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9042252 Inter-packet interval prediction learning algorithm  
An appliance receives packets that are part of a flow pair, each packet sharing an application protocol. The appliance determines the application protocol of the packets by performing deep packet...
9036508 Layer two extensions  
A network device may be configured to define a Layer 2 domain, wherein the Layer 2 domain defines a data link layer broadcast domain and assign an access interface to the Layer 2 domain. The...
9031081 Method and system for switching in a virtualized platform  
A local manager in a local networking domain may configure a plurality of logical switches by combining switching functions available in network devices and/or network switches in the local...
9030924 Method for time division multiplex service protection  
The present application provides a method for time division multiplex service protection. The method includes: on an OLT in a passive optical network, a working uplink port and a protection uplink...
9025442 Pseudo wire end-to-end redundancy setup over disjoint MPLS transport paths  
According to one embodiment, a method for establishing a primary and redundant PW over disjoint bidirectional RSVP-TE LSPs include establishing a first bidirectional RSVP-TE LSP that includes a...
9019967 VLAN advertisement and automated configuration  
A gratuitous address resolution protocol frame is sent from an information handling system upon detection of VLAN status change the information handling system. A status flag included in the...
9008112 Network switch  
A switch module includes multiple ports, each port electrically communicating with a port light emitting diode (LED), where each port LED is configured to emit light to indicate power delivery out...
8995446 Efficient generation of VPN-based BGP updates  
In one embodiment, a router may store a “neighbor table” for storing the router's Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) neighbors. Each neighbor corresponds to a virtual routing and forwarding (VRF)...
8989199 Control device discovery in networks having separate control and forwarding devices  
A Software Defined Network (SDN) includes a plurality of forwarding devices and a routing control device located separate from the forwarding devices. The routing control device, establishes paths...
8989196 Method and apparatus for providing host node awareness for multiple NAT64 environments  
A method is implemented in a host node for communicating with a corresponding node. The host node has connections to a plurality of networks, where each of the plurality of networks includes a...
8989220 High speed variable bandwidth ring-based system  
In one embodiment, a system includes a station circuit. The station circuit includes a data layer and a transport layer. The station circuit is capable of a source mode and a destination mode. The...
8976794 Method to carry FCoE frames over a TRILL based network  
An apparatus for forwarding an Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) data frame into an Ethernet network comprising a processor configured to receive a data frame on a input port, obtain a first...
8978031 Processing of overlay networks using an accelerated network interface card  
According to one embodiment, a server includes an accelerated network interface card (NIC), the accelerated NIC including a plurality of network ports including multiple Peripheral Component...
8971325 Policy system and method for a switching device  
Exemplary embodiments of a system and method enable application of policy using Layer 2 fields for a data frame, simplified data structures, or both. In accordance with one aspect of the present...
8966040 Use of network information base structure to establish communication between applications  
Some embodiments provide a program for managing several switching elements. The program receives, at a network information base (NIB) data structure that stores data for managing the several...
8964749 Method, device and system for establishing a pseudo wire  
A method, a device and a system for establishing a Pseudo Wire (PW) are provided. The method includes: receiving, by a switching node, a control message; constructing a first control message...
8958340 System and methods for open fabric management  
A system for operating a plurality of information handling systems forming a network including a plurality of switches is provided. The switches include physical and virtual switches each having...
8953461 Method, device, and system for processing border gateway protocol route  
A method, device, and system for processing Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) route are provided, which relate to the field of network communication technologies. The method includes: receiving a BGP...
8953616 Shortest path bridging in a multi-area network  
A method that improves multi-area routed Ethernet network design, in which multipath implementation in each of the areas is independent of each other area to allow optimal network design in each...
8953597 Computing point-to-multipoint paths  
An apparatus comprising a path computation element (PCE) configured to communicate with a path computation client (PCC) and compute a point-to-multipoint (P2MP) path across an autonomous system...
8948169 Mechanism for E-VPN interoperability with VPLS  
In one embodiment, a network device in a set of network devices obtains a pseudowire label for a Provider Edge (PE) device, where the pseudowire label corresponds to a Virtual Local Area Network...
8942242 Method and apparatus for self-learning of VPNS from combinations of unidirectional tunnels in MPLS/VPN networks  
In one embodiment, a data packet is received at a network device. A layer-2 identification (L2ID) value is identified for the received data packet based on a destination address and a label stack...
8937959 Multicast traffic generation using hierarchical replication mechanisms for distributed switches  
A distributed switch may include a hierarchy with one or more levels of surrogate sub-switches (and surrogate bridge elements) that enable the distributed switch to scale bandwidth based on the...
8929379 High-speed CLD-based internal packet routing  
A method of routing internal network traffic within a computing system comprises receiving a network packet at a configurable logic device (CLD), parsing the network packet to obtain a destination...
8929364 Supporting BGP based IP-VPN in a routed network  
A new type of Provider Edge (PE) device is used to support BGP-based IP-VPNs. Each VRF instance in a PE device is associated with a dedicated IP address (Service IP address). Each service IP...
