US 11,057,270 B2
Physical network orchestration for data centers
Vipin Jain, San Jose, CA (US); Suran Saminda de Silva, Saratoga, CA (US); Shyam Kapadia, Santa Clara, CA (US); and Nilesh Shah, Fremont, CA (US)
Assigned to CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed by Cisco Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed on Nov. 26, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/696,729.
Application 16/696,729 is a continuation of application No. 15/842,411, filed on Dec. 14, 2017, granted, now 10,523,504.
Application 15/842,411 is a continuation of application No. 13/921,083, filed on Jun. 18, 2013, granted, now 9,860,116, issued on Jan. 2, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2020/0099581 A1, Mar. 26, 2020
Int. Cl. H04L 12/24 (2006.01); H04L 12/933 (2013.01); H04L 12/713 (2013.01)
CPC H04L 41/0806 (2013.01) [H04L 41/084 (2013.01); H04L 49/1569 (2013.01); H04J 2203/0014 (2013.01); H04L 45/586 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
assigning a virtual machine in a virtual network to a segment organization in the virtual network;
attaching the virtual machine (VM) to a virtual switch;
attaching the virtual switch to a physical switch in a physical network;
communicating, information about the VM to the physical switch, wherein the information includes a segment identification of the segment organization;
accessing, based on the communicated information about the VM, a configuration profile for the segment organization from a network database; and
configuring, based on the access configuration profile for the segment organization, the physical network to receive/send data from/to the virtual switch, the configuring including sending the configuration profile to a leaf in the physical network through a virtual station discovery protocol when the virtual switch is attached to the physical switch to allow the leaf to route traffic in the physical network from the virtual server.