Below are some examples of the recommendations so as to update existing Infrastructure, OS & Database and Network & Security Devices while migrating from IPv4 to IPv6
Redhat Linux is IPv6 Compatible. Linux kernel has IPv6 support since 1996. Configuring WBSDC systems and networks devices for IPv6 may consists of two distinct steps. First, to enable IPv6 on your network interface, and, second, to configure your applications to bind to the right IPv6 addresses.
Windows 2008 is IPv6 Compatible. Since IPv6 was fully introduced in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, Microsoft has been working hard to support this next generation Internet protocol. Therefore, Windows 2008 has been redesigned to support both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) to meet the connectivity and performance needs of today’s varied networking environments and technologies.
Windows 2003 puts us in a tensed spot. The IPv6 protocol is supported in Windows Server 2003. By default, IPv6 is not enabled on Windows Server 2003. Need to install the IPv6 stack first. However, Windows Server 2003 does not support all IPv6 features. For fully IPv6 compatibility, it’s recommended to upgrade to higher Windows Server edition.
Oracle 11g R1 RAC
Oracle 11g R1 RAC puts us in quite a pickle. Neither Oracle9i nor Oracle10g Database provided native IPv6 support. The plan was to provide native IPv6 address support, i.e., 128-bit address support, in Oracle Net Services via its new major Release Oracle11g. Release 1 is still debatable. However Oracle Database 11g Release 2 supports IPv6 addressing.
Sql Server 2005
Sql Server 2005 is IPv6 Compatible. It supports IPv6 from both – server side and client side. The SQL Server Database Engine and the other server components can listen on both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses at the same time. When both IPv4 and IPv6 are present, you can use SQL Server Configuration Manager to configure the Database Engine to listen only on IPv4 addresses or only on IPv6 addresses. When the SQL Server Browser service running on a machine that supports both IPv4 and IPv6 is queried on an IPv4 address, it responds with an IPv4 address and the first IPv4 TCP port in its list. When queried on an IPv6 address, it responds with an IPv6 address and the first IPv6 TCP port in its list. To avoid inconsistency, it is recommended that the IPv4 and IPv6 listeners be configured to listen to the same port.
Sql Server 2008
Sql Server 2008 is IPv6 Compatible.
Windows Server 2012 – Standard and Data Center
It offers IPv4 and IPv4/v6 dual stack support only.
VMware vSphere ESX/ESXi 4.1 supports IPv4 and IPv6, though IPv6 support is disabled by default.
This internet router supports IPv6.
Red Hat / CentOS / Fedora RHEL support IPv6 out of box.
This is from Cisco Catalyst Series that supports IPv6 .
This switch supports IPv6.
Cisco Catalyst 2960 switches with LAN Base software support IPv6 management and MLD Snooping. The Cisco Catalyst 2960 LAN Lite switches do not support IPv6.
Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance 8.2 flexibly extends the support of IPv6 addressing in transparent firewall mode to enable quick ASA deployments into existing IPv6 networks without requiring IP readdressing.
Fortigate 3000 series supports IPv6. Fortinet’s years of experience can be relied upon in delivering consolidated, high performance security for IPv6 environments.
This Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) supports IPv6 networks and blocks IPv6 attacks.
This server load balancer supports IPv6 network and has full IPv4/IPv6 gateway functionality.