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Toolless communications jack

A jack has a housing with terminals extending from opposite sides of a terminal support. Toggles coupled to the housing include passages for receiving cable wires. ... Communications Systems Inc

Rule-based network identifier mapping

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch. The switch includes a storage device, a rule management module, a network identifier module, and a packet processor. ... Communications Systems Inc

Fan-less mode in a power over ethernet (poe) network device

Techniques for implementing a fan-less mode in a power over ethernet (poe) network device are provided. According to one set of embodiments, the poe network device can receive a user command to enable the fan-less mode. ... Communications Systems Inc

System and method for flow rule management in software-defined networks

Embodiments described herein provide a switch. The switch can include one or more ports, a communication module, and a flow rule management module. ... Communications Systems Inc

Determining port-to-port connectivity in an extended bridge

Techniques for determining port-to-port connectivity in an extended bridge are provided. According to one set of embodiments, a port extender (pe) of the extended bridge (e.g., a base pe) can build a local database comprising connectivity information for one or more physical cascade ports of the pe. ... Communications Systems Inc

Port extender id assignment in an extended bridge

Techniques for facilitating port extender (pe) id assignment in an extended bridge are provided. According to one set of embodiments, a controlling bridge (cb) can store a set of one or more port extender pe id configurations for the extended bridge. ... Communications Systems Inc

Application launcher and management framework for a network device

An application launcher and management framework (alm framework) is provided for enabling and managing the execution of external applications (e.g., third party applications) on a network device. The alm framework enables external applications to be executed and managed on a network device based upon configuration information specified for the external applications. ... Communications Systems Inc

Intelligent selection of a designated forwarder and a master router for router redundancy

Techniques for intelligent designated forwarder (df) and master router selection (for router redundancy) are provided. In one embodiment, a network router that is part of a set of network routers connected to a common lan segment can retrieve a priority value adapted for use by the network router in electing a df for multicast traffic. ... Communications Systems Inc

Multi-destination packet forwarding for a multi-homed device in a virtual network

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch. The switch includes a network-virtualization module, an update module, an acknowledgment module, and an election module. ... Communications Systems Inc

Configuration orchestration

One embodiment of the present invention provides a network device that facilitates configuration orchestration. During operation, the system interprets a configuration command and stores a data structure representing a set of business logic. ... Communications Systems Inc

Progressive mac address learning

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch in a network of interconnected switches. The switch includes a storage device, a hardware management apparatus, and a layer-2 management apparatus. ... Communications Systems Inc

Integrated heterogeneous software-defined network

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch in a software-defined network. The switch includes at least one port, a flow management module, and forwarding circuitry. ... Communications Systems Inc

Network extension groups of global vlans in a fabric switch

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch in a network of interconnected switches. The switch includes a network extension module, which maintains a mapping between a first virtual local area network (vlan) identifier and a first global vlan identifier of a network extension group. ... Communications Systems Inc

Advanced link tracking for virtual cluster switching

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch system. The switch includes a port that couples to a server hosting a number of virtual machines. ... Communications Systems Inc

12/21/17 / #20170366391

Network event locus descriptor

That each switch is configured with a series of new commands, such as neld, which include various parameters, the parameters matching predefined terms, such as stp, bgp or drop, and specifying a particular port or interface, if relevant. By predefining the parameters, the switch is configured to obtain data relevant to a particular problem. ... Communications Systems Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359751

Method and system for signaling saving on radio access networks using early throttling mechanism for communication devices

An intelligent system and a method in a packet network to utilize the radio network resource and the core network resource in an optimized way so that more high priority, critical devices are granted access to the network while throttling the low priority, non-critical devices with the same given resource. The system collects all the necessary information from the signaling exchange between the radio access network and the core network and takes the device subscription characteristics and statically or dynamically defined throttling behavior rules into consideration to choose the optimal behavior to handle the requests from devices at any given time including deciding to reject the requests for certain types of devices under certain network conditions while granting the requests for other types of devices. ... Communications Systems Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353852

Method and system for selective and secure interaction of byod (bring your own device) with enterprise network through mobile wireless networks

