Multicast Source Redundancy in EVPN Networks
draft-skr-bess-evpn-redundant-mcast-source-02

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Authors Jorge Rabadan  , Jayant Kotalwar  , Senthil Sathappan  , Zhaohui Zhang  , Wen Lin  , Eric Rosen 
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BESS Workgroup                                           J. Rabadan, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                               J. Kotalwar
Intended status: Standards Track                            S. Sathappan
Expires: May 6, 2021                                               Nokia
                                                                Z. Zhang
                                                                  W. Lin
                                                                 Juniper
                                                                E. Rosen
                                                              Individual
                                                        November 2, 2020

              Multicast Source Redundancy in EVPN Networks
             draft-skr-bess-evpn-redundant-mcast-source-02

Abstract

   EVPN supports intra and inter-subnet IP multicast forwarding.
   However, EVPN (or conventional IP multicast techniques for that
   matter) do not have a solution for the case where: a) a given
   multicast group carries more than one flow (i.e., more than one
   source), and b) it is desired that each receiver gets only one of the
   several flows.  Existing multicast techniques assume there are no
   redundant sources sending the same flow to the same IP multicast
   group, and, in case there were redundant sources, the receiver's
   application would deal with the received duplicated packets.  This
   document extends the existing EVPN specifications and assumes that IP
   Multicast source redundancy may exist.  It also assumes that, in case
   two or more sources send the same IP Multicast flows into the tenant
   domain, the EVPN PEs need to avoid that the receivers get packet
   duplication by following the described procedures.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.2.  Background on IP Multicast Delivery in EVPN Networks  . .   6
       1.2.1.  Intra-subnet IP Multicast Forwarding  . . . . . . . .   6
       1.2.2.  Inter-subnet IP Multicast Forwarding  . . . . . . . .   7
     1.3.  Multi-Homed IP Multicast Sources in EVPN  . . . . . . . .   8
     1.4.  The Need for Redundant IP Multicast Sources in EVPN . . .  10
   2.  Solution Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   3.  BGP EVPN Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   4.  Warm Standby (WS) Solution for Redundant G-Sources  . . . . .  13
     4.1.  WS Example in an OISM Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     4.2.  WS Example in a Single-BD Tenant Network  . . . . . . . .  17
   5.  Hot Standby (HS) Solution for Redundant G-Sources . . . . . .  18
     5.1.  Use of BFD in the HS Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     5.2.  HS Example in an OISM Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     5.3.  HS Example in a Single-BD Tenant Network  . . . . . . . .  26
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
   Appendix A.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
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