Distributed virtual security appliance and flow-based forwarding system using virtual machines

Dongyi Jiang (Inventor), Jin Shang (Inventor), David Yu (Inventor), Michael Lin (Inventor), Jun Xie (Inventor), Ye Zhang (Inventor), Hua Ji (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

A method performed by a network system having a plurality of processing units implemented using a plurality of respective virtual machines, includes: receiving a first packet at a first virtual machine of the plurality of virtual machines, wherein the first virtual machine is configured to receive the first packet from a network through an interface and has session processing capability; calculating a first value using a mathematical algorithm based on one or more information regarding the first packet; and using the calculated first value to identify a second virtual machine of the plurality of virtual machines in the network system.
Original languageEnglish
Patent number9311123
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2016

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