Method and apparatus for robust packet distribution among hierarchical managed switching elements

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8964528
APP PUB NO 20130058229A1
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13218470

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For a network that includes several managed edge switching elements and several managed non-edge switching elements that are for implementing a logical switching element, some embodiments provide a method of distributing packet processing across the several managed non-edge switching elements. The method receives a packet for processing through the logical switching element. Based on a determination that the packet needs to be processed by a managed non-edge switching element, the method determines a particular managed non-edge switching element of the several managed non-edge switching elements to forward the packet. The method forwards the packet to the particular managed non-edge switching element for the particular managed non-edge switching element to process the packet.

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NICIRA, INC.PALO ALTO, CA238

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Amidon, Keith E Los Altos, US 22 1313
Casado, Martin Portola Valley, US 82 3732
Ingram, Paul S Menlo Park, US 8 626
Koponen, Teemu San Francisco, US 149 4594
Lambeth, W Andrew San Mateo, US 44 1365
Thakkar, Pankaj Santa Clara, US 113 2944
Yip, Alexander Menlo Park, US 10 446

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