With the rapid depletion of the global IPv4 address pool, the adoption of IPv6 is growing significantly. The total exhaustion of public IPv4 addresses is inevitable, making IPv6 knowledge an important and essential skill that network engineers and systems administrators will need to have to be successful. While there are some excellent IPv6 references available today, until now there has been a serious lack of practical, real-world implementation guidance for IPv6. Until now!
Recently my good friend Ed Horley released a book entitled Practical IPv6 for Windows Administrators. As one of the technical reviewers of this title, along with Jason Jones, I had the privilege of reading this book in advance and providing feedback as it was being developed. This new book provides detailed information for network engineers and systems administrators looking to deploy IPv6. It contains prescriptive guidance for implementing IPv6 with a focus on how the protocol affects applications and services common on many of today’s corporate networks. Topics like IPv6 address assignment and name resolution are covered in detail, along with operation and support for IPv6 with services like Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Hyper-V, and more. In addition, PowerShell is featured prominently throughout the book.
IPv4 is a dying breed. IPv6 is the way of the future, without question. Understanding IPv6 now is critical, and it is vital that you begin obtaining knowledge and experience with the IPv6 protocol today to ensure that you won’t be left out in the cold. Start building your IPv6 skills today. Order Practical IPv6 for Windows Administrators now! Once you’ve finished reading this book, you’ll be well on your way.