Patents by Inventor Anupam Dalal

Anupam Dalal 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).

  • Publication number: 20190260858
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing private allocated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. One method operation creates virtual switches in one or more hosts in the virtual infrastructure. Each port in the virtual switches is associated with a private allocated network (PAN) from a group of possible PANs. In one embodiment, one or more PANs share the same physical media for data transmission. The intranet traffic within each PAN is not visible to nodes that are not connected to the each PAN. In another operation, the method defines addressing mode tables for the intranet traffic within each PAN. The entries in the addressing mode tables define addressing functions for routing the intranet traffic between the virtual switches, and different types of addressing functions are supported by the virtual switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: W. Andrew Lambeth, Anupam Dalal, Borislav Deianov, Jun Xiao
  • Patent number: 10372480
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for creating virtual machines (VM) and associated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. The method defines virtual network templates in a database, where each virtual network template includes network specifications. A configuration of a virtual system is created, which includes VMs, virtual lab networks associated with virtual network templates, and connections from the VMs to the virtual lab networks. Further, the configuration is deployed in the virtual infrastructure resulting in a deployed configuration. The deployment of the configuration includes instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the VMs of the configuration, instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the virtual lab networks, retrieving information from the database, and creating and executing programming instructions for the VMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: VMWARE INC.
    Inventors: Anupam Dalal, Min-Ken Lai, Aastha Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 10291753
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing private allocated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. One method operation creates virtual switches in one or more hosts in the virtual infrastructure. Each port in the virtual switches is associated with a private allocated network (PAN) from a group of possible PANs. In one embodiment, one or more PANs share the same physical media for data transmission. The intranet traffic within each PAN is not visible to nodes that are not connected to the each PAN. In another operation, the method defines addressing mode tables for the intranet traffic within each PAN. The entries in the addressing mode tables define addressing functions for routing the intranet traffic between the virtual switches, and different types of addressing functions are supported by the virtual switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: W. Andrew Lambeth, Anupam Dalal, Borislav Deianov, Jun Xiao
  • Publication number: 20180336056
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for creating virtual machines (VM) and associated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. The method defines virtual network templates in a database, where each virtual network template includes network specifications. A configuration of a virtual system is created, which includes VMs, virtual lab networks associated with virtual network templates, and connections from the VMs to the virtual lab networks. Further, the configuration is deployed in the virtual infrastructure resulting in a deployed configuration. The deployment of the configuration includes instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the VMs of the configuration, instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the virtual lab networks, retrieving information from the database, and creating and executing programming instructions for the VMs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Anupam Dalal, Min-Ken Lai, Aastha Bhardwaj
  • Publication number: 20180248986
    Abstract: A system for private networking within a virtual infrastructure is presented. The system includes a virtual machine (VM) in a first host, the VM being associated with a first virtual network interface card (VNIC), a second VM in a second host, the second VM being associated with a second VNIC, the first and second VNICs being members of a fenced group of computers that have exclusive direct access to a private virtual network, wherein VNICs outside the fenced group do not have direct access to packets on the private virtual network, a filter in the first host that encapsulates a packet sent on the private virtual network from the first VNIC, the encapsulation adding to the packet a new header and a fence identifier for the fenced group, and a second filter in the second host that de-encapsulates the packet to extract the new header and the fence identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventor: Anupam Dalal
  • Publication number: 20180219983
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing private allocated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. One method operation creates virtual switches in one or more hosts in the virtual infrastructure. Each port in the virtual switches is associated with a private allocated network (PAN) from a group of possible PANs. In one embodiment, one or more PANs share the same physical media for data transmission. The intranet traffic within each PAN is not visible to nodes that are not connected to the each PAN. In another operation, the method defines addressing mode tables for the intranet traffic within each PAN. The entries in the addressing mode tables define addressing functions for routing the intranet traffic between the virtual switches, and different types of addressing functions are supported by the virtual switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: W. Andrew Lambeth, Anupam Dalal, Borislav Deianov, Jun Xiao
  • Patent number: 9952892
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for creating virtual machines (VM) and associated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. The method defines virtual network templates in a database, where each virtual network template includes network specifications. A configuration of a virtual system is created, which includes VMs, virtual lab networks associated with virtual network templates, and connections from the VMs to the virtual lab networks. Further, the configuration is deployed in the virtual infrastructure resulting in a deployed configuration. The deployment of the configuration includes instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the VMs of the configuration, instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the virtual lab networks, retrieving information from the database, and creating and executing programming instructions for the VMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Anupam Dalal, Min-Ken Lai, Aastha Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 9900410
    Abstract: A system for private networking within a virtual infrastructure is presented. The system includes a virtual machine (VM) in a first host, the VM being associated with a first virtual network interface card (VNIC), a second VM in a second host, the second VM being associated with a second VNIC, the first and second VNICs being members of a fenced group of computers that have exclusive direct access to a private virtual network, wherein VNICs outside the fenced group do not have direct access to packets on the private virtual network, a filter in the first host that encapsulates a packet sent on the private virtual network from the first VNIC, the encapsulation adding to the packet a new header and a fence identifier for the fenced group, and a second filter in the second host that de-encapsulates the packet to extract the new header and the fence identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nicira, Inc.
