Vyatta Network OS Documentation

Learn how to install, configure and operate the Vyatta NOS, which helps drive our virtual networking & physical platforms portfolio.

Static VXLAN tunnels

Static VXLAN tunnels connect two VTEPs in a given environment.

Static VXLAN tunnels are the simplest deployment mechanism for small scale environments and are inter-operable with other vendors that adhere to VXLAN standards. You must specify which VTEPs are in a particular VNI.

Note: Vyatta currently supports only static VXLAN tunnels, not dynamic VXLAN tunnels. Dynamic VXLAN tunnels require the use of an IP multicast-listener on the tunnel endpoint nodes to detect multicast traffic. However, IP multicast is not enabled is some networks due to security and performance considerations. The static VXLAN configuration provides most of the same benefits available with the dynamic VXLAN configurations.