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IPv6 Mandates: Choosing a Transition Strategy, Preparing Transition Plans, and Executing the Migration of a Network to IPv6 by Karl A. Siil

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Chapter 8. Defining the Transition Execution Steps

 

I'm okay to go!I'm okay to go!I'm okay to go . . .

 
 --Eleanor Arroway, played by Jodie Foster in the film, Contact.

I enjoy painting the rooms in our house. My wife is the interior decorator (and she does an inspired job) and I see to the execution. Over the 12 years we've lived in the house, I've done nine rooms, some of them twice. Because we bought the house brand new, it was great to watch the "builder white" walls take on color. Like I said, I enjoy the painting. What I don't enjoy is the other 90 percent of the work, which is the removal of most of the furniture, the taking down of pictures (which, if you know me, are a real pain to get back up and level just right), the covering of the floors, windows, and remaining big furniture, and the sanding. I hate the sanding most of all, because the builder's painters must have mixed pebbles into the original paint when they applied it. When the last of the sanding is done, I actually consider the job done. The painting is almost incidental. I bring this up, because you've probably come to the point by this chapter to ask, "When will I actually upgrade something in my network to IPv6?" Well, this is the last chapter of covering floors and sanding walls. When this chapter ends, you'll have started executing your IPv6 transition activities. Hopefully, as the tasks reach completion as smoothly as my sanded walls, you'll appreciate all the preparation you did.

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