Events | Onsite Training

  • IPv6 for Network Engineers
  • IPv6 for Managers Workshop
  • IPv6 for Systems Administrators Training
  • IPv6 Security Training
  • IPv6 Certification
  • Onsite Training Joining Instructions
  • List of Selected Host Countries
  • 2014 Training Schedule Date And Destination
  • IPv6 Testbed Booking System
  • Book IPv6 Testbed - FR
Introduction Naturally, the focus of IPv6 has been on the network infrastructure and the network engineers that design, build and maintain this infrastructure.
  • IPv6 Foundations
  • IPv6 Routing
  • IPv6 transition techniques
Mode of Instruction
  • Presentations
  • Technology demonstration on live equipment
  • Interactive exercises
  • Group discussions
  • Hands-on exercises on our IPv6 testbed
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An often cited excuse for the lukewarm attitude towards IPv6 deployment has been "the business side doesn't see the need" or "there is no business case".

In order to bring total alignment within organisations, we realised that not only do we need to train the engineers on how to build the infrastructure and the service, but we also need to help the people that manage these engineers how to think strategically about IPv6 and support their technical guys in IPv6 deployment.

Effective IPv6 deployment is a more than configuring hardware. It requires proper planning, effective project management as well as integration into an organisation's business model and operations.

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the risks involved in not deploying IPv6.
  • List the opportunities that IPv6 will bring to their business.
  • Create a high level IPv6 implementation plan
  • Know what key questions to ask of their technical teams
Pre-requisites  None specifically. Just an eagerness to learn, discuss and share
Modules  IPv6 strategy and planning
Mode of Instruction
  • Presentations
  • Group discussions
  • Interactive exercises
  • Collaborative brainstorming and mindmapping


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While the network infrastructure ferries packets around the world, it is only as valuable as the services that run atop of it. It is those services that have made the Internet such a powerful tool for learning, collaboration, commerce and entertainment.

In line with our strategy for ensuring there's something for everyone, this module is designed to help systems administrators build dual-stack versions of core network services like DNS, Web , DHCP and Mail.

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to

  1. Provision IPv6 hosts and CPEs with necessary configuration
  2. Configure and verify a dual stacked DNS server
  3. Configure and verify DHCPv6 and SLAAC
  4. Configure and verify a dual stacked web server
  5. Configure and verify a dual stacked mail server

 Participants must already be systems admins that have been building and maintaining the respective services in IPv6. Thus we assume

  • Basic understanding of TCP/IP
  • Experience using the Linux/Unix command line interface
  • Understanding and experience with designing and implementing DNS services
  • Understanding and experience with designing and implementing web services
  • Understanding and experience with designing and implementing DHCP services
  • IPv6 Foundations
  • Building IPv6 Services
Mode of Instruction
  • Presentations
  • Technology demonstration on live equipment
  • Interactive exercises
  • Group discussions
  • Hands-on exercises on our IPv6 testbed
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As the Internet has become more critical to the way individuals, organisations and nations work, learn, play and do business, it has also become an attractive target for crime, and as such must be protected as a critical resource.

This workshop focuses on the security aspects of IPv6 from the network infrastructure to the services and devices. It is meant for both the networking and system admin professionals.

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to

  1. Describe the security implications and vulnerabilities in IPv6, from the core functionality protocols through the routing protocols to the applications
  2. Identify how to mitigate the security vulnerabilities identified
  3. Secure and verify network infrastructure (transition techniques, routing and key functionality protocols like ND)
  4. Secure and verify IPv6-enabled applications
  • Fundamental concepts in network and application security
  • Knowledge with the Linux/unix command line
  • Knowledge of network operating systems like Cisco IOS, Junos and Quagga
  • IPv6 Foundations
  • IPv6 Security
Mode of Instruction
  • Presentations
  • Technology demonstration on live equipment 
  • Interactive exercises Group discussions 
  • Hands-on exercises on our IPv6 testbed
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Our workshops are designed to teach not just knowledge but know-how and competence. We plan to to put our name to back up your skill ...if you can prove to us we should.

