2010 Summit Proceedings

The Texas IPv6 Task Force’s (TXv6TF)  second annual IPv6 technology conference is history.

If you were unable to join us, the presentations are linked to the conference agenda below. For sessions with one presenter, the presentation is linked to the session title. For sessions with more than one presenter, the presentation title and link is adjacent to the presenter’s name. There are no presentations for the lab tutorials and the IPv6 panel discussion on day 1.

We hope that you will consider joining us next year!

Many thanks to all of our speakers and sponsors without whose support the 2010 Summit would not have been possible!

The 2010 TXv6TF Summit

When/Where:

October 11-12, 2010 Cisco Systems Richardson CBC 1st Floor, Bullwinkle Conference Room
8AM to 5PM 2250 East President George Bush Turnpike, Building 5
Richardson, Texas 75082

Final Agenda

October 11, 2010

Tutorials

8:00am-9:00am Registration
9:00am-9:30am Welcome – TXv6TF and Cisco
David Tucker, VP/GM Cisco Systems, Inc.
9:30am – 11:30pm Tutorial Track A
11:30am – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 3:00pm Tutorial Track B
3:00pm – 5:00pm IPv6 Panel Discussion & Q&A Session – Presenters and Attendees

Tutorial Track – A

Tutorial 1 – Introduction to IPv6

Speaker: Villayat Muhammad, Cisco Systems, Inc.

This session provides introduction to IPv6, basic addressing concepts, address resolution, neighbor discovery, basic routing and some deployment options (dual-stack, tunneling) along with configuration examples.

Tutorial 2 – Enterprise IPv6 Deployment

Speaker: Shannon McFarland, Cisco Systems, Inc.

This session focuses on IPv6 deployment options for the enterprise and commercial network manager, with summary information about IPv6 implementation considerations. Implementation options will be given for specific areas of the network such as campus, WAN/branch and remote access.

Tutorial 3 – IPv6 Security

Speaker: Earl Carter, Cisco Systems, Inc.

IPv6 is constantly gaining in popularity and being deployed more widely than ever before. Running IPv6 has certain security and testing implications. During this talk, we will present an analysis of some of the major IPv6 security concerns, as well as examining the various hacker tools that can be used against IPv6 deployments. Finally, we will examine the challenges of testing IPv6 implementations with the tools that are currently available.

Tutorial 4 – IPv6 Hands-on Lab (Requires pre-registration due to limited seating)

Speakers: Harold Ritter, Faraz Shamim, Yenu Gobena, Salman Asadullah & Adeel Ahmed, Cisco Systems, Inc.

This hands-on lab (no theory will be covered during this session) will provide students with an opportunity to configure basic IPv6 connectivity using Cisco IOS configuration, show commands and debugs. Lab exercises are designed to help students get a jump start on configuring basic IPv6 connectivity and get hands-on experience with IPv6. Note that registration for this activity is in addition to registration for the overall event and has not opened yet.

Tutorial Track – B

Tutorial 1 – IPv6 Routing Protocols

Speaker: Faraz Shamim, Cisco Systems, Inc.

This session will go into details of changes that took place in IPv4 routing protocols to accommodate IPv6. Some of the protocols have been re-written liken RIP and OSPFv3. Some protocols were extended to support IPv6 for example BGP and ISIS. The pre-requisite for this session is strong background in IPv4 routing and basic IPv6.

Tutorial 2 – Service Provider IPv6 Deployment

Speaker: Salman Asadullah, Cisco Systems, Inc.

This session focuses on Service Provider IPv6 deployment techniques which will help network designers/administrators understand IPv6 operation and implementation options for native IPv4 and MPLS Core environments. This session will also cover IPv6 integration techniques in Service Provider Broadband Access Networks (xDSL, ETTH, Cable, Wireless), IPv6 Provisioning techniques and Service Provider Advanced Services. This session will highlight IPv6 integration options available for end-to-end Service Provider networks (i.e. Access, Core and Provisioning Systems).

Tutorial 3 – IT Migration Concerns to IPv6

Speakers: Owen DeLong, Hurricane Electric: Porting IPv4 Applications to IPv4/v6 Dual Stack
and Stephan Lagerholm, Secure64, Inc.: IPv6 and DNS

This session focuses on two specific issues that are often of concern when introducing IPv6 into an existing IT environment. First is a broad overview of various techniques to use when adding IPv6 to existing software. Next, a specific section will be dedicated to DNS concerns.

Tutorial 4 – IPv6 Hands-on Lab (Requires pre-registration due to limited seating)

Speakers: Harold Ritter, Yenu Gobena & Adeel Ahmed, Cisco Systems, Inc.

