Patents by Inventor Takashi Oeda

Takashi Oeda 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: 8423825
    Abstract: The storage system is coupled to a computer and includes a plurality of physical storages being used to configure a first logical storage and a second logical storage, a control unit receiving a read request and a write request from the computer; and a cache memory storing data which is sent to the computer. The control unit determines whether a request from the computer is a write request or a read request. If it is a read request, the control unit reads data from the cache memory or at least one of the plurality of physical storages based on the read request. If it is a write request, the control unit determines whether destination of the write request is the first logical storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Eguchi, Kazuhiko Mogi, Yasutomo Yamamoto, Takashi Oeda, Kouji Arai
  • Patent number: 8397102
    Abstract: A SAN manager acquires configuration information from devices constituting a SAN and produces a corresponding relationship between a host computer and a virtual volume (virtual volume mapping) and a corresponding relationship between the host computer and a real volume (real volume mapping). Based on those pieces of mapping information, the SAN manager outputs a corresponding relationship between virtual and real volumes. Meanwhile, the failure notification messages received from the in-SAN devices are construed to detect and output an influence of the failure upon the access to a real or virtual volume. Furthermore, when receiving a plurality of failure notifications from the devices connected to the SAN, the plurality of failure notifications are outputted with an association based on the corresponding relationship between real and virtual volumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamamoto, Takashi Oeda
  • Patent number: 8375168
    Abstract: This invention provides a user or an operator with a management apparatus or method for displaying logical connection information between an interface connected to a computer and a switch and a storage system or a logical unit in the storage system in a virtual storage system, wherein the switch receives a first access request from said computer, converts said first access request to a second access request to one of said plural storage systems, and sends said second access request to one of said plural storage systems or one logical unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Matsunami, Takashi Oeda, Akira Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Mimatsu, Masahiko Sato
  • Patent number: 8285933
    Abstract: A storage system provides virtual ports, and is able to transfer the virtual ports among physical ports located on multiple storage control units making up the storage system. The storage system is able to manage logical volumes and/or virtual volumes and virtual ports as a group when considering whether to move logical/virtual volumes and/or virtual ports to another storage control unit in the storage system. When the storage system is instructed to transfer volumes, virtual ports, or a group of volumes and virtual ports among the storage control units, the storage system determines whether an inter-unit network will be required to be used following the transfer. When the storage system determines that the inter-unit network will be required if the transfer takes place, the storage system determines and presents an alternate storage control unit for the transfer to avoid use of the inter-unit network, thereby avoiding degraded performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Hara, Takashi Oeda
  • Patent number: 8285849
    Abstract: Geographically dispersed data centers each include servers and storage systems and are in communication with each other. An application is installed on a guest operating system on a virtual machine set up on a server at a first data center. The application accesses a logical unit on a storage system at the first data center. When migration of the application is initiated, the process determines whether any of the data centers has server resources and storage resources required to receive migration of the application. A destination data center is selected from candidate data centers meeting requirements for migration of the application. The application and guest operating system are migrated from the first data center to a second virtual machine set up on a second server at the destination data center. If a replica of the LU is not already present at the destination data center, the LU is also replicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Oeda
  • Publication number: 20120203965
    Abstract: This invention provides a user or an operator with a management apparatus or method for displaying logical connection information between an interface connected to a computer and a switch and a storage system or a logical unit in the storage system in a virtual storage system, wherein the switch receives a first access request from said computer, converts said first access request to a second access request to one of said plural storage systems, and sends said second access request to one of said plural storage systems or one logical unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Matsunami, Takashi Oeda, Akira Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Mimatsu, Masahiko Sato
  • Patent number: 8176248
    Abstract: This invention provides a user or an operator with a management apparatus or method for displaying logical connection information between an interface connected to a computer and a switch and a storage system or a logical unit in the storage system in a virtual storage system, wherein the switch receives a first access request from said computer, converts said first access request to a second access request to one of said plural storage systems, and sends said second access request to one of said plural storage systems or one logical unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Matsunami, Takashi Oeda, Akira Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Mimatsu, Masahiko Sato
  • Publication number: 20120096169
    Abstract: Geographically dispersed data centers each include servers and storage systems and are in communication with each other. An application is installed on a guest operating system on a virtual machine set up on a server at a first data center. The application accesses a logical unit on a storage system at the first data center. When migration of the application is initiated, the process determines whether any of the data centers has server resources and storage resources required to receive migration of the application. A destination data center is selected from candidate data centers meeting requirements for migration of the application. The application and guest operating system are migrated from the first data center to a second virtual machine set up on a second server at the destination data center. If a replica of the LU is not already present at the destination data center, the LU is also replicated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi OEDA
  • Patent number: 8099499
    Abstract: Geographically dispersed data centers each include servers and storage systems and are in communication with each other. An application is installed on a guest operating system on a virtual machine set up on a server at a first data center. The application accesses a logical unit on a storage system at the first data center. When migration of the application is initiated, the process determines whether any of the data centers has server resources and storage resources required to receive migration of the application. A destination data center is selected from candidate data centers meeting requirements for migration of the application. The application and guest operating system are migrated from the first data center to a second virtual machine set up on a second server at the destination data center. If a replica of the LU is not already present at the destination data center, the LU is also replicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Oeda
  • Publication number: 20120011321
    Abstract: This invention provides a user or an operator with a management apparatus or method for displaying logical connection information between an interface connected to a computer and a switch and a storage system or a logical unit in the storage system in a virtual storage system, wherein the switch receives a first access request from said computer, converts said first access request to a second access request to one of said plural storage systems, and sends said second access request to one of said plural storage systems or one logical unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Matsunami, Takashi Oeda, Akira Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Mimatsu, Masahiko Sato
