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Viewing Virtual Tunnel End Point (VTEP) Details


Overlay networks based on VXLANs transport frames after encapsulating them as VXLAN packets. Encapsulation and de-encapsulation in these networks are done by an entity called the Virtual Tunnel End Point (VTEP). VTEPS can be implemented in your overlay network as—virtual bridges in a hypervisor server, VXLAN-specific virtual applications, or switching hardware that is capable of handling VXLANs.

After you set up a data center, you can view details about the VTEPs in your network, using the view VTEP task.

To view the VTEPs in a data center:

  1. While in Build mode with Datacenter View selected, select a data center from the View pane and click Inventory > View VTEP from the Tasks pane.

    The View VTEP page opens.

  2. Table 1 describes the fields that are displayed in the VTEP table.

    Table 1: VTEP page Field Descriptions




    Name of the tenant that uses the given overlay network.

    VTEP Hostname

    Name of the overlay network.

    VTEP Host Type

    Type of overlay tunnel. Network Director supports only VXLAN tunnels.

    Switch Ports

    Unique identification number of the overlay network.

  3. To view details about the overlay network, select a VTEP entry from the table and click View Overlay Networks.

    The View Overlay Networks page opens displaying all the overlay networks that are using the selected VTEP. For detailed descriptions of the fields in the View Overlay Networks page, see Viewing Overlay Networks.