07606965 is referenced by 41 patents and cites 18 patents.

A communication port of a communications interface of an information handling system comprises a plurality of virtual ports. A first command is issued to obtain information indicating a number of images of virtual ports supportable by the communications interface. A second command is then issued requesting the communications interface to virtualize the communication port. In response to the second command, one or more virtual switches are then configured to connect to the communication port, each virtual switch including a plurality of virtual ports, such that the one or more virtual switches are configured in a manner sufficient to support the number of images of virtual ports indicated by the obtained information. Thereafter, upon request via issuance of a third command, a logical link is established between one of the virtual ports of one of the virtual switches and a communicating element of the information handling system.

Title
Information handling system with virtualized I/O adapter ports
Application Number
11/676555
Publication Number
7606965 (B2)
Application Date
February 20, 2007
Publication Date
October 20, 2009
Inventor
Gustav E Sittmann III
Webster Groves
MO, US
Donald W Schmidt
Stone Ridge
NY, US
Charles W Gainey Jr
Poughkeepsie
NY, US
Mark S Farrell
Pleasant Valley
NY, US
Richard K Errickson
Poughkeepsie
NY, US
David Craddock
New Paltz
NY, US
Frank W Brice Jr
Hurley
NY, US
Ugochukwu Charles Njoku
Bronx
NY, US
Agent
John E Campbell
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 3/00
G06F 9/455
G06F 13/14
G06F 13/00
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