Encapsulating the data center network | VXLAN Part 1


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:

Building Data Centers with VXLAN BGP EVPN: A Cisco NX-OS Perspective (Networking Technology)

CCNP and CCIE Data Center Core DCCOR 350-601 Official Cert Guide

Network basics series: Networking Basics: Spanning Tree – Saving your network by blocking links

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