IPV6/NSH METADATA BASED FOG ANALYTICS TO DISTRIBUTE THE CLASSIFIER/ANALYTIC LOAD TO DIFFERENT 6LOWPAN NODES
Publication Date: 2016-Jan-08
The IP.com Prior Art Database
A method is presented herein in which a 6LowPAN Router (6LR) is instructed to act as a classifier to add additional Metadata in an IPv6 packet. An IPv6 Router Advertisement from a 6LowPAN Border Routers (6LBR) is used to dynamically instruct (on an as needed basis) the 6LR to act as a classifier. The 6LBR uses the Metadata information for various data analytics purposes and removes the Metadata before forwarding out. The IPv6 Extension Header may be converted, based on Metadata information, to NSH Metadata (Type 2) and forwarded over a Service Function Path. This solution helps distribute the load associated with classification, DPI, analytics, etc., to different nodes, thereby achieving seamless distribution of load and resource utilization among different low power nodes.