This course is a five-day course aimed at providing network engineers and technicians that are working in the enterprise sector with the knowledge and skills that are needed to study and configure Cisco IOS Software IPv6 features.


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

- Describe the factors that led to the development of IPv6 and possible uses of this new IP structure
- Describe the structure of the IPv6 address format, how IPv6 interacts with data link layer technologies, and how IPv6 is supported in Cisco IOS Software
- Implement IPv6 services and applications
- Understand the updates to IPv4 routing protocols needed to support IPv6 topologies
- Understand multicast concepts and IPv6 multicast specifics
- Evaluate the scenario and desired outcome and identify the best transition mechanism for the situation
- Describe security issues, how security for IPv6 is different than for IPv4, and emerging practices for IPv6-enabled networks
- Describe the standards bodies that define IPv6 address allocation, in addition to one of the leading IPv6 deployment issues—multihoming
- Describe the deployment strategies that service providers might consider when deploying IPv6
- Describe case studies for enterprise, service provider, and branch networks

  • Introduction to IPv6

  • Explaining the Rationale for IPv6
    Evaluating IPv6 Features and Benefits
    Understanding Market Drivers

  • IPv6 Operations

  • Understanding the IPv6 Addressing Architecture
    Describing the IPv6 Header Format
    Enabling IPv6 on Hosts
    Enabling IPv6 on Cisco Routers
    Using ICMPv6 and Neighbor Discovery

  • IPv6 Services

  • IPv6 Mobility
    Describing DNS in an IPv6 Environment
    Understanding DHCPv6 Operations
    Understanding QoS Support in an IPv6 Environment
    Using Cisco IOS Software Features

  • IPv6-Enabled Routing Protocols

  • Routing with RIPng
    Examining OSPFv3
    Examining Integrated IS-IS
    Examining EIGRP for IPv6
    Understanding MP-BGP
    Configuring IPv6 Policy-Based Routing
    Configuring FHRP for IPv6
    Configuring Route Redistribution

  • IPv6 Multicast Services

  • Implementing Multicast in an IPv6 Network
    Using IPv6 MLD

  • IPv6 Transition Mechanisms

  • Implementing Dual-Stack
    Describing IPv6 Tunneling Mechanisms

  • IPv6 Security

  • Configuring IPv6 ACLs
    Using IPsec, IKE, and VPNs
    Discussing Security Issues in an IPv6 Transition Environment
    Understanding IPv6 Security Practices
    Configuring Cisco IOS Firewall for IPv6

  • Deploying IPv6

  • Examining IPv6 Address Allocation
    Understanding the IPv6 Multihoming Issue
    Identifying IPv6 Enterprise Deployment Strategies

  • IPv6 and Service Providers

  • Identifying IPv6 Service Provider Deployment
    Understanding Support for IPv6 in MPLS
    Understanding 6VPE
    Understanding IPv6 Broadband Access Services

  • IPv6 Case Studies

  • Planning and Implementing IPv6 in Enterprise Networks
    Planning and Implementing IPv6 in Service Provider Networks
    Planning and Implementing IPv6 in Branch Networks

  • Lab Exercises

  • Lab 2-1- Enabling IPv6 on Hosts
    Lab 2-2- Using Neighbor Discovery
    Lab 3-1- Using Prefix Delegation
    Lab 4-1- Routing with OSPFv3
    Lab 4-2- Routing with IS-IS
    Lab 4-3- Routing with EIGRP
    Lab 4-4- Routing with BGP and MP-BGP
    Lab 5-1- Multicasting
    Lab 6-1- Implementing Tunnels for IPv6
    Lab 7-1- Configuring Advanced ACLs
    Lab 7-2- Implementing IPsec and IKE
    Lab 7-3- Configuring Cisco IOS Firewall
    Lab 9-1- Configuring 6PE and 6VPE
    Configuration Files Summary
    Lab Activity Solutions
    Teardown and Restoration


Network engineers and technicians that are working in the enterprise sector will benefit from this course.




While there are no prerequisites for this course, please ensure you have the right level of experience to be successful in this training.


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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