Tag Archives: VXLAN


VXLAN is now RFC-7348

Pretty sweet news today detailing VXLAN is now RFC-7348. IETF documents the protocol as “implemented”.

Feedback I received is the VXLAN specification was submitted through the Independent Stream Editor (ISE) process and it took a while to get to this point with version 00 submitted around 3 years ago. There were 9 updates to the specification, but no fundamental changes to the encapsulation or baseline specification.


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VXLAN… vSphere vCNS vs NSX for vSphere

During VMWorld I was asked about VXLAN and thought I would share with you as well…

VXLAN is VMware’s network encapsulation technology used in VMware vCloud Networking & Security products and NSX for vSphere. It is also used by switch vendors Arista, Juniper, Broadcom, HP, and others to provide top of rack integration with VMware’s NSX for Multi Hypervisor via VXLAN Tunnel EndPoint or VTEP for short…

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