07469279 is referenced by 45 patents and cites 16 patents.

A method of automatically re-provisioning a network element in adaptation to a failure comprises the computer-implemented steps of identifying a network element that has failed; selecting a substitute network element from among a pool of one or more available network elements; receiving connection configuration information from the identified network element; and, based on the connection configuration information, re-configuring the substitute network element and one or more switch devices associated with the identified network element, wherein the re-configuring causes the one or more switch devices to change one or more connections from the identified network element to the substitute network element.

Title
Automatic re-provisioning of network elements to adapt to failures
Application Number
10/635894
Publication Number
7469279 (B1)
Application Date
August 5, 2003
Publication Date
December 23, 2008
Inventor
Tohru Kao
San Jose
CA, US
Arnold Stamler
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker
Assignee
Cisco Technology
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/173
G06F 15/177
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