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Transitioning your Cisco network to IPv6

There are some handy resources available to help you make the transition to IPv6 on your Cisco network.

We've recently seen a lot of interest in the migration to IPv6 from IPv4. In addition to Michael Kassner's recent series on getting up to speed with the coming change, Cisco has provided some of its own resources in the TechRepublic directory. You might want to check out:

  • Free book chapter, "IPv6 Addressing" from Cisco Self-Study: Implementing Cisco IPv6 Networks (IPV6) Detailed technical descriptions of the IPv6 header format and the impact of IPv6 on User Datagram Protocol (UDP), Transport Control Protocol (TCP) datagrams, and the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU). The chapter contains over 40 tables and diagrams, multiple sample tasks, and an extensive reference section.
  • Cisco IPv6 Solutions This paper describes the Cisco position and details current and future IPv6 support across Cisco strategic product families.
  • Deploying IPv6 in Branch Networks This paper provides a brief overview of the various branch IPv6 deployment profiles and general deployment considerations. The paper also covers the implementation details for each branch profile individually. In addition to configurations, the full configurations for each branch device can be found in the paper. The focus of this paper is on the branch-side of the WAN, but the basic configurations used on the HQ WAN routers are shown. These configurations were used for testing only and are not necessarily the recommended WAN router configurations the customer should use.

There are a number of other white papers, case studies, and certification resources from Cisco pertaining to the IPv6 transition.

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