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1. (WO2017020799) INTEGRATION OF NETWORK LINECARD (LC) TO HOST OPERATING SYSTEM (OS)

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/020799    International Application No.:    PCT/CN2016/092484
Publication Date: Fri Feb 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sun Jul 31 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H04L 12/70
G06F 13/38
Applicants: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
Inventors: XU, Jun
IYENGAR, Rangaraju
Title: INTEGRATION OF NETWORK LINECARD (LC) TO HOST OPERATING SYSTEM (OS)
Abstract:
An apparatus comprising a plurality of physical IO ports configured to couple to a plurality of remote LCs that provide IO resources, and a processor coupled to the plurality of physical IO ports and configured to map the remote LCs to a plurality of vNICs by allocating at least some of the IO resources to the local vNICs, receive an OS kernel IO call comprising a request to access a first of the vNICs, determine a first of the remote LCs that corresponds to the first vNIC, and direct the request to access the first remote LC.