A mechanism to allow provisioning and use of byod (bring your own device) for authorized access in the enterprise network through a 3g/4g/wi-fi access network is provided. A brokering entity in the mobile packet core is provisioned for each authorized employee with enterprise specific rules for security and steering of user traffic. ... Communications Systems Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353427

Method and system for idle mode transfer for load balancing across distributed data plane processing entities for mobile core network

A system and an algorithm in a mobile core network to distribute the data load across multiple data processing entities. The system is seen as having one data plane entity to the external entities like routers; hence the system can scale without needing to update the external nodes. ... Communications Systems Inc

12/07/17 / #20170351558

Method and apparatus for determining system information in a device having a plurality of processors, each including virtual machines and some located on separate insertable boards

A framework that creates an abstraction layer to configure/display system resources and process/application resource utilization while accessing the system information from a cli. The framework is implemented using a scripting language like python and uses pre-existing os or oem tools to configure/display system resource information and filter the output to implement the cli. ... Communications Systems Inc

11/30/17 / #20170346930

Intelligent hardware-assisted icmp request processing

Techniques for implementing intelligent hardware assisted icmp request processing in a network device are provided. According to one embodiment, the network device can receive an icmp request packet and write the packet to a protocol buffer configured to queue packets for processing by a management cpu. ... Communications Systems Inc

11/30/17 / #20170346766

Facilitating hot-swappable switch fabric cards

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switching system. The switching system includes a plurality of line cards, each of which includes one or more ports, a processor, one or more switch fabric cards for facilitating switching among the line cards, and a memory storing instructions for facilitating efficient hot-swapping. ... Communications Systems Inc

11/30/17 / #20170346731

Selective rule management based on traffic visibility in a tunnel

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch. The switch includes a storage device, a rule management module, an inner packet module, and a packet processor. ... Communications Systems Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339022

Anomaly detection and prediction in a packet broker

Techniques for performing anomaly detection and prediction in a packet broker of a visibility network are provided. According to one embodiment, the packet broker can apply one or more machine learning models to network traffic that is replicated from a core network. ... Communications Systems Inc

11/16/17 / #20170332498

Modular stackable enclosure system

A modular stackable enclosure system is disclosed herein. The system includes a base structure including a cavity that includes a component mounting surface. ... Communications Systems Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324809

Intelligent load balancer selection in a multi-load balancer environment

Techniques for performing intelligent load balancer selection in a multi-load balancer environment are provided. In one embodiment, a computer system can generate a user interface for deploying a virtual ip address (vip) on a load balancer in a network environment, where the network environment includes a plurality of load balancers, and where the user interface presents a plurality of criteria for selecting one of the plurality of load balancers. ... Communications Systems Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324682

Distributed configuration management for virtual cluster switching

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch. The switch includes a port to couple to a second switch. ... Communications Systems Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322610

Detection of non-powered device (non-pd) on a power-over-ethernet port based on the data link state information

Methods and systems are provided for accurately identifying devices coupled to ports of power sourcing equipment (pse) of a power over ethernet (poe) system as either powered devices (pds) or non-powered devices (non-pds). A device coupled to a pse port can be identified as a non-pd in response to determining a data link is established on the port before enabling the detection of powered devices on the port and before supplying power on the port. ... Communications Systems Inc

10/26/17 / #20170310582

Dynamic multi-destination traffic management in a distributed tunnel endpoint

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch. The switch includes a storage device, a mapping module, and a packet processor. ... Communications Systems Inc

10/05/17 / #20170288971

Constraint-based virtual network function placement

A network function virtualization (nfv) orchestration manager utilizes characteristics of the particular host, such as the platform itself, the hypervisor and the network interface to determine virtual network function (vnf) deployment. Exemplary platform characteristics are latency, throughput, scalability and migration. ... Communications Systems Inc

09/28/17 / #20170279723

Offline, intelligent load balancing of sctp traffic

Techniques for enabling offline, intelligent load balancing of stream control transmission protocol (sctp) traffic are provided. According to one embodiment, a load balancer can receive one or more sctp packets that have been replicated from a network being monitored. ... Communications Systems Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249171

