The IPv6 Subnet calculator is a project whose objectives are to help in the conversion of hex to a more visual thing. Also, the aim of the project is to develop an information technology device that can handle IPv6 addresses. Its use reduces the complexity associated with performing extreme torsions in dealing with CIDR.
The project can use a diverse set of prefix lengths and the addresses of IPv6 subnet do not follow any class structure like older versions. In this regard, all its networks put in service a variable length subnet mask (VLSM). The first and last 64 bits are the prefix and host portion respectively. A /64 prefix is used on all its networks with hosts because it uses ICMPv6 to initiate neighbor discovery.
Besides, a /126 prefix can be configured for its point to point link and a prefix length can also be configured for a back to back link by sharing the link where two routers are used without a host. However, the use of a /128 prefix to configure a device with a full host mask creates a single address prefix of IPv6. Moving to IPv6 involves treatment of subnetting of large blocks of IPv6 addresses by splitting up of the allocated bits.
The list of tasks needed to complete the project includes setting up a strategic context based on how an organization might derive value from the internet and internet protocol networks. It is important to find out an overview of the problem which is mainly due to exhaustion of IPv4. Those formulating and implementing the project need to find out the adverse implications of IPv4 exhaustion to business models of organizations followed by an introduction of IPv6 as the solution to exhaustion of IPv4. Understanding the risks involved in introduction of IPv6 is essential in knowing how much its deployment will cost. Call to action is the conclusive task that ensures its completion.
The project has taken a longer time because its deployment requires investment that does not offer clear short term returns. The workarounds that allow organizations to extend their addresses to more devices are costly and not viable in the long term.
It is critical to understand project objectives and scope because it ensures that all stakeholders in its formulation and implementation are of a common view. This provides a starting point for the successful implementation of the project and avoidance of any point of contention.
If the timeline of a project is incorrect, a project is bound to lose commitment from the people who need to sign it off. This is an important project management skill that makes it possible to negotiate sensible budgets whose shortcoming will lead to failure of a project.
Some of the tools for implementing this project are Gantt Chart and a plan do study act cycle because they are important in showing tasks of the project, its timelines and a completion condition with chances of improvement.
Quality in a project should be managed because it facilitates verification of deliverables of the project. High quality in a project attracts and retains more sponsors and clients. It develops trust among its stakeholders thereby facilitating protection of the interests of the clients. On the other hand, low quality scares away the sponsors of the project and this threatens its success.
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