Framework for DC Network Virtualization
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Internet Engineering Task Force                          Marc Lasserre  
    Internet Draft                                            Florin Balus 
    Intended status: Informational                          Alcatel-Lucent 
    Expires: Dec 2014                                                     
                                                              Thomas Morin 
                                                     France Telecom Orange 
     
                                                               Nabil Bitar 
                                                                   Verizon 
                                                                           
                                                             Yakov Rekhter  
                                                                   Juniper 
     
                                                              June 5, 2014 
                                        
                                        

                      Framework for DC Network Virtualization 
                         draft-ietf-nvo3-framework-07.txt 

                                          

    Abstract 

       This document provides a framework for Data Center (DC) Network 
       Virtualization Overlays (NVO3) and it defines a reference model 
       along with logical components required to design a solution. 

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    Table of Contents 

       1. Introduction.................................................3 
          1.1. General terminology.....................................3 
          1.2. DC network architecture.................................6 
       2. Reference Models.............................................8 
          2.1. Generic Reference Model.................................8 
          2.2. NVE Reference Model....................................10 
          2.3. NVE Service Types......................................10 
             2.3.1. L2 NVE providing Ethernet LAN-like service........11 
             2.3.2. L3 NVE providing IP/VRF-like service..............11 
          2.4. Operational Management Considerations..................11 
       3. Functional components.......................................12 
          3.1. Service Virtualization Components......................12 
             3.1.1. Virtual Access Points (VAPs)......................12 
             3.1.2. Virtual Network Instance (VNI)....................12 
             3.1.3. Overlay Modules and VN Context....................12 
             3.1.4. Tunnel Overlays and Encapsulation options.........13 
             3.1.5. Control Plane Components..........................14 
             3.1.5.1. Distributed vs Centralized Control Plane........14 
             3.1.5.2. Auto-provisioning/Service discovery.............14 
             3.1.5.3. Address advertisement and tunnel mapping........15 
             3.1.5.4. Overlay Tunneling...............................15 
          3.2. Multi-homing...........................................16 
          3.3. VM Mobility............................................17 
       4. Key aspects of overlay networks.............................17 
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