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1000v VxLAN

Carl Niger of Come Route With Me! comments:

I wrote a bit about basic 1000v information a bit ago with a promise to write about some misadventures with VxLAN on the platform. Here I go!

As mentioned in the previous post, the 1000v essentials licensing (freemium) is all that is required to get some VxLAN stuff going. This is huge since it enables us to be able to do some VxLAN at home in the lab without requiring any hardware outside of compute (Note: CSR 1000v and Arista vEOS also allow you to do some VxLAN stuff totally in software!). As with the 1000v in general though, there is still the requirement for vCenter which is kind of a bummer for a home lab. Now that we have that out of the way, lets take a look at the topology that we are working with:

VXLAN isn’t the easiest thing in the world to configure. Read on for Carl’s guide to getting it up and running on the Cisco Nexus 1000v softswitch.

Read more at: 1000v VxLAN

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Tom Hollingsworth

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