Runtime configuration of servlet filtering using dynamic injection

Embodiments according to the present invention introduce a high-level abstraction for specifying and operating dynamic filtering at runtime without service interruption. A customfilteradapter implementation of the javax.servlet.filter interface is added to the target servlet's configuration. ... Communications Systems Inc

08/17/17 / #20170237633

Traffic deduplication in a visibility network

Techniques for implementing traffic deduplication in a visibility network are provided. According to one embodiment, a packet broker of the visibility network can receive a control or data packet replicated from a core network. ... Communications Systems Inc

08/17/17 / #20170237632

Software-based packet broker

Techniques for implementing a software-based packet broker in a visibility network are provided. According to one embodiment, the software-based packet broker can comprise a network device and a cluster of one or more processing nodes. ... Communications Systems Inc

08/10/17 / #20170230228

Federated management of intelligent service modules

Intelligent services are provided in a storage network using intelligent service modules that can be cabled to a switch external to the switch chassis and yet be managed as part of the switch's logical domain. Data and management communications between the intelligent service module and the core switch are provided through a “soft-backplane” implemented using in-band communications through cabling attached between the switch and the intelligent service module rather than through a hardwired backplane within the chassis. ... Communications Systems Inc

08/03/17 / #20170222929

Distributed methodology for peer-to-peer transmission of stateful packet flows

Techniques for enabling peer-to-peer transmission of stateful packet flows in a network environment are provided. In certain embodiments, a computer system receives a packet belonging to a stateful flow, determines a query subset from a plurality of query subsets based on information from the packet, determines a first forwarding plane from a plurality of forwarding planes as an owner of the query subset, sends the packet to the first forwarding plane that owns the query subset, receives from the first forwarding plane information indicating that a second forwarding plane from the plurality of forwarding planes is a state analysis owner for the packet, and transmits the packet to the second forwarding plane. ... Communications Systems Inc

07/27/17 / #20170215300

Z-stepped parallel fan fru and method

A fan module includes a front face, a rear face, a first fan including a front face fan port facing towards the front face, and a second fan including a rear face fan port facing towards the rear face. The first fan is between the rear face and the second fan. ... Communications Systems Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199760

Multi-transactional system using transactional memory logs

Techniques are disclosed for generating a multi-transactional system using transactional memory techniques. According to certain embodiments, a device may include a memory, one or more processing entities, and a transactional memory system for maintaining a plurality of transactional memory (tm) logs in a first portion of the memory. ... Communications Systems Inc

06/29/17 / #20170187649

Ruled-based network traffic interception and distribution scheme

Using a hash function, an l2/l3 switch can produce an fid for a data packet. The l2/l3 switch can select, from among potentially several stored vlan flooding tables, a particular vlan flooding table that is associated with a particular vlan on which the data packet is to be carried. ... Communications Systems Inc

06/08/17 / #20170163569

Interconnection of switches based on hierarchical overlay tunneling

A novel fabric switch is provided. The switch includes a tunnel management apparatus that maintains a local inter-switch tunnel and an inter-fabric tunnel. ... Communications Systems Inc

06/08/17 / #20170162966

Floating daughter card system and method

A blade includes both a motherboard and daughter card to allow the combined functionality to be incorporated into a single black for size reduction. Standoffs couple the daughter card to the motherboard. ... Communications Systems Inc

06/01/17 / #20170155599

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. ... Communications Systems Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134281

System and method for flow management in software-defined networks

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for facilitating flow definition management in a switch. During operation, the system identifies a generic flow definition which specifies a flow that is not specific to any input port of a switch. ... Communications Systems Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134266

Spanning tree in fabric switches

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch. The switch includes a packet processor and a spanning tree management module. ... Communications Systems Inc

05/04/17 / #20170127273

Method and system for secure distribution of mobile data traffic to closer network endpoints

When a ue provides a new request to an s-gw, the s-gw augments dns requests and provides them to a public dns, with the augmentation providing indications of the requested function. The public dns responds by providing the ip address of a simplified p-gw close to the ue location. ... Communications Systems Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126560

