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HW VN-Link SW Initiator

Hi All,

Could you please help me clarify the following

Referred document:

http://www.guug.de/lokal/berlin/GUUG%20Nexus%2020100805%20chbock.pdf

The page 41 of the above cisco document describes the implementation options of VN-Link.

According to that, HW VN-Link has the following two options in initiating VN-Tag.

1.SW VNtag initiator

2.HW VNtag initiator

According to this document, it seems that in SW VNtag initiator, VN-Tag is added by VEM

, while in HW VNtag initiator VN-Tag is added by VIC.

Does this SW VNtag initiator really exist? If so, could you please give me a reference document?

Thanks

Jagath

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HW VN-Link SW Initiator

Hi Jagath,

There are two ways of deploying VN-Link

VN-Link in software = Example: Nexus 1000v

VN-Link in hardware (now known as VM-Fex) = Example: Palo VIC

As far as I am aware, there is currently no software VNTag initiator.

The following two documents go into further depth regarding the technology.

Cisco VN-Link: Virtualization-Aware Networking

Virtual Machine Networking: Standards and Solutions

Please let me know if you have further questions.

Regards,

Michael

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Cisco Employee

HW VN-Link SW Initiator

Hi Jagath,

There are two ways of deploying VN-Link

VN-Link in software = Example: Nexus 1000v

VN-Link in hardware (now known as VM-Fex) = Example: Palo VIC

As far as I am aware, there is currently no software VNTag initiator.

The following two documents go into further depth regarding the technology.

Cisco VN-Link: Virtualization-Aware Networking

Virtual Machine Networking: Standards and Solutions

Please let me know if you have further questions.

Regards,

Michael

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HW VN-Link SW Initiator

Hi Michael

Thanks a lot

Regards

Jagath

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