Patents by Inventor Bryce Eugene Bockman

Bryce Eugene Bockman has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220263713
    Abstract: Techniques for managing the distribution of configuration information that supports the flow of packets in a cloud environment are described. In an example, a virtual network interface card (VNIC) hosted on a network virtualization device NVD receives a first packet from a compute instance associated with the VNIC. The VNIC determines that flow information to send the first packet on a virtual network is unavailable from a memory of the NVD. The VNIC sends, via the NVD, the first packet to a network interface service, where the network interface service maintains configuration information to send packets on the substrate network and is configured to send the first packet on the substrate network based on the configuration information. The NVD receives the flow information from the network interface service, where the flow information is a subset of the configuration information. The NVD stores the flow information in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard Thomas Tracy, Lucas Michael Kreger-Stickles, Jagwinder Singh Brar, Bryce Eugene Bockman
  • Publication number: 20220263754
    Abstract: Techniques for managing the distribution of configuration information that supports the flow of packets in a cloud environment are described. In an example, a virtual network interface card (VNIC) hosted on a network virtualization device NVD receives a first packet from a compute instance associated with the VNIC. The VNIC determines that flow information to send the first packet on a virtual network is unavailable from a memory of the NVD. The VNIC sends, via the NVD, the first packet to a network interface service, where the network interface service maintains configuration information to send packets on the substrate network and is configured to send the first packet on the substrate network based on the configuration information. The NVD receives the flow information from the network interface service, where the flow information is a subset of the configuration information. The NVD stores the flow information in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard Thomas Tracy, Lucas Michael Kreger-Stickles, Jagwinder Singh Brar, Bryce Eugene Bockman
  • Publication number: 20220210059
    Abstract: Techniques are described for communications in an L2 virtual network. In an example, the L2 virtual network includes a plurality of L2 compute instances hosted on a set of host machines and a plurality of L2 virtual network interfaces and L2 virtual switches hosted on a set of network virtualization devices. An L2 virtual network interface emulates an L2 port of the L2 virtual network. IGMP configuration is distributed to the L2 virtual switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jagwinder Singh Brar, Lucas Michael Kreger-Stickles, Bryce Eugene Bockman, Peter Croft Jones, Shane Baker
  • Publication number: 20220210070
    Abstract: Techniques are described for communications in an L2 virtual network. In an example, the L2 virtual network includes a plurality of L2 compute instances hosted on a set of host machines and a plurality of L2 virtual network interfaces and L2 virtual switches hosted on a set of network virtualization devices. An L2 virtual network interface emulates an L2 port of the L2 virtual network. Storm control information applicable to the L2 port is sent to a network virtualization device that hosts the L2 virtual network interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jagwinder Singh Brar, Lucas Michael Kreger-Stickles, Bryce Eugene Bockman, Peter Croft Jones, Shane Baker
  • Publication number: 20220210063
    Abstract: Techniques are described for communications in an L2 virtual network of a customer. In an example, the L2 virtual network includes a plurality of L2 compute instances hosted on a set of host machines and a plurality of L2 virtual network interfaces and L2 virtual switches hosted on a set of network virtualization devices. An L2 virtual network interface emulates an L2 port of the L2 virtual network. Information associated with the L2 virtual switches is collected and provided to the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jagwinder Singh Brar, Lucas Michael Kreger-Stickles, Bryce Eugene Bockman, Peter Croft Jones, Shane Baker
  • Publication number: 20220210068
    Abstract: Systems and methods for highly-available host networking with active-active or active-backup traffic load-balancing are disclosed herein. The method can include selecting a compute instance from an overlay network residing on a substrate network, identifying a plurality of Network Virtualization Devices (“NVD”) for association with the compute instance, creating a loopback interface on each of the NVDs, each of which loopback interfaces can include a shared IP address that can be in the substrate layer, prepopulating a table in each of the NVDs, the table linking the shared IP address to the compute instance, and each of the plurality of NVDs advertising a unique route to the compute instance via the shared IP address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jagwinder Singh Brar, Bryce Eugene Bockman, Santosh Narayan Shilimkar
  • Publication number: 20220210062
    Abstract: Techniques are described for communications in an L2 virtual network. In an example, the L2 virtual network includes a plurality of L2 compute instances hosted on a set of host machines and a plurality of L2 virtual network interfaces and L2 virtual switches hosted on a set of network virtualization devices. An L2 virtual network interface emulates an L2 port of the L2 virtual network. Span port information applicable to the L2 port is sent to a network virtualization device that hosts the L2 virtual network interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jagwinder Singh Brar, Lucas Michael Kreger-Stickles, Bryce Eugene Bockman, Peter Croft Jones, Shane Baker
  • Publication number: 20220210158
