Deploy360 8 December 2016

IPv6 inside LinkedIn

By Kevin MeynellFormer Senior Manager, Technical and Operational Engagement

There’s a series of interesting articles authored by Franck Martin and Tim Crofts about how LinkedIn has enabled IPv6 and the issues they’ve encountered. LinkedIn has been running IPv6 since 2014, but this year they decided to test what happens with an IPv6-only network instead of a dual-stack one.

The first article commissioned for the anniversary of World IPv6 Launch explains why LinkedIn decided to move their internal network over to IPv6.

In the second article, they describe the challenges of enabling dual stack in their data centres, and they went about configuring their systems to work with IPv6.

The latest article covers their progress towards an IPv6-only data centre, and the issues and challenges they’ve had with installing, configuring and managing servers and software tools in this environment. Although they’re not currently running an IPv6-only data centre, they are currently working towards the goal of removing IPv4 completely in order to simplify management of their systems and network.

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Well worth reading and more evidence of how major service providers are actively making the transition to IPv6.

Deploy360 also aims to help with this, so please take a look at our Start Here page to understand how you can get started with IPv6.

Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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