Securely Transitioning Enterprise Networks to IPv6

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.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 18, 2020
Duration
2h 52m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Refreshing the IPv6 Design and Operating Fundamentals
Connecting IPv6 Clients to IPv4 Resources via NAT64
Providing IPv6 Network Access to Users via ISATAP
Rapidly Deploying New IPv6 WAN Sites via 6rd
Securely Tunneling IPv6 over the Internet
Dual-stacking the Access Layer and its Clients
Securing the IPv6 First Hop
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 18, 2020
Duration
2h 52m
Description

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.

About the author
About the author

Nick Russo, CCDE #20160041 and CCIE #42518, is your go-to-guy for all things networking and automation. Nick loves training online and speaking at industry conferences sharing his expertise.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Nick Russo, and welcome to my course titled Securely Transitioning Enterprise Networks to IPv6. I've deployed an action‑packed scenario involving a large corporate network, and it's our job to migrate the various parts of that network to IPv6. Because enterprise networks are so complex we'll explore a variety of technologies to solve different use cases. We'll use NAT64 for direct access between IPv6 and IPv4 networks, ISATAP tunneling for rapid IPv6 client on boarding, 6rd tunneling for stateless WAN extension, dual‑stacking techniques such as SLAAC and DHCPv6, and IPv6 internet edge and First Hop Security techniques. After completing this course you'll know how to design and implement dual‑stacked designs in production using modern techniques. Before beginning this course I'd recommend the following prerequisite courses. An introduction to IPv6 will give you the necessary knowledge to understand and apply the basic IPv6 concepts. You'll also need basic routing skills to master the transition technologies discussed. These two courses will help prepare you for the challenge ahead. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about securely transitioning enterprise networks to IPv6 at Pluralsight.