Video Data Sheet
Learn about LISP capabilities, benefits, and platform support for your network. (4:27 min)
Transform Your Network Routing Architecture
The Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) routing architecture and the Nexus 7000 help enterprises and service providers add scalability and agility to virtualization and cloud-computing environments.
Current IP routing and addressing architecture uses a single numbering space for device identify and location. LISP routing architecture creates a new paradigm by splitting the device identity and its location into two different numbering spaces. This address separation:
- Provides global IP address portability
- Significantly increases routing scalability
- Simplifies IT operations
Implementing LISP requires no change to host addressing.
Help Enable Highly Agile Networks
Take advantage of Cisco Nexus 7000 LISP architectural benefits for:
- Workload mobility - Move virtual machines and physical hosts across Layer 3 boundaries and preserve their IP addresses
- Cloud computing - Migrate or burst workloads from data center to or across service providers without changing IP addresses
- Rapid disaster recovery - Eliminate DNS entries and routing changes when migrating workloads to a disaster recovery location by maintaining constant IP addressing
- Scalable multitenancy - Eliminate route-table scaling issues by populating only required routes on demand
- IPv6 transition - Incrementally deploy IPv6 over existing IPv4 infrastructure, for simpler phased transition to IPv6