Arista Network’s Ken Duda Explains VxLAN, the first Virtual Networking Protocol
The problems of network configuration changes required when virtualization operations managers need to move a VM between subnets are well documented. There are virtual networking options to solve this problem such as building very large flat networks, tunneling between subnets, and now a standard approach called VXLAN. VXLAN is a special encapsulation mechanism that runs between virtual switches and enables VMs to be deployed and moved on or between any server within the network. VXLAN requires no changes to the underlying IP addressing architecture and should require no major changes to installed infrastructure in the data center. Ken Duda Founder and Vice President, Software Engineering at Arista Networks joins me to discuss VXLAN, the first major protocol of virtual networking.