Load Balancing

VXLAN allows networks to leverage Layer 3 ECMP to efficiently distribute traffic loads across the network. To enable a level of entropy for load balancing on VM to VM traffic, ExtremeXOS derives the source UDP port in the encapsulated frame from the tenant packets. Transit nodes need to be configured to use appropriate mechanism to exploit the entropy.
configure sharing address-based custom ipv4 L3-and-L4 
configure forwarding sharing L3_L4


The Inner packet tag (tenant tag) is not used in entropy calculation.