  • Patent number: 8051244
    Abstract: A disk storage system for controlling a plurality of disk devices in multiple disk array systems consisting of disk array switches in a fiber channel connection where the disk devices are organized as multiple logical units. The multiple logical units are mapped between each other to improve high speed operation of the disk storage system and the disk storage system transfers data mutually between the two or more disk array switches improving performance and throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Matsunami, Takashi Oeda, Akira Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Mimatsu, Masahiko Sato
  • Publication number: 20110225455
    Abstract: The storage system is coupled to a computer and includes a plurality of physical storages being used to configure a first logical storage and a second logical storage, a control unit receiving a read request and a write request from the computer; and a cache memory storing data which is sent to the computer. The control unit determines whether a request from the computer is a write request or a read request. If it is a read request, the control unit reads data from the cache memory or at least one of the plurality of physical storages based on the read request. If it is a write request, the control unit determines whether destination of the write request is the first logical storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Eguchi, Kazuhiko Mogi, Yasutomo Yamamoto, Takashi Oeda, Kouji Arai
  • Publication number: 20110208839
    Abstract: Geographically dispersed data centers each include servers and storage systems and are in communication with each other. An application is installed on a guest operating system on a virtual machine set up on a server at a first data center. The application accesses a logical unit on a storage system at the first data center. When migration of the application is initiated, the process determines whether any of the data centers has server resources and storage resources required to receive migration of the application. A destination data center is selected from candidate data centers meeting requirements for migration of the application. The application and guest operating system are migrated from the first data center to a second virtual machine set up on a second server at the destination data center. If a replica of the LU is not already present at the destination data center, the LU is also replicated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi OEDA
  • Patent number: 8006123
    Abstract: Provided is an environment that storage device configuration management can be efficiently done in a data center having a virtualization device. A SAN manager acquires configuration information from a device constituting a SAN and prepares a correspondence relationship between a host computer and a virtual volume in the SAN, and a corresponding relationship between the host computer and a real volume, depending upon the acquired information. Based on the corresponding relationship, the SAN manager outputs a correspondence relationship of between virtual and real volumes. Meanwhile, by interpreting a failure-notification message received from the devices of the SAN, detected and outputted is an influence upon an access to a real or virtual volume as to the failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamamoto, Takashi Oeda
  • Patent number: 7991749
    Abstract: A database recovery method including a computer and a storage system, in which: the storage system includes a disk drive for storing data; the disk drive includes a data volume, a snapshot volume, a database log for storing an update log, and an update journal for storing update information of the data volume; a recovery point for indicating an end point of a range to which the update journal is to be applied and a starting point of a range to which the database log is to be applied is recorded to recover the data volume; and when the database is to be recovered, the update journal is applied to the snapshot volume up to the recovery point, the snapshot volume after the update is switched to the data volume, and the database log after the recovery point is applied to the data volume that is set by switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Norifumi Nishikawa, Takashi Oeda, Nobuo Kawamura, Kazuhiko Mogi
  • Publication number: 20110179317
    Abstract: A SAN manager acquires configuration information from devices constituting a SAN and produces a corresponding relationship between a host computer and a virtual volume (virtual volume mapping) and a corresponding relationship between the host computer and a real volume (real volume mapping). Based on those pieces of mapping information, the SAN manager outputs a corresponding relationship between virtual and real volumes. Meanwhile, the failure notification messages received from the in-SAN devices are construed to detect and output an influence of the failure upon the access to a real or virtual volume. Furthermore, when receiving a plurality of failure notifications from the devices connected to the SAN, the plurality of failure notifications are outputted with an association based on the corresponding relationship between real and virtual volumes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamamoto, Takashi Oeda
  • Publication number: 20110167218
    Abstract: This invention provides a user or an operator with a management apparatus or method for displaying logical connection information between an interface connected to a computer and a switch and a storage system or a logical unit in the storage system in a virtual storage system, wherein the switch receives a first access request from said computer, converts said first access request to a second access request to one of said plural storage systems, and sends said second access request to one of said plural storage systems or one logical unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Matsunami, Takashi Oeda, Akira Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Mimatsu, Masahiko Sato
  • Patent number: 7970903
    Abstract: Geographically dispersed data centers each include servers and storage systems and are in communication with each other. An application is installed on a guest operating system on a virtual machine set up on a server at a first data center. The application accesses a logical unit on a storage system at the first data center. When migration of the application is initiated, the process determines whether any of the data centers has server resources and storage resources required to receive migration of the application. A destination data center is selected from candidate data centers meeting requirements for migration of the application. The application and guest operating system are migrated from the first data center to a second virtual machine set up on a second server at the destination data center. If a replica of the LU is not already present at the destination data center, the LU is also replicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Oeda
  • Patent number: 7971097
    Abstract: A host and a storage system each keep a shared identifier indicating a state of a system. The storage system acquires, at update of data, a data pair including data for a change through processing of the host and data before the update. The storage system relates the data pair to a shared identifier. When the host indicates an identifier, the storage system restores data using the data pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Eguchi, Kazuhiko Mogi, Yasutomo Yamamoto, Takashi Oeda, Kouji Arai
  • Patent number: 7966517
    Abstract: A system and a method for causing migration of VNASs formed on NAS heads of one NAS system to other NAS heads on the same NAS system or on other NAS systems including independent storage systems. A VNAS management program on each NAS head includes a VNAS assign program, a failure detect program and a load balance program, that all include a capability for causing remote migration of VNASs on the NAS head in case a VNAS fails, the NAS head fails, or the entire NAS system fails. The VNAS management capability may cause VNAS migration if a NAS head is over loaded or if it is lightly loaded and may be powered down after its VNASs have been transferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidehisa Shitomi, Takashi Oeda