IPV6 Implementation in IPV4 network

October 5, 2012 at 05:39:21
Specs: ios, switch

our company backbone is hp 5406, and desktop switches are hp 2510 currently we are working with ipv4.
if we want to start use IPV6 for test environment, what’s things we need to enable in our backbone/regular switches.
i mean for example if we want to set static IPV6 address for 2 servers and send ping between them, or even make new vlan with IVP6 subnet, and use it like regular vlan but with static ip's(until we got ipv6 dhcp).
what’s is required from us?

i have hp 5406 manual for IPV6 but i can't understand what i really need to do for start using IPV6.

Do you think its technicly Applicable?
For now, we want to keep using IPV4 but i want to add maybe one IPV6 Vlan.
I also want to be able to reach it from ipv4 vlan.

thank you very much

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October 5, 2012 at 07:24:43
Is deploying IPv6 internally necessary?

There will is software that can be run on servers and gateway devices as well (if not already, then in the near future) that will run between IPv4 and IPv6 and do the necessary translation. The simple solution in most cases will be to put one of these devices/servers between your internal network and the external network (once the internet is fully IPv6) and leave your internal infrastructure alone. I know with our extensive internal infrastructure and network we're not likely to go IPv6 in any hurry. I'm sure a lot of other large networks won't bother either.

It's been a while since I did my IPv6 course so I'm not ready to try and teach one. My best advice is, use google and do some research and reading. There is a ton of information freely available on the web that you can access to answer all your questions.

As far as labbing goes, get two switches and some "client" computers that are IPv6 capable and keep it separate from the rest of your network and start learning.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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October 5, 2012 at 07:32:54
Your right about staying with ipv4, but i got some request from our developers, they need to use with ipv6 on some servers.

Currently what I’m doing when they want ipv6- I’m taking cisco router, and make Separate ipv6 network form them
but I’m thinking on some ipv6 vlan in my network to give them better support for ipv6.

Thank you.

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October 5, 2012 at 08:59:59
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October 5, 2012 at 10:44:16

I thought you were being a smart aleck (like me) and pointing the user at google because when I clicked on the link it took me to the main google page.

However, when I held my curosr over it, I see it's supposed to link to "building an IPv6 test network"

Not sure what's up with that.


As far as I know, VLAN tagging will work exactly the same way with IPv6 as it does with IPv4. I would suggest connecting a VLAN/IPv6 capable switch to your router and go from there.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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October 6, 2012 at 09:22:04
Thank you very much all, you help me a lot.
Even with the google link :)

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