09900410 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 257 patents.

A system for private networking within a virtual infrastructure is presented. The system includes a virtual machine (VM) in a first host, the VM being associated with a first virtual network interface card (VNIC), a second VM in a second host, the second VM being associated with a second VNIC, the first and second VNICs being members of a fenced group of computers that have exclusive direct access to a private virtual network, wherein VNICs outside the fenced group do not have direct access to packets on the private virtual network, a filter in the first host that encapsulates a packet sent on the private virtual network from the first VNIC, the encapsulation adding to the packet a new header and a fence identifier for the fenced group, and a second filter in the second host that de-encapsulates the packet to extract the new header and the fence identifier.

Title
Private ethernet overlay networks over a shared ethernet in a virtual environment
Application Number
14/546787
Publication Number
9900410 (B2)
Application Date
November 18, 2014
Publication Date
February 20, 2018
Inventor
Anupam Dalal
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Adeli
Assignee
Nicira
CA, US
IPC
H04L 12/931
H04L 12/721
H04L 29/06
H04L 12/701
H04L 12/46
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