Encapsulating the data center network | VXLAN Part 1
July 9, 2021
In this video , I provide an intro to VXLAN, a critical component of data center networks, and the foundation of software defined networking. I break down what VXLAN is, how it works and what happens to the data frames in a VXLAN encapsulated network.
VXLAN (Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network) is defined by IETF Standard: RFC 7348. This technology extends layer 2 networks across layer 3 boundaries.
If you’re interested in learning more about VXLAN, have a look at the following resources:
Network basics series: Networking Basics: Spanning Tree – Saving your network by blocking links