Patents Assigned to VMware, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11909648
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method configures, at a first host, an overlay channel for sending packets to check whether a failure has occurred at a workload. The first host and a second host are connected via a layer 3 network. The first host generates a packet to check whether the failure has occurred at the workload and encapsulates the packet. The first host sends the encapsulated packet to the second host using the overlay channel via the layer 3 network. The packet is decapsulated and forwarded to the workload at the second host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Ankit Parmar, Dileep Devireddy, Subin Cyriac Mathew
  • Patent number: 11907065
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for improving the resiliency and performance of clustered memory. A computing device can generate at least one parity page from at least a first local page and a second local page. The computing device can then submit a first write request for the first local page to a first one of a plurality of memory hosts. The computing device can also submit a second write request for the second local page to a second one of the plurality of memory hosts. Additionally, the computing device can submit a third write request for the parity page to a third one of the plurality of memory hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcos K. Aguilera, Keerthi Kumar, Pramod Kumar, Pratap Subrahmanyam, Sairam Veeraswamy, Rajesh Venkatasubramanian
  • Patent number: 11909653
    Abstract: Example methods and systems for self-learning packet flow monitoring. One example method may comprise monitoring a packet flow to identify attribute information associated with the packet flow between a source and a destination; and classifying the packet flow using a classification engine that is trained using a training dataset to determine a classification output associated with the packet flow. The example method may also comprise providing, to a user device, a user interface (UI) that includes a visualization of the packet flow and the classification output; requesting, via the UI, a feedback associated with the classification output for the packet flow; and updating the classification engine or the training dataset based on the feedback from the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Mengzhuo Lu, Margaret Petrus
  • Patent number: 11909784
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for performing automated actions in a conferencing service. Distractions can be detected and users can be muted. Breakout rooms can be suggested to attendees based upon the user's identity. Additionally, event summaries and recaps can be generated for users who are late-arriving or who depart and return to the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohit Pradeep Shetty, Ravish Chawla, Adam Chow
  • Patent number: 11907161
    Abstract: An example method of upgrading a distributed storage object from a first version to a second version includes: querying metadata of a first component configured according to the first version of the distributed storage object, the metadata defining extents of data on a disk group of the first component; populating, for a second component configured according to the second version of the distributed storage object, logical and middle maps based on the metadata such that initial entries in the logical map point to initial entries in the middle map, and the initial entries in the middle map point to physical addresses of the disk group of the first component; and reading the data from the disk group of the first component and writing the data to a disk group of the second component while updating the initial entries in the middle map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Asit Desai, Abhay Kumar Jain, Wenguang Wang, Eric Knauft, Enning Xiang
  • Patent number: 11900138
    Abstract: A method of enabling remote access to a console of a virtual machine (VM) running in a host and managed by a VM management server, from a remote computing device, includes the steps of: in response to a request to access the console of the VM from the remote computing device, issuing a request for a first ticket, the first ticket including an identifier of the host in which the VM is running; upon receiving the first ticket, issuing a request for a second ticket to access a proxy server; and upon receiving the second ticket, transmitting a uniform resource locator (URL) identifying the proxy server and the second ticket to the remote computing device. The remote computing device accesses the console of the VM through the URL and the proxy server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Fangchi Wang, Duo Zhang, Chuanwei Guo, Lijie Gao, Kevin Scott Christopher
  • Patent number: 11899554
    Abstract: The detection of utilized virtual machines through usage pattern analysis is described. In one example, a computing device can collect utilization metrics from a virtual machine over time. The utilization metrics can be related to one or more processing usage, disk usage, network usage, and memory usage metrics, among others. The utilization metrics can be used to determine a number of clusters, and the clusters can be used to organize the utilization metrics into groups. Depending upon the number or overall percentage of the utilization metrics assigned to individual ones of the plurality of clusters, it is possible to determine whether or not the virtual machine is a utilized or an idle virtual machine. Once identified, utilized virtual machines can be migrated in some cases. Idle virtual machines can be shut down to conserve processing resources and costs in some cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Gopisetti, Chandrashekhar Jha, Jobin Raju George, Kumar Gaurav, Jusvinder Singh
