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Practices for Scaling ARP and Neighbor Discovery (ND) in Large Data Centers (RFC7342)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238279D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Aug-14
Document File: 28 page(s) / 29K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

L. Dunbar: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This memo documents some operational practices that allow ARP/ND to scale in data center environments.

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Independent Submission                                         L. Dunbar Request for Comments: 7342                                        Huawei Category: Informational                                        W. Kumari ISSN: 2070-1721                                                   Google                                                             I. Gashinsky                                                                    Yahoo                                                              August 2014

            Practices for Scaling ARP and Neighbor Discovery (ND)                            in Large Data Centers

Abstract

   This memo documents some operational practices that allow ARP and    Neighbor Discovery (ND) to scale in data center environments.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This is a contribution to the RFC Series, independently of any other    RFC stream.  The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at    its discretion and makes no statement about its value for    implementation or deployment.  Documents approved for publication by    the RFC Editor are not a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7342.

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   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.

Dunbar, et al.                Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7342             Scaling ARP and ND in Large DCs         August 2014

 Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2

   2. Terminology .....................................................4

   3. Common DC Network Designs .......................................4

   4. Layer 3 to Access Switches ......................................5

   5. Layer 2 Practices to Scale ARP/ND ...............................5

      5.1. Practices to Allev...