Patents Examined by Dong U Kim
  • Patent number: 11853787
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for technology that dynamically tunes platform features based on virtual machine runtime requirements. In one example, a first virtual machine and a second virtual machine of a cloud server platform may each be associated with one or more logical cores. The first virtual machine may have a first configuration to efficiently support a first feature setting arrangement on the associated logical cores. The second virtual machine may have a different second configuration to efficiently support a different second feature setting arrangement on the different associated logical cores. Feature settings that are specific to an application associated with a virtual machine may be determined based on application runtime requirements. Such determined feature settings may be stored as a bit mask in control fields of a virtual machine control and enforced on the logical cores associated with a given virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mihir Patel, Ryan Kern, Dilip Shivaraju, Emad Attia, Corey Gough
  • Patent number: 11836521
    Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed herein relate generally to evaluating resource loads to determine when to transform queues and to specific techniques for transforming at least part of queues so as to correspond to alternative resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Debbie Hsu, Gary Yu, Jonathan Philpott, Suzanne Lai, Hong Zhou
  • Patent number: 11836152
    Abstract: A containerized environment and application that are configured for component specific continuous replication and granular application level application. A key value store, which stores key values related to configuration data of the containerized application, is replicated continuously to a replicated key value store at a replica site. Persistent volumes may also be replicated to a replica site. The replication can be performed to multiple replica sites in an application specific manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Assaf Natanzon, Luay Al-Alem, Antony Bett, Michael Rhodes
  • Patent number: 11836531
    Abstract: A method includes: acquiring a set of operations to be performed on multiple computing units in the computing system; determining, based on the set of operations, the state of the multiple computing units, and an allocation model, an allocation action for allocating the set of operations to the multiple computing units and a reward for the allocation action, wherein the allocation model describes an association relationship among a set of operations, the state of multiple computing units, the allocation action for allocating the set of operations to the multiple computing units, and the reward for the allocation action; receiving an adjustment for the reward in response to determining that a match degree between the reward for the allocation action and a performance index of the computing system after the allocation action is performed satisfies a predetermined condition; and generating, based on the adjustment, training data for updating the allocation model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Zhen Jia, Zijia Wang
  • Patent number: 11829791
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for creating one or more proxy devices in a guest device mirroring the devices hosted by a host device. The proxy devices may provide full device access functionality to applications running in the guest device. The devices and methods may load a proxy driver inside the guest device, which communicates with the host device. When applications running on the guest device interact with the proxy devices, the proxy driver communicates the interaction to the host device, which communicates with the device driver managing the device. The devices and methods allow applications running on the host and applications running on the guest to shares access to the same device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Alessandro Domenico Scarpantoni, Shyamal Kaushik Varma, Ajay Preetham Barboza, Jason Christopher Knichel, Adam Joseph Lenart, Samuel David Adams
  • Patent number: 11829797
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed to identify the operations/processes performed by one or more virtual machines. In one example method of operation, the system may perform identifying processes currently operating in an operating system and recording process information corresponding to each of the processes in a memory. The method may also include determining a priority for each of the processes currently operating in the operating system and incrementing a current priority of at least one of the processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: John Michael Suit
  • Patent number: 11816497
    Abstract: An example virtualized computing system includes a host cluster having a virtualization layer directly executing on hardware platforms of hosts, the virtualization layer supporting execution of virtual machines (VMs), the VMs including pod VMs, the pod VMs including container engines supporting execution of containers in the pod VMs; an orchestration control plane integrated with the virtualization layer, the orchestration control plane including a master server and pod VM controllers, the pod VM controllers executing in the virtualization layer external to the VMs, the pod VM controllers configured as agents of the master server to manage the pod VMs; pod VM agents, executing in the pod VMs, configured as agents of the pod VM controllers to manage the containers executing in the pod VMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Sean Rosoff, Mark Russell Johnson, Adrian Drzewiecki
  • Patent number: 11797355