This planned program will cover in-depth all the key aspects of IPv6 and end with a written and practical exam. All successful course participants will receive an IPv6 Gold Engineer Certificate from AfriNIC

Pre-requisites  Knowledge and competence designing and building IPv4 networks and services
  • IPv6 Foundations
  • IPv6 Routing
  • IPv6 transition techniques
  • IPv6 Security
  • IPv6 strategy and planning
Mode of Instruction
  • Presentations 
  • Technology demonstration on live equipment 
  • Interactive exercises
  • Group discussions 
  • Hands-on exercises on our IPv6 testbed
  • Written and practical exam
Duration Five (5) days!
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Joining Instructions for each of our courses are usually sent out by e-mail to invited participants one weeks prior to the course to which they relate. However, this page lists some generic useful information for all courses.


Accommodation and refreshments

Our courses are non-residential so please make your own arrangements for the duration of the workshop. During the workshops, light refreshments will be served free of charge. It is however up to attendees to make other arrangements for their meals before and after the event.


Course times

Courses generally run from 8.30 to 17.30 each day but often we stay till 18:00 or more!  During the day, there are two short breaks and one long break for lunch and prayers in muslim countries.

Course time
0830 - 0900 Registration and opening
0900 - 1100 Session #1
1100 - 1130 Tea break #1
1130 - 1300 Session #2
1300 - 1400 Lunch break
1400 - 1530 Session #3
1530 - 1600 Tea break #2
1600 - 1730

Session #4


Preparing for the workshop

Once invited for the workshop, participants should head to our website, download and review the relavant training materials. Participants to technical workshops are also required to come along with their own laptops which must have the following utilities installed:

  1. Virtualbox - a virtualisation software available freely from
  2. A telnet and/or SSH client to use to log into remote equipment. If your operating system does not have these installed, you can download and install the following free ones: 
  3. The AFRINIC whois client freely available from  Please note that although most Linux/unix operation systems have a whois client, these do not support most of the flags used by the AfriNIC whois server.
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Further to our Call for Local Hosts for 2013 AFRINIC Training Workshops, we are pleased to announce the list of selected host countries:

  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Gabon
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya 
  • Zambia (AFRINIC-18)
  • Algeria 
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi 
  • South Africa
  • Benin
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal

The selected hosts will be contacted individually for the next step.

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Further to our Call for Local Hosts for 2014 AFRINIC Training Workshops, we are pleased to announce the list of selected host countries:

Num. Country City Course Date  Registration
1 Djibouti Djibouti INRM + IPv6 AFRINIC 20 Closed
2 South Africa Cape Town INRM + IPv6 24th - 27th June 2014 Closed
3 Swaziland Mbabane INRM + IPv6 08th - 11th July 2014 Closed
4 Chad NDjamena INRM + IPv6 15th - 18th July 2014 Closed
5 Maurice Maurice IPv6 22nd - 24th July 2014 Private
6 Nigeria Abuja INRM + IPv6 5th-8th August 2014 Closed
7 Nigeria Lagos INRM + IPv6 12th-15th August 2014 Closed
8 Senegal Dakar INRM + IPv6 19th-22nd August 2014 Closed
9 Algeria Algiers INRM + IPv6 TBC Cancelled
10 Tanzania Dar es salaam or Zanzibar INRM + IPv6 11th - 14st Nov 2014  Closed
11 Mauritius Mauritius INRM + IPv6 AFRINIC 21 Closed
12 Cameroon Yaounde INRM + IPv6 9th - 12th Dec 2014  Closed

The selected hosts will be contacted individually to organise the event

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AFRINIC has right now, four (4) IPv6 testbeds, that are used for our onsite workshops and are also available for the community. Actually, if someone or an organisation want to use our IPv6 testbeds, they have to send an email to and expect that we will liaise with them in order to book one of our testbeds for their training.