    Inventor: Anupam Dalal
  • Patent number: 9888097
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing private allocated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. One method operation creates virtual switches in one or more hosts in the virtual infrastructure. Each port in the virtual switches is associated with a private allocated network (PAN) from a group of possible PANs. In one embodiment, one or more PANs share the same physical media for data transmission. The intranet traffic within each PAN is not visible to nodes that are not connected to the each PAN. In another operation, the method defines addressing mode tables for the intranet traffic within each PAN. The entries in the addressing mode tables define addressing functions for routing the intranet traffic between the virtual switches, and different types of addressing functions are supported by the virtual switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: W. Andrew Lambeth, Anupam Dalal, Borislav Deianov, Jun Xiao
  • Publication number: 20170300354
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for creating virtual machines (VM) and associated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. The method defines virtual network templates in a database, where each virtual network template includes network specifications. A configuration of a virtual system is created, which includes VMs, virtual lab networks associated with virtual network templates, and connections from the VMs to the virtual lab networks. Further, the configuration is deployed in the virtual infrastructure resulting in a deployed configuration. The deployment of the configuration includes instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the VMs of the configuration, instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the virtual lab networks, retrieving information from the database, and creating and executing programming instructions for the VMs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Anupam Dalal, Min-Ken Lai, Aastha Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 9697032
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for creating virtual machines (VM) and associated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. The method defines virtual network templates in a database, where each virtual network template includes network specifications. A configuration of a virtual system is created, which includes VMs, virtual lab networks associated with virtual network templates, and connections from the VMs to the virtual lab networks. Further, the configuration is deployed in the virtual infrastructure resulting in a deployed configuration. The deployment of the configuration includes instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the VMs of the configuration, instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the virtual lab networks, retrieving information from the database, and creating and executing programming instructions for the VMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Anupam Dalal, Min-Ken Lai, Aastha Bhardwaj
  • Publication number: 20160261725
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing private allocated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. One method operation creates virtual switches in one or more hosts in the virtual infrastructure. Each port in the virtual switches is associated with a private allocated network (PAN) from a group of possible PANs. In one embodiment, one or more PANs share the same physical media for data transmission. The intranet traffic within each PAN is not visible to nodes that are not connected to the each PAN. In another operation, the method defines addressing mode tables for the intranet traffic within each PAN. The entries in the addressing mode tables define addressing functions for routing the intranet traffic between the virtual switches, and different types of addressing functions are supported by the virtual switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: W. Andrew Lambeth, Anupam Dalal, Borislav Deianov, Jun Xiao
  • Patent number: 9306910
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing private allocated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. One method operation creates virtual switches in one or more hosts in the virtual infrastructure. Each port in the virtual switches is associated with a private allocated network (PAN) from a group of possible PANs. In one embodiment, one or more PANs share the same physical media for data transmission. The intranet traffic within each PAN is not visible to nodes that are not connected to the each PAN. In another operation, the method defines addressing mode tables for the intranet traffic within each PAN. The entries in the addressing mode tables define addressing functions for routing the intranet traffic between the virtual switches, and different types of addressing functions are supported by the virtual switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: W. Andrew Lambeth, Anupam Dalal, Borislav Deianov, Jun Xiao
  • Publication number: 20150301846
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for creating virtual machines (VM) and associated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. The method defines virtual network templates in a database, where each virtual network template includes network specifications. A configuration of a virtual system is created, which includes VMs, virtual lab networks associated with virtual network templates, and connections from the VMs to the virtual lab networks. Further, the configuration is deployed in the virtual infrastructure resulting in a deployed configuration. The deployment of the configuration includes instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the VMs of the configuration, instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the virtual lab networks, retrieving information from the database, and creating and executing programming instructions for the VMs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Anupam DALAL, Min-Ken LAI, Aastha BHARDWAJ
