Network virtualization apparatus and method with a table mapping engine

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8717895
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13177530

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Some embodiments provide a virtualizer for managing a plurality of managed switching elements that forward data through a network. The virtualizer comprises a first set of tables for storing input logical forwarding plane data and a second set of tables for storing output physical control plane data. It also includes a table mapping engine for mapping the input logical forwarding plane data in the first set of tables to output physical control plane data in the second set of tables by performing a set of database join operations on the input logical forwarding plane data in the first set of tables. In some embodiments, the physical control plane data is subsequently translated into physical forwarding behaviors that direct the forwarding of data by the managed switching elements.

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NICIRA, INC.PALO ALTO, CA238

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Casado, Martin Portola Valley, US 82 3732
Koponen, Teemu San Francisco, US 149 4594
Lambeth, W Andrew San Mateo, US 44 1365
Stribling, Jeremy San Francisco, US 22 715
Thakkar, Pankaj Santa Clara, US 113 2944
Yip, Alexander Menlo Park, US 10 446

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