8923303 Method, system and installation for forwarding data transmission frames  
In a system, the functionality is decentralized in a data transmission network so that the need of communications produced by and addressed to data terminals to pass by way of a single point in...
8917732 Method of selectively and seamlessly segregating san traffic in I/O consolidated networks  
Methods and apparatus for segregating traffic are disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment, a traffic splitter identifies a set of links coupled to the traffic splitter, where the set of links...
8913620 Multicast traffic generation using hierarchical replication mechanisms for distributed switches  
A distributed switch may include a hierarchy with one or more levels of surrogate sub-switches (and surrogate bridge elements) that enable the distributed switch to scale bandwidth based on the...
8913489 System and method for virtual fabric link failure recovery  
Aggregation switches are connected to an edge node by a multi-chassis link aggregation group and a virtual fiber link provides a connection for exchange of information between the aggregation...
8908698 System and method for managing site-to-site VPNs of a cloud managed network  
A management server includes a configuration and management module processing server configuration information, including a VPN peer list and VLAN/subnet settings. The management server...
8910248 Terminal connection status management with network authentication  
A network relay device includes a communication unit, an authentication processing unit, a DHCP snooping processing unit, and a terminal search processing unit. The authentication processing unit...
8902730 Redundant pseudowires for border gateway patrol-based virtual private local area network service multi-homing environments  
A method performed by a provider edge device includes generating pseudo-wire tables based on virtual private local area network service advertisements from other provider edge devices, where the...
8902904 Network assignment based on priority  
Systems and methods for network assignment based on priority are described in this application. In one aspect, a technique for network assignment based on priority relates to establishing a...
8897303 Delegate gateways and proxy for target hosts in large layer 2 and address resolution with duplicated internet protocol addresses  
An apparatus comprising a plurality of district boundary bridges (DBBs) in a plurality of second network districts configured to couple to a plurality of core bridges in a core network district...
8897255 Dynamic VLANs in wireless networks  
Systems and methods are described for managing a wireless network. Packets addressed to subscriber stations may be assigned a tag based on the base station at which the packet is received and the...
8897311 Dynamic discovery mechanisms via inter-domain routing protocol  
In an embodiment, a method is provided at which it is used in a device. In this method, a logical identifier assigned to the device is identified and additionally, a mesh group identifier...
8891533 Methods systems and apparatuses for dynamically tagging VLANs  
Systems, mechanisms, apparatuses, and methods are disclosed for dynamically tagging VLANs. For example, in one embodiment such means include: means for receiving a packet having identified therein...
8880071 Vertical handover composite quality measures  
A composite quality measure helps determine a target for a vertical handover between different connection types. Various measurements are normalized, weighted and summed to produce composite...
8880727 Transparently providing layer two (L2) services across intermediate computer networks  
A device provides layer two (L2) services between customer networks that are coupled by one or more intermediate computer networks. The device comprises a routing process that receives label...
8867552 Virtual cluster switching  
One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch system. The switch includes one or more ports on the switch configured to transmit packets encapsulated based on a first protocol. The...
8861339 Packet forwarding function of a mobility switch deployed as routed SMLT (RSMLT) node  
A method, apparatus and computer program product for providing Routed Split Multi Link Trunking (RSMLT) for Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) tunnels is presented. A first and second network...
8842694 Fibre Channel over Ethernet  
The present invention provides methods and devices for implementing a Low Latency Ethernet (“LLE”) solution, also referred to herein as a Data Center Ethernet (“DCE”) solution, which simplifies...
8842518 System and method for supporting management network interface card port failover in a middleware machine environment  
A system and method can support virtual network interface card (NIC) failover in a middleware machine environment. The middleware machine environment includes a local management node and a remote...
8837493 Distributed network control apparatus and method  
Some embodiments provide a distributed control system for controlling managed switching elements of a network. The distributed control system comprises a first controller for converting a first...
8837494 Encoding virtual LAN tags  
Various embodiments are disclosed for encoding and decoding VLAN identifiers. One such method includes mapping the VLAN identifier, associated with the frame, to a number of extra bytes. The...
RE45121 VLAN frame format  
In a network device such as a network switch having a port coupled to a communications medium dedicated to a single virtual local area network and another port coupled to a communications medium...
8824485 Efficient software-based private VLAN solution for distributed virtual switches  
Packet processing logic of a host system's virtualization manager detects packets on the ingress or the egress path to/from a virtual port having three bitmap arrays for processing packets within...
RE45095 VLAN frame format  
In a network device such as a network switch having a port coupled to a communications medium dedicated to a single virtual local area network and another port coupled to a communications medium...
8811398 Method for routing data packets using VLANs  
In a method for routing packets between a plurality of switches in a computer network, in which paths between the plurality of switches are identified as a plurality of virtual local area networks...
RE45081 VLAN frame format  
In a network device such as a network switch having a port coupled to a communications medium dedicated to a single virtual local area network and another port coupled to a communications medium...