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Implementing IPv6 Solutions for Service Providers (IPV6SPSE)

Course Description Schedule

This course covers the range of Cisco Products and solutions pertinent to IPv6 in a Service Provider environment, including carrier grade NAT, global routing protocols (in particular, MPBGP) and the Nexus and CSR products. As this course is intended for SEs at Cisco Channel Partners and network engineers and architects at Service Providers, the focus is on designing and implementing the solutions, rather than administering and troubleshooting. While this course covers the fundamental issues, theories and skills relevant to IPv6 in general, it pays particular attention to the problem sets among service providers, and applies proven Cisco solutions to migrate networks from IPv4 to IPv6. The final day ends with an extensive Capstone Lab exercise, which covers the following objectives:

  • Configure IPv6 routing between PE and CE routers
  • Configure MP-iBGP to simultaneously run IPv6 and IPv4
  • Determine how labels are assigned and propagated across the MPLS backbone
  • Analyze the Cisco 6PE forwarding plane
  • Configure 6VPE on PE routers

Who should attend

This course is intended for Sales Engineers at Cisco Channel Partners supporting the Service Provider customers migrating to IPv6, as well as for Network Engineers at Service Provider organizations that need to design and implement IPv6 support into the companies service offerings.


CCNA or equivalent in experience. Students need a firm grasp of IPv4 routing, switching and related concepts.

Course Objectives

This customized course on IPv6 addresses the knowledge and skill requirements for engineers supporting IPv6 design and implementation for Service Provider customers. The course covers the range of Cisco Products and solutions pertinent to IPv6 in a Service Provider environment, including carrier grade NAT, global routing protocols (in particular, MPBGP) and the Nexus and CSR products. As this course is intended for SEs internal to Cisco, the focus is on designing and implementing the solutions, rather than administering and troubleshooting. Objectives include:

  • Describe the factors that led to the development of IPv6 and possible uses of this new IP structure
  • Describe the structure of the IPv6 address format, how IPv6 interacts with data link layer technologies, and how IPv6 is supported in Cisco IOS Software
  • Implement IPv6 services and applications
  • Understand the updates to IPv4 routing protocols needed to support IPv6 topologies
  • Understand multicast concepts and IPv6 multicast specifics
  • Evaluate Service Provider IPv6 scenarios and desired outcomes and identify the best transition mechanism for the situation
  • Describe security issues, how security for IPv6 is different than for IPv4, and emerging practices for IPv6-enabled networks
  • Describe the standards bodies that define IPv6 address allocation, in addition to one of the leading IPv6 deployment issues—multihoming
  • Describe the deployment strategies that service providers might consider when deploying IPv6
  • Describe Cisco IPv6-related products pertinent to the Service Provider Market
  • Understand migration strategies for IPv6 including dual stack, 6PE and 6VPE
  • Describe IPv6 Multicast Strategies including 6bone Connection Using 6to4 Tunnels
  • Describe Customer Integration Strategies including IPv6 Access Services, tunneling and Carrier Grade NAT

Course Content

Hands-on Labs:

The following list identifies the hands-on labs done during this course, including the Capstone Lab. Comprehensive descriptions of the labs are on the course outline tab:

  • Enabling IPv6 on Hosts
  • Using Neighbor Discovery
  • Using Prefix Delegation
  • Routing with OSPFv3
  • Routing with IS-IS
  • Routing with EIGRP
  • Routing with BGP and MP-BGP
  • Multicasting
  • Implementing Tunnels for IPv6
  • Capstone Lab: Configuring 6PE and 6VPE
  • Configuring 6VPE Internet Access Scenario B
  • Configuring InterAS

High-level Topic lists:

  • Designing Cisco IPv6 solutions for Service Providers
  • Overview of IPv6
  • Overview of Cisco IPv6 solutions for the Service Provider market
  • Overview of IPv6-related products pertinent to the Service Provider Market
  • How Can Service Providers Face IPv4 Address Exhaustion?
  • 6bone Connection Using 6to4 Tunnels for IPv6
  • IPv6 Access Services
  • DHCPv6 Based IPv6 Access Services
  • Implementing IPv6 VPN Provider Edge Transport over MPLS on Cisco IOS



  • Course Introduction
  • Module 1: Overview of IPv6
  • Lesson 1.1: Covering IPv6 SP Market, Drivers, basics
  • Lesson 1-2: basic Transition Strategy issues for Service Providers (CGN, LSN, NAT444, NAT464, DS-Lite)
  • Lesson 2-1: Understanding the IPv6 Addressing Architecture
  • New Fast Lane Content: 2-1.5 Case Study: Build an IPv6 Network design, sub
  • Lesson 2-2: Describing the IPv6 Header Format
  • Lesson 2-2.5: Advanced Prefix Header discussions
  • Lesson 2-3: Enabling IPv6 on Hosts
  • Lab 2-1: Enabling IPv6 on Hosts
  • Lesson 2-4: Enabling IPv6 on Cisco Routers
  • Lesson 2-5: Using ICMPv6 and Neighbor Discovery
  • Lesson 2-5.5: customize the Autoconfiguration process
  • Lab 2-2: Using Neighbor Discovery
  • Lesson 2-6: Troubleshooting IPv6
  • Lesson 3-1: IPv6 Mobility
  • Lesson 3-2: Describing DNS in an IPv6 Environment


  • Review of Day 1
  • Lesson 3-3: Understanding DHCPv6 Operations
  • Lab 3-1: Using Prefix Delegation
  • Lesson 3-4: Understanding QoS Support in an IPv6 Environment
  • Lesson 3-5: Using Cisco IOS Software Features
  • Lesson 3-6: Advanced IPv6 DHCP Topics
  • Lesson 4-2: Examining OSPFv3
  • Lab 4-1: Routing with OSPFv3
  • Lab 4-2: Routing with IS-IS
  • Lesson 4-5: Understanding MP-BGP


  • Review of Day 2
  • Lab 4-4: Routing with BGP and MP-BGP
  • Lesson 4-6: Configuring IPv6 Policy-Based Routing
  • Lesson 4-7: Configuring FHRP for IPv6
  • Lesson 4-8: Configuring Route Redistribution
  • Lesson 5-1: Implementing Multicast in an IPv6 Network
  • Lab 5-1: Multicasting
  • Lesson 5-2: Using IPv6 MLD
  • Module 6: IPv6 Transition Strategies: Tunnelling, NAT and MORE
  • Lesson 7-1: Configuring IPv6 ACLs
  • Lab 7-1: Configuring Advanced ACLs
  • Review of Day 3


  • Lesson 7-2: Using IPsec, IKE, and VPNs
  • Lab 7-2: Implementing IPsec and IKE
  • Lesson 7-3: Discussing Security Issues in an IPv6 Transition Environment
  • Lesson 7-4: Understanding IPv6 Security Practices
  • Lesson 7-5: Configuring Cisco IOS Firewall for IPv6
  • Lab 7-3: Configuring Cisco IOS Firewall
  • Lesson 7-6: Advanced IPv6 Security Topics
  • Lesson 8-1: Examining IPv6 Address Allocation
  • Lesson 8-2: Understanding the IPv6 Multihoming Issue
  • Lesson 8-2.5: Multihoming Solutions


  • Review of Day 4
  • Module 9: Service Provider scenarios
  • Lab 9-1: Configuring 6PE and 6VPE
  • New LAB: Configuring 6VPE Internet Access Scenario B
  • New LAB: Configuring InterAS
  • Wrap-up
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 3,290.- €
  • Switzerland: Fr. 410.-
incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Bread
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

* Catering information only valid for courses delivered by Fast Lane.

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