Patents by Inventor Andrew Neil Trossman

Andrew Neil Trossman 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).

  • Patent number: 8990262
    Abstract: Access of data center resources is provided by the present invention using stateless and stateful Web services. For stateless Web services, the present invention provides an invoker API that allows a client to invoke a specific resource and perform an operation on the resource. For stateful Web services, the present invention provides a Web Service Definition file that defines attributes and operations for data center resources. The client may access an instance of a Web service resource once an endpoint reference is obtained from the server. Since the resource instance is persistent, the client may invoke data center operations and manipulate the resource attributes accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Ming Chen, Michael George Polan, Andrew Neil Trossman, Paul Darius Vytas
  • Patent number: 8589916
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions are provided for deploying and instantiating multiple instances of applications in automated data centers using an application deployment template. A first mechanism is provided to deploy multiple instances of applications using an application deployment plan template. The first mechanism uses deployment parameter sets to generate corresponding deployment plans based on the deployment template. A second mechanism is provided to instantiate multiple instances of applications using deployment plan templates. A service catalog that is exposed to consumers for selection of catalog items is built on top of the second mechanism. During the cataloging and order fulfillment process, the second mechanism instantiates multiple instances of applications using the generated deployment plans and an application model to deploy multiple application instances. An existing order may also be modified or terminated responsive to a user request or service term expiration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jingrong Gao, Andrei Oprea, C. Razvan Peteanu, Michael George Polan, Andrew Neil Trossman, Alex Kwok Kee Tsui
  • Patent number: 8141130
    Abstract: A system and method for disseminating policies to multiple policy-based components includes a policy producer which generates a group of policies to be enforced. A policy disseminator classifies each policy with a type, and for each policy type, the policy disseminator identifies policy-based components that handle a corresponding policy type. The policy disseminator sends specific policy types from the group of policies to each policy-based component that can handle that specific policy type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mircea Simion Ioan Avram, Asit Dan, Daniela Rosu, Andrew Neil Trossman
  • Patent number: 8126693
    Abstract: Computer implemented method, system and computer usable program code for configuring a computing system. A system for configuring a computing system includes a mechanism for creating a model of a computing system, a validator for determining whether there are any errors in the model, and a resolver, responsive to determining that there is at least one error in the model, for determining whether there is at least one resolution for correcting the at least one error. A selector, responsive to determining that there is at least one resolution for correcting the at least one error, selects at least one resolution among the at least one resolution for correcting the at least one error to form at least one selected resolution to correct the at least one error, and applies the at least one selected resolution to the model to form a transformed model. An output outputs the transformed model to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William Carlisle Arnold, Daniel Christopher Berg, Brad Lee Blancett, Tamar Eilam, Michael Damein Elder, Chad M. Holliday, Michael Husayn Kalantar, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Narinder Makin, Edward Charles Snible, John Eric Swanke, Andrew Neil Trossman, Paul Darius Vytas, Alice Tse Yun Yeung
  • Patent number: 8126692
    Abstract: Computer implemented method, system and computer usable program code for configuring a computing system. A determination is made whether there are any errors in the model, and responsive to determining that there is at least one error in the model, a determination is made whether there is at least one resolution for correcting the at least one error. Responsive to determining that there is at least one resolution for correcting the at least one error, at least one resolution among the at least one resolution for correcting the at least one error is selected to form at least one selected resolution to correct the at least one error. The at least one selected resolution is applied to the model to form a transformed model, and the transformed model is output to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William Carlisle Arnold, Daniel Christopher Berg, Brad Lee Blancett, Tamar Eilam, Michael Damein Elder, Chad M. Holliday, Michael Husayn Kalantar, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Narinder Makin, Edward Charles Snible, John Eric Swanke, Andrew Neil Trossman, Paul Darius Vytas, Alice Tae Yun Yeung
  • Patent number: 8074218
    Abstract: System for managing a life cycle of a virtual resource. One or more virtual resources are defined. The one or more defined virtual resources are created. The created virtual resources are instantiated. Then, a topology of a virtual resource is constructed using a plurality of virtual resources that are in at least one of a defined, a created, or an instantiated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tamar Eilam, Thomas R. Gissel, Guerney Douglass Holloway Hunt, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Giovanni Pacifici, Hidayatullah Habeebullah Shaikh, Andrew Neil Trossman
  • Patent number: 7743373