Distributed methodology for peer-to-peer transmission of stateful packet flows

Techniques for enabling peer-to-peer transmission of stateful packet flows in a network environment are provided. In certain embodiments, a computer system receives a packet belonging to a stateful flow, accesses flow associating information (e.g., network address) from the packet, determines a computer system comprising a state analysis owner for the stateful flow, using the flow associating information, and transmits the first packet to the second computer system.. ... Communications Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118128

Flow-based host discovery in sdn networks

Techniques for performing flow-based host discovery in an sdn network are provided. According to one embodiment, an sdn controller can select, based on network topology information that is stored on the controller, a leaf network device in the network, and can determine a traffic flow corresponding to a flow rule installed on the leaf network device. ... Communications Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118124

Multicast traffic load balancing over virtual link aggregation

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch. The switch comprises one or more ports, a link management module and a load balancing module. ... Communications Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118044

Virtual extensible lan tunnel keepalives

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch that is a member of a fabric switch. The switch includes a keepalive response module that identifies a keepalive response packet that does not correspond to any keepalive packet previously transmitted by the switch. ... Communications Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118042

High availability for distributed network services in an extended bridge

Techniques for providing high availability for distributed network services in an extended bridge are provided. According to one embodiment, a controlling bridge (cb) of the extended bridge can detect a status change of a port extender (pe) in the bridge. ... Communications Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118041

Distributed rule provisioning in an extended bridge

Techniques for performing distributed provisioning of packet classification rules in an extended bridge are provided. According to one embodiment, a controlling bridge (cb) of the extended bridge can receive a command to create or delete a packet classification rule for one or more virtual ports of the extended bridge. ... Communications Systems Inc

04/20/17 / #20170111296

Handling dynamic port/lag changes without breaking communication in an extended bridge

Techniques for handling dynamic cascade port/lag changes without breaking communication in an extended bridge are provided. According to one embodiment, a first network device (e.g., controlling bridge) in a system of network devices (e.g., extended bridge) can receive a command relating to a change to at least one port or lag of the system. ... Communications Systems Inc

04/20/17 / #20170111274

Distributed customer premises equipment

Techniques are disclosed for providing a distributed customer premises equipment (cpe) comprising several devices. The distributed cpe may include a control plane subsystem configured to execute on a first device, a first data plane subsystem configured to execute on a second device, and a second data plane subsystem configured to execute on a third device. ... Communications Systems Inc

04/13/17 / #20170104694

Handling dynamic cascade port/lag changes in a non-blocking manner

Techniques for handling dynamic cascade port/lag changes in an extended bridge are provided. According to one embodiment, a first network device in an extended bridge can maintain a shadow table that stores information regarding one or more ports and one or more lags used to interconnect the network devices in the extended bridge. ... Communications Systems Inc

04/13/17 / #20170104689

Virtual machine and application movement over a wide area network

Long distance cloud migration (ldcm) to overcome the limitations faced by the cloud migration techniques over long distance, high speed wan infrastructures. Ldcm overcomes the negative effects of existing tcp/ip mechanisms on the efficient use of available bandwidth. ... Communications Systems Inc

04/13/17 / #20170104665

Handling port identifier overflow in spanning tree protocol

Techniques for handling port identifier overflow when implementing spanning tree protocol (stp) in a networking system are provided. According to one embodiment, a network device can receive a spanning tree protocol (stp) bridge protocol data unit (bpdu) and can extract a port identifier value from the bpdu. ... Communications Systems Inc

04/13/17 / #20170104626

Lag configuration learning in an extended bridge

Techniques for configuring/learning the link aggregation groups (lags) of a port extender (pe) at the time the pe joins an extended bridge are provided. According to one embodiment, a first network device in a system of network devices (e.g., an extended bridge) can receive a join message from a second network device in the system, where the join message includes a lag configuration for one or more lags programmed on the second network device. ... Communications Systems Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097486

Hardened drop terminal and clampshell

A fiber optic cable network interface device includes a base unit defining an interior cavity. The device has a cable entrance port for a main fiber optic cable having a plurality of individual fiber optic cables and at least one cable exit port for at least one distribution fiber optic cable. ... Communications Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170093678

