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Virtual Extensible LAN

Index Virtual Extensible LAN

Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) is a network virtualization technology that attempts to address the scalability problems associated with large cloud computing deployments. [1]

38 relations: Arista Networks, Broadcasting (networking), Broadcom Inc., Cisco Systems, Citrix Systems, Cloud computing, Cumulus Networks, Data link layer, Dell EMC, Distributed Overlay Virtual Ethernet, Ethernet frame, FreeBSD, Generic Routing Encapsulation, Huawei, IEEE 802.1ad, Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, Internet Engineering Task Force, Joyent, Juniper Networks, Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol, Mellanox Technologies, Multicast, Network switch, Network virtualization, Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation, Open vSwitch, OpenBSD, OSI model, Overlay transport virtualization, Pica8, Red Hat, Scalability, Transport layer, Unicast, Unicast flood, User Datagram Protocol, Virtual LAN, VMware.

Arista Networks

Arista Networks (previously Arastra) is a computer networking company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, USA.

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Broadcasting (networking)

In computer networking, telecommunication and information theory, broadcasting is a method of transferring a message to all recipients simultaneously.

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Broadcom Inc.

Broadcom Inc. (formerly Avago Technologies) is a designer, developer and global supplier of products based on analog and digital semiconductor technologies within four primary markets: wired infrastructure, wireless communications, enterprise storage, and industrial & others.

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Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley, that develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.

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Citrix Systems

Citrix Systems, Inc. is an American multinational software company that provides server, application and desktop virtualization, networking, software as a service (SaaS), and cloud computing technologies.

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Cloud computing

Cloud computing is an information technology (IT) paradigm that enables ubiquitous access to shared pools of configurable system resources and higher-level services that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort, often over the Internet.

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Cumulus Networks

Cumulus Networks is a computer software company headquartered in Mountain View, California, USA.

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Data link layer

The data link layer, or layer 2, is the second layer of the seven-layer OSI model of computer networking.

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Dell EMC

Dell EMC (formerly EMC Corporation until 2016) is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States.

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Distributed Overlay Virtual Ethernet

Distributed Overlay Virtual Ethernet (DOVE) is a tunneling and virtualization technology for computer networks, created and backed by IBM.

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Ethernet frame

A data unit on an Ethernet link transports an Ethernet frame as its payload.

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FreeBSD

FreeBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system descended from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD).

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Generic Routing Encapsulation

Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) is a tunneling protocol developed by Cisco Systems that can encapsulate a wide variety of network layer protocols inside virtual point-to-point links over an Internet Protocol network.

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Huawei

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese multinational networking, telecommunications equipment, and services company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong.

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IEEE 802.1ad

IEEE 802.1adStandard approved 8 December 2005 and published May 26, 2006.

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Internet Assigned Numbers Authority

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is a function of ICANN, a nonprofit private American corporation that oversees global IP address allocation, autonomous system number allocation, root zone management in the Domain Name System (DNS), media types, and other Internet Protocol-related symbols and Internet numbers.

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Internet Engineering Task Force

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) develops and promotes voluntary Internet standards, in particular the standards that comprise the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP).

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Joyent

Joyent Inc is a software and services company based in San Francisco, California.

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Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks, Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California that develops and markets networking products.

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Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol

In computer networking, Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) is a tunneling protocol used to support virtual private networks (VPNs) or as part of the delivery of services by ISPs.

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Mellanox Technologies

Mellanox Technologies is an Israeli–American supplier of computer networking products using InfiniBand and Ethernet technology.

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Multicast

In computer networking, multicast is group communication where data transmission is addressed to a group of destination computers simultaneously.

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Network switch

A network switch (also called switching hub, bridging hub, officially MAC bridge) is a computer networking device that connects devices together on a computer network by using packet switching to receive, process, and forward data to the destination device.

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Network virtualization

In computing, network virtualization or network virtualisation is the process of combining hardware and software network resources and network functionality into a single, software-based administrative entity, a virtual network.

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Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation

Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE) is a network virtualization technology that attempts to alleviate the scalability problems associated with large cloud computing deployments.

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Open vSwitch

Open vSwitch, sometimes abbreviated as OVS, is an open-source implementation of a distributed virtual multilayer switch.

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OpenBSD

OpenBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like computer operating system descended from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Research Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley.

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OSI model

The Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI model) is a conceptual model that characterizes and standardizes the communication functions of a telecommunication or computing system without regard to its underlying internal structure and technology.

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Overlay transport virtualization

Overlay transport virtualization (OTV) is a Cisco proprietary protocol for relaying layer 2 communications between layer 3 computer networks.

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Pica8

Pica8, Inc. is a computer networking company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States.

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Red Hat

Red Hat, Inc. is an American multinational software company providing open-source software products to the enterprise community.

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Scalability

Scalability is the capability of a system, network, or process to handle a growing amount of work, or its potential to be enlarged to accommodate that growth.

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Transport layer

In computer networking, the transport layer is a conceptual division of methods in the layered architecture of protocols in the network stack in the Internet Protocol Suite and the OSI model.

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Unicast

200px In computer networking, unicast refers to a one-to-one transmission from one point in the network to another point; that is, one sender and one receiver, each identified by a network address.

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Unicast flood

In computer networking, a unicast flood is the potentially unintentional behavior of a switch treating a unicast packet as a broadcast packet; a packet destined for one host is flooded or transmitted out of all the ports of a switch.

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User Datagram Protocol

In computer networking, the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) is one of the core members of the Internet protocol suite.

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Virtual LAN

A virtual LAN (VLAN) is any broadcast domain that is partitioned and isolated in a computer network at the data link layer (OSI layer 2).

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VMware

VMware, Inc. is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies that provides cloud computing and platform virtualization software and services.

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Redirects here:

VTEP, VXLAN, VXLAN tunnel endpoint, VXVLAN, Virtual Extensible Local Area Network.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_Extensible_LAN

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