Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) is a network layer protocol that allows data transmissions across a packet-switched network. Packet switching includes the transportation of data in packets between two nodes in a system. IPv6 is usually called the "next-generation Internet" because of its developed abilities. In this hands-on lab, learners will learn how to establish IPv6 connectivity. To accomplish this task, first, they will configure IPv6 interfaces. Next, they will configure a router to route IPv6 addresses. Finally, they will verify that they can connect by using IPv6; they will verify the DNS records for the new IPv6 addresses.
Understand the Scenario
In this virtual lab, you are a network administrator, and your job is to configure IPv6 in a network with two subnets connected by a router. The subnets contain server resources. To accomplish this task, learners will use three virtual machines, Router, DC1, and DC2, with two subnets connected by a router. The router has the interfaces named 10.0.0.62 /26 (LAN1) and 10.0.0.126 /26 (LAN2).
Configure IPv6 on DC1 and DC2
IPv6 and IPv4 share a comparable architecture. The bulk of transport layer protocols that work with IPv4 also work with the IPv6 protocol. Most application layer protocols are assumed to be interoperable with IPv6 as well, with the important elimination of File Transfer Protocol (FTP). In this virtual lab, you will learn how to configure IPV6. First, you will sign in to DC1 and select the Type text icon to paste the text string into the virtual machine. Next, you will configure an IPv6 address of fd00::10 /16 , a default gateway of fd00::1, and DNS server addresses of fd00::10 and fd01::10 and switch to DC2 and configure an IPv6 address of fd01::10 /16 , a default gateway of fd01::1, and DNS server addresses of fd01::10 and fd00::10. Finally, you will check and confirm that you configured IPv6 addresses, default gateways, and DNS server addresses on DC1 and DC2.
Configure IPv6 on a Router
After configuring IPv6 on DC1 and DC2, in this section of the lab, learners will learn how to configure IPv6 on a router. First, learners will switch to Router, and then sign in as administrator and configure the interface for LAN1 to use an IP address of fd00::1 /16 and configure the interface for LAN2 to use an IP address of fd01::1 /16. Next, they will configure DNS server addresses of fd00::10 and fd01::10. LAN1 is connected to DC1, and LAN2 is connected to DC2. After this, they will configure IPv6 routing on the router and switch to DC1. Next, they will verify that DC1 can ping DC2 by using the IPv6 address fd01::10 and verify that DC1 can ping DC2 by using the -6 parameter. Finally, On DC1, they will verify that the DNS Manager contains records for the new IPv6 addresses.
Lab Summary Conclusion
After completing the "Establish IPv6 Connectivity" virtual lab, you will have accomplished the following:
- Configured IPv6 interfaces.
- Configured IPv6 routing.
- Verified IPv6 connectivity and DNS resolution.