VLAN VS VXLAN

S No VLAN VXLAN Remarks
   1 Scalable upto 4094 Vlans Scalable upto 16 million VXLAN segments Vlans use 12-bit Vlan ID which limit to 4094 Vlans.VXLAN uses 24-bit ID which scales it upto 16 Million VXLAN segments
   2 Vlan uses STP which blocks redundant paths and hence allows using only half of available paths. VXLAN uses underlying Layer 3 routing protocol to use all the available parts with technologies like ECMP (Equal cost multipath Routing) etc.
   3 Less flexible for multitenant environment Flexible and suitable for multitenant environment.
   4 Uses Vlan tag on Layer 2 frame for encapsulation to extend Vlan across switches. Uses MAC-in-UDP encapsulation to extend Layer2 segments across locations.
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