Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation

Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE) is a network virtualization technology that attempts to alleviate the scalability problems associated with large cloud computing deployments. It uses Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) to tunnel layer 2 packets over layer 3 networks. NVGRE is described in the IETF RFC 7637.[1] Its principal backer is Microsoft.[2]

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  1. P. Garg, Y. Wang; et al. (September 2015). "IETF RFC 7637: NVGRE: Network Virtualization Using Generic Routing Encapsulation Encapsulation". Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  2. "NVGRE, VXLAN and what Microsoft is Doing Right". Network Heresy. 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2013-02-25.

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