Virtual Machine Task Or Process Management Patents (Class 718/1)
  • Patent number: 10095588
    Abstract: In one example, a method for data backup includes surveying a database availability group (DAG) that includes multiple nodes which are each associated with one or more databases, to determine a distribution of the databases across the nodes. Next, federated logic is used to create a profile of the DAG based on the survey, and the profile is used to generate a dynamic preferred server order list (PSOL). Load balancing for the DAG is performed using the dynamic PSOL, and the dynamic PSOL is updated based on results of the load balancing. Finally, a federated backup of the databases is performed based on the updated dynamic PSOL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Shelesh Chopra, Shoukathali Chandrakandi, Gajendran Raghunathan, Sainath Gonugunta
  • Patent number: 10095532
    Abstract: A main operating system interface engine can be configured to receive instructions from a main operating system of one or more host systems and can manage a virtualized operating system on the one or more host systems, the virtualized operating system appearing distinct from the main operating system to a user of the one or more host systems. A virtualization environment management engine can manage a virtualization environment, the virtualization environment using the virtualized operating system. A virtual machine management engine can manage one or more virtual machine instances in the virtualization environment, each of the one or more virtual machine instances operative to provide virtualized resources of the one or more host systems for a compute access system coupled to the one or more host systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Netkine, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hiltgen, Patrick Devine, Erik P. Papp, Mustafa Jamil
  • Patent number: 10097999
    Abstract: A virtual machine (VM) server may be used to enforce a set of security criteria upon a remote client device. The VM server may be configured to host a VM that has features that can be utilized by a user at the remote client device. The VM server may receive sensor data collected by one or more sensors of a remote sensor device. The VM server may identify that the sensor data satisfies at least a portion of the set of security criteria. The VM server may further identify that the remote client device is within a predetermined proximity of the remote sensor device. The VM server may further enable a user at the remote client device to utilize the features of the VM hosted on the VM server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sanehiro Furuichi, Masami Tada, Takahito Tashiro
  • Patent number: 10095533
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring and automatically reserving computing resources for operating an application within a computing environment is described. In one embodiment, the method for automatically resizing a virtual machine to optimize computer resource utilization includes monitoring a computing environment to detect an event, wherein the computing environment comprises a plurality of physical machines for operating at least one virtual machine and in response to an occurrence of the event within the computing environment, configuring the at least one virtual machine, wherein reserved portions of computer resources are allocated to a virtual machine of the at least one virtual machine for operating an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Vipin Dravid, Anand Hariharan
  • Patent number: 10097627
    Abstract: Various systems, processes, and techniques may be used to allocate computer resources. In particular implementations, systems and processes for allocation of computer resources may include the ability to determine whether a request for allocation of computer resources has been received and determine a set of server computers able to fulfill requirements of the request. The systems and processes may also include the ability to identify one or more server computers in the set likely to successfully provide the computer resources and allocate the requested computer resources on an identified server computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Cristian Gabriel Gafton, Jacob Adam Gabrielson
  • Patent number: 10097633
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automated mirroring is presented. A network device running as a Fabric Attach (FA) server configured to mirror traffic to a Remote Switch Port Analyzer (RSPAN) Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), issues an FA Type Length Value (TLV) on its uplink to the FA server. The TLV includes a request to associate said RSPAN VLAN with a Service Identifier (I-SID) used to carry mirror traffic in a network. The network device sends the mirrored traffic on the RSPAN VLAN on its uplink to the FA server. The network device signals the I-SID into the network, and detects receive interest in the I-SID. The network device delivers the mirrored traffic to devices that expressed a receive interest in the mirrored traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Extreme Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Srikanth Keesara, Venkat Dabbara, Parthiv Shrimankar, Robert Lee
  • Patent number: 10089247
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an apparatus. The apparatus includes an input output memory management unit (I/O MMU), a non-secure operating system (OS) driver, a secure OS driver and a virtual machine monitor (VMM). The I/OMMU is to couple an I/O Controller to a memory. The I/O Controller is coupled to a secure device and a non-secure device and has one I/O Controller identifier. The non-secure OS driver is associated with the non-secure device. The secure OS driver is associated with the secure device. The VMM is to allocate a secure address space to a secure OS and a non-secure address space to a non-secure OS. The secure address space is non-overlapping with the non-secure address space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nitin V. Sarangdhar, Baiju V. Patel, Tin-Cheung Kung, Joseph F. Cihula, Prashant Sethi, Vinay Kumar Rangineni
