ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery; address resolution; and routing IPv6 using EIGRP for IPv6 and OSPFv3, including named EIGRP and OSPFv3 address families. Using the information in this video, you will understand how IPv6 is implemented in a network. The author provides a series of short instructional videos that clearly explain these and other IPv6 topics. These videos will help those already familiar with IPv4 become confident in their understanding and implementation of IPv6.

About the Instructor

Rick Graziani teaches computer science and computer networking courses at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, where he has also implemented IPv6. Rick has worked and taught in the computer networking and information technology field for nearly 30 years. Prior to teaching, Rick worked in IT for various companies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, Santa Cruz Operation, Tandem Computers, and Lockheed Missiles and Space Corporation. He holds an M.A. in computer science and systems theory from California State University, Monterey Bay. Rick is also a member of the Cisco Academy Curriculum Engineering team and has presented at many Cisco Networking Academy Conferences throughout the country. He often presents on IPv6 fundamentals and routing IPv6, and is the author of the Cisco Press books IPv6 Fundamentals, Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) Foundation Learning Guide (CCNP ROUTE 300-101), Routing Protocols Companion Guide, and Connecting Networks Companion Guide.

Skill Level

 Beginner to Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • The reasons for the transition to IPv6 and a brief history of its development
  • A comparison between the IPv4 and IPv6 protocols
  • IPv6 addressing in depth (and how it differs from IPv4) including global unicast, link-local unicast and multicast addresses
  • Stateless address autoconfiguration (SLAAC), stateless DHCPv6, stateful DHCPv6, and DHCPv6-PD (Prefix Delegation)
  • ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery including address resolution and duplicate address detection
  • IPv6 configuration options for Cisco routers and hosts
  • IPv6 routing protocols including EIGRP for IPv6, Named EIGRP, and OSPFv3 and OSPFv3 address families
  • Understanding the IPv6 routing table and defining static IPv6 routes

Who Should Take This Course

Ideal for the CCNA student, CCNP student, or anyone familiar with IPv4. By the time students complete this course, they will be prepared to take on more complex IPv6 topics, including security mobility, MPLS, and enterprise migration.

Course Requirements

Familiarity with IPv4 and basic networking. These lessons would be useful for someone just learning networking to the seasoned network engineer.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Introduction to IPv6

1.1 Beginning with IPv4

1.2 Introducing IPv6

1.3 The Need for IPv6

1.4 Transitioning to IPv6

Lesson 2: Comparing IPv4 and IPv6

2.1 Comparing the IPv4 and IPv6 Headers

2.2 A Brief Look at IPv6 Address Types

2.3 A Brief Look at ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery

Lesson 3: IPv6 Address Representation and Address Types

3.1 Understanding Hexadecimal Numbers

3.2 Representing an IPv6 Address

3.3 The IPv6 Prefix Length

3.4 Overview of IPv6 Address Types

Lesson 4: Global Unicast Addresses (GUA)

4.1 Purpose and Format of GUA

4.2 Subnetting IPv6

4.3 IPv6 Address Allocation

4.4 Configuring a Static GUA

4.5 Configuring a Static GUA with EUI-64

4.6 Overview of Dynamic IPv6 Address Allocation (SLAAC and DHCPv6)

Lesson 5: Link-Local Addresses

5.1 Purpose and Format of Link-Local Addresses

5.2 Automatically Created Link-Local Addresses

5.3 Manually Created Link-Local Addresses

5.4 Verifying Link-Local Addresses

Lesson 6: IPv6 Multicast Addresses

6.1 Purpose and Format of IPv6 Multicast Addresses

6.2 Introducing IPv6 Solicited-Node Multicast Addresses

6.3 IPv6 Solicited-Node Multicast Advantages and Ethernet

6.4 IPv6 Solicited-Node Multicast Example

6.5 Mapping IPv6 Multicast to Ethernet Multicast

6.6 Multicast Listener Discovery

Lesson 7: SLAAC (Stateless Address Autoconfiguration)

7.1 Introduction to SLAAC and ICMPv6 ND

7.2 Creating the Interface ID: EUI-64 or Random Value

7.3 Configuring a Router as a SLAAC Client

7.4 IPv6 Enabled Clients and Your Network

Lesson 8: DHCPv6

8.1 Router Advertisement and DHCPv6

8.2 Stateless DHCPv6

8.3 Stateful DHCPv6

8.4 DHCPv6 Relay

8.5 DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation Process

8.6 DHCPv6-PD Configuration Example

8.7 Verifying DHCPv6-PD

Lesson 9: Introduction to ICMPv6

9.1 ICMPv6 Messages

9.2 ICMPv6 Error Messages

9.3 ICMPv6 Informational Messages: Echo Request and Echo Reply

9.4 Introducing ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery

Lesson 10: ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery

10.1 Introducing ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery

10.2 Router Solicitation and Router Advertisement Messages

10.3 Neighbor Solicitation and Neighbor Advertisement Messages

10.4 Neighbor Cache

Lesson 11: IPv6 Routing Table and Static Routes

11.1 Enabling the IPv6 Router

11.2 IPv6 Routing Table

11.3 IPv6 Static Routes and CEF

11.4 IPv6 Summary Static Routes

11.5 IPv6 Default Static Route

Lesson 12: EIGRP for IPv6

12.1 Protocol and Concepts

12.2 Classic EIGRP for IPv6

12.3 Named EIGRP Configuration

12.4 EIGRP Configurations at a Glance

Lesson 13: OSPFv3

13.1 Protocol and Concepts

13.2 OSPFv2 and Traditional OSPFv3

13.3 OSPFv3 Address Families

13.4 OSPF Configurations at a Glance

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