Service Provider customers learn how to successfully deploy IPv6 on routers running Cisco IOS® XR Software Release 3.5 in an existing IPV4/Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) environment.
We review fundamental IPv6 behavior, IPv6-supported routing protocols, and mechanisms for tunneling of IPv6 over IPv4/MPLS. In addition, this course provides extensive hands-on lab exercises involving two service provider core networks and multiple customer sites connected into a multiautonomous system internet.
This course is for technical professionals who design, implement, and operate IPv6 routing protocols in a service provider network of routers running Cisco IOS XR Software.
The following are considered the primary audience for this course:
- Network operations center (NOC) engineers
- Network and senior engineers
- Support engineers
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Characterize the types of IPv6 addresses, changes made to IP packet header, and how neighbor discovery takes place
- Describe the various integration technologies that can be employed in implementing IPv6
- Describe the changes made to IPv4 routing protocols to support IPv6
- Configure IPv6 routing protocols on Cisco IOS XR Software routers and verify operation
- Configure and verify operation of IPv6 multicast
- Implement IPv6 provider edge (6PE) in an IPv4/MPLS environment
- Implement IPv6 VPN provider edge (6VPE) in an IPv4/MPLS environment
Following are the prerequisites for this course.
- Students should have knowledge of the Cisco IOS XR Software configuration syntax to the extent covered in the Cisco CRS-1 Essentials or Cisco XR12000 Series Essentials course.
- Students attending this class should be able to establish, without assistance, a configuration for Open Shortest Path First Version 2 (OSPFv2), Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) with Routing Policy Language (RPL) policies as accomplished in the Cisco IOS XR IPv4 Routing course labs.
- Students must have a basic understanding of MPLS configuration and operation as covered in the Cisco CRS-1 Essentials or Cisco XR12000 Series Essentials course.
- Students must have a basic understanding of IPv6 concepts as covered in IPv6 Fundamentals (IPVSF).
The course outline is as follows:
- IPv6 Foundations Review (Addressing, Packet Header)
- IPv6 Operation (Router Advertisements, Neighbor Discovery) and Configuration
- OSPFv3 Routing
- IS-IS Routing for IPv6
- MP-BGP Routing for IPv6
- Other IPv6 Routing Protocols (EIGRP, RIPng)
- IPv6 Provider Edge (6PE)
- IPv6 VPN Provider Edge (6VPE)
- IPv6 Multicast
The lab outline is as follows:
- Enabling IPv6 on Cisco IOS XR Software and implementing static IPv6 routing
- Implementing OSPFv3 routing
- Implementing IS-IS routing for IPv6 integrated with existing IPv4
- Implementing MP-BGP routing for IPv6 over existing IPv4 peerings and IPv6 peerings
- Implementing 6PE on existing provider edge routers using route reflectors and existing IPv4-signalled MPLS paths
- Implementing 6VPE on IPv4-signalled MPLS L3 VPN baseline
- Implementing IPv6 multicast using PIM with static rendezvous points, bootstrap routers, and embedded rendezvous points