The age of IPv6 is Upon Us ARIN, the American Registry for Internet Numbers is the authority in charge of distributing IP addresses in North America. ARIN received the IPv4 blocks for North America from the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is responsible for distribution of IP addresses and maintaining DNS root zones as…
Take a look at the difference between how a page (msnbc.com) loads from an IPv6-Only monitoring location and a monitoring location with native IPv6 or 6to4 translation. You may want to think about running an IPv6 test on your own websites after seeing these results.
Held in the June heat of Austin, TX HostingCon 2013 veered away from the security focus of prior years and focused on new horizons and the fundamentals; namely, the “cloud” and web hosting uptime and performance.
External IPv6 Monitoring for IPv6-Enabled Services
As highlighted by the upcoming IPv6 Day on June 8, the need for a new Internet Protocol (IP) is well understood and accepted in the networking industry.
Requirements for more address space, simpler address design and handling at the IP layer, better Quality of Service (QoS) support, greater security, and an increasing number of media types and Internet-capable devices have all contributed to drive the development of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).
What is less well understood certainly are aspects of how external monitoring helps identify key challenges for businesses using IPv6, specific areas for IPv6 performance monitoring, and the benefits of external IPv6 performance monitoring. Firstly, for brevity sake are some of the basic aspects of IPv6-related monitoring are noted in the grid below and the services to test and monitor. Then, a longer, detailed notes on the aspects of IPv6 as related to external monitoring.
The switch to IPv6 is jumping to light speed. On June 8, 2011 several large organizations, including Google, Yahoo, and Facebook will run a comprehensive test for switching to IPv6. If all goes well most companies will start making the switch. However, the advent of IPV6 is not without problems and the performance monitoring solutions that worked for IPv4, will not work with IPv6.
Using an active external performance monitoring service will be critical with the advent of IPv6. Network and website managers must have a true view into end-user connectivity and the ability to receive instant notification whenever a problem occurs. For instant free test tools for IPv6 performance see ServerView Monitoring™ https://www.dotcom-monitor.com/free-uptime-performance-tests.aspx™ https://www.dotcom-monitor.com/technical-tools-browser-test.aspx .