Implementation of VXLAN is more complex than a standard Ethernet topology implementation and is said to be intended for deployment in large data centers.

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

When is it appropriate to deploy VXLAN in an enterprise environment?

  • Sadly, questions that generate mostly opinions are off topic here. However, it’s perfectly appropriate for chat.
    – Ron Trunk
    May 13 at 21:36
  • In a multi tenant network, it’s quite easy to exceed 4000 VLANs
    – Ron Trunk
    May 13 at 21:42
  • If you've got distributed data centers but yet require L2 connectivity between them, VXLAN might be a good solution. It even does away with some drawbacks of large L2 deployments since the broadcast domain only spans the end nodes, not the whole path.
    – Zac67
    May 13 at 22:02
  • The question relates to software solutions for implementing layer 2 connectivity and provides network engineers a platform to defend the proprietary (non standards based) VXLAN proposal/solution which I am clearly prepared and able to vigorously challenge, the result being everyone including me is more informed and enlightened. Subnetting IP address space is also opinion based according to your logic. Let the participants submit their answers. May 13 at 22:08
  • @Zac67 Is there an additional cost for implementing VXLAN? I've heard it's a beast to configure/set up. May 13 at 22:10


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