INDUSTRIAL ETHERNET PROTOCOL SNOOPING BASED SOFTWARE-DEFINED ACCESS UNDERLAY TOPOLOGY PROPAGATION
Publication Date: 2017-Dec-11
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Techniques are provided for using Industrial Ethernet (IE) switches to snoop Process Field Net (PROFINET) protocols (e.g., alarms, Discovery and Configuration Protocol (DCP), etc.) and exchange relevant information with a Fabric Edge Node (FEN) via an out of band mechanism to provide efficient end-to-end service delivery. This may enable populating a mapping server and signaling the loss of a PROFINET device.