IPv6 Mandates: Choosing a Transition Strategy, Preparing Transition Plans, and Executing the Migration of a Network to IPv6

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 10, 2008 - Computers - 474 pages
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Here's the guide you need for a smooth transition to IPv6

Ready or not, IPv6 is coming. While every enterprise will have some individual issues to manage, this guide will help you decide on a transition strategy, develop a plan, execute it, and verify progress. You'll understand the common tasks and recognize the risks and limitations of IPv6. Follow the guidelines, use the checklists, and you will find that making the transition is no longer intimidating; in fact, it may even require fewer resources than you anticipate.

  • Handle your transition as you would any large-scale technology rollout

  • Know at every stage whether you're on track, and how to fix things if you're not

  • Understand the Federal mandates that are driving IPv6 adoption

  • Craft plans that take into account the unique elements and pitfalls related to IPv6

  • Discover IPv6-specific issues, such as rules regarding the use and allocation of IPv6 addresses

  • Establish groups of tasks, identify and resolve dependencies among them, and assign an optimal order for execution

  • Maintain your newly IPv6-capable network to keep it operational and secure


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Demystifying IPv6
The Current IPv6 Landscape
Part Two Planning Your Transition
Creating Your Transition Plans
Defining the Transition Preparation Steps
Identifying Common Transition Preparation Tasks
Defining the Transition Execution Steps
Defining the Transition Verification Steps
Part Three Easing Your Transition
Selecting an Enterprise Transition Strategy
Using Pilot Programs to Facilitate Your IPv6 Transition
Part Four Managing After Transition
Managing IPv4 and IPv6 on the Same Network
Maintaining Eternal Vigilance
Appendix A Answers to the Testing Your Knowledge Questions

Factoring IPv6Specific Risks and Limitations

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Karl Siil is a Senior Research Engineer, Development and Program Manager on SRI International's C4ISR team, where he leads development efforts in Information Assurance for the Engineering and Systems Division. He is an expert in both IPv6 and the OMB-mandated Federal transition and a frequent speaker on the subject of IPv6 transition.

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