In EVPN, an overlay index is a field in type-5 IP Prefix routes that indicates that they should resolve indirectly rather than using resolution information contained in the type-5 route itself. Depending on the type of overlay index, this resolution information may come from type-1 auto discovery or type-2 MAC+IP routes. For this feature the gateway IP address field of the type-5 NLRI is used as the overlay index, which matches the target IPv4 / IPv6 address in the type-2 NLRI.

EVPN EOS 4.29.0F Gateway IP