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Checklist for developers
This checklist is the HEPiX Pv6 working group’s current list of issues to be considered. We welcome feedback from developers on the content of this list according to their experiences during the transition. Updates and additions will be made as required.
The process of deploying IPv6 at a Tier-2 WLCG site requires several steps and it has been followed only by a few sites, so far. This document will evolve into a detailed how-to guide for sites to follow, but initially it will contain a sketch of the procedure based on the experience of those sites which already deployed IPv6 in production.
IPv6 deployment steps
Very broadly speaking, the IPv6 deployment will require sites to go through these steps:
Checklist for WLCG site system administrators and networking teams
HEPiX IPv6 instances:
- Get a public prefix assignment
- Define addressing plan and assignment rules
- Add IPv6 support to the address management database and related tools
- DNS Name resolution policies
- Public address space
- Network devices with IPv6 support
- Software licences for IPv6 support
- IPv6 Internet upstream
The basic (and possibly legal) requirement of many institutions is that they be able to authorise the access to the network, and be able to trace actions on the network to an individual (the one who requested such access authorisation).