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Deploying IPv6 in WAN/Branch Networks

Chapter Description

This chapter provides and overview of WAN/branch deployment and also covers WAN/branch IPv6 deployment considerations, WAN/branch deployment over native IPv6, and includes an example of WAN/branch implementation.

Additional References

Many notes and disclaimers in this document discuss the need to fully understand the technology and protocol aspects of IPv6. There are many design considerations associated with the implementation of IPv6 that include security, QoS, availability, management, IT training, and application support.

The following references are a few of the many that provide more details on IPv6, Cisco design recommendations, products and solutions, and industry activity:

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Szigeti, Tim and Christina Hattingh. End-to-END QoS Network Design. Cisco Press. (ISBN10: 1-58705-176-1; ISBN13: 978-1-58705-176-0).

Cisco. Cisco IOS IPv6 Configuration Guide: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/ipv6/configuration/guide/15_0/ipv6_15_0_book.html.

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Cisco. Defining and Using IPv6 General Prefixes: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/ipv6/configuration/guide/ip6-addrg_bsc_con_ps10591_TSD_Products_Configuration_Guide_Chapter.html#wp1132473.

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Cisco. Shortcut Switching Enhancements for NHRP in DMVPN Networks: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/ipaddr/configuration/guide/iad_nhrp_dmvpn.html#wp1072593.

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Savola, P. and B. Haberman. RFC 3956, "Embedding the Rendezvous Point (RP) Address in an IPv6 Multicast Address." http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3956.txt.

Deering, S. and R. Hinden. RFC 2460, "Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification." http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2460.txt.

Thomson, S., T. Narten, and T. Jinmei. RFC 4862, "IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration." http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4862.txt.

Droms, R. RFC 3736, "Stateless Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Service for IPv6." http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3736.txt.

McCann, J., S. Deering, and J. Mogul. RFC 1981, "Path MTU Discovery for IP version 6." http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1981.txt.

Arkko, J. (Ed.), J. Kempf, and P. Nikander. RFC 3971, "SEcure Neighbor Discovery (SEND)." http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3971.txt.

Templin, F., T. Gleeson, M. Talwar, and D. Thaler. RFC 4214, "Intra-Site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol (ISATAP)." http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4214.txt.

Van de Velde, G., T. Chown, O. Bonness, and C. Hahn. RFC 5375, "IPv6 Unicast Address Assignment Considerations." http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc5375.txt.