Patents Assigned to VMware, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20210133194
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a method for optimizing data storage includes receiving an input data stream, where each data record received in the data stream is tagged with a group of one or more tags. The method further includes, for each data record of data records that have been received in the data stream, using the group of one or more tags of the corresponding data record to update a data structure tracking coexistence implications of tags that have been observed together in the groups of tags of the data records. The method further includes using the data structure tracking coexistence implications of tags to optimize a query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Clement Ho Yan Pang
  • Publication number: 20210132967
    Abstract: A Hybrid Configuration Management Database methodology is disclosed. In a computer-implemented method, components of a computing environment are automatically monitored, and have a feature selection analysis performed thereon. Provided the feature selection analysis determines that features of the components are subjectively defined, a classification of the features is performed. Provided the feature selection analysis determines that features of the components are not well defined, a similarity analysis of the features is performed. Results of the feature selection methodology are generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher HOPKINS
  • Patent number: 10999720
    Abstract: Various examples are described for defining automations for client devices enrolled with a management service. A computing environment can cause one or more user interfaces to be shown in a display of an administrator device that include at least one field for receiving a conditional statement to generate an automation associated with client devices enrolled with the management service. The computing environment can validate the conditional statement based on validation criteria and, in an instance in which the conditional statement has been validated, generate the automation based on the conditional statement, the automation causing the computing environment to perform a predetermined action automatically when the conditional statement is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Michael Hardy, Carlos Carbonell, Jason Bedient, Binjie Sun, Qi Gao
  • Patent number: 10997338
    Abstract: A system and method for executing a hardware component of a design are disclosed. The system and method execute hardware components that are constructed with a ‘display(s)’ function that permits the hardware component to display values “s” internal to the hardware component while the component is executing on a hardware engine. The values are displayed on a user output interface, such as a user terminal, supported by a runtime system controlling the execution of the hardware engine and thus allows the user to debug the component while it is executing on the hardware engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Schkufza, Michael Wei
  • Patent number: 10999196
    Abstract: Systems and methods of communicating between a plurality of hosts comprising one or more first hosts controlled by a first control plane and one or more second hosts controlled by a second control plane are disclosed herein. Each of the one or more first hosts runs at least one tunneling endpoint of one or more first tunneling endpoints, and each of the one or more second hosts runs at least one tunneling endpoint of one or more second tunneling endpoint. The method includes storing, at each of the one or more first hosts, a global list identifying at least the one or more second tunneling endpoints. The method further includes receiving a packet at one of the one or more first tunneling endpoints. The method further includes replicating, encapsulating, and transmitting the packet to each of the one or more second tunneling endpoints based on the global list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Da Wan, Mukesh Hira, Feng Gu, Jianjun Shen, Pankaj Thakkar, Donghai Han, Wen Feng Liu, Tao Ma
  • Patent number: 10997144
    Abstract: A buffer tree structure includes, at each internal node, a buffer having a compacted portion and an uncompacted portion. Insertion of data elements to the buffer tree can occur units called packets. A packet is initially stored in the uncompacted portion of a receiving node's buffer. After a time, packets in the uncompacted portion of a buffer are combined into compacted packets in the compacted portion of the buffer. A buffer-emptying (flush) operation pushes the compacted packets to children nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T Johnson, Ittai Abraham, Abhishek Gupta, Richard P Spillane, Sandeep Rangaswamy, Jorge Guerra Delgado, Srinath Premachandran, Kapil Chowksey
  • Patent number: 10999100
    Abstract: Some embodiments establish for an entity a virtual network over several public clouds of several public cloud providers and/or in several regions. In some embodiments, the virtual network is an overlay network that spans across several public clouds to interconnect one or more private networks (e.g., networks within branches, divisions, departments of the entity or their associated datacenters), mobile users, and SaaS (Software as a Service) provider machines, and other web applications of the entity. The virtual network in some embodiments can be configured to optimize the routing of the entity's data messages to their destinations for best end-to-end performance, reliability and security, while trying to minimize the routing of this traffic through the Internet. Also, the virtual network in some embodiments can be configured to optimize the layer 4 processing of the data message flows passing through the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Israel Cidon, Prashanth Venugopal, Aran Bergman, Chen Dar, Alex Markuze, Eyal Zohar
