Ed Horley is the Co-founder of HexaBuild (https://hexabuild.io), focused on advancing cloud, IoT, and security with IPv6. He is the author of Practical IPv6 for Windows Administrators from Apress and is also a Pluralsight author.
Managing IPv6 in the Windows OS Welcome to this Pluralsight course on IPv6 and Microsoft Windows. In this module, we're going to be talking about managing IPv6 in the Windows operating system. My name is Ed Horley. You can find me on my blog at howfunky. com, and you can follow me on Twitter at @ehorley. So what exactly are we going to be covering? We're going to talk about how to manage IPv6 in Windows, Windows both server and client. We're going to do it from the UI, obviously from the GUI, and then we're also going to dive into a little bit of how to do it through the command line or PowerShell. I think that's really important because PowerShell is becoming an integral part of managing Windows today.
I Want More Control! So let's jump into this module, I Want More Control. It's really common for the first thing that I hear from customers is I want more control of what's happening in IPv6. So what are we going to cover? Well we're going to talk about how do you match your existing IPv4 behavior. This is the biggest request you're going to see ongoing. How do I make it a one for one for what's going on with IPv4. We're going to sit down and really sort of define what some of that behavior is and then we're going to talk what are some of those things that are sort of really unique to IPv6 and maybe something that allows me to get some more granular coverage of v6. It'll look like, maybe behave like v4, but operationally, it's a little different.
How Do I Deal with This SLAAC Thing? In this module, we're going to talk about SLAAC or how do I deal with this SLAAC thing? So what exactly are we going to cover? Well we're going to talk about what exactly SLAAC is, the two options that we have available to us in SLAAC, which is stateless and stateful, and should you even use SLAAC at all?
What About DHCPv6, Shouldn't I Use That? Welcome to this module. We're going to talk about DHCPv6 and shouldn't you use that? So what exactly are we going to cover? We're going to talk about DHCPv6 versus DHCP, what you're used to in IPv4, we're going to go about setting up DHCPv6 with some demonstrations, and we're going to talk a little bit about some of the DHCPv6 challenges, what you're not going to be used to versus say DHCP and IPv4.
IPv6 DNS in Windows Next up for this module, we want to talk about IPv6 DNS in Windows. So what exactly are we going to cover? We're going to talk about what's new for IPv6 in relations to DNS, how to set up DNS, and then using DNS with IPv6. (Waiting)
Windows OS Specific Behavior and IPv6 In this module, we're going to talk about Windows OS specific behavior and IPv6. So what exactly are we going to cover? We're going to talk about the IPv6 differences in Windows, we're going to talk about source and destination address selection, what process Windows actually does to do this, and we're going to talk about some unique things out there that are unique to dual-stack configurations or lab and test configurations, things around Happy Eyeballs, dual-stack, and what's called NCSI, or Network Connection Status Indicator.