US Patent No. 10,637,752

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TAP AGGREGATION AND NETWORK DATA TRUNCATION


Patent No. 10,637,752
Issue Date April 28, 2020
Title Method And Apparatus For Tap Aggregation And Network Data Truncation
Inventorship James Chun Pang, Vancouver (CA)
Travis Ryan Hammond, New Westminster (CA)
Kevin Martin Amiraux, Burnaby (CA)
Assignee Arista Networks, Inc., Santa Clara, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,637,752

1. A network element for performing tap aggregation, the network element comprising:a first tap port to couple with a tap switch;
a set of tool ports to transmit network data received from the first tap port to a data analyzer; and
data plane logic to manage a mapping between the first tap port and the set of tool ports, wherein a first tool port in the set of tool ports is to perform egress truncation and the data plane logic is to perform a selective copying action to truncate a first unit of network data to be forwarded to the first tool port and a forward action to forward a second unit of network data to a second tool port in the set of tool ports without truncation.