Given that many businesses plan to roll out some collection of IPv6 equipment in the next few years, it makes sense to set up your own test lab to ensure that you can understand some of the transition issues and deployment problems early on.

In the sponsored brief Building an Enterprise IPv6 Test Lab Jeff Carrell and Ed Tittel dive into what you need to know to build your own test lab.

This includes a summary of typical devices that they used, some common infrastructure and testing issues, how to configure various IPv6 network services, and some important lessons learned. It is a solid and very grounded paper that I know you will want to read and use as a reference in putting together your own lab.

This is a follow-on to our first white paper by the same authors, who looked into how to prepare for IPv6 here.