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6DEPLOY-2 is a two-and-a-half-year European project to provide IPv6 training and support for deployments to network operators, service providers and industry throughout the world.
The project offers not only the direct training of engineers and network administrators, but will also transfer knowledge and best practices on the subject to other trainers, who can then use the 6DEPLOY-2 material to teach others. The project is also deploying IPv6 training labs that can be accessed remotely for performing hands-on exercises on routing and configuration, either during the workshops or at any other time. A professional e-learning course is accessible via the Website. This can be followed on-line, or downloaded. Subtitles are available in Portuguese and Russian; other languages will be added.
6DEPLOY-2 will also lead the IPv6 Cluster, to inform about IPv6 deployments and encourage the exchange of best practices.
Furthermore, 6DEPLOY-2 will describe step-by-step real practical deployment scenarios on its Website, as a visual aid to help potential deployers of IPv6 through the process.
6DEPLOY-2 builds on the IPv6 dissemination material produced during 6DEPLOY, and deployment experiences of the 6NET, Euro6IX and GÉANT projects, as well as the liaisons established with the IPv6 Forum, European IPv6 Task Force and the IETF. The aim is to help organisations benefit from this experience, as the deadline for the IPv4 address depletion approaches.
6DEPLOY-2 incorporates twelve partners from the commercial, research and academic sectors and represents a total investment of EUR 953,414; of which EUR 800,000 is funded from the Research Infrastructures part of the Capacities Programme of the European Union´s 7th Framework Programme. The project started on 1 September 2010 and runs until 28 February 2013.
WP1: IPv6 workshops and training
This work package updates the IPv6 training material, organises the regional workshops, and provides follow-up support. It utilises the existing 6DEPLOY experience and documentation, supplemented by the knowledge gained from the project partners' participation in the IPv6 Forum, IPv6 Cluster, IETF and other activities.
The professional and popular e-learning course from 6DEPLOY is also maintained here, and will be improved with sub-titles in other languages.
This Workpackage collects feedback questionnaires from the workshop participants and analyses the comments from each event, enabling 6DEPLOY-2 to assess the quality of the presentations and identify any areas that need improvement. Follow-up questionnaires enable the longer-term impact of the training to be evaluated.
6DEPLOY-2 will give training sessions at AfriNIC, LACNIC and APNIC meetings and similar operator and Internet Registry events. These will be typically 3-4 day workshops including theoretical and hands-on training, or shorter sessions, focusing on the practical work of installing and configuring IPv6 on hosts and routers.
Workshops will also be given with industries or research organisations with e- Infrastructures planning their deployment of IPv6, and with FP7 projects needing support with their IPv6 deployment.
Lead Partner: Consulintel
WP2: Globalisation of IPv6 training labs
The IPv6 training labs are becoming increasingly popular. These are built to a common specification, which allows the 6DEPLOY-2 training course material to be used on them all. It has been shown that these have developed naturally into centres of IPv6 expertise in the countries where they are situated.
They also represent a widening set of testbeds that can be accessed as a single pool and used remotely for ?hands-on? exercises during the IPv6 training workshops, thereby allowing more people to be trained in a single session since more equipment is available.
WP2 has been created especially to manage the selection of the locations, the installation of the training labs and any enhancements, the operational procedures (including their reservation through a common portal), and to support the (human) networking between the lab managers. In addition, this work package will maintain and supplement the existing ?hands-on? exercises.
Lead Partner: RENATER
WP3: Deployment support
WP3 focuses on giving support for IPv6 deployments through 3 main mechanisms:
As one further tool for the support of IPv6 deployment, the project Website will be used to publicise useful information that partners, collaborators and end users can use to keep updated of standards, supporting documentation, upcoming events and the latest news and achievements from the project.
Lead Partner: GRNET
WP4: Project management
WP4 deals with the day-to-day management of the project; ensuring that the contractual obligations are met, payments are made, handling any contract amendments, liaison with the Commission and other projects, progress monitoring, reporting, etc.
Lead Partner: Martel
More info about 6DEPLOY 1 project could be found under the 6DEPLOY 1 (IST-2007-223794) About web page.