If you’re ready to join the move to IPv6, this comprehensive guide gets you started by showing you how to create an effective IPv6 address plan. In three example-driven sections—preparation, design, and maintenance—you’ll learn principles and best practices for designing, deploying, and maintaining an address plan far beyond what’s possible with IPv4 networks.
During the course of the book, you’ll walk through the process of building a sample address plan for a fictional company. Enterprise IT network architects, engineers, and administrators will see firsthand how IPv6 provides opportunities for creating an operationally efficient plan that’s scalable, flexible, extensible, manageable, and durable.
Explore IPv6 addressing basics, including representation, structure, and types
Manage risks and costs by using a three-phase approach for deploying IPv6
Dig into IPv6 subnetting methods and learn how they differ from IPv4
Determine the appropriate size and type of the IPv6 allocation you require
Apply current network management tools to IPv6
Use IPv6 renumbering methods that enable greater network scale and easier integration
Implement policies and practices to keep IPv6 addresses reachable
Chapter 1Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going
Chapter 2What You Need To Know About IPv6 Addressing
Tom Coffeen is currently an IPv6 evangelist at Infoblox, Inc where he focuses on helping customers deploy IPv6 and enhancing IPv6 product strategy. Prior to Infoblox, Tom led the successful deployment of IPv6 at a global service provider. He brings seventeen years of network engineering and architecture experience to his current role. Tom lives in San Francisco with his partner, Eva, and their elderly cattle dog, Wojciehowicz.
The animal on the cover of IPv6 Address Planning is the Pander’s ground jay (Podocespanderi), also known as a chough thrush, grey ground jay, or Turkestan ground jay.These birds are members of the Corvidae family, which includes crows and jays. Theycan be found in central Asia, particularly the countries of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan,and Uzbekistan.
They are small birds with slim, slightly curved beaks and sand-colored plumage. Theirtails are black, and they also have a large black spot on their breast. Pander’s ground jayslive in desert habitats with plenty of bushes for cover, but will also forage near humansettlements.
As their common name suggests, ground jays spend most of their time on the ground,and are indeed more adept at running than flying. Their beaks are well adapted fordigging and probing the earth as they forage for a diet of insects, seeds, and plant matter.Birds of the Corvidae family are very intelligent, with a brain-to-body mass ratio equalto that of great apes (and only slightly lower than humans).
Where I work, we're still wrestling with the questions of how to carve up the IPv6 address space. The author does a good job of explaining how and why "v4 thinking" doesn't work very well for IPv6 planning, and gives real-world examples of how it should and should not be done.
The book also serves as a pretty good primer for IPv6 addressing in general, explaining the structure of an IPv6 address in terms that someone with a basic understanding of IPv4 networking will understand.
I have strongly recommended this to all of my colleagues.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend