If you are new to the world of networking, perhaps considering putting in the effort to achieve Network + certification, you may wish you were more comfortable with IPv6. If you are already an IPv6 guru, this may be child’s play for you. Yet it turns out that if you are already comfortable with IPv4, … Continue reading How to get more comfortable with IPv6
In a previous blog I configured and HSRP pair using an entirely IPv6-oriented topology. I demonstrated the lightning quick failover that can be achieved with carefully crafted timers. However, a careful reader might have noticed that I didn’t consider the path BACK to my source of origin in my topology. So let’s address that today. … Continue reading Using Cisco’s EEM for path selection in IPv6 networks
In my last blog I discussed Configuring HSRP for IPv6 on Cisco Networks. Since it was already on my mind, I decided to continue the IPv6-oriented blogging and show how to configure and verify NTP for IPv6. Let’s see how it works. First, let’s see the topology I am using, shown in figure 1: For … Continue reading Configuring NTP for IPv6 on Cisco Networks
In a previous blog I discussed configuring HSRP in an IPv4 network. With the unrelenting advance of IPv6 into today’s networks, I thought I would re-examine this topic in such an environment. Figure 1 shows the topology I will be using for this blog: For instructor-led Cisco training see our CCNA class schedule. Figure 1-Blog … Continue reading Configuring HSRP for IPv6 on Cisco Networks
In a continuation of my recent IPv6 blog post regarding netsh How to enable IPv6 addresses on your Windows box using netsh, I have a couple more commands to share that I find useful. If you are a networking professional and you are migrating to IPv6 (even if at a snail’s pace), it is helpful … Continue reading More IPv6 Windows netsh Commands
Since something related to networking is my usual topic of choice, with a magnifying glass on Cisco-specific targets, it may seem odd to see the word ‘Windows’ in my title. However, since its progress is inexorable and its arrival is unstoppable, it pays to get more familiar with IPv6 and how to configure it. In this blog … Continue reading How to enable IPv6 addresses on your Windows box using netsh
If you read my recent blog regarding the availability of IPv6 in one’s home, then you will appreciate that I have followed through on my promise to blog about my experience. After all that waiting, the end result was actually pretty cool. Once I enabled my home router (I happen to be using an Actiontec … Continue reading Yes, you can get IPv6 in your home!
32 bits, 64 bits, 128 bits, a dollar, all for IPv6, stand up and holler. Sounds like a snooty football chant, doesn’t it? Yet the cadence is off. Parts of it are way too long. But enough about the down side of IPv6 addresses. Let’s look at the up side. Its approach is inexorable. To … Continue reading Can I get IPv6 in my home?
Do you have a 3560 switch and you want to run EIGRP for IPv6? Have you typed ipv6 router ? and you don’t even see eigrp as one of the options? I did some research on Cisco’s feature navigator in response to some students’ questions on this topic and discovered that the 3560 switch DOES … Continue reading How to configure your Cisco 3560 MLS to use EIGRP for IPv6
Imagine you are standing on the shore of a vast ocean – its far side not visible in the distance. The right and left edges recede into the fringes of your vision and disappear over the horizon. The water is inky black, so dark you can’t see even the pebbles under the surface even at … Continue reading How to configure static routing in IPv6 on Cisco Routers