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BGP EVPN (Border Gateway Protocol Ethernet Virtual Private Network)


Term
BGP EVPN (Border Gateway Protocol Ethernet Virtual Private Network)

Abbreviation
BGP EVPN

Definition
BGP EVPN (Border Gateway Protocol Ethernet Virtual Private Network) is a scalable routing protocols of the global Internet, as well as for service provider private networks. Ethernet Virtual Private Network is a standard for multi-protocol address mapping. BGP can be used as a routing protocol, along with EVPN, to enable a complete control plane for Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN). The combination of BGP-EVPN with VXLAN can be used to define how the VXLAN tunnel endpoints map the MAC to IP address mappings for virtual machines.

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