US Patent No. 10,547,548

EXPLODED NEXT HOP GROUPS


Patent No. 10,547,548
Issue Date January 28, 2020
Title Exploded Next Hop Groups
Inventorship Lincoln Travis Dale, Mountain View, CA (US)
Assignee Arista Networks, Inc., Santa Clara, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,547,548

1. A method for programming a network element, comprising:receiving an accounting policy configuration (APC) specifying a first network prefix and a second network prefix; and
in response to the receiving, and based on, the APC:
storing, in a forwarding equivalence class (FEC) table on the network element, a first FEC entry comprising a first FEC index and bridging next hop information (BNHI);
storing, in a forwarding information base (FIB) on the network element, a first FIB entry comprising the first network prefix and the first FEC index;
storing, in the FEC table, a second FEC entry comprising a second FEC index and the BNHI; and
storing, in the FIB, a second FIB entry comprising the second network prefix and the second FEC index.