  • Publication number: 20150071301
    Abstract: A system for private networking within a virtual infrastructure is presented. The system includes a virtual machine (VM) in a first host, the VM being associated with a first virtual network interface card (VNIC), a second VM in a second host, the second VM being associated with a second VNIC, the first and second VNICs being members of a fenced group of computers that have exclusive direct access to a private virtual network, wherein VNICs outside the fenced group do not have direct access to packets on the private virtual network, a filter in the first host that encapsulates a packet sent on the private virtual network from the first VNIC, the encapsulation adding to the packet a new header and a fence identifier for the fenced group, and a second filter in the second host that de-encapsulates the packet to extract the new header and the fence identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Anupam DALAL
  • Patent number: 8924524
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for creating virtual machines (VM) and associated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. The method defines virtual network templates in a database, where each virtual network template includes network specifications. A configuration of a virtual system is created, which includes VMs, virtual lab networks associated with virtual network templates, and connections from the VMs to the virtual lab networks. Further, the configuration is deployed in the virtual infrastructure resulting in a deployed configuration. The deployment of the configuration includes instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the VMs of the configuration, instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the virtual lab networks, retrieving information from the database, and creating and executing programming instructions for the VMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Anupam Dalal, Min-Ken Lai, Aastha Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 8892706
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for implementing private Ethernet overlay networks over a shared Ethernet infrastructure in a virtual environment are presented. In one embodiment, a method includes an operation for sending a packet on a private virtual network from a first virtual machine (VM) in a first host to a second VM. The first and second VMs are members of a fenced group of computers that have exclusive direct access to the private virtual network, where VMs outside the fenced group do not have direct access to the packets that travel on the private virtual network. Further, the method includes encapsulating the packet at the first host to include a new header as well as a fence identifier for the fenced group. If the encapsulated packet is too big for the underlying network, the packet is fragmented for transmission between hosts. The packet is received at a host where the second VM is executing and the packet is de-encapsulated to extract the new header and the fence identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Vmware, Inc.
    Inventor: Anupam Dalal
  • Patent number: 8838756
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for creating isolated environments that include virtual machines (VM) and networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. The method includes an operation to define a configuration of a virtual system which includes VMs, virtual network interface cards (VNIC) in the VMs, and configuration local networks (CLN). Further, the method associates each VNIC with one of the CLNs and transmits instructions to the virtual infrastructure for deploying the configuration. Deploying the configuration includes instantiating VMs and CLNs in the virtual infrastructure. Each VM is instantiated in a host monitored by a virtual lab server, and the CLNs are instantiated in the same hosts where the VMs have been instantiated. Only VMs from the configuration can connect to the instantiated CLNs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Anupam Dalal, Min-Ken Lai, Aastha Bhardwaj
  • Publication number: 20140112343
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing private allocated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. One method operation creates virtual switches in one or more hosts in the virtual infrastructure. Each port in the virtual switches is associated with a private allocated network (PAN) from a group of possible PANs. In one embodiment, one or more PANs share the same physical media for data transmission. The intranet traffic within each PAN is not visible to nodes that are not connected to the each PAN. In another operation, the method defines addressing mode tables for the intranet traffic within each PAN. The entries in the addressing mode tables define addressing functions for routing the intranet traffic between the virtual switches, and different types of addressing functions are supported by the virtual switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Andrew Lambeth, Anupam Dalal, Borislav Deianov, Jun Xiao
  • Patent number: 8619771
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing private allocated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. One method operation creates virtual switches in one or more hosts in the virtual infrastructure. Each port in the virtual switches is associated with a private allocated network (PAN) from a group of possible PANs. In one embodiment, one or more PANs share the same physical media for data transmission. The intranet traffic within each PAN is not visible to nodes that are not connected to the each PAN. In another operation, the method defines addressing mode tables for the intranet traffic within each PAN. The entries in the addressing mode tables define addressing functions for routing the intranet traffic between the virtual switches, and different types of addressing functions are supported by the virtual switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Andrew Lambeth, Anupam Dalal, Borislav Deianov, Jun Xiao