Management Briefing IPv6

A short business briefing on the Next Generation Internet Protocol - IPv6

Why this briefing?

The implementation of IPv6 is inevitable and will impact on all companies that maintain, implement or use IP networks.

IPv6 is the result of many years of research and activity by the international Internet community. IPv6 provides increased addressing space, improved routing, better security and support for new applications.

In this briefing, you will learn what IPv6 is and how it will affect your business.

You will be shown how IPv6 can be the basis for technical improvements in your organisation which were impossible with IPv4 (widespread Voice over IP, security enhancements, mobile access). This enables you to determine how IPv6 will impact your organisation and will help you to initiate the development of a migration strategy.

Course Contents


  • The problems with IPv4 and the Internet today

The IPv6 Protocol Basics

  • IPv6 header
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • IPv6 Optional headers
  • Changes to higher layers

IPv6 Autoconfiguration

  • Stateless & Stateful
  • DHCPv6
  • Link-Local Addresses
  • IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
  • IPv6 Router Discovery

New Features of IPv6

  • IPv6 Security
  • Quality of Service in IPv6
  • Mobile IPv6
  • Routing Changes in IPv6
  • Fragmentation
  • Changes to higher layers

The IPv6 Migration Process

  • Planning IPv6 Migration
  • Evaluating IPv6 Readiness
  • Upgrading your servers to IPv6
  • Changes to Applications
  • Affects on software development

The Current Status of IPv6

  • Operating Systems & IPv6
  • Network Software
  • Network Infrastructure
  • IPv6 Networks
  • Business Applications
  • Your Applications

IPv6 Demonstrations

During the briefing there will be a number of short demonstrations. Demonstrations will be on the major operating systems (Windows, Unix and Linux) as well as Cisco IOS.

The demonstrations will show:

  • Basic IPv6 Configuration
  • Autoconfiguration of IPv6
  • IPv6 Router Configuration
  • Security Configuration
  • IPv6 DNS operation
  • Network monitoring of IPv6

The Lecturers

All our lecturers are practising network consultants with extensive experience of IPv6 networking on Unix and Windows in large commercial environments. They are ideally suited to bringing you an up to date analysis of the status of IPv6.