Teach Me IPv6 IPv6 Hands-on Fundamentals


IPv6 Hands-on Fundamentals is an IPv6 Forum Certified Course (Silver) that is comprised of approximately 50% lecture and 50% hands-on labs, spanning 3 full days.

This course can be delivered either on-site or virtually. A remote access IPv6 hands-on lab system is used in either delivery method, requiring the participant to have: a computer, a Java enabled browser, and an Internet connection.


Course objectives

     Understand the fundamental differences between IPv4 and IPv6

     Understand IPv6 address architecture

     Configure IPv6 on infrastructure, network, and client devices

     Understand and configure DHCPv6 services

     Understand IPv6 impact/differences on network applications

     Understand IPv6 support in routing protocols

     Observe dual-stack (IPv4 & IPv6) operations

     Review IPv6 related security issues

     Review IPv6 transition technologies


A good-to-strong networking background is expected, with hands-on configuration of network infrastructure devices as well as client/server operating systems. An understanding of IPv4 addressing, subnetting, and CIDR is also expected. General understanding of how network applications (DNS, DHCP, Web, Mail) operate on a network. An overall understanding of TCP/IP and the OSI reference model is expected.


IPv6 Hands-on Fundamentals - Course outline

1.        IPv6 Introduction

             IPv4 and IPv6 history

             Comparing IPv4 and IPv6

             IPv6 status

2.        IPv6 Address Architecture

             IPv6 address format

             IPv6 different types of address

             IPv6 address scopes

             IPv6 Interface ID address types: EUI-64, Privacy Extension, and CGA

             IPv6 special addresses

3.        IPv6 Header

             IPv6 header design

             IPv6 header extensions

4.        IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP)

             Neighbor Solicitation

             Neighbor Advertisement

             Router Solicitation

             Router Advertisement


5.        IPv6 Address Autoconfiguration



             Stateful (DHCPv6)

             Stateless DHCPv6

             Combination Stateless & DHCPv6

             Manual configured addresses

6.        IPv6 Support in Operating Systems




             Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

             Windows Server 2003/2008/2012


             Mac OS X

7.        IPv6 Routing






             EIGRP for IPv6

8.        IPv6 Multicast

             MLD & MLDv2

9.        IPv6 Transition Technologies

             IPv6 tunnels: ISATAP, Teredo, 6to4, 6in4, manual tunnels

             IPv6 translation: CGN, NAT44, NAT444, NAT64/DNS64

10.     IPv6 QoS

             Flow Label field

11.     IPv6 Support for Network Applications

             Operational caveats and differences

             DNS requirements

             DHCPv6 services

             Web services

             Mail services

12.     IPv6 Security


             First Hop Security

             Network scanning


Copyright © 2013 Jeffrey L. Carrell