May 26th, 2011 by Larissa Fair, Online Marketing Manager
The day has finally come, where the Internet world will come to a halt. Well, not really, but some folks have gotten together to promote World IPv6 Day, which will be a true test as to “what really happens when IPv6 is all that’s left?”.
While some people ponder what will happen if IPv6 never catches on (is it all hype?), most realize that the need is urgent and necessary.
According to the host organization of World IPv6 Day, the Internet Society (ISOC):
On 8 June, 2011, Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai and Limelight Networks will be amongst some of the major organisations that will offer their content over IPv6 for a 24-hour “test flight”. The goal of the Test Flight Day is to motivate organizations across the industry – Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies – to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out.
Is your system IPv6 ready?
We’re no stranger to IPv6, as ScienceLogic EM7 manages both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. ScienceLogic helps troubleshoot complex IPv4 and IPv6 issues by providing you with customized dashboards to manage all aspects of your network
Learn more about our live monitoring of IPv4 and IPv6 activity live in the InteropNet NOC.
Check out these graphs from Interop Las Vegas:
This shows the top ten IPv4 and IPv6 (AAAA) DNS lookups from another InteropNet sponsor.
On the first day of the show, in DNS, we averaged ~1,500 A (IPv4) record queries/minute and ~1,000 (IPv6) AAAA records.
Here you can see a ScienceLogic EM7 dashboard showing IPv6 leases over the days of the show. This shows how many devices were provided with an IPv6 address.
Whether or not you’re prepared for IPv6 to take over, it’s already here. ISPs and other companies need to ensure their services work on both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.