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VLAN and VXLAN

Virtual Local Area Network creates logically isolated network segments by applying tags to network packets, and then using the tags to separate traffic that is on the same segment, ie connected to one switch, as if it were on separate segments – and to group together hosts not directly connected to the same switch. 

Virtual Extensible Local Area Network or VXLAN extends the scale and reach of VLANs to enable cloud computing and software based switches. VXLAN encapsulates traffic, creating tunnels, and creates what is called an overlay network.

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