Internet2 IPv6 Multicast Workshops
Students will design and configure a set of inter-connected IPv6 multicast networks through a series of hands-on exercises. The workshop will be divided into 4 teams consisting of 5 attendees. Each team will configure 3 types of routers in their own network and interconnect their network with other teams' networks. It is our expectation that, after having experienced a workshop as a student, an attendee will be able to engineer IPv6 multicast networks within his/her campus or gigaPoP, to explain multicast engineering concepts to peers, and, in some cases, to help teach or facilitate future multicast workshops.
To participate in the workshop, participants must have previous experience deploying native IPv4 multicast and IPv6 unicast across their networks. This level of experience will be assumed in the workshop.
While general IPv6 Multicast-related topics will be covered, the primary focus will be on understanding how to configure routers to support IPv6 Multicast. Participants with backgrounds in configuring campus routers (particularly IPv4 multicast and IPv6) will benefit the most from the workshop labs.
Registration for Upcoming Workshops
Registration for open workshops is available via http://events.internet2.edu/ and limited to 20 participants. Because space is limited, there will be a waiting list for each workshop. The fee for the workshop is $450.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Information Technology Services
440 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
University of New Mexico
Student Union, 1 University of New Mexico, Building 60, Albuquerque, NM 87131 - Fiesta A&B Meeting Room
Topics to be covered at this workshop include:
- Router Configuration
- IPv6 Multicast addressing and scoping
- IPv6 protocol differences, assuming knowledge of respective IPv4 protocols
- MLD - (Multicast Listener Discovery), comparison with IGMP
- PIM-SM (Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode)
- SSM (Source Specific Multicast)
- MBGP (Multiprotocol BGP)
- Deploying multicast in a multi-vendor environment.
- Test tools like dbeacon and ssmping
What to Bring
Students may bring a laptop capable of running IPv6 Multicast, although some laptops with this capability will be available. Students are encouraged to bring laptops capable of both wired and wireless Internet access.
Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, and Microsoft are sponsors of the Internet2 IPv6 Workshop Series. Cisco provided 2651XM routers and network modules and memory for 3640 routers, Juniper provided M-5 routers and Microsoft provided financial support for the workshop series.