Patents by Inventor Mark PARIENTE

Mark PARIENTE 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: 20150277951
    Abstract: A port is dynamically added to and removed from a virtual switch. The new port may be allocated when there is sufficient free memory in a pool of memory associated with the virtual switch. When an existing port is deallocated, the portion of the pool of memory allocated to that existing port is freed up. As a result, a virtual machine that requires one or more ports on the virtual switch may be provisioned on a host so long as the pool of memory is sized properly and memory usage on the host is not excessive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Santhosh SUNDARARAMAN, Jia YU, Mark PARIENTE, Ganesan CHANDRASHEKHAR
  • Patent number: 8429647
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer programs for migrating a virtual machine (VM) executing on a first host to a second host are presented, where the first host and the second are on different networks. One embodiment of a method includes assigning to the VM a VM address (VMA) belonging to a VM network and publishing a first route to an associated network (AN) via a first virtual router executing on the first host. The method further includes migrating the VM from the first host to the second host, the VM maintaining the assigned VMA after migrating, and publishing a second route to the AN via a second virtual router executing on the second host. The first and second virtual routers have addresses belonging to the VM network, and network packets to and from the VM flow through the virtual router where the VM is executing. A temporary tunnel between the virtual routers allows traffic to flow to the VM while the new route to AN is propagated throughout the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Shudong Zhou, Andrew Lambeth, Mark Pariente
  • Publication number: 20100287548
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer programs for migrating a virtual machine (VM) executing on a first host to a second host are presented, where the first host and the second are on different networks. One embodiment of a method includes assigning to the VM a VM address (VMA) belonging to a VM network and publishing a first route to an associated network (AN) via a first virtual router executing on the first host. The method further includes migrating the VM from the first host to the second host, the VM maintaining the assigned VMA after migrating, and publishing a second route to the AN via a second virtual router executing on the second host. The first and second virtual routers have addresses belonging to the VM network, and network packets to and from the VM flow through the virtual router where the VM is executing. A temporary tunnel between the virtual routers allows traffic to flow to the VM while the new route to AN is propagated throughout the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Shudong ZHOU, Andrew LAMBETH, Mark PARIENTE