[rfc-dist] RFC 8394 on Split Network Virtualization Edge (Split-NVE) Control-Plane Requirements

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        RFC 8394

        Title:      Split Network Virtualization Edge (Split-NVE) 
                    Control-Plane Requirements 
        Author:     Y. Li, 
                    D. Eastlake 3rd,
                    L. Kreeger,
                    T. Narten,
                    D. Black
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       May 2018
        Mailbox:    liyizhou at huawei.com, 
                    d3e3e3 at gmail.com, 
                    lkreeger at gmail.com,
                    narten at us.ibm.com, 
                    david.black at dell.com
        Pages:      26
        Characters: 63300
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-nvo3-hpvr2nve-cp-req-17.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8394

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8394

In the Split Network Virtualization Edge (Split-NVE) architecture,
the functions of the NVE are split across a server and a piece of
external network equipment that is called an "External NVE".  The
server-resident control-plane functionality resides in control
software, which may be part of hypervisor or container-management
software; for simplicity, this document refers to the hypervisor as
the "location" of this software.

One or more control-plane protocols between a hypervisor and its
associated External NVE(s) are used by the hypervisor to distribute
its virtual-machine networking state to the External NVE(s) for
further handling.  This document illustrates the functionality
required by this type of control-plane signaling protocol and
outlines the high-level requirements.  Virtual-machine states as well
as state transitioning are summarized to help clarify the protocol

This document is a product of the Network Virtualization Overlays Working Group of the IETF.

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