Network-related VM Mobility Issues
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Network Working Group                                         Y. Rekhter
Internet Draft                                          Juniper Networks
Category: Standards Track
Expiration Date: February 2013
                                                           W. Henderickx
                                                          Alcatel-Lucent

                                                              R. Shekhar
                                                        Juniper Networks

                                                             Luyuan Fang
                                                           Cisco Systems

                                                            Linda Dunbar
                                                                  Huawei

                                                             Ali Sajassi
                                                           Cisco Systems

                                                          August 20 2012

                   Network-related VM Mobility Issues

              draft-rekhter-nvo3-vm-mobility-issues-00.txt

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Abstract

   This document describes a set of network-related issues presented by
   the desire to support seamless Virtual Machine mobility in the data
   center and between data centers. In particular, it looks at the
   implications of meeting the requirements for "seamless mobility".

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Table of Contents

 1          Specification of requirements  .........................   3
 2          Introduction  ..........................................   3
 2.1        Terminology  ...........................................   4
 3          Problem Statement  .....................................   7
 3.1        Usage of VLAN-IDs  .....................................   7
 3.2        Maintaining Connectivity in the Presence of VM Mobility  ...7
 3.3        Layer 2 Extension  .....................................   7
 3.4        Optimal IP Routing  ....................................   8
 4          IANA Considerations  ...................................   9
 5          Security Considerations  ...............................   9
 6          Acknowledgements  ......................................   9
 7          References  ............................................   9
 8          Author's Address  ......................................   9

1. Specification of requirements

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
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