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Setting up the IPv6 infrastructure

Updated: April 13, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Setting up the infrastructure

The infrastructure for the IPv6 test lab network consists of five computers performing the following services:

  • A computer running Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, that is used as a Domain Name System (DNS) server. This computer is named DNS1.

  • A computer running Windows XP Professional that is used as a client. This computer is named CLIENT1.

  • A computer running Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, that is used as a router. This computer is named ROUTER1.

  • A computer running Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, that is used as a router. This computer is named ROUTER2.

  • A computer running Windows XP Professional that is used as a client. This computer is named CLIENT2.

Note

  • You can configure the computers named ROUTER1 and ROUTER2 with Windows XP Professional. The computer named DNS1, however, must be configured with Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition.

The following illustration shows the configuration of the IPv6 test lab.

IPv6 test lab configuration

There are three network segments:

  • A network segment known as Subnet 1 that uses the private IP network ID of 10.0.1.0/24 and subnet ID of 2001:DB8:0:1::/64.

  • A network segment known as Subnet 2 that uses the private IP network ID of 10.0.2.0/24 and subnet ID of 2001:DB8:0:2::/64.

  • A network segment known as Subnet 3 that uses the private IP network ID of 10.0.3.0/24 and subnet ID of 2001:DB8:0:3::/64.

All computers on each subnet are connected to a separate common hub or Layer 2 switch. The two router computers, ROUTER1 and ROUTER2, have two network adapters installed.

For the IPv4 configuration, each computer is manually configured with the appropriate IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS server IP address. Dynamic Host Configuration protocol (DHCP) and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) servers are not used. For the IPv6 configuration, link-local addresses are used initially.

The following sections describe how each of the computers in the test lab are configured. To reconstruct this test lab, please configure the computers in the order presented.

Note

  • The following instructions are for configuring a test lab using a minimum number of computers. Individual computers are needed to separate the services provided on the network and to clearly show the desired functionality. This configuration is neither designed to reflect best practices nor is it designed to reflect a desired or recommended configuration for a production network. The configuration, including IP addresses and all other configuration parameters, is designed only to work on a separate test lab network.

DNS1

DNS1 is a computer running Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition. It is providing DNS server services for the testlab.microsoft.com DNS domain. To configure DNS1 for this service, perform the following steps:

  1. Install Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, as a stand-alone server. Set the Administrator password.

  2. After restarting, log on as Administrator.

  3. Install the IPv6 protocol. For more information, see Install IPv6.

  4. Install the Domain Name System (DNS) server service. During installation of DNS, define a forward lookup zone named testlab.microsoft.com that allows dynamic updates. For more information, see Install a DNS server. You can also create a forward lookup zone after DNS installation. For more information, see Add a forward lookup zone

  5. Configure the TCP/IP protocol with the IP address of 10.0.1.2, the subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, and the default gateway of 10.0.1.1. For more information, see Configure TCP/IP for static addressing.

Note

  • When you install DNS using Configure Your server, the Configure Your DNS server Wizard runs after the DNS service is installed. The Configure Your DNS server Wizard prompts you to define either a forward or reverse lookup zone. To complete the test lab tasks, you must define a forward lookup zone that allows dynamic updates. The definition of a reverse lookup zone is optional.

CLIENT1

CLIENT1 is a computer running Windows XP Professional that is being used as a client. To configure CLIENT1 as a client computer, perform the following steps:

  1. On CLIENT1, install Windows XP as a workgroup computer. Set the Administrator password.

  2. After restarting, log on as Administrator.

  3. Install the IPv6 protocol. For more information, see Install IPv6.

  4. Configure the TCP/IP protocol with the IP address of 10.0.1.3, the subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, a default gateway of 10.0.1.1, and the DNS server IP address of 10.0.1.2. For more information, see Configure TCP/IP for static addressing and Configure TCP/IP to use DNS.

ROUTER1

ROUTER1 is a computer running Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, that is being used as a router between Subnet 1 and Subnet 2. To configure ROUTER1 as a router, perform the following steps:

  1. On ROUTER1, install Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, as a workgroup computer. Set the Administrator password.

  2. After restarting, log on as Administrator.

  3. Install the IPv6 protocol. For more information, see Install IPv6.

  4. For the interface on Subnet 1, configure the TCP/IP protocol with the IP address of 10.0.1.1, the subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, and the DNS server IP address of 10.0.1.2. For more information, see Configure TCP/IP for static addressing and Configure TCP/IP to use DNS.

  5. For the interface on Subnet 2, configure the TCP/IP protocol with the IP address of 10.0.2.1, the subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, and a default gateway of 10.0.2.2. For more information, see Configure TCP/IP for static addressing.

  6. Enable IP forwarding using Routing and Remote Access. For more information, see Enable the Routing and Remote Access service.

ROUTER2

ROUTER2 is a computer running Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, that is being used as a router between Subnet 2 and Subnet 3. To configure ROUTER2 as a router, perform the following steps:

  1. On ROUTER2, install Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, as a workgroup computer. Set the Administrator password.

  2. After restarting, log on as Administrator.

  3. Install the IPv6 protocol. For more information, see Install IPv6.

  4. For the interface on Subnet 2, configure the TCP/IP protocol with the IP address of 10.0.2.2, the subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, and a default gateway of 10.0.2.1. For more information, see Configure TCP/IP for static addressing.

  5. For the interface on Subnet 3, configure the TCP/IP protocol with the IP address of 10.0.3.1, and the subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. For more information, see Configure TCP/IP for static addressing.

  6. Enable IP forwarding using Routing and Remote Access. For more information, see Enable the Routing and Remote Access service.

CLIENT2

CLIENT2 is a computer running Windows XP that is being used as a client. To configure CLIENT2 as a client computer, perform the following steps:

  1. On CLIENT2, install Windows XP as a workgroup computer. Set the Administrator password.

  2. After restarting, log on as Administrator.

  3. Install the IPv6 protocol. For more information, see Install IPv6.

  4. Configure the TCP/IP protocol with the IP address of 10.0.3.2, the subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, and a default gateway of 10.0.3.1. For more information, see Configure TCP/IP for static addressing.

  5. Verify the integrity of the IPv4 routing infrastructure by pinging 10.0.1.3 from the CLIENT2 computer.

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