Service Mesh Academy

IPv6 with Linkerd: Future-Proofing your Network

Thursday, June 13, 2024
9 am PT | 12 pm ET | 6 pm CET

The wait is over! Users asked for it, and IPv6 support in Linkerd is finally here.

Almost everything on the Internet today was originally designed for a world using networking rooting in version 4 of the Internet Protocol (IPv4) — even though we ran out of IPv4 addresses years ago! IPv6 deals with this situation by providing for dramatically more addresses, simpler autoconfiguration, better security, and easier access to global routing. In this hands-on workshop, we'll show you how Linkerd can be a part of this new world!

What you'll get out of this
  • Learn the important differences between IPv4 and IPv6
  • Find out how to easily build dualstack and IPv6-only clusters
  • Understand how Linkerd works with IPv6
Getting Ready

This is a hands-on workshop, so it’s important that you arrive prepared with a Kubernetes cluster and the Linkerd CLI installed on your machine! Flynn will be using the latest BEL release. Check out the BEL Getting Started Guide for specific instructions on how to set that up (or, if you’d prefer, you can use the Edge Getting Started Guide for edge releases). (If you don’t want to do the hands-on portion, you are welcome to just listen in. But it won’t be as fun!)

Tech Evangelist

Flynn is a tech evangelist at Buoyant, where he works on spreading the good word about Linkerd — the graduated CNCF service mesh that makes the fundamental tools for software security and reliability freely available to every engineer — and about Kubernetes and cloud-native development in general. Flynn is also the original author and a maintainer of the Emissary-ingress API gateway, also a CNCF project.

Flynn's career in computing spans nearly forty years and runs the gamut from bringup on bare metal to distributed applications, with a common thread of communications and security throughout. He has spoken about Linkerd, Emissary-ingress, and other cloud native technologies at several conferences, including KubeCon/CloudNativeCon, DevOps Days, and the NYC Kubernetes meetup.