RFC 7637

NVGRE: Network Virtualization Using Generic Routing Encapsulation, September 2015

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https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7637.txt
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
P. Garg, Ed.
Y. Wang, Ed.
Stream:
INDEPENDENT

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC7637

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Abstract

This document describes the usage of the Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) header for Network Virtualization (NVGRE) in multi-tenant data centers. Network Virtualization decouples virtual networks and addresses from physical network infrastructure, providing isolation and concurrency between multiple virtual networks on the same physical network infrastructure. This document also introduces a Network Virtualization framework to illustrate the use cases, but the focus is on specifying the data-plane aspect of NVGRE.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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