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New Training: Explain VXLAN and EVPN

by Team Nuggets
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Published on May 11, 2021

In this 7-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Jeff Kish dives into VXLAN and its control plane counterpart, Ethernet VPN (EVPN), including Data and Control Plane operations, use-cases, and deployment considerations. Watch this new Cisco training.

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This training includes:

  • 7 videos

  • 45 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Intro

  • VXLAN and VNIs

  • VXLAN and Leaf-Spine

  • VXLAN Data Plane

  • VXLAN Control Plane – Flood and Learn

  • VXLAN Control Plane – Ethernet VPN (EVPN)

  • Review and Quiz

A Brief Explanation of EVPN-VXLAN

As enterprise networks become more complicated, organizations need a better way to control and segregate network traffic. Traditionally, networks could be segmented through VLANs easily enough. With businesses spreading more geographical locations and things like mobile connectivity and IoT becoming more prevalent in the business environment, VLANs may not be a totally viable solution anymore.

As such, businesses can use EVPN and VXLAN together to better meet the new requirements for network segmentation. Both EVPN and VXLAN together refer to a network fabric that extends layer 2 connectivity as a network overlay for a physical network. EVPN itself is used as an overlay control plane that provides virtual connectivity between layer 2 and 3 domains. VXLAN is a network virtualization protocol that expands the layer 2 address space. By using both together, businesses can create flexible, scalable, and more resilient networks both locally and over wide, geographic areas.

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