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Understanding Microsoft IPv6

Course Description:

Now updated for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, this course delivers in-depth technical information on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). IPv6 greatly improves on IPv4, the current protocol, by vastly increasing the number of available addresses and by adding enhancements for security, multimedia traffic management, routing, and network configuration. This course details the Ipv6 protocol, from its features and benefits to its packet structure and protocol processes. It also describes how to migrate to IPv6-based internetworking, with tips about coexistence with IPv4-based systems, DHCP, DNS, and routing infrastructure. It discusses how IPv6 is supported by the Windows Server 2008 family of operating systems and Windows Vista

Curse Outline:

Introduction to IPv6

  • Limitations of IPv4

  • Features of IPv6

  • Comparison of IPv4 and IPv6

  • IPv6 Terminology

  • The Case for IPv6 Deployment

IPv6 Protocol for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

  • Architecture of the IPv6 Protocol for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

  • Features of the IPv6 Protocol for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

  • Application Support

  • Application Programming Interfaces

  • Manually Configuring the IPv6 Protocol

  • Disabling IPv6

  • IPv6-Enabled Tools

  • Displaying IPv6 Configuration with Netsh

IPv6 Addressing

  • The IPv6 Address Space

  • IPv6 Address Syntax

  • Types of IPv6 Addresses

  • Unicast IPv6 Addresses

  • Multicast IPv6 Addresses

  • Anycast IPv6 Addresses

  • IPv6 Addresses for a Host

  • IPv6 Addresses for a Router

  • Subnetting the IPv6 Address Space

  • IPv6 Interface Identifiers

  • IPv4 Addresses and IPv6 Equivalents

The IPv6 Header

  • Structure of an IPv6 Packet

  • IPv4 Header

  • IPv6 Header

  • IPv6 Extension Headers

  • IPv6 MTU

  • Upper-Layer Checksums


  • ICMPv6 Overview

  • ICMPv6 Error Messages

  • ICMPv6 Informational Messages

  • Comparing ICMPv4 and ICMPv6 Messages

  • Path MTU Discovery

Neighbor Discovery

  • Neighbor Discovery Overview

  • Neighbor Discovery Message Format

  • Neighbor Discovery Options

  • Neighbor Discovery Messages

  • Neighbor Discovery Processes

  • Host Sending Algorithm

  • IPv4 Neighbor Messages and Functions and IPv6 Equivalents

Multicast Listener Discovery and MLD Version 2

  • MLD and MLDv2 Overview

  • IPv6 Multicast Overview

  • MLD Packet Structure

  • MLD Messages

  • Summary of MLD

  • MLDv2 Packet Structure

  • MLDv2 Messages

  • Summary of MLDv2

  • MLD and MLDv2 Support in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

Address Autoconfiguration

  • Address Autoconfiguration Overview

  • Autoconfiguration Process

  • DHCPv6

  • IPv6 Protocol for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Autoconfiguration Specifics

IPv6 and Name Resolution

  • Name Resolution for IPv6

  • Source and Destination Address Selection

  • Name Resolution Support in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

IPv6 Routing

  • Routing in IPv6

  • End-to-End IPv6 Delivery Process

  • IPv6 Routing Protocols

  • Static Routing with the IPv6 Protocol for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

IPv6 Transition Technologies

  • Overview

  • Transition Mechanisms

  • Tunneling Configurations

  • PortProxy


  • ISATAP Overview

  • ISATAP Components

  • Router Discovery for ISATAP Hosts

  • ISATAP Addressing Example

  • ISATAP Routing

  • ISATAP Communication Examples

  • Configuring an ISATAP Router


  • 6to4 Overview

  • 6to4 Components

  • 6to4 Addressing Example

  • 6to4 Support in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

  • 6to4 Communication Examples

  • Example of Using ISATAP and 6to4 Together


  • Introduction to Teredo

  • Teredo Components

  • Teredo Addresses

  • Teredo Packet Formats

  • Teredo Routing

  • Teredo Processes

IPv6 Security Considerations

  • IPv6 Security Considerations

  • Authorization for Automatically Assigned Addresses and Configurations

  • Protection of IPv6 Packets

  • Host Protection from Scanning and Attacks

  • Control of What Traffic Is Exchanged with the Internet

  • Deploying IPv6

  • Planning for IPv6 Deployment

  • Deploying IPv6