Appendix A VXLAN BGP EVPN Implementation Options

This book encompasses details on building data center fabrics with open standards, specifically VXLAN, BGP, and EVPN. Although the primary focus is specific to the Cisco NX-OS implementation, the book also explains the fundamentals associated with the base technologies of VXLAN, BGP, and EVPN. Nevertheless, with open standards, the associated documented definitions in IETF contain some prescribed implementation options and additional functionality that will be briefly discussed here.

This appendix goes over some specific EVPN implementation options that are mentioned as part of RFC 7432 BGP MPLS-Based Ethernet VPN1, the EVPN Overlay draft-ietf-bess-evpn-overlay2 draft, and the EVPN Prefix Advertisement ...

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