  • Patent number: 11900139
    Abstract: A method of executing workflows in virtual machines that have been deployed to implement virtual network functions of a network service, wherein the virtual machines are running in a plurality of data centers each having a cloud management server running a cloud computing management software to provision virtual infrastructure resources thereof for a plurality of tenants, includes upon receiving a request to execute a workflow along with a plurality of parameters including first and second parameters at a data center, identifying a virtual machine deployed in the data center, in which the workflow is to be executed based on the first parameter, designating one of a plurality of methods by which the workflow is to be executed in the virtual machine according to the second parameter, and issuing a command to the virtual machine to execute the workflow according to the designated method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Sachin Thakkar, Prashant Waykar, Akshatha Sathyanarayan, Narendra Kumar Basur Shankarappa, Shruti Parihar
  • Patent number: 11902264
    Abstract: A method for selecting between a plurality of paths for sending an encrypted packet from a source endpoint to a destination endpoint is provided. The method selects a first path of the plurality of paths for sending the encrypted packet from the source endpoint to the destination endpoint, each of the plurality of paths associated with a different one of a plurality of source ports, the encrypted packet being encrypted based on a security association established between the source endpoint and the destination endpoint in accordance with an IPSec protocol. The method further encapsulates, based on the SA having NAT-T enabled, the encrypted packet with a UDP header having a first source port associated with the first path. The method then transmits the encapsulated encrypted packet from the source endpoint to the destination endpoint via the first path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Wang, Todd Sabin, Weiqing Wu, Awan Kumar Sharma, Jia Yu
  • Patent number: 11902164
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method for using virtual tunnel interface teaming to achieve load balance and redundancy in virtual private networks (“VPNs”) is disclosed. In an embodiment, a method comprises: receiving, by a gateway, configuration data from a control plane; based on the configuration data, configuring on the gateway a bonded virtual tunnel interface (“bonded VTI”) having a plurality of slave virtual tunnel interfaces (“slave VTIs”); configuring a plurality of VPN tunnels between the plurality of slave VTIs configured on the gateway and a plurality of slave VTIs configured on a remote gateway; configuring an IPsec VPN tunnel between the bonded VTI configured on the gateway and a corresponding bonded VTI configured on the remote gateway; logically combining the plurality of VPN tunnels into the IPsec VPN tunnel; and enabling communications of IPsec VPN traffic via the IPsec VPN tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Wang, Jia Yu, David Leroy
  • Patent number: 11902080
    Abstract: A system can reduce congestion in slice-based networks, such as a virtual service network (“VSN”). The system can include a monitoring module that communicates with agents on switches, such as routers or servers. The switches report telematics data to the monitoring module, which determines slice-specific performance attributes such as slice latency and slice throughput. These slice-specific performance attributes are compared against software license agreement (“SLA”) requirements. When the SLA is not met, the monitoring module can implement a new slice path for the slice to reduce the congestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Raja Kommula, Jeremy Tidemann, Constantine Polychronopoulos, Marc Andre Bordeleau, Edward Choh, Ojas Gupta, Robert Kidd, Georgios Oikonomou
  • Patent number: 11902276
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for providing a virtual badge credential to a user's device that is enrolled with a management service as a managed device. Upon authentication of a user's identity via an identity provider, a virtual badge credential can be provided to an application on the client device. The virtual badge credential can be presented by the client device to access control readers to gain access to physical resources, such as doors and buildings, that are secured by the access control readers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Murphy, Anantha Kalyan Kumar Mulampaka, Divyankitha Mahesh Urs, Yijia Zhao
  • Patent number: 11899592
    Abstract: Decentralized deduplication operations in a computer system employ a hash index that is a variant of a B+ tree to support both efficient sequential updates as well as efficient random updates. Sequential update is selected when deduplication is infrequently performed, such as on the order of days, and random update is selected when deduplication is performed more frequently, such as on the order of seconds. More frequent deduplication may be beneficial during periods when large amounts of temporary duplicate data are created, and the system may not have enough storage space to accommodate the temporary spike in demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Austin Clements, Irfan Ahmad, Jinyuan Li, Murali Vilayannur
  • Patent number: 11902268
