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Can NSX-T provide overlay for LAN based VLAN's

JAMES WEST
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Hi all,

We currently have Nexus 7706 chassis' running OTV stretching 2 DC's. The business is looking at options of replacing OTV with either NSX-T or ACI to create an overlay into the cloud.

I believe NSX-T can stretch networks for physical servers, and virtual servers residing in vCenter, but l wondering if NSX-T can stretch networks that reside on the LAN?

Thanks,

James

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horia.gunica
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Hello!

 

No - you cannot use NSX-T or the legacy NSX-V to span/stretch physically attached servers . They can only deploy overlay transport for VMs that reside inside the VMWare ESXis or HyperV nodes (yes - you can deploy NSX separately for HyperV as well) .

 

This is where the beauty of BGP EVPN VXLAN or Cisco ACI come in - you can use them for both physical AND virtual environments - and in the same way .

 

Best regards!

 

Horia G.