  • Patent number: 10999137
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a novel method for deploying different virtual networks over several public cloud datacenters for different entities. For each entity, the method (1) identifies a set of public cloud datacenters of one or more public cloud providers to connect a set of machines of the entity, (2) deploys managed forwarding nodes (MFNs) for the entity in the identified set of public cloud datacenters, and then (3) configures the MFNs to implement a virtual network that connects the entity's set of machines across its identified set of public cloud datacenters. In some embodiments, the method identifies the set of public cloud datacenters for an entity by receiving input from the entity's network administrator. In some embodiments, this input specifies the public cloud providers to use and/or the public cloud regions in which the virtual network should be defined. Conjunctively, or alternatively, this input in some embodiments specifies actual public cloud datacenters to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Israel Cidon, Prashanth Venugopal, Aran Bergman, Chen Dar, Alex Markuze, Eyal Zohar
  • Patent number: 10999150
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for dynamically extending a cloud management system by adding endpoint adapter types are disclosed. An example cloud management system includes: an interface to communicate with an external device; a host to manage requests and allocate resources through one or more virtual machines; and an endpoint registry to include an endpoint adapter and metadata defining the endpoint adapter, the endpoint adapter to specify communication between at least one of the host or the external device and an endpoint. In the example cloud management system, the host is to at least enable, via the interface, the external device to access the endpoint registry a) to register an endpoint adapter configuration with the endpoint registry and b) to retrieve the endpoint adapter configuration from the endpoint registry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Savov, George P. Dimitrov, Ventsyslav Raikov, Rosen Spasov
  • Patent number: 10999220
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a novel architecture for capturing contextual attributes on host computers that execute one or more machines and providing the captured contextual attributes to middlebox service engines executing at the edge of a physical datacenter. In some embodiments, the middlebox service engines run in an edge host (e.g., an NSX Edge) that provides routing services and connectivity to external networks (e.g., networks external to an NSX-T deployment). Some embodiments execute a context header insertion processor that receives contextual attributes relating to network events and/or process events on the machines collected using a guest-introspection (GI) agent on each machine. In some embodiments, the context header insertion processor uses these contextual attributes to generate a header including data regarding the contextual attributes (a “context header”) that is used to encapsulate a data message that is processed by the SFE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Tori Chen, Sirisha Myneni, Arijit Chanda, Arnold Poon, Farzad Ghannadian, Venkat Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: 10999168
    Abstract: A custom metrics technique includes: accessing a packet; processing the packet using a packet processing pipeline of a service engine in a distributed network service platform, including: reaching a pre-specified point in the packet processing pipeline; inserting, in the packet processing pipeline, script code that corresponds to the pre-specified point; executing the script code to collect at least metric-related data associated with a user-specified metric object; and executing remaining packet processing pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Ashutosh Gupta, Gaurav Rastogi, Abhijeet Joglekar
  • Patent number: 10999165
    Abstract: Some embodiments establish for an entity a virtual network over several public clouds of several public cloud providers and/or in several regions. In some embodiments, the virtual network is an overlay network that spans across several public clouds to interconnect one or more private networks (e.g., networks within branches, divisions, departments of the entity or their associated datacenters), mobile users, and SaaS (Software as a Service) provider machines, and other web applications of the entity. The virtual network in some embodiments can be configured to optimize the routing of the entity's data messages to their destinations for best end-to-end performance, reliability and security, while trying to minimize the routing of this traffic through the Internet. Also, the virtual network in some embodiments can be configured to optimize the layer 4 processing of the data message flows passing through the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Israel Cidon, Prashanth Venugopal, Aran Bergman, Chen Dar, Alex Markuze
  • Patent number: 10997009
    Abstract: The current document is directed to methods and systems for detecting the occurrences of abnormal events and operational behaviors within the distributed computer system. The currently described methods and systems continuously collect metric data from various metric-data sources, generate a sequence of metric-data observations, each metric-data observation comprising a set of temporally aligned metric data, and employ principle-component analysis to transform the metric-data observations to facilitate reduction of the dimensionality of the metric-data observations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnak Poghosyan, Ashot Nshan Harutyunyan, Naira Movses Grigoryan, Nicholas Kushmerick
  • Patent number: 10999356