    Abstract: Techniques are described for communications in an L2 virtual network. In an example, the L2 virtual network includes a plurality of L2 compute instances hosted on a set of host machines and a plurality of L2 virtual network interfaces and L2 virtual switches hosted on a set of network virtualization devices. An L2 virtual network interface emulates an L2 port of the L2 virtual network. Access control list (ACL) information applicable to the L2 port is sent to a network virtualization device that hosts the L2 virtual network interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jagwinder Singh Brar, Lucas Michael Kreger-Stickles, Bryce Eugene Bockman, Peter Croft Jones, Shane Baker
  • Publication number: 20220182301
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transparent high availability for multi-customer support with hypervisor based bond implementation. The method can include creating a network path bond between a plurality of compute instances and a plurality of Network Virtualization Devices (“NVD”), the network path bond comprising a plurality of network paths, identifying a monitoring bond coupling the plurality of NVDs to a monitoring agent, creating a number of monitoring VNICs, each of the number of monitoring VNICs residing in one of the plurality of NVDs, overlaying a unique IP address to each of the monitoring VNICs, determining with the monitoring agent a health of at least one of network paths, the network paths including an active network path and an inactive network path, and activating the inactive network path when the active network path fails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Santosh Narayan Shilimkar, Bryce Eugene Bockman, Jagwinder Singh Brar
  • Publication number: 20220182289
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transparent high availability for customer virtual machines using a hypervisor-based side channel bonding and monitoring are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Santosh Narayan Shilimkar, Bryce Eugene Bockman, Jagwinder Singh Brar
  • Publication number: 20220182318
    Abstract: Systems and methods for support server high availability with network link bonding for cloud overlay networks are disclosed herein. The method can include selecting a compute instance, identifying a plurality of Network Virtualization Devices (“NVD”) for association with the compute instance, and creating a number of Virtualized Network Interface Cards (“VNIC”), each of which VNICs can reside in one of the plurality of NVDs. The method can include overlaying an IP address of the compute instance to each of the VNICs, such that each of the VNICs share a common IP address, designating a network path formed by one of the VNICs in one of the NVDs as an active network path and another of the network paths as an inactive network path, and activating the inactive network path when the active network path fails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Santosh Narayan Shilimkar, Bryce Eugene Bockman, Steven Chervets, Jagwinder Singh Brar, Raman Kumar Sonkhla
  • Publication number: 20220021556
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a virtual layer-2 network are disclosed herein. The method can include providing a virtual Layer 3 network in a virtualized cloud environment. The virtual Layer 3 network can be hosted by an underlying physical network. The method can include providing a virtual Layer 2 network in the virtualized cloud environment. The virtual Layer 2 network can be hosted by the underlying physical network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Lucas Michael Kreger-Stickles, Shane Baker, Bryce Eugene Bockman, Peter Croft Jones, Jagwinder Singh Brar
  • Publication number: 20220021610
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a VLAN switching and routing service (VSRS) are disclosed herein. A method can include generating a table for an instance of a VSRS, which VSRS couples a first virtual layer 2 network (VLAN) with a second network. The table can contain information identifying IP addresses, MAC addresses, and virtual interface identifiers for instances within the virtual layer 2 network. The method can include receiving with the VSRS a packet from a first instance designated for delivery to a second instance within the virtual layer 2 network, identifying with the VSRS the second instance within the virtual layer 2 network for delivery of the packet based on information received with the packet and information contained within the table, and delivering the packet to the identified second instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Lucas Michael Kreger-Stickles, Shane Baker, Bryce Eugene Bockman, Peter Croft Jones, Jagwinder Singh Brar
  • Publication number: 20220021678
    Abstract: Systems and methods of interface-based ACLs in a virtual Layer-2 network. The method can include sending a packet from source compute instance in a virtual network to a destination compute instance via a destination virtual network interface card (destination VNIC) within a first virtual layer 2 network and evaluating an access control list (ACL) for the packet with a source virtual network interface card (source VNIC). ACL information relevant to the packet can be embedded in the packet. The VSRS can receive the packet and can identify the destination VNIC within the first virtual layer 2 network for delivery of the packet based on information received with the packet and mapping information contained within a mapping table. The VSRS can access ACL information from the packet and can apply the ACL information to the packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Lucas Michael Kreger-Stickles, Shane Baker, Bryce Eugene Bockman, Peter Croft Jones, Jagwinder Singh Brar
  • Publication number: 20210377166
    Abstract: Techniques for loop prevention while allowing multipath in a virtual L2 network are described. In an example, a NIC supports the virtual L2 network. The NIC is configured to receive, via a first port of the NIC, an L2 frame that includes a source MAC address and a destination MAC address. Based on a loop prevention rule, the NIC transmits the L2 frame via its ports except the first port. In an additional example, the NIC is further configured to send an L2 frame to a host via the first port of the NIC. The L2 frame can be a BPDU. Upon receiving a BPDU from the host via the first port, the NIC determines that the BPDU is looped back and disables the first port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jagwinder Singh Brar, Shane Baker, Leonard Thomas Tracy, Steven Chervets, Bryce Eugene Bockman