September 26, 2017 Testing Cumulus Networks Linux by Pablo Narváez
Welcome back! In this article I will be testing VXLAN again, but this time on Cumulus Linux. I will replace the manual VTEP flood-lists/mappings (Head End Replication) with EVPN to provide a different control plane for VXLAN.
For lab purposes, I will use a self-contained virtual environment to run Cumulus VX as a VM on top of Ubuntu 16.0.4 LTS and KVM.…
July 19, 2017 Virtual Environment Setup by Pablo Narváez
Welcome to the second blog post in my multi-part series describing in detail how I will deploy a L3SL-V Ethernet fabric with Arista vEOS and Ubuntu/KVM. In this post, I’m going to dive into the first component of the deployment: the virtual environment and the VMs.
Virtual Machine Spreadsheet – Inventory List
As it’s shown in the inventory list above (spreadsheet), I’m going to use a single server with KVM to create multiple VMs.…
This is the first post in a series where I’ll go deep on how VXLAN is deployed on Arista switches and how it operates in a Layer-3 Ethernet fabric.
Two-tier Layer-3 VXLAN Ethernet Fabric
For this lab, I will create a self-contained virtual environment with Ubuntu Linux/KVM and Arista virtual EOS (vEOS). Please note, the IP Storage, Services and Border Leafs will not be deployed yet; once we are done with VXLAN, I will add new features and functionalities including the extra Leafs.…