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New Training: Configure Ethernet VPN (EVPN)

by Team Nuggets
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Published on May 11, 2021

In this 5-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Jeff Kish deploys Ethernet VPN (EVPN) configuration on Nexus equipment, including both L2 and L3 VXLAN implementation via the EVPN control plane. Watch this new Cisco training.

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This training includes:

  • 5 videos

  • 54 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Intro

  • Configuring EVPN

  • L2 and L3 VNIs

  • Configuring L3 VNIs

  • Review and Quiz

QoS Limitations for VXLAN Implementations with Nexus Equipment

Deploying EVPN solutions on Cisco's Nexus line of networking equipment is a common practice. EVPN can be used in conjunction with VXLAN – a popular method of connecting multiple datacenters over layer 3 of the OSI networking model. VXLAN has gained popularity due to its ability to further segment large networks into more VLANs than what a traditional VLAN would allow. QoS (quality of service) is another common implementation on these networks, too, but there are a couple of considerations that network engineers must acknowledge while trying to implement QoS on top of EVPN/VXLAN implementations.

First, QoS classification is not supported on VXLAN traffic to access direction on layer 3 interfaces. Special care will need to be taken to work around this. Cisco has more documentation available on how to work with QoS regarding these circumstances for the NX-OS. Likewise, QoS buffer-boost is not applicable for VXLAN traffic, so network engineers need to keep that in mind as well.

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