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VXLAN

Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) is a network virtualization technology used in large cloud computing deployments. It encapsulates layer 2 Ethernet frames within layer 3 IP packets using the standard destination port 4789. VXLAN endpoints that terminate VXLAN tunnels can be virtual or physical switch ports, and are known as VXLAN tunnel endpoints (VTEPs). For more information about VXLAN, see RFC 7348.

The following topics provide information about VXLAN:

Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) is a network virtualization technology used in large cloud computing deployments. It encapsulates layer 2 Ethernet frames within layer 3 IP packets using the standard destination port 4789. VXLAN endpoints that terminate VXLAN tunnels can be virtual or physical switch ports, and are known as VXLAN tunnel endpoints (VTEPs). For more information about VXLAN, see RFC 7348.

The following topics provide information about VXLAN: