The basic features of the OSPFv3 routing protocol are almost same as provided by OSPFv2. However, OSPFv3 is designed to support IPv6-capable networks. In the previous posts, we have discussed a lot about the OSPF routing protocol. We recommend you to visit the following links before you should configure OSPF for IPv6. [Read more…]
We know that the devices on a network require a unique identification number called IP address. We have been using the IPv4 addressing scheme for a long time. But the addresses provided by the IPv4 addressing scheme are not sufficient as the demand of the Internet is increasing day-by-day. Hence, we require an addressing scheme that can provide more IP addresses along with the security features. Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) comes as a solution for this.
The IPv6 addressing scheme is an upgraded version of the IPv4 addressing scheme. It provides more IP addresses in comparison to the IPv4 addressing scheme. In the post “IPv6 Address Types and Features“, we have discussed a lot about the IPv6 addressing scheme. Please read it if you missed that one. In this post, we will discuss how to configure IPv6 on Cisco Routers.
EIGRP for IPv6 or EIGRPv6 is the IPv6 compatible version of EIGRP routing protocol. The basic features of EIGRPv6 routing protocol remain same as EIGRP routing protocol. In order to configure EIGRP for IPv6, first of all, you should be familiar with the basics of EIGRP protocol. We recommend you to read this post “EIGRP Features” before you should read this post.
Once you have created the preceding topology, configure the following IPv6 addresses on each router.
Once you have configured the preceding IPv6 addresses, you can start to configure EIGRP for IPv6 routing. In order to configure EIGRP for IPv6 routing, first, we would like to discuss the high-level steps used to configure EIGRPv6. [Read more…]
Since now most of the vendors has started to implement the IPv6 addressing scheme, IPv6 routing protocols are required to provide the routing functionalities. There are many IPv6-capable routing protocols are developed, such as RIPng, EIGRPv6, and OSPFv3. RIPng (RIP for IPv6) is designed to provide routing functionalities for an IPv6-based network. It is the next generation RIP protocol that provides same features as provided by RIPv2 for IPv4. To configure RIPng on Cisco router, you have to understand the basics of RIPng routing protocol. In addition, you should also be familiar with the changes made with the RIPng routing protocol.
The key difference between RIP for IPv4 and RIP for IPv6 (RIPng) are: [Read more…]