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KAUST Network IPv6 Readiness Tareck R. Elass Summary Report
Introduction King 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.
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.
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 CENTERS Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Catalysis Center Clean Combustion Computational Bioscience Geometric Modeling and Scientific Visualization Plant Stress Genomics Red Sea Solar and Alternative Energy Engineering Water Desalination and Reuse CORE LABS Analytical Chemistry Biosciences and Bioengineering (Genomics/Proteomics) Coastal and Marine Resources Imaging and Characterization (Nanobiology/Nanofabrication) Advanced Computation and Visualization Facility Center for Deep Computing Research and Supercomputing Facility Introduction - continued
The Red Sea Research Center has both the immediate access to reefs and world-class facilities, making it perfectly situated to develop an integrated understanding of coral reef ecosystems and their oceanographic context. The University is home to the world’s largest whale shark tagging program, being conducted in the Red Sea near Thuwal and Al Lith.
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.
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).
The Student Center is a one-stop spot for many student-related services to support academic, personal, and professional development.
Core Connectivity Diagram
PE-to-P Connectivity Diagram
MPLS Backbone: (P): 8 x CRS-1 (PE): 60 x Cisco 7609S Route-Reflectors: 2 x 7206VXR Academic: Access Switches: 800 x Cisco 3750-E Fiber To The Home (FTTH): Aggregators: 12 x Cisco 4510R Access Switches Type(1): 1400 x Cisco 2960 Access Switches Type(2): 200 x Cisco 3560 Wireless LAN: Core Switch: 2 x Cisco 6513 Controllers: 10 x WiSM Access Points (Indoor): 760 x AP1242 Access Points (Outdoor): 290 x AP1520 Network Topology Statistics
IP Telephony: Cisco Unified Communication x Unity 5.0 Clusters 1 x Publisher 7 x Subscriber 2 x TFTP servers 1 x Cisco MGX 8880 Switch 2 x PGW x IP Phones IPTV: 1 x Middleware 17 x Streamers 4000 x Set-top-boxes
Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) MPLS Core IP Telephony Wireless LAN IPTV IPv6 Readiness - Network Components
IPv6 Readiness – FTTH Network Device IPv6 Supported IOS UpgradeLicense IPv6 Deployment Concerns FTTH Aggregator 4510R-E Yes Not Required Not RequiredDual-StackCPU FTTH Access Switch WS-C2960 Yes Not Required Not Required Dual-Stack None FTTH Access Switch WS-C3560 Yes Not Required Not Required Dual-Stack None
IPv6 Readiness - MPLS Network Device IPv6 Supported LDPv6 IOS Upgrade License IPv6 Deployment Concerns Core (P) CRS-1 Yes Not Available Not Required Not Required None (IPv4) None Provider Edge (PE) 7609-S Yes Not Available Not Required 76-ES20- ADVIP-LIC 6VPE None Access Switch WS-C3750 YesN/A Not Required Not Required Dual-Stack None
IPv6 Readiness – IP Telephony IP Telephony Component IPv6 Supported Upgrade Cisco Unified Communication Manager 6.1No Required (minimum 7.1) Cisco Unity/Unity ExpressNoN/A Unified Contact Center/ExpressNoN/A
IPv6 Readiness – IP Telephony (Endpoints) IP Telephony Endpoints IPv6 SupportedIPv6 Deployment Cisco 7940GNoN/A Cisco 7945GYesDual-Stack Cisco 7965GYesDual-Stack Cisco 7975GYesDual-Stack Unified Communication Video endpointsNoN/A Soft PhonesNoN/A Wifi IP PhonesNoN/A ATA 186/187NoN/A 3 rd Party SIP IP PhonesNoN/A
IPv6 Readiness – Wireless LAN Network Device IPv6 Supported Concerns Wireless Service Module (WiSM)Yes No support for Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points protocol (CAPWAP). Firewall Service Module (FWSM)Yes Failover not supported over IPv6 (bug fix pending) Wireless Control System (WCS)Yes -
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.