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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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� � � 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...