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Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN): A Framework for Overlaying Virtualized Layer 2 Networks over Layer 3 Networks (RFC7348)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238444D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Aug-27
Document File: 44 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Mahalingam: AUTHOR [+8]

Abstract

Server virtualization has placed increased demands on the physical network infrastructure. A physical server now has multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) each with its own Media Access Control (MAC) address. This requires larger MAC address tables in the switched Ethernet network due to potential attachment of and communication among hundreds of thousands of VMs.

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Independent Submission                                     M. Mahalingam

Request for Comments: 7348                                     Storvisor

Category: Informational                                          D. Dutt

ISSN: 2070-1721                                         Cumulus Networks

                                                                 K. Duda

                                                                  Arista

                                                              P. Agarwal

                                                                Broadcom

                                                              L. Kreeger

                                                                   Cisco

                                                              T. Sridhar

                                                                  VMware

                                                              M. Bursell

                                                                   Intel

                                                               C. Wright

                                                                 Red Hat

                                                             August 2014

        Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN): A Framework    for Overlaying Virtualized Layer 2 Networks over Layer 3 Networks

Abstract

   This document describes Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network    (VXLAN), which is used to address the need for overlay networks    within virtualized data centers accommodating multiple tenants.  The    scheme and the related protocols can be used in networks for cloud    service providers and enterprise data centers.  This memo documents    the deployed VXLAN protocol for the benefit of the Internet    community.

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...