Browse Prior Art Database

Use Cases for Data Center Network Virtualization Overlay Networks (RFC8151) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250079D
Original Publication Date: 2017-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-May-27
Document File: 32 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

L. Yong: AUTHOR [+4]


Server virtualization has changed the Information Technology (IT) industry in terms of the efficiency, cost, and speed of providing new applications and/or services such as cloud applications. However, traditional data center (DC) networks have limits in supporting cloud applications and multi-tenant networks [RFC7364]. The goal of data center Network Virtualization over Layer 3 (NVO3) networks is to decouple the communication among tenant systems from DC physical infrastructure networks and to allow one physical network infrastructure to:

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 8% of the total text.

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                           L. Yong Request for Comments: 8151                                     L. Dunbar Category: Informational                                           Huawei ISSN: 2070-1721                                                   M. Toy                                                                  Verizon                                                                 A. Isaac                                                         Juniper Networks                                                                V. Manral                                                              Nano Sec Co                                                                 May 2017

    Use Cases for Data Center Network Virtualization Overlay Networks


   This document describes Network Virtualization over Layer 3 (NVO3)    use cases that can be deployed in various data centers and serve    different data-center applications.

Status of This Memo

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

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

 Yong, et al.                  Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 8151                      NVO3 Use Case                     May 2017

 Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2017 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    ( 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.  Code Components extracted from this doc...