Layer 2

Useful Articles


  • Why would you need VXLAN transport?  [ipSpace]
  • Can we really use millions of VXLAN segments?  [ipSpace]
  • Private VLANs with VXLAN.  [ipSpace]
  • Loop avoidance in VXLAN networks.  [ipSpace]
  • Large Layer-2 domains strike again.  [ipSpace]  [Krebs Twitter]
  • Active-active DCs with VXLAN and EVPN.  [ipSpace]
  • VXLAN is still insecure.  [ipSpace]
  • The sunset of VXLAN.  [NANOG 74 YouTube]
    • The sunset of VXLAN -- really?  [ipSpace]
  • VXLAN broadcast domain size limitations.  [ipSpace]
  • VXLAN limitations of data center switches.  [ipSpace]
  • Could we build an IXP on top of VXLAN infrastructure?  [ipSpace]
  • VXLAN designs.  [Russ White]  [Cumulus Networks: part 1]
  • Are VXLAN-based large Layer 2 domains safer?  [ipSpace]
  • Extending Layer 2.  [Network Collective, YouTube]
  • VXLAN ping and traceroute.  [ipSpace]  [ipSpace stream]
  • Why do we need VXLAN -- and what it is?  [ipSpace, video]
  • VXLAN gateway hardware overview.  [ipSpace]
  • VXLAN has no security!  [ipSpace]
  • Routing over VXLAN.  [ipSpace, video]
  • VXLAN on VMware NSX: VTEP, proxy, Unicast/Multicast/Hybrid mode.  [Route Reflector]
  • Cisco adds Ethernet VXLAN BGP support to Nexus switches  [The Register]
  • Revisited: Layer 2 DCI over VXLAN.  [ipSpace]
  • VXLAN encapsulation in Juniper Contrail.  [ipSpace]
  • Layer 3 switching over VXLAN revisited.  [ipSpace]
  • vMotion and VXLAN.  [ipSpace]
  • Using VXLAN to speed & secure your clouds.  [DC Knowledge]
  • VXLAN scalability challenges.  [ipSpace]
  • VXLAN gateway design guidelines.  [ipSpace]
  • VMware's SDN dilemma: VXLAN or Nicira?  [Brad Hedlund]
  • Long-distance vMotion, stretched HA clusters, and business needs.  [ipSpace]
  • VXLAN gateways.  [ipSpace]
  • VXLAN is not a data center interconnect technology.  [ipSpace]
  • A better fabric with VMware NSXi for your network switch.  [Brad Hedlund]
  • VM-level IP multicast over VXLAN.  [ipSpace]
  • VXLAN and OTV: I've been suckered.  [ipSpace]
  • Could MPLS-over-IP replace VXLAN or NVGRE?  [ipSpace]
  • VXLAN and EVB questions.  [ipSpace]
  • VXLAN runs over UDP -- does it matter?  [ipSpace]
  • VXLAN, IP multicast, OpenFlow and control planes.  [ipSpace]
  • The first open vSwitch VXLAN patch is in.  [Network Heresy]
  • VXLAN termination on physical devices.  [IOS Hints]
  • NVGRE, VXLAN and what Microsoft is doing right.  [Network Heresy]  [IOS Hints]
  • Top five things about VXLAN -- and why it's full of fail.  [EtherealMind]


  • Why is TRILL not routing at layer 2?  [IOS Hints]
  • Setting the stage for TRILL, rethinking data center switching.  [Brad Hedlund]
  • Trill/fabric path -- STP integration.  [IOS Hints]
  • Rant: why SPB doesn't get any attention.  [Etherealmind]
  • On "Why TRILL won't work for the data center".  [Brad Hedlund]
  • DCB and TRILL have nothing in common.  [IOS Hints]
  • TRILL goes to WAN -- the bridging craze continues.  [IOS Hints]
  • Does TRILL make sense at all?  [ipSpace]
  • The state of TRILL.  [ipSpace]


Robert Larsen,
13 Apr 2014, 13:55