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EVPN in Campus Networks

Time 12/10/19 02:40PM-03:10PM

Room Grand Ballroom D/E (5th)

Session Abstract

The University of Minnesota recently deployed a next-generation multi-campus statewide network using Ethernet VPN (EVPN) as a foundational technology. EVPN with BGP as the control plane has been deployed in the general campus networks, the data center networks, and in the network-services networks. While BGP and EVPN are the control plane, various data plane encapsulation types are in use, depending on the needs: MPLS, VXLAN, and GRE.

Some benefits are no more pseudowires or VPLS, new redundancy options for the access-layer such as Anycast Gateway and Multi-Chassis LAG, BGP as a common control plane, MAC address and MAC/IP binding visibility in BGP.

This session will cover some of the architectural decisions made by Minnesota as well as some of the lessons learned during testing and deployment (e.g. scaling considerations, new loop-prevention needs, and more).

This session will also address the challenges seen in existing L2VPN overlays
and how EVPN simplifies the delivery of next generation Ethernet services.

Session Format:

1. Introduction by David Farmer
2. Cisco Campus Fabric Architecture by Mike Kowal
3. Minnesota’s Implementation and Lessons Learned by Rich Ingram
4. Q & A


Speaker David Farmer University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Speaker Richard Ingram University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Speaker Michael Kowal Cisco Systems

Presentation Media

Primary track Advanced Networking

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