US Patent No. 9,402,205

TRAFFIC FORWARDING METHOD AND SYSTEM BASED ON VIRTUAL SWITCH CLUSTER


Patent No. 9,402,205
Issue Date July 26, 2016
Title Traffic Forwarding Method And System Based On Virtual Switch Cluster
Inventorship Zhe Zhou, Shenzhen (CN)
Assignee ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhen, Guangdong (CN)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,402,205

1. A traffic forwarding method based on a virtual switch cluster, setting an aggregation group member list and an aggregation
group traffic forwarding member list for a physical device in the virtual switch cluster, wherein the aggregation group member
list stores information of all members of an aggregation group, the aggregation group traffic forwarding member list stores
information of members of the aggregation group for forwarding traffic of the physical device, and the aggregation group traffic
forwarding member list in an initial state only contains information of local members of the aggregation group;
the method comprising: when it is determined that traffic of the physical device exceeds total bandwidth of the members in
the aggregation group traffic forwarding member list corresponding to the physical device or a threshold value related to
the total bandwidth of the members in the aggregation group traffic forwarding member list, selecting a nonlocal member from
the aggregation group member list and adding the selected nonlocal member into the aggregation group traffic forwarding member
list, and forwarding traffic according to the aggregation group traffic forwarding member list that has been changed.