Segmentation Offloading Extension for VXLAN

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Authors Han Zhou  , Chengyuan Li
Last updated 2014-11-10 (latest revision 2014-05-02)
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Segmentation offloading is nowadays common in network stack implementation and well supported by para-virtualized network device drivers for virtual machine (VM)s. This draft describes an extension to Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) so that segmentation can be decoupled from physical/underlay networks and offloaded further to the remote end-point thus improving data-plane performance for VMs running on top of overlay networks.


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