Distributed network control apparatus and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8837493
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13177534

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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 set of input logical control plane data to a first set of output logical forwarding plane data. It also includes a second controller for converting a second set of input logical control plane data to a second set of output logical forwarding plane data. The logical forwarding plane data is 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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Casado, Martin Portola Valley, US 82 3732
Koponen, Teemu San Francisco, US 149 4594
Lambeth, W Andrew San Mateo, US 44 1365
Thakkar, Pankaj Santa Clara, US 111 2944

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