VNS3 Admin Guide: How to Peer VNS3 Controllers

With VNS3, each individual VNS3 Controller connects a single overlay network. By connecting multiple VNS3 Controllers, you can easily peer overlay networks across cloud regions, cloud providers and geographies. VNS3 peering is available for customers deploying premium versions of VNS3 (our SME and Enterprise editions) and VNS3:turret to run multiple VNS3 controllers in an n-mesh.

Peering VNS3 Controllers enables Overlay Network high availability, network appliance specialization, and Overlay load balancing.

You will need to setup peering regardless of whether you are using the Overlay or multiple peered Controllers. Peering finalizes the initialization of the Controller instance by providing it with an identity.

NOTE on peering: The Peering step is required for ALL VNS3 editions. Controllers connect to each other in a process called Peering. Peered Controllers create a redundant, highly available and secure overlay network and share traffic load from the overlay network connected servers. Multi-Controller Topologies are available in the SME and Enterprise Editions.

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By: Margaret Valtierra