Virtual extensible LAN intercommunication mechanism for multicast in networking
Patent No. 10,164,866
Issued: December 25, 2018
Inventors: Du; Kai Hong (Shanghai, CN), Tao; Zi Jin (Wuxi, CN),
Zhang; Lu (Wuxi, CN)
A mechanism for multicast (M-VIM) is used to resolve address looking up problems for different types of VXLAN related overlay networks for multicast and broadcast traffics. A Multicast Overlay Ferry Proxy (MOFP) is introduced between a VXLAN domain and the CNI domain for ferrying control plane and data panel information. The M-VIM mechanism comprises three parts: a VXLAN Module; a CNI Module; and a proxy mechanism.
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