The “IPv6 Fundamentals, Design, and Deployment (IP6FD) 3.0” course highlights the differences and similarities between IP version 4 and version 6 and then goes on to cover the various aspects of deploying IPv6 on a Cisco network infrastructure. Topics include advanced routing, multicast, IPv4 to IPv6 transitioning techniques, and IPv6 security. Implementation of these technologies is practiced in a series of hands-on labs.
The following resources supplement the content of the course:
The following Cisco Press books provide additional detail on many of the topics that are taught in the course:
- IPv6 Security: This book goes in a lot of detail on the various aspects of building a secure IPv6 infrastructure. Although the book was written in 2008, a lot of the content is still relevant today. However, one should be aware that some of the threats that could not easily be remediated back then, can now be addressed through new features. Even so, this book is well worth reading.
- IPv6 for Enterprise Networks: This book covers the various aspects of deploying IPv6 in an Enterprise network. Rather than focusing on technology and features, it covers possible deployment models, transitioning techniques, and other aspects of IPv6 that are worth considering when you intend to deploy IPv6 in an Enterprise environment. As such, it nicely complements the more technology and feature oriented content of the course.
Cisco Live Online
Cisco Live Online (free registration required) is a great free resource for all things Cisco. It contains the session presentations from past Cisco Live events in PDF format. In addition to the PDFs, there are recordings for many of the sessions that you can review at your leisure. There’s a plethora of IPv6 related presentations available in the session catalog, but the following sessions are specifically recommended as a supplement to the course:
- BRKRST-2301 – Enterprise IPv6 Deployment (2013 Orlando)
- BRKSEC-2003 – IPv6 Security Threats and Mitigations (2013 Orlando)
Articles on this blog
Any articles that I post about IPv6 related topics can be found here.