DCICN 1.0: IPv6 and Packet Delivery

Data center network engineers and learners embarking on a network administration or engineering career who wish to expand their skills in data center networks


Expected Duration
84 minutes

The ability to scale networks for future demands requires a limitless supply of IP addresses and improved mobility. To cope with the depletion of IP addresses, several short-term solutions were developed. IP version 6 (IPv6) satisfies the increasingly complex requirements of hierarchical addressing that IP version 4 (IPv4) does not satisfy. IPv6 uses some different address types that make IPv6 more efficient than IPv4. This course describes the different types of addresses that IPv6 uses and how to assign these addresses. Transitioning to IPv6 from IPv4 deployments can require various techniques, including an autoconfiguration function. Which transition mechanism you use depends on the needs of your network. In this course, you’ll explore the different types of transition mechanisms for an IPv6 network. You will learn about the format of IPv6 addresses and the components that are required to run IPv6. You will also learn the impact of IPv6 on network routing and configure basic IPv6 parameters. To end the course you will explore the routing process and how to configure routing and routing protocols on Cisco Nexus Switches. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for Cisco exam 640-911: Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking.



  • start the course
  • describe the need for IPv6 addresses
  • recognize the advanced features of IPv6
  • describe the format of IPv6 addresses and the appropriate methods for abbreviating them
  • match the IPv6 address type to its description
  • describe IPv6 unicast addressing
  • describe IPv6 global unicast addressing
  • describe IPv6 link-local address
  • describe the benefits of address aggregation
  • assign a IPv6 global unicast address
  • recognize the IPv4 to IPv6 transition mechanisms available
  • describe the IPv6 tunneling integration method

Packet Delivery

  • describe the purpose of Layer 2 addresses in host-to-host communications
  • describe how Layer 3 addresses are used in path determination
  • describe host-to-host packet delivery
  • recognize the common Cisco NX-OS software connectivity tools

Practice: Planning for IPv6 Implementation

  • configure IPv6 addresses





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