How to deploy IPv6 at a WLCG Tier-2 site

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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:

Implementation Template

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  • 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