US 9,813,304 B2
Method and apparatus for automatically managing sub-layer interfaces
Patrick R. Gili, Bolton, MA (US); Jaime Antonio Colom, Round Rock, TX (US); Enid A. Jimenez, Round Rock, TX (US); Agrahara Sreenivasa Kiran Koushik, Boxborough, MA (US); Timothy James Swanson, Cambridge, MA (US); and Leon Zachery, Wayland, MA (US)
Assigned to Cisco Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed by Cisco Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed on Jul. 28, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/444,855.
Application 14/444,855 is a continuation of application No. 12/911,483, filed on Oct. 25, 2010, abandoned.
Application 12/911,483 is a continuation of application No. 11/388,348, filed on Mar. 24, 2006, granted, now 7,835,302, issued on Nov. 16, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2014/0334344 A1, Nov. 13, 2014
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04L 12/28 (2006.01); H04L 12/24 (2006.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01); H04J 1/16 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 41/20 (2013.01) [H04L 41/0213 (2013.01); H04L 41/12 (2013.01); H04L 69/321 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
determining, at a network device, that a representation for a multi-layer network interface is missing at least one expected sub-layer interface;
establishing a standard representation of the multi-layer network interface, wherein the standard representation includes the at least one expected sub-layer interface;
receiving, by the network device, a request from a network management client for network management information about the at least one expected sub-layer interface;
obtaining data corresponding to the at least one expected sub-layer interface; and
returning the data to the network management client.