  • Patent number: 10091055
    Abstract: A service is disclosed that allows configuration, management and deployment of instances. A configuration document can be stored by the service and one or more instance identifiers can be linked to the configuration document. As a result, multiple instances can be launched and configured using a single configuration document allowing for a consistent result across instances. Local agents running on the instances can execute plug-ins in order to effectuate the configuration. As a result, administrators of instances can configure, manage and easily deploy their unique instance configurations. Customers who manage their instances can scale and manage their entire fleet with repeatable configuration tasks that seamlessly integrate into their instance workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Manivannan Sundaram, Manoj Krishna Ghosh, Nikolaos Pamboukas, Martin Chen Mao, Aaron Jeremiah Sheldon, Sivaprasad Venkata Padisetty
  • Patent number: 10091130
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to resource usage management in a stream computing environment that includes a set of hosts having a set of processing elements which has a set of stream operators. A first activity indicator may be detected for a first subset of the set of stream operators. A resource action for performance with respect to the first subset of the set of stream operators may be determined based on the first activity indicator. The resource action may be performed with respect to the first subset of the set of stream operators to benefit resource usage in the stream computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Cook, Cory J. Kleinheksel, David M. Koster, Jason A. Nikolai
  • Patent number: 10089129
    Abstract: A management system and method that generally allocates a virtual function to a virtual function definition of a virtual server, where the virtual function definition of the virtual server is previously assigned with a unique function identifier, and assigns the unique function identifier to the virtual function in response to the allocating of the virtual function, where the unique function identifier causes a discovery of the virtual function by the virtual server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gerhard Banzhaf, David F. Craddock, James M. Jenks, Angel Nunez Mencias, Justin D. Miller, Eric A. Weinmann
  • Patent number: 10089131
    Abstract: Load balancing reduces memory consumption in a virtual computing environment. Disk blocks in a cluster of hosts are monitored for redundancy. Execution of virtual machines may be migrated to different hosts within the cluster to balance loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: John Kelly, Yinglong Jiang
  • Patent number: 10089137
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of observing and measuring virtual machine (VM) activity in a VM communication system environment. According to one example embodiment, an example operation may include transmitting a request from a physical host device to monitor at least one virtual machine among various virtual machines currently operating in a virtual communication system. Additional operations may include determining which of the virtual machines are actively accessing a predetermined virtual application, such as a virtual storage application. The operations may also include receiving present operating activity results regarding the virtual machines responsive to the transmitted request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventor: John Michael Suit
  • Patent number: 10083062
    Abstract: The subject technology addresses the need in the art for improving intra-cloud migration of virtual machines in a cloud computing environment. A hash database may be prepopulated with key-value pairs corresponding to hash IDs and associated data chunks of a virtual machine image. In this regard, the virtual machine image may be divided into chunks using boundaries chosen by a Rabin fingerprinting technique. A hash (e.g., MD5 or SHA-1) may be computed over each chunk and act as a unique identifier for the data contained in each chunk. At appropriate times, one or more hash IDs are sent instead of the actual data chunks between clouds when performing the inter-cloud migration of a virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Kuik, David Thompson
  • Patent number: 10083059
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to a method and system for automatically updating a virtual machine image of one or more virtual machines of an auto-scaling group. A computing system receives an indication to update a virtual machine image of a plurality of virtual machines in a plurality of auto-scaling groups. Computing system identifies a subset of the plurality of auto-scaling groups that contains a hydration tag. Computing system locates a version of the virtual machine image different from a current version of the virtual machine image. For each auto-scaling group in the subset of auto-scaling groups, computing system clones a launch configuration for the virtual machines in the auto-scaling group. Computing system stores data associated with each auto-scaling group in a remote location. Computing system updates the virtual machine image of the virtual machines in each auto-scaling group with the new version of the virtual machine image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Bijender Singh, Amit Mawkin, Zachary McAuliffe, Chris Fanis, Sheo Sinha
  • Patent number: 10083057
