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1 KAUST Network IPv6 Readiness Tareck R. Elass (tareck. elass@kaust. edu KAUST Network IPv6 Readiness Tareck R. ElassSummary Report
2 IntroductionKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is an international, graduate level research university dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement to benefit Saudi Arabia and beyond. The University is committed to advance science and technology through transdisciplinary research in the globally significant areas of energy, water, food, and environment.----- Meeting Notes (10/1/11 18:50) -----opened in September 2009, MS/PhD
3 The 6.5-million-square-foot campus is an architectural icon situated along Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast, 80 km north of Jeddah. The University is the first LEED® certified project in Saudi Arabia and the largest LEED® Platinum project in the world.LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system.
4 Introduction - continued The University’s nine Research Centers and six Core Labs support the research of faculty, graduate students, and the broader research community. A unique matrix structure of Research Centers and focused programs stimulates transdisciplinary research to leverage the Kingdom’s unique resources, to serve the needs of Saudi Arabia and the region, and to help forge the future of the global economy and industries.RESEARCH CENTERSAdvanced Membranes and Porous MaterialsCatalysis CenterClean CombustionComputational BioscienceGeometric Modeling and Scientific VisualizationPlant Stress GenomicsRed SeaSolar and Alternative Energy EngineeringWater Desalination and ReuseCORE LABSAnalytical ChemistryBiosciences and Bioengineering(Genomics/Proteomics)Coastal and Marine ResourcesImaging and Characterization(Nanobiology/Nanofabrication)Advanced Computation and VisualizationFacilityCenter for Deep Computing Research andSupercomputing Facility----- Meeting Notes (10/1/11 18:42) -----research interests in energy, food, water & environment
5 The Red Sea Research Center has both the immediate access to reefs and world-class facilities, making itperfectly situated todevelop an integrated understandingof coral reefecosystems andtheir oceanographiccontext.The University is home to the world’s largest whale shark tagging program, being conducted in the Red Sea near Thuwal and Al Lith.
6 In addition to an audio studio and multi-purpose room, the Visualization Lab includes a Mechdyne-built CAVE, creating the world’s highest resolution and brightest virtual environment.----- Meeting Notes (10/1/11 18:42) -----Viz lab makes use of int'l link for very high resolution video/audio conferences (approaching 1 Gbps) for research
7 An iconic part of campus, the Campus Library is more than just a place to house periodicals. This contemporary building encased in translucent stone engages light to create a tranquil space for people to gather, think, and learn. It’s distinctive architecture won the 2011 AIA/ALA Library Building Award given by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA).
8 The Student Center is a one-stop spot for many student-related services to support academic, personal, and professional development.----- Meeting Notes (10/1/11 18:42) -----waterfall at base
12 Network Topology Statistics MPLS Backbone:(P): 8 x CRS-1(PE): 60 x Cisco 7609SRoute-Reflectors: 2 x 7206VXRAcademic:Access Switches: 800 x Cisco 3750-EFiber To The Home (FTTH):Aggregators: 12 x Cisco 4510RAccess Switches Type(1): 1400 x Cisco 2960Access Switches Type(2): 200 x Cisco 3560Wireless LAN:Core Switch: 2 x Cisco 6513Controllers: 10 x WiSMAccess Points (Indoor): 760 x AP1242Access Points (Outdoor): 290 x AP15203750 is 48-port PoEFTTH gives 100 Mbps for triple-play services (voice, data/Internet, IPTV)
13 Network Topology Statistics IP Telephony:Cisco Unified Communication 6.12 x Unity 5.0 Clusters1 x Publisher7 x Subscriber2 x TFTP servers1 x Cisco MGX 8880 Switch2 x PGW 22008000 x IP PhonesIPTV:1 x Middleware17 x Streamers4000 x Set-top-boxes
16 IPv6 Readiness - MPLS Network Device IPv6 Supported LDPv6 IOS Upgrade LicenseIPv6 DeploymentConcernsCore (P)CRS-1YesNotAvailableRequiredNone(IPv4)ProviderEdge (PE)7609-S76-ES20-ADVIP-LIC6VPEAccess SwitchWS-C3750N/ADual-StackWant MPLS core untouched; it provides PE-PE connectivity using BGP across IS-IS. Current recommendation from Cisco is to use 6PE/6VPE and not migrate core to IPv6.
17 IPv6 Readiness – IP Telephony IP Telephony ComponentIPv6 SupportedUpgradeCisco Unified Communication Manager 6.1NoRequired (minimum 7.1)Cisco Unity/Unity ExpressN/AUnified Contact Center/ExpressUnity & Unified Contact Center are IPv4 legacy applications which require us to maintain IPv4 on our internal network. At present Cisco has not announced IPv6 support for these two products
18 IPv6 Readiness – IP Telephony (Endpoints) IPv6 SupportedIPv6 DeploymentCisco 7940GNoN/ACisco 7945GYesDual-StackCisco 7965GCisco 7975GUnified Communication Video endpointsSoft PhonesWifi IP PhonesATA 186/1873rd Party SIP IP Phones7940 has an announced end of life; if we don’t replace all 7940s we can still run under IPv4.All devices indicated N/A similar to Because CUCM is dual-stacked (after v7.1) it can communicate with devices either v4 or v6. After call is set up by CUCM media connects both devices.Additional media resources needed on CUCM if v6-only phones/devices communicates with v4-only device (essentially functions as translator between devices).
19 IPv6 Readiness – Wireless LAN Network DeviceIPv6 SupportedConcernsWireless Service Module (WiSM)YesNo support for Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points protocol (CAPWAP).Firewall Service Module (FWSM)Failover not supported over IPv6 (bug fix pending)Wireless Control System (WCS)-CAPWAP protocol b/AP & wireless controller; Cisco says WISM v1 not built with v6 in mind. Need to replace WISM v1 with WISM v2 (hardware replacement) to support CAPWAP under v6.FWSM failover under v6 reported as a bug & under resolution.
21 IPv6 Readiness - Summary Network ComponentIPv6 ReadyFTTHYesMPLS CoreIP TelephonyNoWireless LANIPTVNow what? Pursue IPT, WLAN issues. Look at what will trigger us to move to v6 (possible internal, most likely external) IMO
24 Definitions Dual Stack: A technique that allows IPv4 and IPv6 to coexist on the same interfaces.LDPv6:IPv6 label Distribution Protocol.6PE:IPv6 on Provider Edge is a technique by which IPv6 domains communicate with each other over an IPv4 cloud without explicit tunnel setup, requiring only one IPv4 address per IPv6 domain.6VPE:IPV6 on VPN to Provider Edge is a technique that allows carrying IPv6 in a VPN fashion over a non-IPv6-aware MPLS core. It also allows IPv4 or IPv6 communities to communicate with each other over an IPv4 MPLS backbone without modifying the core infrastructure.