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Title: Configuration of a software defined network

Abstract

The present disclosure pertains to systems and method for configuration of communication flows in a software defined network (“SDN”). In one embodiment, a system is operable to configure a communication flow between a first host and a second host. A mode selection subsystem is configured to cause a plurality of network devices in a network connecting the first communication host and the second communication host to transition between an open mode and an SDN operating mode. In the open mode, the network devices may discover a communication path between the first host and the second host. An analysis subsystem may receive information from the plurality of network devices information about the discovered path, and a topology discovery subsystem may be configured to create a communication flow corresponding to the discovered path. The communication flow may allow communication between the first host and the second host in the SDN operating mode.

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Research Org.:
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc., Pullman, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1532055
Patent Number(s):
9923779
Application Number:
14/803,786
Assignee:
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (Pullman, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04L - TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y04 - INFORMATION OR COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES HAVING AN IMPACT ON OTHER TECHNOLOGY AREAS Y04S - SYSTEMS INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO POWER NETWORK OPERATION, COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPROVING THE ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION, TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION, MANAGEMENT OR USAGE, i.e. SMART GRIDS
DOE Contract Number:  
OE0000678
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015-07-20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Berner, Marc Ryan, Smith, Rhett, Dearien, Jason A., Powers, Josh, and Boomer, Grant O. Configuration of a software defined network. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Berner, Marc Ryan, Smith, Rhett, Dearien, Jason A., Powers, Josh, & Boomer, Grant O. Configuration of a software defined network. United States.
Berner, Marc Ryan, Smith, Rhett, Dearien, Jason A., Powers, Josh, and Boomer, Grant O. Tue . "Configuration of a software defined network". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1532055.
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abstractNote = {The present disclosure pertains to systems and method for configuration of communication flows in a software defined network (“SDN”). In one embodiment, a system is operable to configure a communication flow between a first host and a second host. A mode selection subsystem is configured to cause a plurality of network devices in a network connecting the first communication host and the second communication host to transition between an open mode and an SDN operating mode. In the open mode, the network devices may discover a communication path between the first host and the second host. An analysis subsystem may receive information from the plurality of network devices information about the discovered path, and a topology discovery subsystem may be configured to create a communication flow corresponding to the discovered path. The communication flow may allow communication between the first host and the second host in the SDN operating mode.},
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