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.
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.
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.