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As of Cumulus Linux 3.7.4, the lightweight network virtualization feature (LNV) has been deprecated. The feature will be removed in Cumulus Linux 4.0. Cumulus Networks recommends you use Ethernet virtual private network (EVPN) for network virtualization.

Lightweight Network Virtualization (

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LNV) 
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is a 
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technique for deploying VXLANs
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without a central controller on bare metal switches. This solution requires no external controller or software suite; it runs the VXLAN service and registration daemons on Cumulus Linux itself. The data path between bridge entities is established on top of a layer 3 fabric by means of a simple service node coupled with traditional MAC address learning.

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