NL008 – BGP EVPN High Level Steps

Inorder to configure VxLAN EVPN using Cisco devices, there are several steps involved, such as configuring VLANs, VXLANs as well as EVPN. The following is a high-level overview of the configuration process at a high level:

  • The VLANs that will be used for the VXLAN network need to be configured beforehand. As part of this process, the VLANs need to be created on the switch and assigned to the appropriate interfaces on the switch.
  • On the switch, you need to configure the VXLANs. It is necessary to create the VXLANs and assign them to the appropriate VLANs in order to accomplish this task.
  • On the switch, you will need to configure the EVPN control plane. In order to accomplish this, you must enable EVPN and configure the appropriate settings, such as the BGP AS number and the router ID, to enable EVPN.
  • The EVPN data plane needs to be configured on the switch. In order to accomplish this, we need to configure the appropriate settings, such as the VNI and the VXLAN multicast group.
  • On the switch, you will need to configure the Layer 3 VPN (VRF) and BGP services. In order to do this, it is necessary to configure the VRF and BGP settings, such as the VRF import and export policies and the BGP AS number.
  • The Layer 2 VPN (VFI) and BGP must be configured on the switch. During this process, you will need to configure the VFI and BGP settings, including the VFI import and export policies, as well as the BGP AS number.
  • You can verify the configuration of the switch by checking the status of VXLAN and EVPN on the switch, as well as the status of BGP and VRF on the switch.

It is important to keep in mind that this is a high-level overview of the process, and specific configurations may differ depending on the version of Cisco products and hardware, the topology of the network and the requirements of the user. Before attempting to configure it in a production environment, it is recommended that you consult the Cisco’s documentation and that you have prior knowledge of both EVPN and VXLAN protocols.

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