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 IPv6The 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.