    Abstract: A method of providing migration of active virtual machines by performing data migrations between data centers using distributed volume and stretched cluster mechanisms to migrate the data synchronously within the distance and time latency limits defined by the distributed volume protocol, then performing data migrations within data centers using local live migration, and for long distance data migrations on a scale or distance that may exceed synchronous limits of the distributed volume protocol, combining appropriate inter- and intra-site data migrations so that data migrations can be performed exclusively using synchronous transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: John Currie, Daniel E Mitchell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10079878
    Abstract: A file system that balances the loading of filers and the capacity of drives that are associated with the filers is described. The file system includes a first disk drive that includes a first unused capacity and a second disk drive that includes a second unused capacity, wherein the second unused capacity is smaller than the first unused capacity. The file system further includes a first filer that is configured to fill requests from clients through access to at least the first disk drive. The file system further includes a second filer that is configured to fill requests from clients through access to at least the second disk drive. The second filer is configured to select an infrequently accessed file from the second disk drive and to push the infrequently accessed files to the first disk drive, thereby improving a balance of unused capacity between the first and second disk drives without substantially affecting a loading for each of the first and second filers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Overland Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Ulrich, James R. Schweitzer, Gregory D. Bolstad, Jay G. Randall, John R. Staub
  • Patent number: 10078585
    Abstract: An enhanced dynamic address translation facility product is created such that, in one embodiment, a virtual address to be translated and an initial origin address of a translation table of the hierarchy of translation tables are obtained. Dynamic address translation of the virtual address proceeds. In response to a translation interruption having occurred during dynamic address translation, bits are stored in a translation exception qualifier (TXQ) field to indicate that the exception was either a host DAT exception having occurred while running a host program or a host DAT exception having occurred while running a guest program. The TXQ is further capable of indicating that the exception was associated with a host virtual address derived from a guest page frame real address or a guest segment frame absolute address. The TXQ is further capable of indicating that a larger or smaller host frame size is preferred to back a guest frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan F Greiner, Lisa C Heller, Damian L Osisek, Erwin Pfeffer
  • Patent number: 10078653
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a set of lock and unlock instructions in a read phase of a computer-readable program is replaced with a first set of tracking instructions, wherein the first set of tracking instructions track a set of locked objects identifying objects that would have been locked by executing the set of lock and unlock instructions. A second set of tracking instructions is inserted into the read phase of the computer-readable program, wherein the second set of tracking instructions track a set of read objects indicating versions of objects that are read. Validation instructions are inserted into the computer-readable program, wherein the validation instructions validate that the versions of objects in the set of read objects have not changed since they were last read and lock the set of locked objects that would have been locked upon completing execution of the set of lock and unlock instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Eshcar Hillel, Maya Arbel, Guy Gueta, Idit Keidar
  • Patent number: 10073712
    Abstract: A system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes at least two virtual machines running on a hardware platform using either a hosted or a bare metal hypervisor. The virtual machines may communicate with an agent-server resident in the host operating system or in one of the virtual machines to switch control of the hardware component, such as graphics hardware, from one virtual machine to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventors: Wing-Yee Au, Alan Rowe, Sameer Narkhede
  • Patent number: 10073713
    Abstract: A source virtual machine (VM) hosted on a source server is migrated to a destination VM on a destination server without first powering down the source VM. After optional pre-copying of the source VM's memory to the destination VM, the source VM is suspended and its non-memory state is transferred to the destination VM; the destination VM is then resumed from the transferred state. In one embodiment, the source VM memory is either paged into the destination VM on demand, or is transferred asynchronously by pre-copying and write-protecting the source VM memory, and then later transferring only the modified pages after the destination VM is resumed. In one embodiment, the source and destination servers share common storage, in which the source VM's virtual disk is stored; this avoids the need to transfer the virtual disk contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Nelson
  • Patent number: 10069743
    Abstract: Capacity enhancement of a direct communication link using a variable redundancy delivery network. An estimated information rate between a source node and a terminal node may be partitioned into a first information rate provided via the direct communication link and a second information rate to be provided via the variable redundancy delivery network. One or more parameters of the variable redundancy delivery network may be calculated to provide the second information rate based on a non-uniform probability density of messages requested by the terminal node. Capacity and reliability of storage media devices in the variable redundancy delivery network may be traded off to provide the second information rate. The variable redundancy delivery network may implement various coding schemes and per-message coding rates that may be determined based on the non-uniform probability distribution of the source message library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventor: Nirmalkumar Velayudhan
  • Patent number: 10069681
    Abstract: A resource manager of a virtualized computing service indicates to a client that FPGA-enabled compute instances are supported at the service. From a set of virtualization hosts of the service, a particular host from which an FPGA is accessible is selected for the client based on an indication of computation objectives of the client. Configuration operations are performed to prepare the host for the application, and an FPGA-enabled compute instance is launched at the host for the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Erez Izenberg, Nafea Bshara, Christopher Pettey, Curtis Karl Ohrt
  • Patent number: 10067900
    Abstract: A system that includes a switched fabric hierarchy (e.g., a PCIe hierarchy) may realize efficient utilization of a shared I/O device (e.g., a network or storage switch) across multiple physically separate processing nodes (endpoints). For example, each processing node (endpoint) in a distributed processing system may be allocated a portion of the address map of a shared I/O device and may host a device driver for one of multiple virtual functions implemented on the shared device. Following enumeration and initialization of the hierarchy by the root complex, the endpoints may access the virtual functions directly (without intervention by the root complex). Data and interrupt traffic between endpoints and virtual functions may take place over peer-to-peer connections. Interrupt reception logic in each endpoint may receive and handle interrupts generated by the virtual functions. The root complex may host a device driver for a physical function on the shared device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: John E. Watkins, Aron J. Silverton, Lance G. Hartmann, Kenneth S Goss
  • Patent number: 10070316
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a memory having at least one delegated administrator stored thereon, the delegated administrator is configured to apply a policy to the mobile device based on at least one permission a delegated administrator configured to apply a policy to the mobile device based on the at least one permission. The mobile device also includes at least one processor having a mobile device management (MDM) framework. The MDM framework receives the at least one permission from the device administrator, delegates the at least one permission to the delegated administrator, and enforces the policy on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sanjay Patil, Karthik Balakrishnan, Dushyant Vipradas
  • Patent number: 10067801
    Abstract: A system for providing low-latency computational capacity from a virtual compute fleet is provided. The system may be configured to maintain a plurality of virtual machine instances on one or more physical computing devices, wherein the plurality of virtual machine instances comprises a first pool comprising a first sub-pool of virtual machine instances and a second sub-pool of virtual machine instances, and a second pool comprising virtual machine instances used for executing one or more program codes thereon. The first sub-pool and/or the second sub-pool may be associated with one or more users of the system. The system may be further configured to process code execution requests and execute program codes on the virtual machine instances of the first or second sub-pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Allen Wagner
  • Patent number: 10069808
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and apparatus is disclosed that includes programming to generate, spawn, or invoke a mother script in a virtual computing environment residing on a physical server. The methods and systems dynamically generate, spawn, or invoke at least one virtual machine embedded with one or more daughter scripts or virtual scripts containing adaptive instruction sets based on a first request, in the form of one or more virtual atoms, where each virtual atom has at least one assigned task and is allowed to connect to other virtual atoms to create one or more virtual computing systems or networks, in the form of one or more virtual molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Eileen Chu Hing
  • Patent number: 10067778
    Abstract: An information processing system includes circuitry configured to identify a plurality of systems that each access at least one of a plurality of virtual machines executed by a server, generate, for each system, a value indicating whether performance of the system satisfies an agreement for the system if a virtual machine accessed by the system is stopped, determine a virtual machine to be stopped among the plurality of virtual machines based on the values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomonori Ishikawa, Hidenori Ishikawa, Shingo Kato
  • Patent number: 10063666
    Abstract: A telecommunications edge cloud (TEC) element deployed between a client and a packet network includes a TEC hardware layer including storage resources, networking resources, and computing resources, wherein the computing resources include a plurality of processors. A TEC operating system (TECOS) is coupled to the TEC hardware layer and configured to control and manage the storage resources, the networking resources, and the computing resources, wherein the TECOS is executed by one of the processors, a TEC application layer coupled to the TECOS, wherein the TEC application layer is configured to process a request from the client using the TECOS, wherein the computing resources are configured to provide a service to the client when the request is a service request, and wherein at least one of the networking resources and the storage resources is configured to provide data to the client when the request comprises a data request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Wei, Jingjing Zhang, Konstantinos Kanonakis
  • Patent number: 10063429
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods to integrate and manage a computer network operations (CNO) infrastructure. A framework may include CNO applications that are used to find a target computer system, breach the target, extract data therefrom and analyze the data. A CNO organization in a secure network can use the framework to maintain, manage and monitor CNO applications in an unsecured network without compromising security from counter-attacks. The framework remains engaged with targeted computer systems during routine maintenance, management and monitoring processes to mitigate loss of mission opportunities. The framework utilizes virtual instances to provision CNO capabilities for missions operations that couple the secure and unsecured networks in an asynchronous manner while allowing bidirectional communications between the framework and computers on their respective network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: THE KEYW CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chad Caison, Carol O. Lloyd, Eamon Walsh, Tejas Hemant Patel, Chris Fanning
  • Patent number: 10061603
    Abstract: In one example, a method and apparatus for dynamic routing of user contexts are disclosed. In one example, a method for supporting a context associated with a connection between a user and a first virtual machine of a virtual function includes receiving a notification of a change in a behavior of the user that affects the context, wherein the context is supported by the first virtual machine of the virtual function, and reassigning the context to a second virtual machine of the virtual function, different from the first virtual machine, based at least in part on the change in the behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gaurav Gupta, Vivek Mhatre
  • Patent number: 10061602
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a virtual assembly builder for use with a cloud computing environment. In accordance with an embodiment, the system can include a virtual assembly builder component which maintains a repository of virtual assembly archives, wherein each virtual assembly can include a metadata and one or more virtual machine templates that can be used to instantiate an instance of the assembly; and a virtual assembly builder deployer provided as a web service or other interface, which enables operations for uploading virtual assemblies to the repository, registering virtual assemblies with cloud components, and/or managing deployment instances defined by an assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Richard P. Mousseau
  • Patent number: 10055361
    Abstract: A computer system includes at least one processor, a first mass memory and a second mass memory. The computer system implements a master operating system core, a first operating system core and at least one second operating system core on the processor under control of the master operating system core. The memory controller provides the master operating system core with defined areas of a mass storage medium as a first mass memory and at least one second mass memory, each independent of one another, and controls mapping of the first mass memory and of the at least one second mass memory to the defined areas of the mass storage medium. The master operating system core allows the first operating system core and the at least one second operating system core to have exclusive access to at least one of the mass memories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Becker, Thorsten Finke
  • Patent number: 10055257
    Abstract: Optimized placement of virtual machines in a cloud environment is based on factors that include processor-memory affinity. A smart migration mechanism (SMM) predicts an optimization score for multiple permutations of placing virtual machines on a target system to create an optimal move list. The optimization score is a theoretical score calculated using dynamic platform optimization (DPO). The SMM may allow the user to set initial parameters and change the parameters to create potential changes lists. The move lists are ranked to allow the user to select the optimal change list to provide the best affinity, quickest fulfillment of requirements and least disruption for a given set of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel C. Birkestrand, Peter J. Heyrman, Edward C. Prosser
  • Patent number: 10057069
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are included for loading a code module. A method includes verifying, by a guest, a digital signature of a code module stored in an initial guest memory buffer. The guest copies the verified code module stored at the initial guest memory buffer into a target guest memory buffer and applies, using one or more symbol entries, one or more relocations to the verified code module stored at the target guest memory buffer. The guest sends a request to a hypervisor to set the target guest memory buffer to a write-protect mode. In response to a determination that first content stored in the initial guest memory buffer corresponds to second content stored in the target guest memory buffer, the guest sends a request to the hypervisor to set the target guest memory buffer to an executable mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat Israel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Paolo Bonzini, Michael Tsirkin
  • Patent number: 10055258
    Abstract: Optimized placement of virtual machines in a cloud environment is based on factors that include processor-memory affinity. A smart migration mechanism (SMM) predicts an optimization score for multiple permutations of placing virtual machines on a target system to create an optimal move list. The optimization score is a theoretical score calculated using dynamic platform optimization (DPO). The SMM may allow the user to set initial parameters and change the parameters to create potential changes lists. The move lists are ranked to allow the user to select the optimal change list to provide the best affinity, quickest fulfillment of requirements and least disruption for a given set of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel C. Birkestrand, Peter J. Heyrman, Edward C. Prosser
  • Patent number: 10057139
    Abstract: Maintaining a service on a cloud network may include receiving a set of status data associated with the service and performing a scale action on the cloud network based on a scale rule applied to the set of status data. The set of status data may be related to a set of resources utilized by the service, a performance level of the service, and a workload volume of the service. The scale rule may include a utilization condition, a quality condition, a workload condition, and a budget condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Jing Dong, John M Green, Phyllis Gallagher, Aswini Kumar, Anupriya Ramraj, Burton Akira Hipp
  • Patent number: 10048881
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an extended capability register and an input/output (I/O) memory management circuitry. The I/O memory management circuitry is to receive, from an I/O device, an address translation request referencing a guest virtual address associated with a guest virtual address space of a virtual machine. The I/O memory management circuitry may translate the guest virtual address to a guest physical address associated with a guest physical address space of the virtual machine, and, responsive to determining that a value stored by the extended capability register indicates a restrict-translation-request-response (RTRR) mode, transmit, to the I/O device, a translation response having the guest physical address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh M. Sankaran, Prashant Sethi, Asit K. Mallick, David Woodhouse, Rupin H. Vakharwala
  • Patent number: 10051054
    Abstract: Systems and methods for supporting efficient virtualization in a lossless interconnection network. An exemplary method can provide, one or more switches, including at least a leaf switch, a plurality of host channel adapters, wherein each of the host channel adapters comprise at least one virtual function, at least one virtual switch, and at least one physical function, a plurality of hypervisors, and a plurality of virtual machines, wherein each of the plurality of virtual machines are associated with at least one virtual function. The method can arrange the plurality of host channel adapters with one or more of a virtual switch with prepopulated local identifiers (LIDs) architecture or a virtual switch with dynamic LID assignment architecture. The method can assign each virtual switch with a LID. The method can calculate one or more linear forwarding tables based at least upon the LIDs assigned to each of the virtual switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Evangelos Tasoulas, Feroz Zahid, Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Ernst Gunnar Gran
  • Patent number: 10048976
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described to allocation of virtual machines to physical machines through dominant resource assisted heuristics. According to some examples, multiple virtual machines (VMs) may be clustered to two or more unallocated VM clusters according to a dominant resource requirement associated with each of the VMs. The VMs may be sorted according to a size attribute associated with the dominant resource requirement. Multiple physical machines (PMs) may be sorted according to a power efficiency attribute associated with each of the PMs. One of the PMs may be selected from an ordered list of PMs based on the power efficiency attribute. One of the VMs may be selected from another ordered list of PMs based on the size attribute. The selected VM may then be allocated to the selected PM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Nirwan Ansari, Yan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10044525
    Abstract: Template-driven locally calculated policy updates for virtualized machines in a datacenter environment are described. A central control and monitoring node calculates and pushes down policy templates to local control and monitoring nodes. The templates provide boundaries and/or a pool of networking resources, from which the local control and monitoring node is enabled to calculate policy updates for locally instantiated virtual machines and containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Poornananda R. Gaddehosur, Benjamin M. Schultz
  • Patent number: 10042666
    Abstract: Certain aspects direct to systems and methods for platform simulation on virtual machine for development projects of a management controller on virtual machines. At least one virtual machine (VM) is provided to simulate a management controller and a host computing device for the management controller. The at least one VM includes: a firmware module for the management controller, configured to receive at least one output signal from the host computing device or from at least one device connected to the host computing device; and a simulator module configured to simulate the host computing device or the at least one device connected to the host computing device. In operation, the simulator module generates the at least one output signal based on configuration data of the host computing device or the device connected to the host computing device, and sends the at least one output signal to the firmware module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS, INC.
