Workshops

This is a draft agenda: changes are still being made.

Monday, 23 October 18:00 - 19:00

Open Network Switches – The Hidden Garden of SDN
Tim Armstrong, Nerdalize

A workshop that introduces the audience to the concept of Open Networking, covering the various competing technologies and platforms. In the workshop, the participants will configure an emulated SwitchDev-based environment within GNS3.

Where: Main Room

 

Monday, 23 October 18:00 - 19:00

IPv6 and the Enterprise
Wilhelm Boeddinghaus, iubari GmbH & Benedikt Stockebrand, Stepladder IT Training+Consulting GmbH

Understanding the fundamental inner workings of IPv6, and the differences between IPv4 and IPv6, and actually deploying it in an enterprise environment are two rather different tasks. For those who have kind of mastered the basics of IPv6 and are now confronted with an actual deployment project, we investigate a number of essential topics you don't learn from the protocol specs, like:
  • First things first: What should you do as early as possible even if you still believe you don't need IPv6 (yet)?
  • Making a plan: How to tackle an IPv6 project, from resource and time estimates to risk identification and management.
  • Given the usual plethora of client applications, how can we identify the ones supporting IPv6 without trouble, and how do we handle the legacy ones to our user's satisfaction?
  • With all the squabbles between DHCP and SLAAC devotees, what are the no-nonsense options to host configuration that actually get the job done?
  • Is microsegmentation really the way to go? If so, how far can or should we push it and how can we actually migrate a live environment to it?
The tutorial is targeted at people with a basic understanding of IPv6 but little or no experience in actually deploying it at an enterprise scale. While we will quickly recap the protocol basics as needed, this tutorial is a fair step up from a beginner's course.

Where: Side Room

 

Wednesday, 25 October 18:00 - 19:00

Configuring CPE for Transition Mechanisms
Lee Howard, Retevia

Where: Main Room

Arguably, the final stage of the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 is to provision customers without native IPv4, but with an IPv4-IPv6 transition mechanism. We will set DHCP options as an ISP would, to configure various transition mechanisms on home gateways. This will include settings for each of the most popular IPv4-IPv6 transition mechanisms: NAT64, Dual-stack Lite, 464xlat, MAP-T, and MAP-E. We will use off-site production translation servers and local DHCP.