Cisco IOS XR IPv6 Routing for Service Providers (XIPV6R)

Course Description Schedule

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Who should attend

This course is for technical professionals who design, implement, and operate IPv6 routing protocols in a service provider network of routers running Cisco IOS XR Software. The following are considered the primary audience for this course:

  • Network operations center (NOC) engineers
  • Network and senior engineers
  • Support engineers


Following are the prerequisites for this course:

  • Students should have knowledge of the Cisco IOS XR Software configuration syntax to the extent covered in the Cisco CRS-1 Essentials or Cisco XR12000 Series Essentials course.
  • Students attending this class should be able to establish, without assistance, a configuration for Open Shortest Path First Version 2 (OSPFv2), Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) with Routing Policy Language (RPL) policies as accomplished in the Cisco IOS XR IPv4 Routing course labs.
  • Students must have a basic understanding of MPLS configuration and operation as covered in the Cisco CRS-1 Essentials or Cisco XR12000 Series Essentials course.
  • Students must have a basic understanding of IPv6 concepts as covered in IPv6 Fundamentals (IPVSF).

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Characterize the types of IPv6 addresses, changes made to IP packet header, and how neighbor discovery takes place
  • Describe the various integration technologies that can be employed in implementing IPv6
  • Describe the changes made to IPv4 routing protocols to support IPv6
  • Configure IPv6 routing protocols on Cisco IOS XR Software routers and verify operation
  • Configure and verify operation of IPv6 multicast
  • Implement IPv6 provider edge (6PE) in an IPv4/MPLS environment
  • Implement IPv6 VPN provider edge (6VPE) in an IPv4/MPLS environment

Course Content

The course contents is as follows:

  • Pv6 Foundations Review (Addressing, Packet Header)
  • IPv6 Operation (Router Advertisements, Neighbor Discovery) and Configuration
  • OSPFv3 Routing
  • IS-IS Routing for IPv6
  • MP-BGP Routing for IPv6
  • Other IPv6 Routing Protocols (EIGRP, RIPng)
  • IPv6 Provider Edge (6PE)
  • IPv6 VPN Provider Edge (6VPE)
  • IPv6 Multicast
  • Lab Outline

The lab outline is as follows:

  • Enabling IPv6 on Cisco IOS XR Software and implementing static IPv6 routing
  • Implementing OSPFv3 routing
  • Implementing IS-IS routing for IPv6 integrated with existing IPv4
  • Implementing MP-BGP routing for IPv6 over existing IPv4 peerings and IPv6 peerings
  • Implementing 6PE on existing provider edge routers using route reflectors and existing IPv4-signalled MPLS paths
  • Implementing 6VPE on IPv4-signalled MPLS L3 VPN baseline
  • Implementing IPv6 multicast using PIM with static rendezvous points, bootstrap routers, and embedded rendezvous points

Duration: 5 days

Price (excl. VAT):
  • £ 3,000.-
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