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Securely Transitioning Enterprise Networks to IPv6

by Nick Russo

It is commonly believed that IPv6 is only useful in environments where IPv4 is exhausted. This course dispels that myth and explores various IPv6 techniques to meet specific business needs, complete with a multi-layered IPv6 security solution.

What you'll learn

Migrating enterprise networks from IPv4 to IPv6 is often harder than it appears given the inevitable business requirements that constrain the rollout. In this course, Securely Transitioning Enterprise Networks to IPv6, you'll learn to perform that rollout with minimal business disruption and in a manner that is built to last. You'll first learn about this multi-step process, and like most journeys, some of the steps are temporary and suboptimal. One such example is NAT64, providing "quick and dirty" access to critical IPv4 services from IPv6 Internet clients. Next, you'll explore various mechanisms to interconnect IPv6 islands across a larger IPv4 networks using tunneling techniques such as ISATAP, 6rd, 6in4, and GRE/IPsec. Finally, you'll discover how to properly "dual stack" a network so that IPv4 and IPv6 run alongside one another. Dual-stack designs are conceptually easy but require diligence with respect to routing, services, and security. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of IPv6 transition techniques needed to properly migrate an enterprise network given a variety of business constraints.

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About the author

Nicholas (Nick) Russo, CCDE #20160041 and CCIE #42518, is an internationally recognized expert in IP/MPLS networking and design. To grow his skillset, Nick has been focused advancing Network DevOps via automation for his clients. Recently, Nick has been sharing his knowledge through online video training and speaking at industry conferences. Nick also holds a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Nick lives in Maryland, USA with his wife, Car... more

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