07643482 is referenced by 8 patents and cites 30 patents.

A system including a plurality of virtual network interface cards (VNICs); and a Vswitch table associated with a virtual switch, wherein each entry in the Vswitch table is associated with one of the plurality of VNICs, wherein each of the plurality of VNICs is located on the host, and wherein each of the plurality of VNICs is associated with the virtual switch. The first VNIC in the plurality of VNICs is configured to receive a packet associated with a hardware address (HA), determine, using the HA, whether one of the plurality of entries in the Vswitch table is associated with the HA, send the packet to a VNIC associated with HA if one of the plurality of entries in the Vswitch table is associated with the HA, wherein the VNIC is one of the plurality of VNICs.

Title
System and method for virtual switching in a host
Application Number
11/480261
Publication Number
7643482 (B2)
Application Date
June 30, 2006
Publication Date
January 5, 2010
Inventor
Erik Nordmark
Mountain View
CA, US
Sunay Tripathi
San Jose
CA, US
Nicolas G Droux
Rio Rancho
NM, US
Agent
Osha • Liang
Assignee
Sun Microsystems
CA, US
IPC
H04L 12/28
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