    Abstract: A method and apparatus enhancing software catalog manageability, providing abstract software configuration, and desired state management. A first mechanism enhances software catalog manageability. The first mechanism includes a software model that separates metadata of software from actual binaries of the software. A second mechanism abstracts software configuration for automation. The second mechanism includes a hierarchical software resource template structure that specifies parameters, dependencies between parameters, features, options, and parameters that cannot be predefined. A third mechanism provides for desired state management and patch compliance assessments. The third mechanism checks against a server template or software resource in a data center model against what is installed on actual machines to determine compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mircea Avram, Peter Kissa, Geyu Li, Radu Bogdan Mateescu, Arnaud Airy Xavier Lucien Mathieu, Andrei Oprea, C. Razvan Peteanu, John Conrad Sanchez, Cristina L. Tecsa, Teodor Laurentiu Tecsa, Andrew Neil Trossman
  • Patent number: 7681088
    Abstract: An apparatus and computer instructions are provided for expressing high availability (H/A) cluster demand based on probability of breach. When a failover occurs in the H/A cluster, event messages are sent to a provisioning manager server. The mechanism of embodiments of the present invention filters the event messages and translates the events into probability of breach data. The mechanism then updates the data model of the provision manager server and makes a recommendation to the provisioning manager server as to whether reprovisioning of new node should be performed. The provisioning manager server makes the decision and either reprovisions new nodes to the H/A cluster or notifies the administrator of detected poisoning problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Chen, Thomas Juergen Lumpp, Juergen Peter Schneider, Andrew Neil Trossman
  • Publication number: 20100064167
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions are provided for expressing high availability (H/A) cluster demand based on probability of breach. When a failover occurs in the H/A cluster, event messages are sent to a provisioning manager server. The mechanism of embodiments of the present invention filters the event messages and translates the events into probability of breach data. The mechanism then updates the data model of the provision manager server and makes a recommendation to the provisioning manager server as to whether reprovisioning of new node should be performed. The provisioning manager server makes the decision and either reprovisions new nodes to the H/A cluster or notifies the administrator of detected poisoning problem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Chen, Thomas Juergen Lumpp, Juergen Peter Schneider, Andrew Neil Trossman
  • Publication number: 20100064009
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions are provided for a common cluster model for configuring, managing, and operating different clustering technologies in a data center. The common cluster model supports peer cluster domains and management server cluster domains. Each cluster domain may have one or more cluster nodes. For each cluster domains, one or more cluster resources may be defined. These resources may depend on one another and may be grouped into a resource group. A set of cluster domain and cluster resources logical device operations are provided to configure, manage, and operate cluster domains and its associated resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Chen, Thomas Juergen Lumpp, Markus Mueller, Juergen Peter Schneider, Andrew Neil Trossman
  • Publication number: 20090183028
    Abstract: Computer implemented method, system and computer usable program code for configuring a computing system. A determination is made whether there are any errors in the model, and responsive to determining that there is at least one error in the model, a determination is made whether there is at least one resolution for correcting the at least one error. Responsive to determining that there is at least one resolution for correcting the at least one error, at least one resolution among the at least one resolution for correcting the at least one error is selected to form at least one selected resolution to correct the at least one error. The at least one selected resolution is applied to the model to form a transformed model, and the transformed model is output to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: William Carlisle Arnold, Daniel Christopher Berg, Brad Lee Blancett, Tamar Eilam, Chad M. Holliday, Michael Husayn Kalantar, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Narinder Markin, Edward Charles Snible, John Eric Swanke, Andrew Neil Trossman, Paul Darius Vytas, Alice Tse Yun Yeung, MICHAEL D. ELDER
  • Publication number: 20090183021
    Abstract: Computer implemented method, system and computer usable program code for configuring a computing system. A system for configuring a computing system includes a mechanism for creating a model of a computing system, a validator for determining whether there are any errors in the model, and a resolver, responsive to determining that there is at least one error in the model, for determining whether there is at least one resolution for correcting the at least one error. A selector, responsive to determining that there is at least one resolution for correcting the at least one error, selects at least one resolution among the at least one resolution for correcting the at least one error to form at least one selected resolution to correct the at least one error, and applies the at least one selected resolution to the model to form a transformed model. An output outputs the transformed model to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: William Carlisle Arnold, Daniel Christopher Berg, Brad Lee Blancett, Tamar Eilam, Chad M. Holliday, Michael Husayn Kalantar, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Narinder Makin, Edward Charles Snible, John Eric Swanke, Andrew Neil Trossman, Paul Darius Vytas, Alice Tse Yeung
