Configure VXLAN Tunnel to Encapsulate Traffic

Before creating a VXLAN tunnel to encapsulate traffic, refer to the VXLAN Tunnel Configuration—Rules and Notes.

The following table summarizes the required tasks to configure a VXLAN tunnel for encapsulating the traffic:



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Configure the required circuit port.

Configure Ports


Configure an IP interface and attach the circuit port that you created in task 1.

Configure IP Interface


Configure a VXLAN tunnel for encapsulation and attach the IP interface that you created in task 2. Ensure that you select the Type as VXLAN and the Mode as Encapsulation.

Create Tunnel


Create a VXLAN group for a device and add all the VXLAN IDs that are specific to the device.

Create VXLAN / L2GRE Group


Configure the VXLAN ID either at the chassis-level or at the port-level to help identify the encapsulation tunnel. You must use one of the VXLAN IDs that you have already added in the VXLAN group for the device in task 4.

Configure L2GRE / VXLAN Identifier


Configure a map to encapsulate the VXLAN traffic.

Ensure that you add the following details when configuring a map:

If you have configured the VXLAN ID for the chassis, you can configure any network port on the chassis as the source port of the map.
If you have configured the VXLAN ID for a network port, you must configure that network port as the source port of the map.
Configure the encapsulation tunnel that you created in task 3 as the destination port of the map.
Specify the required pass/drop rule in the map to filter the traffic based on inner packet attributes or VXLAN ID for the template configured.

Create a New Map