Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (bess WG)
Authors Luyuan Fang  , Rex Fernando  , Maria Napierala  , Nabil Bitar  , Bruno Rijsman 
Last updated 2018-04-11 (latest revision 2014-11-12)
Replaces draft-fang-l3vpn-virtual-pe
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This document describes the architecture solutions for BGP/MPLS L3 and L2 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) with virtual Provider Edge (vPE) routers. It provides a functional description of the vPE control, forwarding, and management. The proposed vPE solutions support both the Software Defined Networks (SDN) approach which allows physical decoupling of the control and the forwarding, and the traditional distributed routing approach. A vPE can reside in any network or compute devices, such as a server as co-resident with the application virtual machines (VMs), or a Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch in a Data Center (DC) network.


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