This hands-on lab (no theory will be covered during this session) will provide students with an opportunity to configure basic IPv6 connectivity using Cisco IOS configuration, show commands and debugs. Lab exercises are designed to help students get a jump start on configuring basic IPv6 connectivity and get hands-on experience with IPv6. Note that registration for this activity is in addition to registration for the overall event and has not opened yet.

IPv6 Panel Discussion, Moderated by Stan Barber, TXv6TF

Tony Hain, Shannon McFarland,Villayat Muhammad, Earl Carter, Salman Asadullah, Faraz Shamim, Harold Ritter, Keith Brumbaugh, Yenu Gobena & Adeel Ahmed, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Owen Delong & Martin Levy, Hurricane Electric
Stephan Lagerholm, Secure 64
Richard Jimmerson, ARIN
Jim Bates, Mu Dynamics
Scott Hogg, GTRI
Matt Chilek, SoftLayer

This will be an opportunity to get any specific question you may have about IPv6 asked and answered by all our speakers in one setting. So, bring your most vexing concerns for which you have not been able to find satisfactory solutions and get some opinions on the best solutions from some of the most qualified experts in the industry. See this page for more on the background of all our speakers.

October 12,2010

Real-World Deployments & Open Issues

8:00am – 9:00 am – Registration

9:00am-9:15am – 2nd day welcome (TXv6TF and Cisco)

9:15am – 9:30am – Welcome from the City of Richardson

Mayor Gary Slagel and City Manager Bill Keffler

9:30am – 10:30am – IP6Forum Keynote: IPv6 — A Crossroads for the Internet

Tony Hain, Cisco Systems, Inc.

10:30am-11:30am – ARIN Keynote: IPv6: No Longer Optional

Richard Jimmerson, ARIN CIO

11:30am – 1:00pm – Lunch

Sponsored by Mu Dynamics

1:00pm – 1:40pm – Cisco IT – IPv6 Integration Strategy

Keith Brumbaugh, Cisco Systems, Inc.

This presentation will cover Cisco Internal integration of IPv6 within the corporate environment. The session will cover drivers, where we are today and the phased road map to enable an end-to-end IPv6 enterprise environment.

1:50pm – 2:30pm – Ease the Transition to IPv6 with Smart Testing

Jim Bates, Mu Dynamics

In transitioning to IPv6, multiple components need to be tested including hosts, routers, Network Protection Devices (NPDs), application servers and much more. What if it doesn’t work? How do you know it will scale? What will happen to it if something unexpected happens? This session will provide an overview on what to test and how testing can contributes to a successful IPv6 deployment.

2:40pm-3:20pm – A Global View of IPv6 Routing Readiness

Martin Levy, Hurricane Electric

Peering over IPv6 has been exploding during 2010 and is avoiding many of the pitfalls that IPv4 encountered during the rapid growth of the Internet in the 90’s. Learn the details and how to follow the changes yourself.

3:30pm-4:10pm – IPv6 in the Wild: IPv6 Security

Scott Hogg, GTRI

Many international organizations already have IPv6 networks, the U.S. Federal organizations are working on their transitions to IPv6 and others are contemplating what IPv6 means to them. However, many organizations already have IPv6 running on their networks and they don’t even realize it. Many computer operating systems now default to running both IPv4 and IPv6 and it could cause security vulnerabilities if one is not prepared. IPv6 security vulnerabilities currently exist “in the wild” and as the popularity of the IPv6 protocol increases so will the number of threats. This talk surveys the threats against IPv6 networks and provides solutions on how to mitigate them.

4:20pm-5pm – SoftLayer’s IPv6 Experiences

Matt Chilek, SoftLayer

The capability of providing support for IPv6 is becoming increasingly urgent for ISPs and datacenters as the end of the IPv4 allocation pool lurks nearer. Implementation problems can include network configuration, application tracking, and training of operational personnel. Phased maintenance, process definition, and building the right tools to support the rollout can minimize impact on users and support. By frontloading the development required for the implementation process, SoftLayer was able to streamline user adoption. Simplified user support was the key to a satisfactory rollout experience.

5:00-5:15 – Closing Remarks

TXv6TF and Cisco

Sponsors:

Cisco Systems (Cisco Systems is our host and Gold Sponsor)
Mu Dynamics (Mu Dynamics is our Silver Sponsor)
SoftLayer (SoftLayer is a Bronze Sponsor)
GTRI, Inc. (GTRI is a Bronze Sponsor)
ARIN (ARIN is a Bronze Sponsor)
The Planet (The Planet is our official hosting provider)