Most global Internet companies and all web-dependent companies, including your partners and customers, have started preparing the transition to IPv6. More accurately, most are planning to maintain a dual IPv4 and IPv6 environment, and most are taking the opportunity to reevaluate their entire DDI architecture and deployment.

The transition to IPv6 is essential to ensuring company market viability and ability to communicate globally. IPv6 is a whole new ball game. It is complex and changes the entire approach to IP resource allocation, deployment and management.

Deploying a full IPv6 infrastructure will take several years. Yet, IPv6 web accessibility has already become a strategic issue that starting today requires IPv6 ready public Internet services. The ability to conduct a successful transition and meet IPv6 requirements will rely upon a solid and reliable IPAM, DNS and DHCP foundation that only a smart DDI solution can provide. EfficientIP's SOLIDserver™ DDI appliance solution walks you through what could otherwise be an epic transition reducing risk and the operational cost of migrating and managing an IPv4/IPv6 network.

Take Control of IPv6 Challenges: Design, Deploy and Manage IPv6

The transition to IPv6 will have strong implications for your network topology. Therefore, it is essential to make a thorough audit of the existing infrastructure and build a solid IPAM, DNS and DHCP foundation before considering IPv6 implementations. SOLIDserver™ network discovery and management solution includes current IPv4 requirements as well as a path to IPv6 topology.

Audit Your IPv4 Infrastructure and Build an Accurate IP Resource Inventory
SOLIDserver™ discovers all IPv4 addresses present on the network including all connected devices. NetChange discoveries can be compared to Device Manager, VLAN and DDI repositories for a true and complete reconciliation capability inclusive of IP address connections to network device interfaces and VLANs. This gives full visibility on the network infrastructure and enables the design of a new IPv6 architecture.

Design IPv6-only and IPv4/IPv6 Infrastructures and Anticipate Need
SOLIDserver™ provides global visibility and control of the infrastructure, enabling the design of IPv4 / IPv6 addressing plan(s) and related DNS-DHCP architecture. SOLIDserver™ accurately identifies IPv6 equipment requirements allowing the detailed definition of the deployment process. SOLIDserver™ unified view and provisioning of IPv4-IPv6 addresses with network interfaces ensures control of dual-stack deployment preventing connectivity issues.

Deploy IPv6 Resources Progressively, Safely and Without Downtime
SOLIDserver™ easily integrates IPv6 subnets into existing IP address pools for a fluid migration of data. SOLIDserver™ automates Dual Stack configurations on equipment guaranteeing interoperability between IPv4 and IPv6 networks and ensuring risk free IPv4 / IPv6 coexistence. SOLIDserver™ deployment automation capabilities simplify IPv6 address allocation and subnet management, eliminate risks of misconfiguration and ensure configuration consistency.

Manage Comprehensively IPv4/IPv6 Infrastructure
SOLIDserver™ automates most of the complex administrative tasks related to IPv6 addressing, and IPv6 DNS and DHCPv6 services. Through a centralized web-based interface, you can monitor each step of the deployment, manage task delegation and implement regular and strategic reporting.

IPv6 Management Key Benefits

  • IPv6 Addressing Plan Management
  • IP Management rules automated enforcement
  • IP addresses connection tracking and monitoring
  • Dual Stack configurations, DNS64 and NAT64 management
  • IPv6 DNS and DHCPv6 deployment and management

For more information on SOLIDserver™ capabilities, see our IP Address Management solution.