EVPN Technical Deep Dive

Ethernet Virtual Private Networks (EVPN) technology has emerged as the unifying control plane used to implement layer-2 and layer-3 VPNs in data center and service provider networks. It’s been implemented by major router and data center switching vendors and is widely used to build scalable overlay virtual networks.

This webinar will help you grasp the EVPN fundamentals, potential use cases, and its benefits and drawbacks. The deep dive part of the webinar discusses the technical details that will enable you to deploy and troubleshoot EVPN in multi-vendor environments.

The initial live sessions of this webinar (starting with the session on March 6th 2018) will focus on data center EVPN-with-VXLAN use cases. We'll cover other aspects of EVPN in late 2018

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Contents Overview

Introduction to EVPN

  • What is EVPN
  • Comparing EVPN to L3VPN (MPLS/VPN)
  • Going beyond MPLS transport
  • Typical data center and WAN use cases

Bridging with EVPN

  • Using EVPN with VXLAN encapsulation
  • MAC learning and BUM flooding
  • Dual-attached hosts
  • ARP suppression
  • Step-by-step packet forwarding
  • Running EVPN on Linux
  • Configuration examples

Routing with EVPN

  • Centralized and anycast ingress routing models
  • Symmetric and asymmetric Integrated Routing and Bridging (IRB)
  • Step-by-step packet forwarding
  • Control plane support for EVPN routing models
  • Route summarization and external routing
  • Multicast routing
  • Configuration examples

The Author

Dinesh DuttDinesh Dutt has been in the networking industry for the past 15 years, most of it at Cisco Systems. Most recently, he was a Fellow at Cisco Systems. He has been involved in enterprise and data center networking technologies, including the design of many of the ASICs that powered Cisco's mega-switches such as Cat6K and the Nexus family of switches. He also has experience in storage networking from his days at Andiamo Systems and in the design of FCoE. He is a co-author of TRILL and VxLAN and has filed for over 40 patents.

Ivan PepelnjakIvan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354 Emeritus, is an independent network architect, book author, blogger and regular speaker at industry events like Interop, RIPE and regional NOG meetings. He has been designing and implementing large-scale service provider and enterprise networks since 1990, and is currently using his expertise to help multinational enterprises and large cloud- and service providers design next-generation data center and cloud infrastructure using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) approaches and technologies.

Ivan is the author of several books covering data center technologies, highly praised webinars, and dozens of data center and cloud-related technical articles published on his blog.

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