Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation
Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE) is a network virtualization technology that attempts to alleviate the scalability problems associated with large cloud computing deployments. It uses Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) to tunnel layer 2 packets over layer 3 networks. NVGRE is described in the IETF RFC 7637. Its principal backer is Microsoft.
- Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), a similar competing specification
- P. Garg, Y. Wang; et al. (September 2015). "IETF RFC 7637: NVGRE: Network Virtualization Using Generic Routing Encapsulation Encapsulation". Retrieved 2016-11-17.
- "NVGRE, VXLAN and what Microsoft is Doing Right". Network Heresy. 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2013-02-25.
- NVGRE Overview, November 19, 2012, by Joe Onisick