Patent Number: 8,717,909

Title: Methods and apparatus for route installation acknowledgement and acknowledgement aggregation in BGP

Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a route reflector implemented in at least one of a memory or a processing device. The route reflector is configured to be included within a switch fabric system. The route reflector is configured to receive, from a network management module, an instruction to install a route associated with a multi-stage switch, and send the instruction to install to a route target network control entity associated with the multi-stage switch. The route reflector is also configured to receive, from the route target network control entity, a first acknowledgement signal indicating that the route was successfully installed at the route target network control entity. The route reflector is configured to send a second acknowledgement signal to the network management module in response to receiving the first acknowledgement signal.

Inventors: Shekhar; Ravi (Sunnyvale, CA), Loganathan; Jaihari (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.

International Classification: G01R 31/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018