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Requirements for the Dynamic Partitioning of Switching Elements (RFC3532)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012512D
Original Publication Date: 2003-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-May-13
Document File: 12 page(s) / 25K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

T. Anderson: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document identifies a set of requirements for the mechanisms used to dynamically reallocate the resources of a switching element (e.g., an ATM switch) to its partitions. These requirements are particularly critical in the case of an operator creating a switch partition and then leasing control of that partition to a third party.

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Network Working Group                                        T. Anderson

Request for Comments: 3532                                    Intel Labs

Category: Informational                                       J. Buerkle

                                                         Nortel Networks

                                                                May 2003

    Requirements for the Dynamic Partitioning of Switching Elements

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does

   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this

   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document identifies a set of requirements for the mechanisms

   used to dynamically reallocate the resources of a switching element

   (e.g., an ATM switch) to its partitions.  These requirements are

   particularly critical in the case of an operator creating a switch

   partition and then leasing control of that partition to a third

   party.

Table of Contents

   1.  Definitions ................................................  2

   2.  Introduction ...............................................  3

   3.  Dynamic Partitioning .......................................  6

   4.  Requirements ...............................................  7

   5.  Security Considerations ....................................  9

   6.  Intellectual Property Considerations .......................  9

   7.  Acknowledgements ...........................................  9

   8.  Normative References ....................................... 10

   9.  Informative References ..................................... 10

   10. Authors' Addresses ......................................... 10

   11. Full Copyright Statement ................................... 11

Anderson, et al.             Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 3532       Dynamic Partitioning of Switching Elements       May 2003

1.  Definitions

   In this document, the following definitions will be used.

   Switching Element - A device that switches packets (e.g., an ATM

      switch or MPLS LSR) and whose resources can be divided into

      partitions, each of which can be independently controlled by a

      different controller.

   Partition - A partition is a set of switching element (SE)

      resources.  Partitions are also referred to as virtual SEs.

   Active Partition - An active partition is a partition in which the

      resources are in use; either under the direct control of a

      separate controller or under internal policy-based control.

   Controller - The entity re...