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Deploying Identifier-Locator Addressing (ILA) in datacenter

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Author Petr Lapukhov
Last updated 2016-09-22 (Latest revision 2016-03-21)
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Identifier-Locator Addressing defined in [I-D.herbert-nvo3-ila] proposes using locator-identifier split in IPv6 address to realize workload mobility and network virtualization. This document describes how ILA can be implemented in datacenter using BGP as the control-plane protocol. In general, ILA could be built upon different control planes, and BGP is one particular instantiation. BGP is a well-known protocol, sufficient for small to medium size deployments, on scale of few millions of mappings. Defining more generic and scalable control plane is outside of scope of this document.


Petr Lapukhov

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