    Abstract: An example method is provided for a computing system in a private cloud computing environment to deploy an application in a hybrid cloud computing environment. The method may comprise generating a request to deploy an application in a public cloud environment, the request including a deployment plan that specifies one or more tasks to be executed by a virtual computing resource from a cloud provider to deploy the application. The method may comprise sending, to an orchestration node in the public cloud computing environment, the request to instruct the orchestration node to provision the virtual computing resource from the cloud provider and to cause the virtual computing resource to execute the one or more tasks. The method may further comprise receiving, from the orchestration node in the public cloud environment, status data and determining whether the application is successfully deployed in the public cloud computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Ping Chen, Yuanzhi Wang, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10999398
    Abstract: Techniques described herein improve network security and traffic management. In an embodiment, a request associated with an identifier (ID) is received. It is determined whether the ID exists in a first membership database (MDB). If the ID exists in the first MDB, the request is serviced subject to a rate limit. If the ID does not exist in the first MDB, it is determined whether the ID exists in a second MDB. If the ID exists in the second MDB, the request is serviced. If the ID does not exist in the second MDB, the request is serviced subject to another rate limit. A response is received. The first and second MDBs can be updated based on the type of received response. In an embodiment, the response is classified as indicative of degraded or typical network performance, and the first and second MDBs are updated accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventor: Raju Kumar
  • Patent number: 10999328
    Abstract: A tag-based policy architecture enforces information technology (IT) policy in a virtualized computing environment using cryptographically-verifiable metadata to authenticate compute resources coupled to a computer network and to authorize access to protected resources of the network. The compute resources are illustratively virtual machine instances (VMIs) provided by a virtual data center (VDC) of the environment, whereas the protected resources are illustratively virtualized storage, network and/or other compute resources of the VDC. Each VMI includes an intermediary manager, e.g., metavisor. The tag-based policy architecture includes an infrastructure having a centralized policy decision end point (e.g., a control plane of the VDC) and distributed policy enforcement endpoints (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Lango, Grant Callaghan, Marcel Moolenaar, Vinay Wagh, Rohan Desai, Matthew Page, Gary Menezes, Antoine Pourchet, Ramya Olichandran
  • Patent number: 10999329
    Abstract: Disclosed are various examples for enforcing network access permissions on applications that are installed on a client device. A network whitelist or network blacklist can be deployed by a management service onto a managed client device. A management component can facilitate enforcement of the whitelist and/or blacklist to enforce network access rules on installed applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Gaurav Verma, Suchit Shivashankar, Don Joy
  • Publication number: 20210124665
    Abstract: The current document is directed to methods and systems that collect metric data within computing facilities, including large data centers and cloud-computing facilities. In a described implementation, lower and higher metric-data-value thresholds are used to partition collected metric data into outlying metric data and inlying metric data. The inlying metric data is quantized to compress the inlying metric data and adjacent data points having the same quantized metric-data values are eliminated, to further compress the inlying metric data. The resulting compressed data includes original metric-data representations for outlier data points and compressed metric-data representations for inlier data points, providing accurate restored metric-data values for significant data points when compressed metric data is decompressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnak Poghosyan, Ashot Nshan Harutyunyan, Naira Movses Grigoryan, Vaghinak Saghatelyan, Vahe Khachikyan
  • Patent number: 10990501
    Abstract: Systems and methods for analyzing a customer deployment in a converged or hyper-converged infrastructure are disclosed. A machine learning model is trained based upon historical usage data of other customer deployments. A k-means clustering is performed to generate a prediction as to whether a deployment is configured for optimal failover. Recommendations to improve failover performance can also be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Aalap Desai, Anant Agarwal, Alaa Shaabana, Ravi Cherukupalli, Sourav Kumar, Vikram Nair
  • Patent number: 10990429
    Abstract: Herein, rule-based handling of request for resource re-allocations provides for automated re-allocations, reducing the need for administrator intervention. The resources available to a reservation can be increased, decreased, or otherwise modified by forming and breaking selected connections between reservations and hosts. The rules herein determine which connections are to be formed or broken. Each rule associates a connection-modification criterion with a condition. In the event, the condition for a rule is satisfied by a reallocation request (and its context), the criterion is applied to the request plus its context to generate a list of connection modification plans. Each connection-modification plan identifies one or more connections between hosts and reservations to be formed or broken. Implementing the plan yields the desired re-allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Ventsyslav Raikov, Boris Savov, Rosen Spasov, Petar Mitrov