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  • 1.  Apstra VRF scaling

    Posted 08-15-2023 11:36

    We have been using Apstra to orchestrate a Juniper EVPN VXLAN IP Fabric for more than a year now. Overall its working very well and is more or less intuitive what to do.

    However, there is a big scalability concern which have got my attention. When I create a new Routing Zone, you need to assign a VLAN id for it. This VLAN is globally reserved across the entire blueprint and cannot be used for any other purposes.

    I have been digging in the configuration Apstra provisions on the QFX switches, and to my understanding, the VLAN id is only used to derive a routing distinguisher. 

    Does anyone know what the purpose is of this VLAN id and if there are any plans to change it - so we can have more that 4k VRFs in our IP Fabric?


  • 2.  RE: Apstra VRF scaling

    Posted 08-15-2023 18:01

    There is a tooltip that explains the reason behind this requirement.  It's required for multi-vendor interoperability and is also used for deriving external interfaces. If you are approaching the 4K limit then please reach out to <> with details on your requirements to help evaluate future enhancements. 

    Kyle Baxter