create virtual-network

create virtual-network vn_name {flooding [standard | explicit-remotes]}


This command creates a virtual network instance in ExtremeXOS. The virtual network instance maps to a bridge instance within ExtremeXOS.

Syntax Description

vn_name Alphanumeric string identifying the Virtual Network to be created.
flooding Configure flooding method for unknown-destination frames.
standard Standard L2 flooding behavior to remote endpoints and tenant ports.
explicit-remotes Explicitly configured flooding to remote endpoints with standard L2 flooding to tenant ports.



Usage Guidelines

This bridge instance is not dependent on the overlay encapsulation scheme. The virtual network name can be a maximum of 32 characters. The current restrictions on naming objects in ExtremeXOS will apply. Virtual network names will be added to a new namespace within ExtremeXOS. Virtual networks may use one of two flooding methods for flooding to remote endpoints. The “standard” mode offers handling of unknown destination frames very similar to standard layer 2. The unknown destination frames will be flooded to all local ports and remote endpoints. The “explicit-remotes” mode offers granular control of which remote endpoints receive certain types of unknown destination frames. Different remote endpoint sets may be configured for; broadcast, unknown unicast, and unknown multicast. These sets are configured with “create fdb” and “configure fdb” commands


create virtual-network my_virtual_network


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 21.1.

Platform Availability

This command is supported on the Summit X770, X670-G2 standalone, and stacks with X770 and X670-G2 slots only.