The recent introduction of technologies like BYOD and IPv6 has put much-needed emphasis over some of the oldest technologies in networking. DNS and DHCP protocols, and closely related IPAM solution, have been brought up front and center. While many users have historically used spreadsheet and freeware technologies to setup their DDI environments, the complexity of these new technologies is pushing users into an integrated DDI solution. The sheer volume of IP addresses in IPv6, or the requirement to provide self-service portal to BYOD users are some of these complexities.
Following up on my last post, the vast size of a single site /48 allocation often creates anxiety for network architects creating an IPv6 addressing plan. This anxiety arises from two conflicting goals in address planning: address conservation and address plan consistency (leading to operational efficiency). It is difficult to achieve the latter when the former is the primary criterion.
This DSB adds support for the Cisco ASR 1002 Router. This DSB requires NetMRI 6.4.5 and requires the two included hotfixes to be installed.
- Vendor: Cisco
- Model: ASR 1002
- Device Type: Router
- OS Version: 15.0(1)S1
After a long Thanksgiving weekend, it's often times difficult to get back into "the swing of things" at the office. Over the last week in the US, you'd hear the mantra, "family, food, and football." Around bloxHub, our mantra has been "enable, support, and engage!" What do I mean? Over the last week, you may have noticed a few updates to bloxHub, including:
Few things seem to cause as much confusion and anxiety among network architects newly tasked with IPv6 address planning as the current recommended practice of allocating a /48 per site.
After all, a /48 is 1.2E24 addresses. Or, to put it another way, 65536 /64 subnets (each containing 1.8E19 addresses). That works out to 281 trillion Internets for a single site!