Virtual Extensible LAN VXLAN
Minimum price
Suggested price

Virtual Extensible LAN VXLAN

A Practical guide to VXLAN solution Part 1.

About the Book

This book is based on my personal blog "The Network Times" ( The first quarter of the book focuses on the Underlay Network solutions used in VXLAN fabric. It starts by explaining the operation of OSPF focusing Dijkstra algorithm and Shortest Path Tree calculation process. Then it discusses the differences between OSPF and IS-IS routing protocols from the Underlay Network perspective. The first part also introduces three BGP based Underlay Network routing solutions with Single-AS solution, Dual-AS solution, and Multi-AS solution. After the Unicast Routing section, this book explains the Multicast Routing solution used for L2VNI specific L2BUM traffic forwarding by introducing the Anycast-RP with PIM and the PIM BiDir solutions. The focus of the second quarter is VXLAN with BGP EVPN Control Plane. This part of the book explains the basic building blocks and configuration needed for both Layer2 and Layer3 services. It also discusses the BGP EVPN Control Plane operation showing how BGP EVPN NLRI information is advertised within a VXLAN fabric and how this information is used in Data Plane. The third quarter discusses of multi-homing solution focusing vPC explaining the following solutions; vPC Multi-homing, vPC and GIR, and vPC Peer-Link as an Underlay Network Backup Path. In addition to vPC, this section explains how to implement Firewall into VXLAN Fabric. The Last quarter of this book starts by explains the standard based EVPN ESI Multi-homing solution. It also discusses the Data Center Interconnect (DCI) solution based on the EVPN Multi-Site architecture. The newest chapter introduces the Tenant Routed Multicast. It starts by explaining a Shared and Source-Specific Multicast distribution trees for Intra-VN and Inter-VN perspective. Then it introduces the operation of BGP IPv4 MVPN focusing two route-types: "Source Active Auto-Discovery" and A "Source Tree Join".

Each chapter includes various configuration and verification examples as well as traffic captures. The only physical device used in labs is my personal computer and the example labs are done by using both Cisco "Virtual Internet Routing Lab" (VIRL) and Emulated Virtual Environment - Next Generation (EVE-NG). 

About the Author

Toni Pasanen
Toni Pasanen

Toni Pasanen. CCIE No. 28158 (RS), Distinguished Engineer at Fujitsu Finland. Toni started his IT carrier in 1998 at Tieto, where he worked as a Service Desk Specialist moving via the LAN team to the Data Center team as a 3rd. Level Network Specialist. Toni joined Teleware (Cisco Learning partner) in 2004, where he spent two years teaching network technologies focusing on routing/switching and MPLS technologies. Toni joined Tieto again in 2006, where he spent the next six years as a Network Architect before joining Fujitsu. Toni works closely with customers in his current role, helping them select the right network solutions from technology and business perspectives. He is also the author of books:

- Virtual Extensible LAN – VXLAN: The Practical Guide to Understand VXLAN Solution - 2019

- LISP with VXLAN in Campus Fabric - 2020

- VXLAN Fabric with BGP EVPN Control-Plane. Design Considerations – 2020

- Object-Based Approach to Cisco ACI: The Logic Behind the Application Centric Infrastructure - 2020

- Cisco SD-WAN: A Practical Guide to Understand the Basics of Cisco Viptela Based SD-WAN Solution- 2021

- Network Virtualization: LISP, OMP, and BGP EVPN Operation and Interaction

- AWS Networking Fundamentals: A Practical Guide to Understand How to Build a Virtual Datacenter into the AWS Cloud

- Azure Networking Fundamentals: A Practical Guide to Understand How to Build a Virtual Datacenter into the Azure Cloud

The Leanpub 60-day 100% Happiness Guarantee

Within 60 days of purchase you can get a 100% refund on any Leanpub purchase, in two clicks.

See full terms

80% Royalties. Earn $16 on a $20 book.

We pay 80% royalties. That's not a typo: you earn $16 on a $20 sale. If we sell 5000 non-refunded copies of your book or course for $20, you'll earn $80,000.

(Yes, some authors have already earned much more than that on Leanpub.)

In fact, authors have earnedover $12 millionwriting, publishing and selling on Leanpub.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub

Free Updates. DRM Free.

If you buy a Leanpub book, you get free updates for as long as the author updates the book! Many authors use Leanpub to publish their books in-progress, while they are writing them. All readers get free updates, regardless of when they bought the book or how much they paid (including free).

Most Leanpub books are available in PDF (for computers) and EPUB (for phones, tablets and Kindle). The formats that a book includes are shown at the top right corner of this page.

Finally, Leanpub books don't have any DRM copy-protection nonsense, so you can easily read them on any supported device.

Learn more about Leanpub's ebook formats and where to read them

Write and Publish on Leanpub

You can use Leanpub to easily write, publish and sell in-progress and completed ebooks and online courses!

Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors, combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks.

Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button. (Or, if you are producing your ebook your own way, you can even upload your own PDF and/or EPUB files and then publish with one click!) It really is that easy.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub