Patents by Inventor Thomas Lumpp

Thomas Lumpp 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: 20180367389
    Abstract: A method for dynamically creating of a high availability policy based upon entries in a configuration management database (CMDB) and a best practices template can be provided. The method can include directing resource discovery in a CMDB for a selected application to discover components and dependencies of the selected application. The method also can include mapping the components and dependencies discovered for the selected application in the CMDB to a best practices template specifying a parameterized high availability topology for the selected application. Finally, the method can include storing the best practices template with mapped components and dependencies as a high availability policy for the selected application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Ana C. Biazetti, Thomas Lumpp, Juergen Schneider
  • Patent number: 10079723
    Abstract: A method for dynamically creating a high availability policy based upon entries in a configuration management database (CMDB) and a best practices template can be provided. The method can include directing resource discovery in a CMDB for a selected application to discover components and dependencies of the selected application. The method also can include mapping the components and dependencies discovered for the selected application in the CMDB to a best practices template specifying a parameterized high availability topology for the selected application. Finally, the method can include storing the best practices template with mapped components and dependencies as a high availability policy for the selected application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ana C. Biazetti, Thomas Lumpp, Juergen Schneider
  • Patent number: 9953293
    Abstract: A running of an application resource of a first site of at least two sites is stopped from accessing a storage device of the first site. A running of a replication resource is brought to a stop. The replication resource is configured to control a replication of data between the storage device on the first site on which data from the running application resource on the first site are stored to the storage device on the second site. A replication request is submitted to the automation engine for changing a replication direction to run from the second site to the first site. The application resource is started on the second site only after changing the replication direction to start from the storage device on the second site instead of from the storage device of the first site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oliver Benke, Bernd Jostmeyer, Thomas Lumpp, Markus Mueller, Martin Reitz, Wolfgang Schaeberle, Walter Schueppen, Isabell Schwertle
  • Patent number: 8892702
    Abstract: An autonomic computing system and method determine that a desired end state cannot be reached, determine that an acceptable sub-state can be reached using at least one of priority ratings, conditional relationship specifications, and alternative relationship specifications, and place the computing system in an acceptable sub-state. The priority ratings can contain an attribute assigned to a policy definition that determines a sequence for applying the policy definition. The attribute can be “mandatory”, a numerical value, or “not required”. The conditional relationship specifications have policy definitions that are applied when the state of a specified resource meets a predetermined requirement. An alternative relationship specification has policy definitions and/or conditional relationship specifications that are applied when the state of a specified resource does not meet a predetermined requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John K. Alex, Reinhard Buendgen, Chun-Shi Chang, Rong-Sheng Lee, Jeffrey S. Lucash, Thomas Lumpp, Juergen Schneider
  • Patent number: 8751856
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for determining a recovery time for a resource in a heterogeneous computing environment comprising interdependent resources. A graph for the resource representing all sequence dependencies and all group relations are created. The recovery time may be a cumulative startup time or a cumulative shutdown time of the resource considering interdependencies of the resource to other resources. The recovery time for all support resources having sequence dependencies with the resource is calculated and each node representing the support resources are removed from the graph. Then the recovery time for all member resources left in the graph that have group relations with the resource is calculated per a group type of the resource. The recovery time for the resource is a sum of the recovery time of all support resources, the recovery time of all member resources, and a unit recovery time of the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Lumpp, David B. Petersen, Wolfgang Schaeberle, Jeurgen Schneider, Isabell Schwertle
  • Patent number: 8316383
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for determining an incident of a resource in a computing environment. An event pertaining to the resource is processed by a system automation module. The event is represented as an associated event data having parameters of a target state, a target state prior to the event, a current state, and a current state prior to the event. First, the target state is compared to the target state prior to the event to assure that the target state is steady. Wherein a determination that the event is an incident cannot be made after comparing the target state and the current state, the system automation module compares the current state to the current state prior to the event. Upon determining that the event is an incident, the event data is marked and stored in a repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Lumpp, Wolfgang Schaeberle, Juergen Schneider, Isabell Schwertle
  • Publication number: 20120260128
