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Problem Statement: Overlays for Network Virtualization
draft-narten-nvo3-overlay-problem-statement-04

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Dr. Thomas Narten , Dinesh Dutt , Luyuan Fang , Eric Gray , Larry Kreeger , Maria Napierala , Murari Sridharan
Last updated 2012-09-11 (Latest revision 2012-08-10)
Replaced by RFC 7364
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Abstract

This document describes issues associated with providing multi- tenancy in large data center networks that require an overlay-based network virtualization approach to addressing them. A key multi- tenancy requirement is traffic isolation, so that a tenant's traffic is not visible to any other tenant. This isolation can be achieved by assigning one or more virtual networks to each tenant such that traffic within a virtual network is isolated from traffic in other virtual networks. The primary functionality required is provisioning virtual networks, associating a virtual machine's virtual network interface(s) with the appropriate virtual network, and maintaining that association as the virtual machine is activated, migrated and/or deactivated. Use of an overlay-based approach enables scalable deployment on large network infrastructures.

Authors

Dr. Thomas Narten
Dinesh Dutt
Luyuan Fang
Eric Gray
Larry Kreeger
Maria Napierala
Murari Sridharan

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