Generic Network Virtualization Encapsulation

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Generic Network Virtualization Encapsulation (Geneve) is a network encapsulation protocol created by the IETF in order to unify the efforts made by other initiatives like VXLAN and NVGRE,[1] with the intent to eliminate the wild growth of encapsulation protocols.[1][2]

Open vSwitch is an example of a software-based virtual network switch that supports Geneve overlay networks.


  1. ^ a b "RFC 8926 - Geneve: Generic Network Virtualization Encapsulation". Retrieved 2021-01-20.
  2. ^ "Intel Supports Geneve to Help Unify VXLAN & NVGRE". Retrieved 2020-04-03.