Optimized Ingress Replication solution for EVPN

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (bess WG)
Authors Jorge Rabadan  , Senthil Sathappan  , Wim Henderickx  , Ali Sajassi  , Aldrin Isaac 
Last updated 2016-02-06 (latest revision 2016-01-25)
Replaces draft-rabadan-l2vpn-evpn-optimized-ir
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Network Virtualization Overlay (NVO) networks using EVPN as control plane may use ingress replication (IR) or PIM-based trees to convey the overlay multicast traffic. PIM provides an efficient solution to avoid sending multiple copies of the same packet over the same physical link, however it may not always be deployed in the NVO core network. IR avoids the dependency on PIM in the NVO network core. While IR provides a simple multicast transport, some NVO networks with demanding multicast applications require a more efficient solution without PIM in the core. This document describes a solution to optimize the efficiency of IR in NVO networks.


Jorge Rabadan (jorge.rabadan@nokia.com)
Senthil Sathappan (senthil.sathappan@nokia.com)
Wim Henderickx (wim.henderickx@nokia.com)
Ali Sajassi (sajassi@cisco.com)
Aldrin Isaac (aisaac@juniper.net)

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