The Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) implements a new routing architecture through a set of protocols that utilize a level of indirection to separate an IP address into two namespaces: Endpoint Identifiers (EIDs), which are assigned to end-hosts, and Routing Locators (RLOCs), which are assigned to devices (primarily routers) that make up the global routing system. By separating the host address (EID) from its location (RLOC), LISP provides key benefits in many network environments, including mobility environments where hosts are now able to move anywhere within the network while keeping their IP (EID) while changing their location (RLOC).
LISP Host Mobility addresses today's enterprise data center and campus mobility challenges. This session discusses how next generation technologies such as LISP and OTV solve the networking issues associated with VM mobility and multi-tenant segmentation in the data center. An overview of the technologies and their solutions for LAN extension, mobility and segmentation is provided.