    Abstract: A running of an application resource of a first site of at least two sites is stopped from accessing a storage device of the first site. A running of a replication resource is brought to a stop. The replication resource is configured to control a replication of data between the storage device on the first site on which data from the running application resource on the first site are stored to the storage device on the second site. A replication request is submitted to the automation engine for changing a replication direction to run from the second site to the first site. The application resource is started on the second site only after changing the replication direction to start from the storage device on the second site instead of from the storage device of the first site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oliver BENKE, Bernd JOSTMEYER, Thomas LUMPP, Markus MUELLER, Martin REITZ, Wolfgang SCHAEBERLE, Walter SCHUEPPEN, Isabell SCHWERTLE
  • Publication number: 20120089862
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for determining a recovery time for a resource in a heterogeneous computing environment comprising interdependent resources. A graph for the resource representing all sequence dependencies and all group relations are created. The recovery time may be a cumulative startup time or a cumulative shutdown time of the resource considering interdependencies of the resource to other resources. The recovery time for all support resources having sequence dependencies with the resource is calculated and each node representing the support resources are removed from the graph. Then the recovery time for all member resources left in the graph that have group relations with the resource is calculated per a group type of the resource. The recovery time for the resource is a sum of the recovery time of all support resources, the recovery time of all member resources, and a unit recovery time of the resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Lumpp, David B. Peterson, Wolfgang Schaeberle, Juergen Schneider, Isabell Schwertle
  • Publication number: 20110270802
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of controlling the replication status and direction of a storage device in accordance to its availability state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oliver BENKE, Bernd JOSTMEYER, Thomas LUMPP, Markus MUELLER, Martin REITZ, Wolfgang SCHAEBERLE, Walter SCHUEPPEN, Isabell SCHWERTLE
  • Patent number: 8037341
    Abstract: A system and associated method for determining a recovery time for a resource in a heterogeneous computing environment comprising interdependent resources. A graph for the resource representing all sequence dependencies and all group relations are created. The recovery time may be a cumulative startup time or a cumulative shutdown time of the resource considering interdependencies of the resource to other resources. The recovery time for all support resources having sequence dependencies with the resource is calculated and each node representing the support resources are removed from the graph. Then the recovery time for all member resources left in the graph that have group relations with the resource is calculated per a group type of the resource. The recovery time for the resource is a sum of the recovery time of all support resources, the recovery time of all member resources, and a unit recovery time of the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Lumpp, David B. Petersen, Wolfgang Schaeberle, Juergen Schneider, Isabell Schwertle
  • Publication number: 20100169860
    Abstract: A method for dynamically creating of a high availability policy based upon entries in a configuration management database (CMDB) and a best practices template can be provided. The method can include directing resource discovery in a CMDB for a selected application to discover components and dependencies of the selected application. The method also can include mapping the components and dependencies discovered for the selected application in the CMDB to a best practices template specifying a parameterized high availability topology for the selected application. Finally, the method can include storing the best practices template with mapped components and dependencies as a high availability policy for the selected application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ana C. Biazetti, Thomas Lumpp, Juergen Schneider
  • Publication number: 20100169720
    Abstract: A system and associated method for determining a recovery time for a resource in a heterogeneous computing environment comprising interdependent resources. A graph for the resource representing all sequence dependencies and all group relations are created. The recovery time may be a cumulative startup time or a cumulative shutdown time of the resource considering interdependencies of the resource to other resources. The recovery time for all support resources having sequence dependencies with the resource is calculated and each node representing the support resources are removed from the graph. Then the recovery time for all member resources left in the graph that have group relations with the resource is calculated per a group type of the resource. The recovery time for the resource is a sum of the recovery time of all support resources, the recovery time of all member resources, and a unit recovery time of the resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Lumpp, David B. Petersen, Wolfgang Schaeberle, Juergen Schneider, Isabell Schwertle
  • Publication number: 20100169703
    Abstract: A system and associated method for determining an incident of a resource in a computing environment. An event pertaining to the resource is processed by a system automation module. The event is represented as an associated event data having parameters of a target state, a target state prior to the event, a current state, and a current state prior to the event. First, the target state is compared to the target state prior to the event to assure that the target state is steady. Wherein a determination that the event is an incident cannot be made after comparing the target state and the current state, the system automation module compares the current state to the current state prior to the event. Upon determining that the event is an incident, the event data is marked and stored in a repository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Lumpp, Wolfgang Schaeberle, Juergen Schneider, Isabell Schwertle
  • Patent number: 7516360
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for the execution of jobs in a distributed computing architecture that uses worker clients which are characterized by a checkpointing mechanism component for generating checkpointing information being assigned to at least one worker client, at least one failover system being assigned to the worker client, a component (failover system selection component) for automatically assigning at least one existing or newly created failover system to the failure system being assigned to a worker client in the case said worker clients fails, wherein the assigned failover system provides all function components in order to take over the execution of the job when said assigned worker client fails, wherein the assigned failover system further includes at least a failover monitor component for detecting failover situations of said assigned worker client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Utz Bacher, Oliver Benke, Boas Betzler, Thomas Lumpp, Eberhard Pasch
  • Patent number: 7451201
    Abstract: An autonomic computing system and method determine policy definitions (404) and a set of available actions (410); monitor resources distributed within the system; determine if the system is at a desired end state; and modify resource states by sending instructions for the resources to perform available actions. The policy definitions (404) specify: start order between resources, prioritization between resources, conditional activation of policies, desired end state of resources, and location limitation of resources. The system and method receive status information from available resources, and monitor and modify the system until it reaches the desired end state. The policy definitions (404) can be determined by specifying a user-defined system end state and resource relationships. The policy definitions (404) can further harvest implicit relationships between resources, via self-discovery, and underlying relationships among resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John K. Alex, Peter R. Badovinatz, Reinhard Buendgen, Chun-Shi Chang, Gregory D. Laib, Rong-Sheng Lee, Jeffrey S. Lucash, Thomas Lumpp, Juergen Schneider
  • Publication number: 20060253725
    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: May 4, 2005
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Chen, Thomas Lumpp, Juergen Schneider, Andrew Trossman
  • Patent number: 6985240
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for retrieving information about an object of interest to an observer. A position sensor wearable by the observer generates position information indicating the position of the observer relative to a fixed position. A direction sensor wearable by the observer generates direction information indicating the orientation of the observer relative to a fixed orientation. An object database stores position information and descriptive information for each of one or more objects. An identification and retrieval unit uses the position and direction information to identify from the object database an object being viewed by the observer by determining whether the object is along a line of sight of the observer and retrieves information about the object from the database. The identification and retrieval unit retrieves the descriptive information stored for the object in the database for presentation to the observer via an audio or video output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Oliver Benke, Boas Betzler, Thomas Lumpp, Eberhard Pasch
  • Patent number: 6952690
    Abstract: This invention describes a method to verify non-looping properties of programs implemented as rule-based expert systems. Our method detects conditions under which the expert system enters erroneous infinite program loops, which lead to non-terminating or oscillating computations, or otherwise proves the absence of such conditions. Our automatic procedure also gives advice on how to correct these errors. The expert systems considered consist of condition-action rules (IF-THEN-statements), where the conditions are logical expressions (formulas of a propositional finite domain logic), and the actions modify the value of a single variable which in turn can be part of other logical expressions. There may be additional (external) variables not controlled by the expert system, and each rule may have an associated evaluation priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Lumpp, Juergen Schneider, Wolfgang Kuechlin, Carsten Sinz
  • Publication number: 20050091352
    Abstract: An autonomic computing system and method determine policy definitions (404) and a set of available actions (410); monitor resources distributed within the system; determine if the system is at a desired end state; and modify resource states by sending instructions for the resources to perform available actions. The policy definitions (404) specify: start order between resources, prioritization between resources, conditional activation of policies, desired end state of resources, and location limitation of resources. The system and method receive status information from available resources, and monitor and modify the system until it reaches the desired end state. The policy definitions (404) can be determined by specifying a user-defined system end state and resource relationships. The policy definitions (404) can further harvest implicit relationships between resources, via self-discovery, and underlying relationships among resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Alex, Peter Badovinatz, Reinhard Buendgen, Chun-Shi Chang, Gregory Laib, Rong-Sheng Lee, Jeffrey Lucash, Thomas Lumpp, Juergen Schneider
  • Publication number: 20050081097
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for the execution of jobs in a distributed computing architecture that uses worker clients which are characterized by a checkpointing mechanism component for generating checkpointing information being assigned to at least one worker client, at least one failover system being assigned to the worker client, a component (failover system selection component) for automatically assigning at least one existing or newly created failover system to the failure system being assigned to a worker client in the case said worker clients fails, wherein the assigned failover system provides all function components in order to take over the execution of the job when said assigned worker client fails, wherein the assigned failover system further includes at least a failover monitor component for detecting failover situations of said assigned worker client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Utz Bacher, Oliver Benke, Boas Betzler, Thomas Lumpp, Eberhard Pasch