IPv6 Fundamentals LiveLessons: A Straightforward Approach to Understanding IPv6

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6+ Hours of Video Instruction


Learn about IPv6 addressing and address types, dynamic IPv6 address assignment using SLAAC, stateless DHCPv6 and stateful DHCPv6, DHCPv6 prefix delegation, ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery, and routing IPv6 using EIGRP for IPv6 and OSPFv3, including named EIGRP and OSPFv3 address families.


IPv6 can be challenging for everyone, from CCNA students to seasoned network engineers. The transition to IPv6 has begun, mostly due to the long-anticipated problem of IPv4 address exhaustion. The lessons in this video give you a strong foundation in understanding the IPv6 protocol, including IPv6 addressing and address types; dynamic IPv6 address assignment using SLAAC; stateless DHCPv6 and stateful DHCPv6; ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery; address resolution; and routing IPv6 using EIGRP for IPv6 and OSPFv3, including named EIGRP and OSPFv3 address families. Using the information in this video, you will understand how IPv6 is implemented in a network. The author provides a series of short instructional videos that clearly explain these and other IPv6 topics. These videos will help those already familiar with IPv4 become confident in their understanding and implementation of IPv6.

About the Instructor

Rick Graziani teaches computer science and computer networking courses at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, where he has also implemented IPv6. Rick has worked and taught in the computer networking and information technology field for nearly 30 years. Prior to teaching, Rick worked in IT for various companies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, Santa Cruz Operation, Tandem Computers, and Lockheed Missiles and Space Corporation. He holds an M.A. in computer science and systems theory from California State University, Monterey Bay. Rick is also a member of the Cisco Academy Curriculum Engineering team and has presented at many Cisco Networking Academy Conferences throughout the country. He often presents on IPv6 fundamentals and routing IPv6, and is the author of the Cisco Press books IPv6 Fundamentals, Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) Foundation Learning Guide (CCNP ROUTE 300-101), Routing Protocols Companion Guide, and Connecting Networks Companion Guide.

Skill Level

 Beginner to Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • The reasons for the transition to IPv6 and a brief history of its development
  • A comparison between the IPv4 and IPv6 protocols
  • IPv6 addressing in depth (and how it differs from IPv4) including global unicast, link-local unicast and multicast addresses
  • Stateless address autoconfiguration (SLAAC), stateless DHCPv6, stateful DHCPv6, and DHCPv6-PD (Prefix Delegation)
  • ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery including address resolution and duplicate address detection
  • IPv6 configuration options for Cisco routers and hosts
  • IPv6 routing protocols including EIGRP for IPv6, Named EIGRP, and OSPFv3 and OSPFv3 address families
  • Understanding the IPv6 routing table and defining static IPv6 routes

Who Should Take This Course

Ideal for the CCNA student, CCNP student, or anyone familiar with IPv4. By the time students complete this course, they will be prepared to take on more complex IPv6 topics, including security mobility, MPLS, and enterprise migration.

Course Requirements

Familiarity with IPv4 and basic networking. These lessons would be useful for someone just learning networking to the seasoned network engineer.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Introduction to IPv6

1.1 Beginning with IPv4

1.2 Introducing IPv6

1.3 The Need for IPv6

1.4 Transitioning to IPv6

Lesson 2: Comparing IPv4 and IPv6

2.1 Comparing the IPv4 and IPv6 Headers

2.2 A Brief Look at IPv6 Address Types

2.3 A Brief Look at ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery

Lesson 3: IPv6 Address Representation and Address Types

3.1 Understanding Hexadecimal Numbers

3.2 Representing an IPv6 Address

3.3 The IPv6 Prefix Length

3.4 Overview of IPv6 Address Types

Lesson 4: Global Unicast Addresses (GUA)

4.1 Purpose and Format of GUA

4.2 Subnetting IPv6

4.3 IPv6 Address Allocation

4.4 Configuring a Static GUA

4.5 Configuring a Static GUA with EUI-64

4.6 Overview of Dynamic IPv6 Address Allocation (SLAAC and DHCPv6)

Lesson 5: Link-Local Addresses

5.1 Purpose and Format of Link-Local Addresses

5.2 Automatically Created Link-Local Addresses

5.3 Manually Created Link-Local Addresses

5.4 Verifying Link-Local Addresses

Lesson 6: IPv6 Multicast Addresses

6.1 Purpose and Format of IPv6 Multicast Addresses

6.2 Introducing IPv6 Solicited-Node Multicast Addresses

6.3 IPv6 Solicited-Node Multicast Advantages and Ethernet

6.4 IPv6 Solicited-Node Multicast Example

6.5 Mapping IPv6 Multicast to Ethernet Multicast

6.6 Multicast Listener Discovery

Lesson 7: SLAAC (Stateless Address Autoconfiguration)

7.1 Introduction to SLAAC and ICMPv6 ND

7.2 Creating the Interface ID: EUI-64 or Random Value

7.3 Configuring a Router as a SLAAC Client

7.4 IPv6 Enabled Clients and Your Network

Lesson 8: DHCPv6

8.1 Router Advertisement and DHCPv6

8.2 Stateless DHCPv6

8.3 Stateful DHCPv6

8.4 DHCPv6 Relay

8.5 DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation Process

8.6 DHCPv6-PD Configuration Example

8.7 Verifying DHCPv6-PD

Lesson 9: Introduction to ICMPv6

9.1 ICMPv6 Messages

9.2 ICMPv6 Error Messages

9.3 ICMPv6 Informational Messages: Echo Request and Echo Reply

9.4 Introducing ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery

Lesson 10: ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery

10.1 Introducing ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery

10.2 Router Solicitation and Router Advertisement Messages

10.3 Neighbor Solicitation and Neighbor Advertisement Messages

10.4 Neighbor Cache

Lesson 11: IPv6 Routing Table and Static Routes

11.1 Enabling the IPv6 Router

11.2 IPv6 Routing Table

11.3 IPv6 Static Routes and CEF

11.4 IPv6 Summary Static Routes

11.5 IPv6 Default Static Route

Lesson 12: EIGRP for IPv6

12.1 Protocol and Concepts

12.2 Classic EIGRP for IPv6

12.3 Named EIGRP Configuration

12.4 EIGRP Configurations at a Glance

Lesson 13: OSPFv3

13.1 Protocol and Concepts

13.2 OSPFv2 and Traditional OSPFv3

13.3 OSPFv3 Address Families

13.4 OSPF Configurations at a Glance

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