EVPN Technical Deep Dive

Overall rating: 4.63 Instructor: 4.62 Materials: 4.63 more …

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 live delivered in 2018 focused on data center EVPN-with-VXLAN use cases. We'll cover other aspects of EVPN in 2019.


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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

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About the webinar

perfect. unfortunately i missed the beginning part but will review recordings. thanks a lot!

Boris Khasanov
I thought the presentation was excellent, and Dinesh did a really good job of explaining the technology. I do think some more diagrams would have been helpful in Dinesh's presentation though. The one slide he had up that did have a diagram made things easier to ingest where I found my mind working quite a bit harder, and not catching everything, in absence of a good visual.
Steven Simonds
I'm assuming the plan is to continue where we left off with Dinesh on the next April session? I'm really interested in what was coming next in the slide deck. I work at a company that deployed BGP EVPN with Cisco 9Ks, so all of this content is very relevant and interesting. I can't wait to hear more!
William Parsley
I enjoyed the session. Dinesh's sound quality was pretty terrible, but I suspect it will be resolved on the recorded video since he was recording locally.
Andrey Khomyakov
while learning it is great to see the packet walk, we skipped past what BGP EVPN NLRI looks like for different Route Type 2,3,5

we didn't touch RT 1,4
Mark Horsfield

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Richard Seepaul
Both Ivan and Dinesh were fantastic. I can't wait for the next session.
William Parsley

The Authors

Dinesh DuttDinesh Dutt has been in the networking industry for the past 20 years, most of it at Cisco Systems. Most recently, he was the Chief Scientist at Cumulus Networks, working on simplifying configuration and operations with inventions such as BGP Unnumbered and NetQ. Before Cumulus, 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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Technical Advisor

Nicola ModenaNicola Modena (CCIE #19119 and JNCIE-SP #986) has been working for 20 years as a Network and Security Architect for Service Provider and large enterprise.

He loves the simplicity and elegance of the solutions and he is satisfied only when he removed every unnecessary item or performed an hit-less migration. His particular fields of interest are MPLS, any forms of BGP, Enterprise Wan, interoperability, and networks architecture in general. Lately he's using his extensive knowledge of BGP to design and deploy EVPN-based data center fabrics.

bio: https://linkedin.com/in/nmodena
blog: http://blog.modena.to
twitter: @nmodena