High granularity link oversubscription detection

An analytics and diagnostic node according to the present disclosure monitors oversubscription and determines flow metrics by receiving mirror command frames from one or more switching nodes. The mirror command frames could correspond to a multiple flows traversing over a connection within a network. ... Communications Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170093676

Command response and completion determination

An analytics and diagnostic node according to the present disclosure monitors oversubscription and determines flow metrics by receiving mirror command frames from one or more switching nodes. The mirror command frames could correspond to a multiple flows traversing over a connection within a network. ... Communications Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170093667

Fabric latency determination

An analytics and diagnostic node according to the present disclosure monitors oversubscription and determines flow metrics by receiving mirror command frames from one or more switching nodes. The mirror command frames could correspond to a multiple flows traversing over a connection within a network. ... Communications Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170093628

Provisional modes for multi-mode network devices

Techniques for implementing a provisional mode in a multi-mode network device (i.e., a network device that supports at least first and second modes of operation) are provided. According to one embodiment, the network device can receive, while running in the first mode, a request to enter the second mode. ... Communications Systems Inc

03/23/17 / #20170085488

Intelligent, load adaptive, and self optimizing master node selection in an extended bridge

Techniques for intelligent, load adaptive, and self optimizing master node selection in an extended bridge are provided. According to one embodiment, a controlling bridge (cb) node that is part of a plurality of cb nodes in the extended bridge can determine a set of local configuration parameters and a set of local runtime parameters. ... Communications Systems Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078150

Ip-based interconnection of switches with a logical chassis

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch. The switch includes a logical channel apparatus and a tunnel apparatus. ... Communications Systems Inc

03/02/17 / #20170063728

Increased fabric scalability by location based zoning

In a fibre channel san and its included routers, each router contains only the lsan zones that contain devices attached to edge fabrics which are connected to the router. Lsan zone entries include the fabric id (fid) of each device in addition to the wwn. ... Communications Systems Inc

03/02/17 / #20170063727

Increased fabric scalability by designating router groups

Is in a fibre channel storage area network (san) and its included routers, the routers are placed in groups or pods. Each router only contains router port and fabric access data for routers in the same group or pod. ... Communications Systems Inc

02/23/17 / #20170052916

Pci express connected network switch

A host connected to a switch using a pci express (pcie) link. At the switch, the packets are received and routed as appropriate and provided to a conventional switch network port for egress. ... Communications Systems Inc

02/16/17 / #20170048312

Sdn-based mirroring of traffic flows for in-band network analytics

Techniques for performing sdn-based mirroring of traffic flows for in-band network analytics are provided. In one embodiment, a computer system can receive minoring configuration information from an agent, where the minoring configuration information includes one or more parameters specifying a flow to be mirrored by an in-band network device of a network and one or more parameters specifying a mirror port of the in-band network device. ... Communications Systems Inc

02/02/17 / #20170034060

Application timeout aware tcp loss recovery

The sack scoreboard is used in slow recovery and the sack scoreboard and an application programmed timeout are used to determine the initial cwnd in slow recovery. The cwnd is calculated so that all packets will be recovered before the application times out. ... Communications Systems Inc

02/02/17 / #20170034047

Graceful recovery of a multicast-enabled switch

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch. The switch includes a processor, a storage device, a multicast management module, and a graceful recovery module. ... Communications Systems Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026197

Scalable gateways for a fabric switch

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch. The switch includes a gateway subgroup module, a tunnel management module, and a packet processor. ... Communications Systems Inc

01/19/17 / #20170019312

Network analysis and management system

Techniques are described for improved network analysis and management. In certain embodiments, multiple analysis techniques may be applied to network data collected or obtained otherwise for a network. ... Communications Systems Inc

01/12/17 / #20170013049

Intelligent load balancer selection in a multi-load balancer environment

Techniques for performing intelligent load balancer selection in a multi-load balancer environment are provided. In one embodiment, a computer system can generate a user interface for deploying a virtual ip address (vip) on a load balancer in a network environment, where the network environment includes a plurality of load balancers, and where the user interface presents a plurality of criteria for selecting one of the plurality of load balancers. ... Communications Systems Inc








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