Sandro.Elmer at wuerth-itensis
May 25, 2012, 1:54 AM
We're about to have a meeting with our ISP regarding their IPv6 Roadmap and products. Can anyone share a few questions I should ask our ISP?
So far I thought of these:
* Roadmap in general
* Are there different approaches to different services (Business SDSL, Fiber, MPLS, iBPG, private households etc)
* How will IPv6 be implemented (Native IPv6 with Dual-Stack, 6rd or whatever)
* Will we be able to register our "own" IPv6 prefix or does the ISP assign one to us (thus forcing a prefix-change when changing ISPs)
* What services are planned to run on IPv6
* Would they agree to run a proof of concept
* How long until their IPv4 addresses are depleted (we tried getting a C-range this year, no luck :))
* Will a change of hardware (modems, routers) be necessary or does their current equipment support their new IPv6 services
* Short explanation of their IPv6-implementation process works, steps/time necessary
I also found these, but can't think of what their answers would imply:
* Who do you have peering relationships with?
* Are these peer relationships native or tunnelled?
* As a customer, can you provide BGP peering to my corporate network?
* Compare your IPv6 and IPv4 network designs?
* Will my IPv6 traffic be native throughout your entire network or will there be areas of 6to4 tunnelling to overcome current device limitations?
So if anyone can think of some more out of their experiences with ISPs picking up IPv6, I'd be thankful.