Layer2, Layer3 and VXLAN Support

Scale to Millions of end points for Native L2 or L2 over L3 with VXLAN based Overlays

What we’ve designed is a highly-available, VXLAN-based tunnel deployment that allows you to extend VLANs across any geographic boundary from a single point of management. We did this by building on our fabric capabilities that treat all switches as part of the same logical management domain. Doing so makes deployment and configuration of all data center sites and tunnels extremely simple.

The same L2, L3 and application visibility features that are present in our software today are still there and are now able to be applied to this tunneled traffic across multiple sites.

Even further, our award-winning Insight AnalyticsTM product works with these new capabilities, enabling you to extend business context tagging to site-to-site traffic in the same dashboard.

Key Aspects

  • Uses Existing L3 WAN Transport (transport agnostic)
  • One OS + One Management Point for Branch and Datacenter VLAN Extension
  • Uses Open Standards Protocols
  • Integrated Tunnel Application Visibility

Layer 3 Features

  • Quagga IPv4 routing suite including OSPFv2, BGPv4, and RIP
  • Equal-Cost Multi-Path (ECMP)
  • VRRP – with Active-Active data plane
  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for BGPv4
  • VRRPv6, OSPFv3, BGPv6
  • Static Routes
  • Loopback Interface
  • DHCP Relay
  • NAT (SW)
  • Quagga Direct Access

Layer 2 Features

  • Bridge management with RSTP (IEEE 802.1w) and RSTP PortFast
  • STP Cluster Awareness
  • BPDU Guard, BPDU Filter
  • VLANs, VLAN Trunks (IEEE 802.1q)
  • LACP (IEEE 802.3ad)
  • LLDP (IEEE 802.1ab)
  • Link Aggregation Group (LAG)
  • Multi-chassis LAG (vLAG)
  • Storm control for Multicast and Broadcast
  • IGMPv2/v3 snooping
  • MLD Snooping
  • Jumbo Frames
  • MSTP (IEEE 802.1s)

VXLAN Features

  • vTEP
  • vTEP HA
  • DCI solution with single fabric across N sites
  • Virtual Link Extension
  • Egress Loadbalancing