How to start planning your IPv6 transition

What IT managers need to know about IPv6 today


Start rolling it out!
A great place to start investigating your IPv6 capabilities is within DNS, as we know it’s one of the core technologies that every network engineer should understand and it won’t do you much good to bring IPv6 addresses into your network if you can’t resolve them to names and vice versa.

Another great place to deploy an early IPv6 network is a “management network” or “telemetry network,” as we used to call them in the old days. Network Address Translation (NAT) can be a real burden when it comes to monitoring devices in duplicate or overlapping address ranges, so this may be a great place for you to start moving to IPv6.

While migration to IPv6 won’t happen overnight, it’s time for you to wrap your mind around all things related to it and come up with a plan to ensure that you are able to roll everything out smoothly.

I hope this tip helps you on your journey to IPv6.

Josh Stephens is Head Geek and VP of Technology at SolarWinds

See also:
IPv6 basics: Getting started with IPv6
What You Need to Know about IPv6
Avoiding the pitfalls when transitioning to IPv6

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