Answer, Config Museum Lab: IPv6 Addressing

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By certskills November 2, 2011 08:49

This blog post simply lists the answers to the earlier lab exercise from a few days ago. This post makes no sense without the first one, so don’t look until you read the other post. No guile, no tricks, just a chance to exercise. The topic for this post: deciphering the shortest abbreviation for each router interface global unicast IPv6 address, and adding the configuration commands. Details below the fold!

Answers: Choosing the Shortest IPv6 Address and Configuring the Addresses

To find the shortest abbreviation for any IPv6 address, just follow these two rules:

  • The longest string of consecutive quartets of all hex 0s – replace with a double colon (::)
  • In each quartet, remove all leading hex zeroes

In this lab, the figure shows the IPv6 prefix (64-bits/16 hex digits/4 quartets) to use for each subnet. Some of the prefixes are listed in abbreviated form, some not. Then, for the WAN interfaces, the instructions tell you the host ID (last 64 bits/16 hex digits/4 quartets) to use, again with the chance to abbreviate the address. The configurations show the fully abbreviated addresses.

The configuration also shows one command on each router that is not actually required by the lab: the mac-address interface subcommand. I added one to each LAN interface for a small additional question. This command sets the router’s LAN interface MAC address. Given the values, what will the IPv6 address be on the Fa0/0 interface on each of the three routers?

Here’s a quick repeat of the figure, for reference:

Figure: Router Triangle, No Config Yet, with IPv6 Prefixes in Bold

Example 1: R1 Config

Example 2: R2 Config

Example 3: R3 Config

Miscellaneous Notes

  • The problem statement did suggest that the gear existed in a lab room, which could imply that all the serial links use serial crossover cables (back-to-back cables). As such, one end of each serial link would have the DCE end of the cable connected to it, and therefore require the clock rate command. The lab did not specify which end had the DCE cable, so as long as you picked one end of each serial link for your clock rate command, your config would have met all the intended requirements.
Config Museum: IPv6 Static Routes
Config Museum: IPv6 Addressing
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By certskills November 2, 2011 08:49
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