EVPN multi-homing port-active load-balancing

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Last updated 2020-08-20 (latest revision 2020-02-17)
Replaces draft-brissette-bess-evpn-mh-pa
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The Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation Group (MC-LAG) technology enables the establishment of a logical link-aggregation connection with a redundant group of independent nodes. The purpose of multi-chassis LAG is to provide a solution to achieve higher network availability, while providing different modes of sharing/balancing of traffic. EVPN standard defines EVPN based MC-LAG with single-active and all- active multi-homing load-balancing mode. The current draft expands on existing redundancy mechanisms supported by EVPN and introduces support of port-active load-balancing mode. In the current document, port-active load-balancing mode is also referred to as per interface active/standby.


Patrice Brissette (pbrisset@cisco.com)
Ali Sajassi (sajassi@cisco.com)
Bin Wen (bin_wen@comcast.com)
Eddie Leyton (edward.leyton@verizonwireless.com)
Jorge Rabadan (jorge.rabadan@nokia.com)
LucAndré Burdet (lburdet@cisco.com)
Samir Thoria (sthoria@cisco.com)

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