EVPN Technical Deep Dive

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This webinar will help you grasp the EVPN fundamentals, potential use cases, and its benefits and drawbacks. The deep dive part of the webinar discussed technical details that will enable you to deploy and troubleshoot EVPN in multi-vendor environments.

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EVPN Technical Deep Dive

39:47 EVPN Fundamentals

We'll start with a very brief description of what EVPN does and how it all started, and explore EVPN functionality, from basic bridging to MAC mobility, proxy ARP, integrated routing and bridging, and EVPN-based MLAG.

What Is EVPN 15:24 2018-08-20
EVPN Features Overview 13:23 2018-08-20
Advanced EVPN Features 11:00 2018-08-20

33:08 EVPN in the Data Centers

In this section Dinesh Dutt describes how to use EVPN with VXLAN in a data center environment, and how to keep your deployment as simple as possible.

Use Cases for EVPN in Data Centers 13:22 2018-08-20
BGP Deployment Models 19:46 2018-08-20

1:02:36 Bridging with EVPN

EVPN started as a L2VPN technology, but even there its creators tried to solve a plethora of problems including:

  • Dual-attached endpoints
  • Ingress replication versus IP multicast or MPLS P2MP flooding
  • ARP suppression
EVPN and Bridging 11:13 2018-08-20
Dual-Attached Endpoints 20:10 2018-08-20
Ingress Replication 9:19 2018-08-20
Advanced EVPN Bridging Topics 9:00 2018-08-20
EVPN Bridging Configuration 12:54 2018-08-20

1:27:33 Routing with EVPN

Integrated routing and bridging (IRB) is the most complex part of EVPN. You could choose between centralized or distributed routing, and between asymmetrical (routing on ingress) or symmetrical (routing on ingress and egress) routing.

Centralized EVPN Routing 16:32 2019-01-12
Distributed EVPN Routing 15:21 2019-01-12
Asymmetric Routing Model 11:17 2019-01-12
Symmetric Routing Model 20:54 2019-01-12
Comparing Asymmetric and Symmetric Routing 7:30 2019-01-12
Other EVPN Routing Topics 10:14 2019-01-12
EVPN Routing Configuration 5:45 2019-01-12

17:19 EVPN in Large Data Centers

When deploying EVPN in large data center fabrics, it makes sense to split the EVPN fabric into smaller layer-2 forwarding domains connected to the central layer-3 backbone.

EVPN in Large Data Centers 17:19 2019-01-12
Multi-pod and multi-site fabric designs

Advanced EVPN-in-Data-Centers Topics

1:35:17 Free items EVPN Multihoming versus MLAG

This section describes the differences between more traditional MLAG solutions and EVPN Multihoming (connecting the same customer to multiple PE devices), illustrating the differences using Cisco's new approach to MLAG: vPC Fabric Peering.

Taxonomy and Overview 19:46 2019-07-26
EVPN Multihoming Deep Dive 28:35 2019-07-26
Using MLAG in EVPN Environments 17:40 2019-07-26
Cisco vPC Fabric Peering Details 15:32 2019-07-26
Compare and Contrast 13:44 2019-07-26

1:04:28 Free items L4-L7 Services in EVPN Networks

VXLAN BGP EVPN fabric supports the well-known use-cases of Firewall and Load Balancer insertion, more commonly referred to as Layer-4 to Layer-7 Network Services.

This section covers the concepts around Tenant Edge, Intra Tenant and the combination of both, including advanced scenarios using policy-based routing for traffic redirection.

Types of Network Services Deployments 16:05 2020-01-14
Tenant Edge Firewall 22:54 2020-01-14
Intra-Tenant Firewall 6:19 2020-01-14
Traffic Redirection 6:14 2020-01-14
Mix-and-Match 12:56 2020-01-14

1:16:43 Running EVPN on Linux Hosts

In this part of the webinar Dinesh Dutt explained what it means to run EVPN on Linux hosts, the benefits and drawbacks of this approach, and how to make it work with FRR routing suite.

Introduction and Use Cases 10:48 2020-01-20
Technologies and Basic Concepts 10:23 2020-01-20
Underlay and BGP Routing Design 14:34 2020-01-20
Running EVPN on Servers 18:34 2020-01-20
Summary External Connectivity 15:11 2020-01-20

7:13 From the Design Clinic

Hands-On Experience Running VXLAN and EVPN on Linux Hosts 7:13 2022-01-18

1:24:16 Multivendor Data Center EVPN

Could you combine data center switches from various vendors in a single EVPN network? Is there a vendor-proof design? What are the common gotchas? Which vendors are easier to use together? You'll get answers to these (and numerous other) questions in this section.

General Design Principles 8:45 2021-06-07
The Choices 14:52 2021-06-07
Vendor Interoperability 8:14 2021-06-07
Diving Deeper into Implementations 18:20 2021-06-07
More Implementation Differences 16:18 2021-06-07
Summary 6:27 2021-06-07
Hands-On Experience 11:20 2021-06-07
Slide deck 3.7M 2021-05-11

Using EVPN in Service Provider Networks

2:29:21 EVPN in MPLS-Based Environments

Krzysztof Szarkowicz described how EVPN works with MPLS transport, and how service providers use EVPN with MPLS to build next-generation L2VPN and L3VPN networks.

This is an advanced section describing intricacies of MPLS-based EVPN. It assumes reasonable familiarity with EVPN principles (covered in other sections of this webinar) and MPLS technologies.

Introduction 12:50 2020-09-02
EVPN Service Types 14:29 2020-09-02
EVPN Route Types 4:34 2020-09-02
Service RT Assignment Optimization 8:54 2020-09-02
Single-Homing Operation 27:21 2020-09-02
Multi-Homing Operation 31:54 2020-09-02
EVPN L2-L3 Integration 30:32 2020-09-02
EVPN IRB Deployment Models 16:29 2020-09-02
Summary 2:18 2020-09-02

Slide Decks

Slide deck: EVPN 101 1.6M 2018-02-27
Slide deck: EVPN in the Data Center 2.2M 2018-05-23
Slide deck: MLAG or EVPN Multihoming 18M 2019-05-07
Slide deck: L4-L7 Services in EVPN Networks 8.6M 2019-09-17
Slide deck: EVPN on Hosts 1.4M 2019-10-09
Slide deck: EVPN in MPLS-Based Environments 3.3M 2020-01-09

More Information

Next-Generation VPN for Ethernet Services (Apricot, February 2014)
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