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6. VXLAN Fabric Topology Designs

Rene Cardona1  
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California, CA, USA
 

You understand how VXLAN BGP EVPN works and how to configure all its major features. Let’s now explore available deployment designs. Each design is deployed to serve a specific operational mode in your VXLAN BGP EVPN fabric. When you reviewed the traditional three-tier architecture, you had the core layer, the distribution or aggregation layer, and finally, the access layer. From an L3 routing standpoint, the core layer performs this function.

In a VXLAN spine-and-leaf architecture, the ...

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