Building Data Centers with VXLAN BGP EVPN: A Cisco NX-OS by Lukas Krattiger, Shyam Kapadia, David Jansen

By Lukas Krattiger, Shyam Kapadia, David Jansen

The whole advisor to construction and coping with next-generation info heart community materials with VXLAN and BGP EVPN

This is the one accomplished consultant and deployment reference for development versatile information heart community materials with VXLAN and BGP EVPN applied sciences. Writing for knowledgeable community pros, 3 best Cisco specialists deal with every thing from criteria and protocols to services, configurations, and operations.

The authors first clarify why and the way info heart materials are evolving, and introduce Cisco’s cloth trip. subsequent, they assessment key change roles, crucial info heart community textile terminology, and center techniques resembling community attributes, keep an eye on aircraft info, and the linked facts airplane encapsulation.

Building in this starting place, they supply a deep dive into cloth semantics, effective construction and addressing of the underlay, multi-tenancy, keep an eye on and information aircraft interplay, forwarding flows, exterior interconnectivity, and repair equipment deployments. You’ll locate unique tutorials, descriptions, and packet flows that could simply be tailored to house personalized deployments. This advisor concludes with a whole part on textile administration, introducing a number of possibilities to simplify, automate, and orchestrate facts heart community fabrics.

  • Learn how altering info heart necessities have pushed the evolution to overlays, developed keep watch over planes, and VXLAN BGP EVPN spine-leaf fabrics
  • Discover why VXLAN BGP EVPN materials are so scalable, resilient, and elastic
  • Implement more advantageous unicast and multicast forwarding of tenant site visitors over the VXLAN BGP EVPN fabric
  • Build cloth underlays to successfully delivery uni- and multi-destination traffic
  • Connect the cloth externally through Layer three (VRF-Lite, LISP, MPLS L3VPN) and Layer 2 (VPC)
  • Choose your correct Multi-POD, multifabric, and knowledge heart Interconnect (DCI) options
  • Integrate Layer 4-7 providers into the cloth, together with load balancers and firewalls
  • Manage materials with POAP-based day-0 provisioning, incremental day 1/2 configuration, overlay day-1 configuration, or day-2 operations

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This allows for extremely flexible implementation options with seamless physical-to-virtual integration. In addition, proposals are already in place for the next overlay evolution, in the form of Generic Protocol Encapsulation (GPE) and Network Service Header (NSH). 19 For now, VXLAN remains the de facto overlay protocol for data center deployments. Cisco Open Programmable Fabric With the introduction of VXLAN as a competent standards-based data center overlay solution, learning within a VXLAN network was still based on F&L semantics.

Consequently, from a redundancy or fault tolerance point of view, if that switch goes down, traffic to and from the downstream device or host is black-holed until the tree is recalculated. Network scale: In the age of cloud computing, significant constraints can be introduced as a result of having only a 4K network namespace, especially with the addressing and numbering for tenant networks. Even a medium-sized data center deployment can host several tenants, each of which might have a set of networks that summed together exceeds this limit.

Having more than 30 years of experience in just about all aspects of the industry has provided both an in-depth and an entertaining approach to disseminating knowledge. Whether involved in large-scale designs, interesting implementations, or expert-level training, you can often find Scott willing to share information. Jeff Tantsura has been in the networking space for 20+ years and has authored/contributed to many RFCs and patents. He is the chair of the IETF Routing Working Group, chartered to work on new network architectures and technologies, including protocol independent YANG models and working on YANG modeling as the working group chair and contributor.

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