[First Update] I received some feedback that vCloud Connector 2.0 does not actually use VXLAN as part of its DCE/Stretch Deploy feature. I am waiting on confirmation since several VMware blogs, including ones that I reference in my post, state that VXLAN is indeed used. As I also state in my post, I would actually be quite happy to know that VXLAN is not being used with DCE/Stretch Deploy.
[Second Update] I’ve confirmed that VXLAN is not required for DCE/Stretch Deploy in vCloud Connector 2.0. The Pre-GA post and GA post on VMware’s vCloud Blog, mistakenly referencing VXLAN as a requirement, should be corrected shortly. Many thanks to Massimo Re Ferre’ and Patrick Chang from VMware and Scott Lowe from EMC for chasing this down. It’s great to see another example of how the VMware community can help to correct each other’s mistakes, as well as those of VMware itself. The important thing is that the correct information is provided to the community and to the public.
Meanwhile, I took the content from this post and made the necessary edits to re-post as 2 separate blogs, one on “Datacenter Extension With vCloud Connector 2.0“and the other on “Word Of Caution About Overextending The Use Of VXLAN,” for those who are interested. Thank you for reading and providing much-needed feedback.