In a partitioned NetScaler appliance, similar to configuring a VLAN, you can configure a VXLAN in the default partition. After configuring a VXLAN, you can bind it to an administrative partition or if a VXLAN is extending a VLAN that is bound to a partition, the appliance binds the VXLAN to the partition under the same broadcasting domain. This is applicable in unbinding a VLAN that unbinds a VXLAN from the partition.
For more information about how VXLAN works in a NetScaler appliance, see http://docs.citrix.com/en-us/netscaler/11/networking/vxlans.html.
Also, for more information on how VLAN works in a partitioned NetScaler appliance, see http://docs.citrix.com/en-us/netscaler/11-1/admin-partition/admin-partition-setup.html.
Remember the following points before you configure a VXLAN in a partitioned NetScaler appliance:
- When you extend a VLAN over VXLAN, make sure VLAN is bound to the partition.
- Only a partition administrator must configure the IP and dynamic routing for the VXAN in the administrative partition.
A shared VXLAN is not supported in a partitioned appliance and so a VXLAN cannot be tagged to a shared VLAN or you cannot make a VLAN a shared one when it is tagged to a VXLAN.
Following are the supportable VXLAN configurations.
Case 1: Extending VLAN over a VXLAN in the same broadcast domain
Follow the steps given below to extend a VLAN over a VXLAN and vice versa within the same broadcast domain:
1. Add a VLAN in the default partition
2. Extend VLAN over a VXLAN within the same broadcast domain.
3. Configure a peer vtep to carry all BUM (broadcast unknown multicast) traffic.
Note: the vtep address can be multicast addresss.
4. Bind IP addresses to VXLAN.
5. Bind VLAN to an administrative partition.