IPv6 Essentials author Silvia Hagen, a protocol analysis and directory service expert who's worked with IPv6 international groups and forums for 10 years, supplies answers to the issues most frequently discussed by the clients she consults. With this guide, IPv6 project leaders and planning team members learn how to develop a cohesive integration strategy for building the next-generation network.
Key planning considerations for federal agencies include recognizing that the
transition is already under way, because IPv6-capable software and
equipment already exists in agency networks. Other important agency
planning considerations include developing inventories and assessing risks;
creating business cases that identify organizational needs and goals;
establishing policies and enforcement mechanisms; determining costs; and
identifying timelines and methods for transition.
This document is intended to guide customers in their planning or deployment of IPv6 in branch
networks. This document is not meant to introduce you to branch design fundamentals and best
practices, IPv6, transition mechanisms, or IPv4 and IPv6 feature comparisons. The user must be familiar
with the Cisco branch design best practices recommendations and the basics of IPv6 and associated
transition mechanisms. For information about the enterprise design architecture, refer to the following
This book provides a succinct, in-depth tour of all the new features and functions in IPv6. It guides you through everything you need to know to get started, including how to configure IPv6 on hosts and routers and which applications currently support IPv6. The new IPv6 protocols offers extended address space, scalability, improved support for security, real-time traffic support, and auto-configuration so that even a novice user can connect a machine to the Internet.