Understanding NPV: Part 1 of a 2-part Series

N-Port Virtualization (NPV), and N-port ID Virtualization (NPIV) have been around for quite some time now. Enhancements have been made to the traditional NPV and NPIV implementations, making it more convenient for unified fabric topologies (which is what we will be discussing today). This blog, part 1 in a 2-part series, will be discussing the ‘fcoe-npv’ implementation of NPV/NPIV, while the next blog will be focused on the traditional implementation. NPV and NPIV were created as a method

DMVPN for IPv6

As you probably already know, every DMVPN network consists of multiple GRE tunnels that are established dynamically. At the beginning, every Spoke in the Cloud is supposed to build a direct tunnel to the Hub. Then, once the Control Plane converges, the Spokes can possibly build tunnels with other DMVPN device(s), of course assuming that our DMVPN deployment (aka “Phase”) allows for that.