Reflective Relay Capability Using IBM Power VM and Cisco ACI
Description: IBM Power VM Does support VEPA. As a workaround, if the external switch does not support VEPA, Power vSwitch can be enbled with forced VEPA where all traffic is externalized such that no two VMs within same PHYP is allowed to communicate with each other. In this case, for Cisco switches to allow Reflective Relay ("Hair-Pin" ) capability to turnaround all IP packets can be enabled using ACI technology.
Following Paper provide the details on the PoC conducted that was jointly performed by Cisco and IBM.
Notice: - This is a work around configuration to be used only until ACI Version 2.3 is released. The Cisco ACI Version 2.3 introduces native VEPA support”
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