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IPv6 Content Roadmap

The Deploy360 Programme staff has been collecting requirements and feedback for IPv6-related content from the community here at the Deploy360 site, from within social networks and at our ION conferences.

Based on that feedback, this document is an analysis of the IPv6-related content that needs to be added to the Deploy360 Programme website.

If you know of current content that you believe would fit our roadmap below, or if you are interested in writing or creating a listed piece of content, please contact us. We also appreciate any feedback on this roadmap – will the resources we have listed here help you make the transition to IPv6?

Please note that we are always looking for the following kinds of information:

The resources below are listed in the rough order of priority that we would like to add them to the Deploy360 site:

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Feedback on this roadmap is definitely welcome. Thank you.


Back in 2012, we went through an exercise identifying pieces of content we felt needed to be included in the IPv6 section of the site in order for it to be “complete”.  Many of the resources suggested below have been included in the site.  Others have now been included in the roadmap list above.  The full list is maintained here as a reference.

IPv6 Basics

Requirements:

  • Introductory video explaining what IPv6 is all about (created or curated)
  • Simplified roadmap for how to deploy IPv6
  • Instructions for how to configure IPv6 on different operating systems and mobile devices
  • Suggestions to help validate the accuracy of IPv6 capability claims of vendor products
  • Pointing to existing lists of equipment known to work with IPv6
  • Basic guidelines for IPv6 security (open up a separate section on the site?)
  • Information on network planning with IPv6
  • Guidelines for IPv6 address allocation planning
  • IPv6 routing best practices
  • IPv6 RFC review
  • How to obtain IPv6 address allocations from the RIRs
  • IPv6 diagnostic and troubleshooting tools
  • Tutorial on how to set up an IPv6 test lab using tunnelbrokers and other systems

Enhancements:

  • Videos of IPv6 configuration on different operating systems and mobile devices
  • Video/screencast of setting up an IPv6 test lab
  • Pointers and reviews to books/ebooks related to IPv6
  • Animated video (Common Craft-style) that explains IPv6 to common audience
  • Videos/screencasts related to IPv6 security

IPv6 Case Studies

Requirements:

  • Case study (text) with a large ISP
  • Case study with a wireless ISP
  • Case studies with multiple developers of different types of applications
  • Case studies with multiple content providers
  • Case studies with consumer electronics manufacturers
  • Case studies with enterprises who have moved their networks to IPv6

Enhancements:

  • Video case studies with all of the above
  • Audio versions of the case studies
  • Slide presentation(s) summarizing these case studies
  • Webinars with case study participants
  • Design and publish “deployment scenarios” for IPv6 that are suited to specific industry segments rather than rely solely on case studies

IPv6 Training

Requirements:

  • Identification of courseware available for open/free usage
  • Further identification of IPv6 courses available
  • Train-the-Trainer courseware

Enhancements:

  • Creation of additional written courseware
  • Creation of deployment-focused e-learning / video tutorials
  • Ongoing webinar series offering IPv6 education
  • Develop and standardize a training package for IPv6 that trainers and consultants can use as a base for educating their customers

Network Operators

Requirements:

  • Guidelines for considerations for moving networks to IPv6
  • Case studies (previously covered above)
  • Questions to ask vendors regarding IPv6 support
  • Pointers to databases of IPv6-enabled equipment

Enhancements:

  • Commissioned analyst whitepapers on IPv6 migration
  • Videos/screencasts related to IPv6 transition
  • Materials related to IPv6 multihoming
  • Maintaining actual database of IPv6-enabled equipment
  • Marketing materials to help operators promote IPv6 to their customers

Developers

Requirements:

  • Guidelines for migrating applications or services to IPv6
  • Case studies (previously covered above)
  • Pointers to open source or reference implementations of IPv6
  • Pointers to IPv6 test tools and sites
  • Tutorials/considerations for operating in a dual-stack environment
  • Information about IPv6 transition mechanisms
  • Information about use of “Happy Eyeballs” (RFC 6555)

Enhancements:

  • Videos/screencasts showing use of IPv6 libraries
    • Commissioning of IPv6 shows on existing developer-focused video podcasts
  • Creation of open source test tools and/or libraries

Content Providers

Requirements:

  • Case studies
  • Information about using hosting providers that support IPv6
    • Listings of IPv6 hosting providers
    • Questions to ask your current hosting provider
  • Information/tutorials about using content delivery networks (CDNs) that support IPv6
  • Information/tutorials about using relay/proxy services to IPv6-enable content
  • Information/tutorials about transition technologies identified in RFC 6589

Enhancements:

  • Videos/screencasts demonstrating IPv6 at hosting providers
  • Videos/screencasts demonstrating use of CDNs with IPv6
  • Videos/screencasts demonstrating relay/proxy services
  • Videos/screencasts demonstrating transition technologies

Consumer Electronics Manufacturers

Requirements:

  • Case studies
  • Information about business case / value in using IPv6
  • (similar information as with Developers in how to add IPv6 support to a device)

Enhancements:

  • (Same video screencasts as under IPv6 Basics and Developers)

Enterprise Customers

Requirements:

  • More material helping C-levels understand the need to deploy IPv6
  • Business case / cost benefit analysis support for IPv6
  • Case studies
  • Practical guide to IPv6 address management tools
  • Information about different types of IPv6 address blocks (PA vs PI)

Enhancements:

  • Commissioned analyst whitepapers on IPv6 migration
  • Videos/screencasts related to enterprise usage of IPv6
  • Slides / materials to help enterprise advocates promote IPv6 within their enterprise

Additional Content

The following content was requested at ION events and does not currently have a section within the Deploy360 site.

Enhancements:

  • Information about consultants
  • Online forum for user discussion at the portal
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