    Abstract: A system for resolving interference on a cluster computing system includes a processor. The processor is configured to determine whether a second worker system has resources available to run the first or second task; in response to determining that the second worker system has the resources available to run the second task, move the second task from the first to the second worker system; in response to determining that the second worker system has the resources available to run the first task and does not have resources available to run the second task, move the first task from the first to the second worker system; and in response to determining that the second worker system does not have the resources available to run the first or second task, limit a resource allocation of the first or second task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: D2iQ, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Günter Knaup, Christopher John Barkley Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 11797325
    Abstract: Orchestration of guest unikernel virtual machines on a host device includes determining hardware profile information associated with the host device. It further includes based at least in part on the determined hardware profile information, configuring orchestration of the guest unikernel virtual machines to be provisioned by a hypervisor running on the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: NanoVMs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Eyberg, William Yongwoo Jhun
  • Patent number: 11797330
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, method, and computer-readable media to enable saving and restoring virtual machines (VMs) in a way that reduces time associated with booting VMs and reducing expense of memory resources on a cloud computing system. The systems described herein involve loading or otherwise pre-booting pre-provisioned VMs on server nodes and saving VM states of the pre-provisioned VMs within an accessible storage volume. Responsive to a received customer request, the systems described herein can restore the pre-provisioned VM from the saved VM state by bringing the VM back to a running state (e.g., responsive to a customer request). The systems described herein facilitate aggressive VM deployment prediction at minimal expense to available processing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Aswin Parthasarathy Akkur Rajamannar, Md Daud Hossain Howlader, Sushant Pramod Rewaskar
  • Patent number: 11792159
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for deploying network elements for a set of machines in a set of one or more datacenters. The datacenter set is part of one availability zone in some embodiments. The method receives intent-based API (Application Programming Interface) requests, and parses these API requests to identify a set of network elements to connect and/or perform services for the set of machines. In some embodiments, the API is a hierarchical document that can specify multiple different compute and/or network elements at different levels of compute and/or network element hierarchy. The method performs automated processes to define a virtual private cloud (VPC) to connect the set of machines to a logical network that segregates the set of machines from other machines in the datacenter set. In some embodiments, the set of machines include virtual machines and containers, the VPC is defined with a supervisor cluster namespace, and the API requests are provided as YAML files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Zhengsheng Zhou, Qian Sun, Danting Liu, Donghai Han
  • Patent number: 11782801
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to methods for managing backup and restore operations. Such a method may include performing a vProxy health analysis to obtain vProxies assigned a healthy label; performing a confidence analysis to assign a health confidence score to each separate healthy label for each vProxy of the plurality of vProxies; filtering the plurality of vProxies to obtain a set of vProxies, each having a separate health confidence score over a confidence score threshold; calculating average throughput for each vProxy in the set of vProxies; assigning an optimal label to a vProxy of the set of vProxies based on the vProxy having an average throughput over a throughput threshold; and presenting a list of optimal vProxies comprising the vProxy to an entity configuring a backup job. The entity may select the vProxy for use in the backup job in response to being presented the optimal label of the vProxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Shelesh Chopra, Rahul Deo Vishwakarma, Sharath Talkad Srinivasan, Parmeshwr Prasad
  • Patent number: 11775333
    Abstract: In some examples, a system associates, with a plurality of virtual resources deployed in a cloud environment, properties representative of characteristics of the virtual resources, the properties comprising a performance level of a virtual resource. The system receives a request to create a virtual resource in the cloud environment, and, in response to determining that properties of the virtual resource to be created for the request satisfy a criterion with respect to properties of a given virtual resource of the plurality of virtual resources, selects the given virtual resource as a candidate virtual resource for the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Thavamaniraja Sakthivel, Siva Subramaniam Manickam, Vinnarasu Ganesan, Balaji Ramamoorthi
  • Patent number: 11768696
    Abstract: A technique for managing access to a micro engine, the method comprising: determining that a virtual function “VF”) is to be given access to direct communication with a micro engine; in response to the determining, configuring the micro engine to accept direct communication from the VF; monitoring for unpermitted communication; and after a time period has expired, configuring the micro engine to no longer accept direct communication from the VF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Yinan Jiang, Kamraan Nasim, Dezhi Ming, Ahmed M. Abdelkhalek, Dmytro Chenchykov, Andy Sung
