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Deploying IPv6 Networks by Patrick Grossetete, Eric Levy-Abegnoli, Ciprian Popoviciu

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Chapter 10. Managing IPv6 Networks

Although IPv6 is not a new technology anymore, production-level IPv6 deployments are fairly recent. They were preceded by deployments in research entities and government-funded organizations (for instance, in Europe, 6NET, RENATER, GEANT, and so on). Although the objectives and constraints of such networks differ from the industry-driven deployments, they have provided valuable experience in managing IPv6, experience that can be widely leveraged. A large part of this chapter therefore borrows from these experiences.

The chapter starts with a review of all the network-management challenges raised by the deployment of IPv6. Subsequent sections cover the network-management architecture and the key management components: ...

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