    Abstract: Disclosed are various examples for enrollment of gateways using a client device. In one example, a request is transmitted from a client device to a management service. The request comprises the gateway identifier. Gateway credentials are relayed through the client device from the management service to the gateway device. The gateway credentials are unexposed to users of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Meenakshi Vohra, Glen McCready, Greg Bollella
  • Patent number: 11902298
    Abstract: A method for an electronic device for managing one or more browsing tabs of a browsing sessions is provided. The method receives a request for a browsing tab. The method determines whether to process the request for the browsing tab locally on the electronic device based on one or more parameters associated with at least one of the electronic device or a destination associated with the request. When it is determined to process the request locally, the method performs the browsing tab locally on the electronic device. However, when it is determined not to process the request locally, the method sends the request for the browsing tab to a remote server to perform the browsing tab remotely on the remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohit Pradeep Shetty, Sharun Varghese Samuel, Neelima Bojja, Erich Peter Stuntebeck, Subramanian Kathiresan
  • Patent number: 11900141
    Abstract: An example virtualized computing system includes a cluster of hosts having a virtualization layer executing thereon and configured to manage virtual machines (VMs); first and second local storage devices in a first host, the first local storage device being part of a virtual storage area network (vSAN) and the second local storage device being exclusive of the vSAN; and an orchestration control plane, integrated with the virtualization layer and including a master server managing state of the orchestration control plane, the state including objects representing the hosts and the VMs, the orchestration control plane deploying a persistent application executing on a first VM, the persistent application storing persistent data on the second local storage device; and a virtualization management server configured to manage the cluster and to cooperate with the orchestration control plane to modify the state to notify the master server of a virtual infrastructure (VI) event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Mansi Shah, Subramanian Neelakantan, Christian Dickmann, Gopala Suryanarayana
  • Patent number: 11902247
    Abstract: A computerized method for implementing distributed application security mesh systems comprising: providing a service graph; and providing an underlying mesh graph with a pre-defined paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Jain, Gopi Krishna, Pratik Roychowdhury
  • Patent number: 11899734
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for extracting and populating content from an email link. In an example, a machine learning (“ML”) model can be trained based on user interactions with emails. When an email is received for the user, the ML model can be applied to score the email. An application can extract a link in the email. The application can retrieve a web page with the link and store it locally. The application can create a card for the email that includes the link and insert the card into a graphical user interface (“GUI”). A user can access the GUI and select the card. The web page can be retrieved from the local storage and displayed in the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohit Pradeep Shetty, Erich Stuntebeck, Chaoting Xuan, Sharun Varghese Samuel
  • Patent number: 11900099
    Abstract: A method of upgrading an application in a software-defined data center (SDDC) includes: deploying, by lifecycle management software executing in the SDDC, a second appliance, a first appliance executing services of the application at a first version, the second appliance having services of the application at a second version, the services in the first appliance being active and the services in the second appliance being inactive; expanding, by the lifecycle management software, state of the first appliance to support both the services at the first version and the services at the second version; replicating, by the lifecycle management software, the state of the first appliance to the second appliance; performing, by the lifecycle management software, a switchover to stop the services of the first appliance and start the services of the second appliance; and contracting, by the lifecycle management software, state of the second appliance to remove a portion unused by the services at the second version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomo Vladimirov Simeonov, Ivaylo Radoslavov Radev, Roman Romanov Petrov, George Daskalov, Andrey Karabelyov, Dimitar Dimitrov, Denis Denislavov Belinov, Vladislav Milenov Atanasov, Ramesh Vepuri Lakshminarayana
  • Patent number: 11900748
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for analyzing and attesting physical access to a location. In an example, an administrator can create a survey for users in an organization. The survey can be sent to a user device as a notification. The user can complete the survey, and the user's physical access rights can be determined based on the survey answers. When the user attempts to gain access to a location of the organization, the user can provide a digital access badge. The digital access badge can be mapped to the user's access permissions. The user can be granted or denied access depending on whether the user answered the survey and, if answered, what answers the user provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Anoop Adur, Hemant Sahani, Saurav Choudhuri, Aditya Ulman, Ashka Vakil