08166474 is referenced by 44 patents and cites 5 patents.

A virtualization framework provides security between multiple virtual machines with respect to network communications between the virtual machines and between the virtual machines and a physical network coupled to the underlying physical computer platform. The virtualization framework includes a network interface controller driver that provides an interface to the platform network interface controller and supports execution of a plurality of virtual machines. Each virtual machine includes a virtual network interface controller that provides a network communications path between the virtual machines and to the network interface controller driver. Each virtual network interface controller further contains a programmable network packet filter that controls the selective transfer of network packets with respect to a corresponding virtual machine.

Title
System and methods for implementing network traffic management for virtual and physical machines
Application Number
11/231127
Publication Number
8166474 (B1)
Application Date
September 19, 2005
Publication Date
April 24, 2012
Inventor
Gustav Wibling
Palo Alto
CA, US
Matthew Ginzton
San Francisco
CA, US
Matthew Eccleston
San Francisco
CA, US
Matthew Delco
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Assignee
VMware
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/173
G06F 9/455
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