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Part I TCP/IP Administration

1.  Planning the Network Deployment

2.  Considerations When Using IPv6 Addresses

IPv6 Planning (Task Map)

IPv6 Network Topology Scenario

Ensuring Hardware Support for IPv6

Preparing an IPv6 Addressing Plan

Obtaining a Site Prefix

Creating the IPv6 Numbering Scheme

Creating an IPv6 Addressing Plan for Nodes

Creating a Numbering Scheme for Subnets

Configuring Network Services to Support IPv6

How to Prepare Network Services for IPv6 Support

How to Prepare DNS for IPv6 Support

Planning for Tunnel Use in the Network

Security Considerations for the IPv6 Implementation

3.  Configuring an IPv4 Network

4.  Enabling IPv6 on the Network

5.  Administering a TCP/IP Network

6.  Configuring IP Tunnels

7.  Troubleshooting Network Problems

8.  IPv4 Reference

9.  IPv6 Reference


10.  About DHCP (Overview)

11.  Administering the ISC DHCP Service

12.  Configuring and Administering the DHCP Client

13.  DHCP Commands and Files (Reference)

Part III IP Security

14.  IP Security Architecture (Overview)

15.  Configuring IPsec (Tasks)

16.  IP Security Architecture (Reference)

17.  Internet Key Exchange (Overview)

18.  Configuring IKE (Tasks)

19.  Internet Key Exchange (Reference)

20.  IP Filter in Oracle Solaris (Overview)

21.  IP Filter (Tasks)

Part IV Networking Performance

22.  Integrated Load Balancer Overview

23.  Configuration of Integrated Load Balancer (Tasks)

24.  Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (Overview)

25.  VRRP Configuration (Tasks)

26.  Implementing Congestion Control

Part V IP Quality of Service (IPQoS)

27.  Introducing IPQoS (Overview)

28.  Planning for an IPQoS-Enabled Network (Tasks)

29.  Creating the IPQoS Configuration File (Tasks)

30.  Starting and Maintaining IPQoS (Tasks)

31.  Using Flow Accounting and Statistics Gathering (Tasks)

32.  IPQoS in Detail (Reference)



Configuring Network Services to Support IPv6

The following typical IPv4 network services in the current Oracle Solaris release are IPv6 ready:

The IMAP mail service is for IPv4 only.

Nodes that are configured for IPv6 can run IPv4 services. When you turn on IPv6, not all services accept IPv6 connections. Services that have been ported to IPv6 will accept a connection. Services that have not been ported to IPv6 continue to work with the IPv4 half of the protocol stack.

Some issues can arise after you upgrade services to IPv6. For details, see Problems After Upgrading Services to IPv6.

How to Prepare Network Services for IPv6 Support

  1. Update the following network services to support IPv6:
    • Mail servers

    • NIS servers

    • NFS

      Note - LDAP supports IPv6 without requiring IPv6-specific configuration tasks.

  2. Verify that your firewall hardware is IPv6 ready.

    Refer to the appropriate firewall-related documentation for instructions.

  3. Verify that other services on your network have been ported to IPv6.

    For more information, refer to marketing collateral and associated documentation for the software.

  4. If your site deploys the following services, make sure that you have taken the appropriate measures for these services:
  5. Audit any network services that are offered by a node prior to converting that node to IPv6.

How to Prepare DNS for IPv6 Support

The current Oracle Solaris release supports DNS resolution on both the client side and the server side. Do the following to prepare DNS services for IPv6.

For more information that is related to DNS support for IPv6, refer to Oracle Solaris Administration: Naming and Directory Services.

  1. Ensure that the DNS server that performs recursive name resolution is dual-stacked (IPv4 and IPv6) or for IPv4 only.
  2. On the DNS server, populate the DNS database with relevant IPv6 database AAAA records in the forward zone.

    Note - Servers that run multiple critical services require special attention. Ensure that the network is working properly. Also ensure that all critical services are ported to IPv6. Then, add the server's IPv6 address to the DNS database.

  3. Add the associated PTR records for the AAAA records into the reverse zone.
  4. Add either IPv4 only data, or both IPv6 and IPv4 data into the NS record that describes zones.