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IPv6 Operational Guidelines for Datacenters

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (v6ops WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Diego R. Lopez , Zhonghua Chen , Tina Tsou (Ting ZOU) , Cathy Zhou , Arturo L. Servin
Last updated 2014-08-08 (Latest revision 2014-02-04)
Replaces draft-lopez-v6ops-dc-ipv6
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state In WG Last Call
Document shepherd Fred Baker
IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
Telechat date (None)
Responsible AD (None)
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This document is intended to provide operational guidelines for datacenter operators planning to deploy IPv6 in their infrastructures. It aims to offer a reference framework for evaluating different products and architectures, and therefore it is also addressed to manufacturers and solution providers, so they can use it to gauge their solutions. We believe this will translate in a smoother and faster IPv6 transition for datacenters of these infrastuctures. The document focuses on the DC infrastructure itself, its operation, and the aspects related to DC interconnection through IPv6. It does not consider the particular mechanisms for making Internet services provided by applications hosted in the DC available through IPv6 beyond the specific aspects related to how their deployment on the Data Center (DC) infrastructure. Apart from facilitating the transition to IPv6, the mechanisms outlined here are intended to make this transition as transparent as possible (if not completely transparent) to applications and services running on the DC infrastructure, as well as to take advantage of IPv6 features to simplify DC operations, internally and across the Internet.


Diego R. Lopez
Zhonghua Chen
Tina Tsou (Ting ZOU)
Cathy Zhou
Arturo L. Servin

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