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Monday, August 17 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
GENEVE Tunnels for Linux Endpoints - John W. Linville, Red Hat

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GENEVE is a tunneling protocol used to create virtual networks on top of real IPv4 and IPv6 underlay networks. In many ways GENEVE is similar to VXLAN, NVGRE, and other tunneling protocols, but it is designed to be more suitable than other existing technologies for meeting modern challenges.

An Open vSwitch virtual port implementation of GENEVE has been available for some time, but until recently there was no Linux kernel network driver implementation. Without such an implementation, it has been difficult or impossible to use GENEVE for connections to servers at the edge of a virtual network. More recently, I have been implementing such a driver.

This presentation will provide an overview of GENEVE and its features. It will also provide a progress report on the GENEVE network device implementation, and it will discuss ongoing work relating to use of GENEVE on Linux servers.

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John W. Linville

Kernel Engineer, Red Hat
As the former Linux kernel maintainer for wireless LANs, John presided over the transition of that subsystem from "constant heartache" to "mostly just works" status. More recently, John's technical pursuits have included SDN and NFV topics. Employed at Red Hat for over a decade, John... Read More →

Monday August 17, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
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