  • Publication number: 20090049332
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions are provided for expressing high availability (H/A) cluster demand based on probability of breach. When a failover occurs in the H/A cluster, event messages are sent to a provisioning manager server. The mechanism of embodiments of the present invention filters the event messages and translates the events into probability of breach data. The mechanism then updates the data model of the provision manager server and makes a recommendation to the provisioning manager server as to whether reprovisioning of new node should be performed. The provisioning manager server makes the decision and either reprovisions new nodes to the H/A cluster or notifies the administrator of detected poisoning problem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ming Chen, Thomas Juergen Lumpp, Juergen Peter Schneider, Andrew Neil Trossman
  • Patent number: 7464302
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions are provided for expressing high availability (H/A) cluster demand based on probability of breach. When a failover occurs in the H/A cluster, event messages are sent to a provisioning manager server. The mechanism of embodiments of the present invention filters the event messages and translates the events into probability of breach data. The mechanism then updates the data model of the provision manager server and makes a recommendation to the provisioning manager server as to whether reprovisioning of new node should be performed. The provisioning manager server makes the decision and either reprovisions new nodes to the H/A cluster or notifies the administrator of detected poisoning problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Chen, Thomas Juergen Lumpp, Juergen Peter Schneider, Andrew Neil Trossman
  • Publication number: 20080256531
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions are provided for deploying and instantiating multiple instances of applications in automated data centers using an application deployment template. A first mechanism is provided to deploy multiple instances of applications using an application deployment plan template. The first mechanism uses deployment parameter sets to generate corresponding deployment plans based on the deployment template. A second mechanism is provided to instantiate multiple instances of applications using deployment plan templates. A service catalog that is exposed to consumers for selection of catalog items is built on top of the second mechanism. During the cataloging and order fulfillment process, the second mechanism instantiates multiple instances of applications using the generated deployment plans and an application model to deploy multiple application instances. An existing order may also be modified or terminated responsive to a user request or service term expiration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jingrong Gao, Andrei Oprea, C. Razvan Peteanu, Michael George Polan, Andrew Neil Trossman, Alex Kwok Kee Tsui
  • Publication number: 20080244595
    Abstract: System for managing a life cycle of a virtual resource. One or more virtual resources are defined. The one or more defined virtual resources are created. The created virtual resources are instantiated. Then, a topology of a virtual resource is constructed using a plurality of virtual resources that are in at least one of a defined, a created, or an instantiated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Tamar Eilam, Thomas R. Gissel, Guerney Douglass Holloway Hunt, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Giovanni Pacifici, Hidayatullah Habeebullah Shaikh, Andrew Neil Trossman
  • Publication number: 20080235761
    Abstract: A system and method for disseminating policies to multiple policy-based components includes a policy producer which generates a group of policies to be enforced. A policy disseminator classifies each policy with a type, and for each policy type, the policy disseminator identifies policy-based components that handle a corresponding policy type. The policy disseminator sends specific policy types from the group of policies to each policy-based component that can handle that specific policy type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Mircea Simion Ioan Avram, Asit Dan, Daniela Rosu, Andrew Neil Trossman
  • Publication number: 20080228781
    Abstract: Access of data center resources is provided by the present invention using stateless and stateful Web services. For stateless Web services, the present invention provides an invoker API that allows a client to invoke a specific resource and perform an operation on the resource. For stateful Web services, the present invention provides a Web Service Definition file that defines attributes and operations for data center resources. The client may access an instance of a Web service resource once an endpoint reference is obtained from the server. Since the resource instance is persistent, the client may invoke data center operations and manipulate the resource attributes accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Ming Chen, Michael George Polan, Andrew Neil Trossman, Paul Darius Vytas
  • Publication number: 20060248371
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions are provided for a common cluster model for configuring, managing, and operating different clustering technologies in a data center. The common cluster model supports peer cluster domains and management server cluster domains. Each cluster domain may have one or more cluster nodes. For each cluster domains, one or more cluster resources may be defined. These resources may depend on one another and may be grouped into a resource group. A set of cluster domain and cluster resources logical device operations are provided to configure, manage, and operate cluster domains and its associated resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Chen, Thomas Juergen Lumpp, Markus Mueller, Juergen Peter Schneider, Andrew Neil Trossman