Link Failure Detection and Traffic Redirection in an Openflow Network
2010 (English)Patent (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Failure detection and traffic redirection are implemented in an OpenFlow switch. Link failure detection packets, such as Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) packets, are periodically sent out on links to peer OpenFlow switches, such as via the Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) Transport Profile (MPLS-TP). Link failure detection packets are received from the peer OpenFlow switches on the links, and monitored. A link failure is detected if no incoming link failure detection packets are received on a link for a predetermined interval. In the event of a link failure, traffic is redirected from the failed link to a backup link by altering entries on a flow table of the OpenFlow switch.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-120038OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-120038DiVA: diva2:613241
US 8665699B2 (2014-03-04)
QC 201501272013-03-262013-03-262015-01-27Bibliographically approved