Chapter 4. LISP IPv6 Unicast Routing

Because LISP is designed to address the scalability challenges of the Internet, it must support IPv6 as IPv6 adoption is increasing rapidly on the Internet and in enterprise networks. The focus of this chapter is on building a strong fundamental understanding of LISP unicast forwarding in IPv6 networks.

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • LISP address family versatility, the basic attribute of LISP that allows easy coexistence of IPv4 and IPv6 and transition to IPv6 networks

  • A brief review of existing IPv6 transition methods as they relate to LISP

  • LISP IPv6 unicast forwarding packet walk

  • Configuring and verifying the operation of a LISP IPv6 network

Address Family Versatility

The address family of ...

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