Tenants may have multiple overlays across a data center network where different
VLANs belonging to the same tenant are mapped to different VXLAN Network Identifiers (VNIs).
Tenants require routing between the VLANs, and VXLAN gateway nodes would need to act as Layer 3
gateways that are capable of routing traffic between tenant VLANs. Inter-overlay routing involves
- Routing traffic from a tenant VLAN into a
tunnel with the destination overlay‘s VNI.
- Routing traffic from a tunnel to a tenant
VLAN that is different from the tenant VLAN associated with the VNI in the received packet‘s
- Routing traffic from a tunnel to the same or
A VXLAN tunnel endpoint (VTEP) is designated as the gateway for an overlay by manually
configuring it or by running a first hop redundancy protocol (FHRP), such as VRRP
on the tenant VLAN on the gateways and letting the protocol determine the
placement of the router. ARP is not learned by VXLAN tunnels when the destination MAC address is
the VRRP MAC address.
Routing between a
normal VLAN and a VXLAN tenant VLAN is supported on allExtremeSwitching
When MLAG and VRRP is configured on the tenant VLAN, VRRP should be active-active mode
between the MLAG peers.