Patent Number: 8,798,043

Title: Apparatus and method for routing traffic in multi-link switch

Abstract: A method of routing traffic in a switch includes forming an optimized routing table specifying for each switch ingress port an exit port to be utilized to reach a specified destination domain. The optimized routing table is formed in accordance with load distribution, oversubscription, and fragmentation criteria. The optimized routing table is distributed to a set of ingress ports of the switch. Traffic is processed at the set of ingress ports in accordance with the optimized routing table.

Inventors: Vadivelu; Ramkumar (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

International Classification: H04L 12/50 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018