1. Deployment Schedule
Our full deployment schedule is more complex and will change, but the list below
gives a approximate guide to the work which is currently underway.
The focus right now is on preparing the core services for IPv6 support.
Part of this will require some funding from the university, which OUCS
has applied for.
- Older switch hardware performing IPv6 functions in software will be
replaced. Since the last backbone upgrade all major devices (i.e. the
routers and FroDos) support IPv6 routing and switching in hardware. This
item applies to older devices in remote data centres.
- Routing of IPv6 will be enabled on the university backbone.
- Underlying core service software (e.g. DNS) will be upgraded and
- Supporting services (e.g. NTP, Web Proxy) will be upgraded to
support IPv6 in readiness, despite not being reachable via IPv6 at the
time of configuration.
- A test wireless network will be the first network to have IPv6
enabled, as it does not depend on the IP Address Management systems
and is separate to other production university network services.
- IPv6 will be ready for university IT support staff to deploy
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