Every Provider VDC includes a VXLAN network pool.

This pool is given a name derived from the name of the containing provider virtual datacenter and attached to it at creation. You cannot delete or modify this network pool. If you rename a Provider VDC, its VXLAN network pool is automatically renamed.

vCloud Director VXLAN networks are based on the IETF VXLAN standard, and provide the following benefits.

  • Logical networks spanning layer 3 boundaries

  • Logical networks spanning multiple racks on a single layer 2

  • Broadcast containment

  • Higher performance

  • Greater scale (up to 16 million network addresses)

For more information about VXLAN networks in a vCloud Director environment, see the NSX Administration Guide.