  • Patent number: 11762681
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an approach for the dynamic configuration of virtualized objects. A virtual object may be associated with a desired state defining a first plurality of resources for allocating to the virtual object. The first plurality of resources correspond to one or more resource types. Techniques include determining that each of a plurality of hosts does not have sufficient available resources to allocate the first plurality of resources to the virtual object according to the desired state. Techniques include selecting, a first host of the plurality of hosts to run the virtual object. Techniques include allocating a second plurality of resources to the virtual object from the first host, wherein the second plurality of resources is less than the first plurality of resources, and running the virtual object in the first host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Avinash Goud, Aniket Sakhardande, Praveen Vegulla, Rajesh Venkatasubramanian, Maarten Wiggers, Keith Farkas, Derek Beard
  • Patent number: 11755355
    Abstract: A processing system includes an interconnect, a master processing device including processing cores coupled to the interconnect, a hypervisor coupled to the interconnect and configured to allocate the processing cores to one or more virtual machines, domain configuration information including a domain identifier for each of the one or more virtual machines, remote peripheral devices coupled to the interconnect, and a domain access controller coupled to the interconnect and configured to receive the domain identifiers for the remote peripherals directly from the hypervisor through the interconnect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: David McDaid, Daniel McKenna, Steven Bruce McAslan
  • Patent number: 11755366
    Abstract: The technology describes scanning tree data structures (trees) for multiple processes, at least partly in parallel. A service scans a tree from a beginning tree element to an ending tree element on behalf of a process; while scanning, another process can join in the scan at an intermediate tree element location (e.g., a key). For the subsequent process, the service scans the tree based on the intermediate location to the tree end, thereby visiting tree elements in parallel until the tree end, then continuing from the tree beginning element to the intermediate location for the subsequent process. The service basically completes a full carousel-type revolution for each process. One or more other processes can join an ongoing scan at any time, facilitating further parallel tree element visits, while still obtaining a full scan of the entire set of tree elements. The service handles changing tree versions during the scanning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Mikhail Danilov, Konstantin Buinov
  • Patent number: 11748145
    Abstract: A computer system includes a virtual machine (VM) host computer and a data storage system providing physical storage and mapping logic to store a virtual volume (vVol) for a VM. During a first operating session, first-session working data is stored on the vVol, the working data being session specific and not persisting across operating sessions. At the end of the first operating session, unmap operations are performed to deallocate underlying physical storage of the vVol, leaving the vVol as a skeleton vVol. At the beginning of a subsequent second operating session, and based on the existence of the vVol as the skeleton vVol, the VM host resumes use of the vVol for storing second-session working data of the VM during the second operating session. The retention of the vVol in skeleton form can improve system startup efficiency especially for a boot storm involving simultaneous startup of many VMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Vasu Subramanian, Yakov Stanislavovich Belikov
  • Patent number: 11748143
    Abstract: Live mounting a virtual machine (VM) causes the VM to run off a backup copy or snapshot previously taken of a “live” production VM. The live-mounted VM is generally intended for temporary use such as to validate the integrity and contents of the backup copy for disaster recovery validation, or to access some contents of the backup copy from the live-mounted VM without restoring all backed up files. These uses contemplate that changes occurring during live mount are not preserved after the live-mounted VM expires or is taken down. Thus, live mounting a VM is not a restore operation and usually does not involve access to every block of data in the backup copy. However, live mounting provides live VM service in the cloud sooner than waiting for all of the backup copy/snapshot to be restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Kumar, Sumedh Pramod Degaonkar
  • Patent number: 11740920
    Abstract: Virtual functions (VFs) running on SR-IOV (single root IO virtualization) capable PCIe devices can migrate in association with VMs using the VFs. A SR-IOV capable PCIe device installed in a host computer can implement the VFs. A VM running on the host and associated with the VF can use the VF to obtain a service such as network communications or access to a NAS device. Migrating the VF in association with the VM can include halting the VM in a VM state on the host, halting the VF in a PCIe state and then obtaining a PCIe state data, restarting the VF in the PCIe state on a second PCIe device of a second host based on the PCIe state data, and restarting the VM in the VM state on the second host, wherein the VM is configured to use the VF on the second PCIe device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Pensando Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Chaitanya Huilgol, Balakrishnan Raman, Harinadh Nagulapalli, Murty Subba Rama Chandra Kotha, Sanjay Shanbhogue, Varada Raja Kumar Kari, Vishwas Danivas