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From Adrian Lewis <>
Subject RE: Any VxLan Support on Xenserver
Date Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:55:43 GMT
I think that the issue is with needing a controller. Unfortunately you can't
just replace VLANs with VXLANs unless there's some form of control plane.
You can do this in a distributed manner using broadcast to multicast
mechanisms but this AFAIK is not implemented in Openvswitch. I'm not quite
sure on the commercial aspects but XenServer 6.5 re-introduced the vSwitch
controller appliance (DVSC) so this could be a candidate but AFAIK, it's
only available on licensed versions of XenServer so any development would
likely come from Citrix. There was some work done by Hugo on ACS with
OpenDaylight but I think this ran into some issues with the Openvswitch
version on XS at the time. That's about all I know but hopefully this helps.
I'd be very interested to hear if anyone is actively doing any work on this

-----Original Message-----
From: Keerthiraja SJ []
Sent: 31 March 2015 08:39
Subject: Any VxLan Support on Xenserver

Hi All,

Is there any plan to bring up VxLAN support for xenserver on future release


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