The purpose of this document is to introduce and explain how to use the AFRINIC IPv6 Testbed Booking System to reserve and use one of our Testbed


Resources are the following the IPv6 testbeds that can be bookable

  1. Mauritius
  2. Johannesburg
  3. Mombasa
  4. Cape Town

These resources can have many statuses, types and some accessories.

Resources Accessories

Accessories can be considered as an assistance, or help used during a reservation. As far as AFRINIC is concerned, an organization that book a testbed can request the following:

  1. Remote or live support for the lab: during the usage of the testbed, an AFRINIC staff can follow the requestor and help them in their practices; this is very important if the requestor has never used an AFRINIC testbed or participate in one of our IPv6 workshops.
  2. 2 hours IPv6 webinar: before the lab, participants can follow an initiation to IPv6 that can help them to start using the IPv6 testbed.

Resources Statuses

Statuses can be considered as the state of the resource during a reservation, we can have:

  1. Available = the resource can be booked
  2. Unavailable or IN-USE = the resource can't be booked because it's already booked for the requested period
  3. Maintenance or Hidden= the resource can't be booked for a maintenance task

Resources Types

Here, we have the Types of the resource we have:

  1. Testbeds = live routers
  2. Virtualised Routers = Routing function performed by VMs

 How to Book a Testbed

Connect yourself to Testbed booking system and follow the steps bellow:

Actions Illustrations
In order to access to the platform you need to have an account; connect yourself to the website and click on "Create an Account" as shown on the picture bellow  log v6
fill the form with the required informations, don't forget to type the security code and click on "Register"  reg v6
Use your username and password, you just come to create an connect yourself to the platform as shown on the picture below  con v6
welcome to the dashboard, we have the following sections:
  1. Announcements: these are notifications sent by the platform managers, you must read and follow the instructions if need be
  2. Upcoming reservations: here listed your bookings
  3. Help for more detail in how to use the platform
  4. My Account: This menu allow you to manage your account
 book0 v6
From the dashboard, put the mouse on "Schedule" and click on "Bookings", as shown  book1 v6
On the Booking window we have:
  1. The resources
  2. The resources availability
click on the resource you want to reserve
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In order to book the selected Testbed you have to fill al the fields as shown in the picture below
  1. Here you have to choose the date and the time of your reservation
  2. The expected number of participants
  3. The purpose of this training
  4. The IP range or IP from which you'll log into the testbed
After these points you can also request for accessories click on the "add" link behind the Accessories menu as shown in the picture.
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Select from the Accessories window the desired Accessories:
  1. IPv6 webinar
  2. Live support during the lab
After having selected your Accessory you can click on the "done" button, and you'll be redirected on the booking form where you have to click on the "Update" button to save your reservation. PS: Your reservation is now on the pending state waiting for one of the Platform Administrators to validate it or not
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Dont esitate to send an email to training if you don't receive any response from the AFRINIC two days, after your reservation

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La pierre angulaire de tous nos ateliers est de s'assurer qu'au moins 40% du temps soit consacré à la configuration des équipements. Cela est possible grace á nos quatre (4) banc d'essai IPv6, situé sur toute l'Afrique. Chacun de ces bancs d'essai se compose de six routeurs qui peuvent être réservés et utilisés pour la pratique. Pour réserver ce banc d'essai, aller à Réserver Un Banc D'Essai IPv6

Le schéma ci-dessous montre la topologie du banc d'essai. Outre une configuration de base pour assurer l'accès de ne importe quel point du globe, ces routeurs sont privés de toute configuration - un véritable banc d'essai au sens propre du terme. Notre manuel d'utilisation est conçu pour être utilisé avec ce banc d'essai. 

afrinic testbed

A ce jour, pour réserver un banc d'essai IPv6 d'AFRINIC, vous devez envoyer un courriel à et espérer avoir une réponse à temps. Le but de ce document est de présenter et d'expliquer comment utiliser le système de réservation  de bancs d'essai IPv6 pour réserver et utiliser l'un de nos (4) bancs d'essai



Les ressources sont les bancs d'essai l'IPv6 qui peuvent être réservées

  1. Mauritius
  2. Johannesburg
  3. Mombasa
  4. Cape Town

 Ces ressources peuvent avoir de nombreux états (statuses), les types (types) et quelques accessoires (accessories).

