Method and apparatus for hint-based discovery of path supporting infrastructure
Estimated expiration: 2030-Jun-16
Potentially relevant companies (5): Allied Telesis Holdings KK, AsusTek Computer Inc, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Lenovo, ZTE Corporation
Products & technologies (2): Network:WAN, Wireless:WiFi
A method and apparatus for rapidly discovering unknown or unmanaged portions of network using hints defining possible transport layer infrastructure topology and the like.
1. A method for managing a network, the network including managed network elements and unknown network portions, the method comprising:
identifying a path supported by one or more unknown network portions;
applying at least a first hint to determine a topology associated with said one or more unknown network portions; and
if a confidence level associated with said determined topology exceeds a threshold level, storing, in a non-transitory computer readable storage medium, data representing at least a portion of network element information and network element connections information of said determined topology.
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