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Mark A Bakke, Edward J Fiore: Method and apparatus for accelerated packet forwarding. Storage Technology Corporation, Patterson and Keough, October 15, 1996: US05566170 (327 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided to transfer protocol data units within a communication network. This transferring is accomplished with a protocol data unit preprocessor utilized in a protocol data unit forwarding device that is operated in the communication network. The preprocessor includes an ...


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Mark A Bakke, James D Muchow, Craig A Johnson, Donald W Teske: Method and apparatus for exchanging configuration information between nodes operating in a master-slave configuration. Cisco Technology, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessne P A, April 1, 2008: US07353259 (54 worldwide citation)

A node, within a networked computer system, is capable of supporting communications with other nodes relating to operating multiple application instances in a master-slave configuration. Each node periodically generates and sends a Heartbeat message that indicates the operational status and configur ...


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Timothy J Kuik, David Patrick Thompson, Mark A Bakke, Clayton Stuart Haapala, Stephen P De Groote, Craig A Johnson, James D Muchow: SCSI-based storage area network having a SCSI router that routes traffic between SCSI and IP networks. Cisco Technology, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, January 16, 2007: US07165258 (40 worldwide citation)

A system and method for accessing Storage Area Networks over an IP network. A SCSI request is generated and encapsulated in one or more IP packets. The encapsulated SCSI request is routed over an IP network and received by a storage router. The storage router extracts the SCSI request from the one o ...


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Timothy J Kuik, David Patrick Thompson, Mark A Bakke, Clayton Stuart Haapala, Stephen P De Groote, Craig A Johnson: Session-based target/LUN mapping for a storage area network and associated method. Cisco Technology, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner and Kluth P A, March 6, 2007: US07188194 (37 worldwide citation)

A storage router having an internet protocol (IP) port for coupling to a network supporting IP packets, a fibre channel port for coupling to a fibre channel network to a plurality of storage devices, and a SCSI router having an iSCSI interface that extracts SCSI command and data information from pac ...


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Dennis Hadders, Stephen P De Groote, Mark A Bakke: Network router failover mechanism. Cisco Technology, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, March 20, 2007: US07194653 (32 worldwide citation)

A method, system, apparatus, and signal-bearing media for determining connectivity information for routers running on servers that are attached to a device. A router is resigned in favor of a corresponding router at another server when the corresponding router has better connectivity to the device, ...


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Mark A Bakke, Timothy J Kuik, Anthony W Steere Jr, Renae M Weber: Virtual tape libraries. Storage Technology Corporation, Brooks Kushman P C, August 17, 2004: US06779077 (32 worldwide citation)

Virtual tape libraries are accessed by computer elements such as host computers. A canonical tape module services each tape drive. Each computer element is provided access to at least one logical tape module. Each logical tape module is mapped to a canonical tape module in response to a request to a ...


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Timothy John Kuik, Renae M Weber, Mark A Bakke: Method and system for dynamically selecting tape drives to connect with host computers. Storage Technology Corporation, Brooks Kushman P C, January 11, 2005: US06842841 (26 worldwide citation)

A method and system for connecting a host to a tape drive for accessing a tape cartridge in a data storage system having a tape library provided with cartridges and tape drives includes the host requesting a desired cartridge to access. In response to the request, a proxy agent queries the library t ...


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Timothy J Kuik, David Patrick Thompson, Mark A Bakke, Clayton Stuart Haapala, Stephen P De Groote, Craig A Johnson: Virtual SCSI bus for SCSI-based storage area network. Cisco Technology, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, October 9, 2007: US07281062 (26 worldwide citation)

A storage router having an internet protocol (IP) port for coupling to a network supporting IP packets, a fibre channel port for coupling to a fibre channel network to a plurality of storage devices, and a SCSI router having an iSCSI interface that extracts SCSI command and data information from pac ...


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Mark A Bakke: System and method for authenticating a storage device for use with driver software in a storage network. Cisco Technology, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, June 12, 2007: US07231518 (25 worldwide citation)

A method and system authenticates a storage device or storage router for use with driver software. The driver software may be permitted to be used with particular storage devices including storage routers and may be prohibited from being used with other storage devices or routers. In some cases, thi ...


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Timothy J Kuik, Mark A Bakke: Virtual MAC address system and method. Cisco Technology, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, June 1, 2010: US07730210 (20 worldwide citation)

A method for creating a virtual MAC address, the method includes receiving an Internet Protocol address that is to be associated with a virtual MAC address. The method creates a virtual MAC address by setting an OUI portion of the virtual MAC address to an OUI value and setting the non-OUI portion o ...