VXLAN Routing Broadcom BCM56960 support

  • 23 April 2018
  • 2 replies

Hello Cumulus Support!

In the article https://docs.cumulusnetworks.com/display/DOCS/VXLAN+Routing, it is said that Tomahawk ASIC does not support RIOT natively and in order to achieve VXLAN routing I need to configure loopbacks. Could you please provide more detailed description of configuration? Do I only need to configure ports as loopback or should I also include them in the same bridge with VXLAN interfaces? Is there any other configuration missing from guide above?

Thank you!

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From the documentation under the Tomahawk section ( https://docs.cumulusnetworks.com/display/DOCS/VXLAN+Routing?_ga=2.148627764.2081134337.1524504902-62... ) is the following blurb:

"You only need to configure a number of switch ports that must be in internal loopback mode based on the amount of bandwidth required. No additional configuration is necessary.To configure one or more switch ports for loopback mode, edit the /etc/cumulus/ports.conf file and change the port speed to loopback. In the example below, swp8 and swp9 are configured for loopback mode:
cumulus@switch:~$ sudo nano /etc/cumulus/ports.conf



The key statement in the blurb is that there is "no additional configuration is necessary."
From the documentation under the Tomahawk section ( [url=https://docs.cumulusnetworks.com/display...Thank you.