Packet processing in a network with hierarchical managed switching elements

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9692655
APP PUB NO 20130058334A1
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Some embodiments provide a managed network for implementing a logical switching element. The managed network includes several managed edge switching elements that are each for (1) receiving packets for forwarding through the logical switching element and (2) forwarding packets that are known to the managed edge switching element to other managed edge switching elements in the several managed edge switching elements. The managed network includes a set of managed non-edge switching elements for (1) receiving packets from the several managed edge switching elements that are unknown to a particular managed edge switching element in the several managed edge switching elements and (2) forwarding packets to the several managed edge switching elements that are unknown to the several managed edge switching elements.

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NICIRA, INC.PALO ALTO, CA212

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Amidon, Keith E Los Altos, US 21 1071
Casado, Martin Portola Valley, US 81 3008
Ingram, Paul S Menlo Park, US 8 483
Koponen, Teemu San Francisco, US 143 3450

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