Patent Number: 7,613,809

Title: Supporting ephemeral ports in a virtualized environment

Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, articles, and systems for receiving a request for an allocation of one or more ephemeral ports from a pool of ephemeral ports associated with a physical device, for a virtual machine of the physical device, are described herein. In various embodiments, an ephemeral port manager of the physical device is adapted to allocate up to the one or more ephemeral ports requested from the pool of ephemeral ports, if up to the one or more ephemeral ports are available for allocation from the pool of ephemeral ports. In some embodiments, the ephemeral port manager is further adapted to mark the allocated one or more ephemeral ports as unavailable to meet an ephemeral port allocation request of another virtual machine of the physical device.

Inventors: Jackson; Jeff (Newberg, OR), Gofman; Sergei (Haifa, IL)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017