Monday, July 23, 2007

OPNET Introduces IPv6 Network Planning and Operations

OPNET Technologies released an IPv6 Planning and Operations module for its "IT Guru" Network Planner and "SP Guru" Network Planner Version 12.0.
Key functionality of the IPv6 Planning and Operations module includes:

  • An automated Network Readiness Assessment to determine if devices in the current production network are compatible with IPv6, including operating system version, routing, QoS, multicast, and security;
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  • A design wizard that recommends various mechanisms for migration, such as tunneling IPv6 traffic through the IPv4 backbone, and leveraging dual-stack devices;
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  • Analytics that develop capacity and configuration recommendations to preserve network performance after migration.

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