Les Accessoires Des Ressources

Les accessoires peuvent être considérés comme une aide utilisé lors d'une réservation. En ce qui concerne AFRINIC, une organisation qui réserver un banc d'essai peut aussi bénéficier ce qui suit:

  1. Support à distance pour l'usage du banc d'essai: lors de l'utilisation du banc d'essai, un membre du staff d'AFRINIC peut suivre les utilisateurs, et les aider dans leurs exercices pratiques; ceci est très important si les utilisateurs n'ont jamais utilisé un banc d'essai d'AFRINIC ou participer à un de nos ateliers IPv6.
  2. Deux (2) heures de cours en ligne IPv6: avant la phase pratique, les participants peuvent suivre une initiation à IPv6 qui pourra les aider à commencer à utiliser le banc d'essai IPv6.

Les Statuts Des Ressources

Les statuts peuvent être considérés comme l'état de la ressource lors d'une réservation, nous pouvons avoir:

  1. Available = la ressource peut être réservée
  2. Unavailable or IN-USE = la ressource ne peut pas être réservée car elle est déjà réservée pour la période demandée
  3. Maintenance or Hidden= la ressource ne peut pas être réservée  cause probable: maintenance

Les Types De Ressources

On a:

  1. Testbeds = De vrais routers mis en ligne
  2. Virtualised Routers = Des fonction de routage effectués par des machines virtuelles

Comment Réserver Un Banc D'Essai

Connectez-vous á la Plate-forme De Reservation et suivez les étapes ci-dessous:

Actions Illustrations
Pour acceder à la plate-forme, vous devez avoir un compte; connectez-vous au site web et cliquez sur "Créer un compte" comme indiqué sur l'image  log v6
Remplir le formulaire avec les informations nécessaires, taper le code de sécurité et enfin cliquez sur "Enregister"  reg v6
Utilisez le nom d'utilisateur et le mot de passe, que vous venez de créer pour vous connecter à la plate-forme, comme indiqué sur l'image  con v6
Bienvenue sur le tableau de bord, avec les sections suivantes:
  1. Aide: plus de détails sur l'utilisation la plate-forme.
  2. Mon Comptet: Ce menu vous permet de gérer votre compte
  3. Annonces: ce sont des notifications envoyées par les gestionnaires de la plate-forme, vous devez lire et suivre les instructions en cas de besoin
  4. Réservations á venir: ici sont répertoriés vos réservations
 book0 v6
Depuis le menu, mettre la souris sur "Planning" et cliquez sur "Réservations", comme le montre  book1 v6
Dans la fenêtre de réservation, nous avons:
  1. Les ressource
  2. La disponibilité des ressources
cliquez sur la ressource que vous souhaitez réserver
book2 v6 
Afin de réserver le banc d'essai, vous devez remplir les champs indiqués dans cette image:
  1. Choisir la date et l'heure de votre réservation
  2. Indiquer le nombre de participants attendus
  3. Les objectifs de cette foramation.
  4. La plage d'adresses IP ou IP à partir de laquelle vous, vous connecterez au banc d'essai
Vous pouvez également demander des accessoires cliquez sur le lien "ajouter" á coté du menu accessoires comme indiqué sur l'image.
book3 v6 
Choisir de la fenêtre Accessoires Les accessoires souhaités:
  1. Webinar IPv6
  2. Aide en ligne pendant l'usage du lab

Après avoir sélectionné votre accessoire vous pouvez cliquer sur le bouton "Valider", et vous serez redirigé sur le formulaire de réservation, où vous devez cliquer sur le bouton "Créer" pour enregistrer votre réservation.

PS: Votre réservation est maintenant en attente de validation par l'un des administrateurs de plate-forme.

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 N'hésitez pas à envoyer un email à training si vous ne recevez pas de réponse de la part d'AFRINIC deux jours, après votre réservation

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