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How do I extend a LAN over a Tunnel to a virtual server?

I have a private network running protected along with the regular corporate network environment. This protected network now is required at another campus location, Data Centre 1( I am at Dta Centre 2). A virtual server needs access to the private network. The server currently resides on the corporate network. 

I was thinking I could extend the vlan via a Tunnel. Create the vlan on the end device and then trunk the port to the Virtual server, giving a vitual NIC an IP address on the private subnet.

 

Any thoughts/suggestions?

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There are multiple way to do

There are multiple way to do this, depending on your budget, capabilities on the edge of DC/HQ, scale etc etc.

L2tpv3 and pseudowire methods (VPLS?) are OK for smaller deployments (and some pretty big ones ;])

OTV would be mentioned typically whenever someone wants to extend L2 between DCs. 

 

Have a look here:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/data-center-virtualization/data-center-interconnect/white_paper_c11_493718.html

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/nexus-7000-series-switches/white_paper_c11-644634.html

 

The best, if you have the time, is sit down with your sales/AS rep with your topology and goals. 

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