    Inventors: Sanjoy Maity, Samvinesh Christopher, Satheesh Thomas
  • Patent number: 10042657
    Abstract: A method for provisioning a virtual datacenter application is discussed. A request may be received from a tenant for a virtual datacenter application. An application template may be identified and associated with the virtual datacenter application, wherein the application template can comprise a role, a service account, a script, and a workload. The role and the service account can be added to an active directory organization associated with the tenant. The workload can be cloned into a virtual datacenter, wherein the virtual datacenter belongs to the tenant. A script can be executed on the workload according to an execution order organized over multiple additional workloads, wherein a first script can be executed on a first workload before a second script is executed on a second workload, wherein the first script can be different from the second script, wherein the first workload can be different from the second workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Michael Lauinger, Shuping Jia
  • Patent number: 10044631
    Abstract: A software defined infrastructure (SDI) makes available a subset of a computer server's resources to a cloud solution or workload. Multiple subsets of resources can be combined in a SDI to provide a logical resource pool. This allows cloud administrators to create software defined infrastructures derived from the partial capacity of a collection of systems. The resources defined across the physical boundaries of a computer server can then be made available to host deployment of cloud workloads. The infrastructure resource pool can be selected upon deployment of a cloud workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James J. Fall, Tammy L. Van Hove
  • Patent number: 10042656
    Abstract: A virtualization environment provides a virtual console server that communicates with other virtual servers/machines utilizing virtual hardware connections such that the virtual remote console server can monitor and/or control the virtual servers/machines in the environment as if the virtual remote console server and the other virtual servers/machines were connected, even if the virtual console server and/or the other virtual servers are moved between processors in the virtualization environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Avocent Corporation
    Inventors: Arnaldo Zimmermann, Edson Seabra
  • Patent number: 10038694
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a request is received from a remote device of a user for performing a data management operation from source data represented by a source data management object (DMO) to destination data represented by a destination DMO. A first security mode associated with a source tenant-unit corresponding to the source DMO and a second security mode associated with a destination tenant-unit corresponding to the destination DMO are determined. It is determined whether the user is a system administrator for a storage system corresponding to the source data or the destination data, and whether the user is a tenant administrator for a tenant associated with the source data or the destination data. It is determined whether the data management operation should be allowed based on the first and second security modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Subhasish Chakraborty, Hongyu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10038558
    Abstract: A virtualized system that is capable of executing a computation that has been identified as a repeatable computation and recording various representations of the state of the computing environment throughout the execution of the repeatable computation, where the state of the computing environment can be cryptographically signed and/or verified using a trusted platform module (TPM), or other cryptographic module. For example, a TPM embedded in the host computing device may generate a hash measurement that captures the state of the repeatable computation at the time of the computation. This measurement can be digitally signed using one or more cryptographic keys of the TPM and recorded for future use. The recorded state can subsequently be used to repeat the computation and/or determine whether the computation was repeated successfully according to certain defined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nachiketh Rao Potlapally, Eric Jason Brandwine, Deepak Singh
  • Patent number: 10032041
    Abstract: Techniques for restricting access to a storage volume attached to a data processing system are described. In one embodiment, a storage management and access control logic in the data processing system can receive a message indicating the attachment of a storage volume. The logic can apply access restrictions to the storage volume by creating an association between a restricted resource class and the storage volume to limit programmatic access to the storage volume. An evaluation of the storage volume can be requested and based on the result of the evaluation the access restrictions can be removed or retained on the storage volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre-Olivier Martel, Austin G. Jennings
  • Patent number: 10031767
    Abstract: A system and method for providing dynamic information virtualization (DIV) is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a device includes a dynamic optimization manager (DOM), a process and memory manager (PMM), a memory, and a host device driver. The device starts virtual functions after booting to allow a virtual machine (VM) running a guest operating system to identify the virtual functions and load virtual drivers of the virtual functions. The PMM allocates a unified cache from the memory to facilitate coherent access to information from storage and network resources by the VM. The host device driver enables a guess process in the VM to access the information stored in the unified cache in a secure and isolated manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Dynavisor, Inc.
    Inventor: Sreekumar Nair
  • Patent number: 10031783
    Abstract: A deployment system orchestrates execution of deployment plan in coordination with nodes participating in deployment of a multi-tier application in a cloud infrastructure. The deployment system distributes local deployment plans to each node and maintains a centralized state of deployment time dependencies between tasks in different local deployment plans. Prior to execution of each task, deployment agents executing on each node communicates with the centralized deployment system to check whether any deployment time dependencies need to be resolved. Additionally, the deployment system utilizes a node task timer that triggers a heartbeat mechanism for monitoring failure of deployment agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Sesh Jalagam, Komal Mangtani, Vishwas Nagaraja, David Winterfeldt
  • Patent number: 10033659
    Abstract: Control planes of virtual resource providers may be customized in a secure, stable and efficient manner with virtual control planes. Control planes may be modularized. Control plane modules may be supplied with data from standardized sensors, and required to generate standardized resource configuration requests responsive to solicitations with specified response latencies. Custom control plane modules may be selected to replace or complement default control plane modules. Financial and computational costs associated with control plane modules may be tracked. Competing resource configurations may be mediated by a control plane supervisor. Such mediation may be based on control plane module reputation scores. Reputation scores may be based on customer feedback ratings and/or measured performance with respect to module goals. Mediated configuration parameter values may be based on a combination of competing configuration parameter values weighted according to reputation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Jason Brandwine, Marvin M. Theimer