IPv6 Fundamentals: A Straightforward Approach to Understanding IPv6
To support future business continuity, growth, and innovation, organizations must transition to IPv6, the next generation protocol for defining how computers communicate over networks. IPv6 Fundamentals, Second Edition provides a thorough yet easy-to-understand introduction to the new knowledge and skills network students need to learn in order to deploy and manage IPv6 networks. The second edition includes even more examples as the concepts are explained.
Leading networking instructor Rick Graziani explains all the basics simply and clearly, one step at a time, providing all the details students need to succeed. Building on this introductory coverage, he then introduces more powerful techniques that involve multiple protocols and processes and provides hands-on resources you can rely on for years to come.
Students begin by learning why IPv6 is necessary, how it was created, and how it works. Next, Graziani thoroughly introduces IPv6 addressing, configuration options, and routing protocols, including RIPng, EIGRP for IPv6, and OSPFv3. Students will learn how to integrate IPv6 with IPv4, enabling both protocols to coexist smoothly.
Throughout, Graziani presents all the IOS command syntax students need, offering specific examples, diagrams, and Cisco-focused IPv6 configuration tips. You’ll also find links to Cisco white papers and official IPv6 RFCs that support an even deeper understanding.