Techniques for provisioning single or multistage networks using Ethernet Service Instances (ESIs). In one embodiment, an ESI is a logical entity or object that stores information that may be used to provision a network. An ESI may represent a logical entity that identifies a grouping of elements of a network or network device and associated attributes. Hierarchical relationships may be created between ESIs. The hierarchical relationships are used to perform packet-level processing including performing network packet encapsulations.

Title
Provisioning single or multistage networks using ethernet service instances (esis)
Application Number
12/684022
Publication Number
20110069711
Application Date
January 7, 2010
Publication Date
March 24, 2011
Inventor
Ram Dular Singh
San Jose
CA, US
Ananda Rajagopal
San Jose
CA, US
Mitri Halabi
San Jose
CA, US
Vivek Agarwal
San Jose
CA, US
Pankaj K Jha
Fremont
CA, US
Assignee
Brocade Communications Systems
CA, US
IPC
H04L 12/56
H04L 12/28
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