Virtual Machine Task Or Process Management Patents (Class 718/1)
  • Patent number: 9965334
    Abstract: Methods and/or systems for provisioning storage capacity of a virtual machine are disclosed. Storage provisioning requests are received from virtual machines executing within a physical host environment. The provisioning requests are validated and processed to generate or otherwise expand storage capacities of the requesting virtual machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: VCE IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Michael Tan, Akshaya Mahapatra
  • Patent number: 9959174
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for storage checkpointing in a mirrored virtual machine system. The method includes a storage controller receiving a modifying operation to storage from a virtual machine and carrying out the modifying operation in a non-destructive manner by saving the modifying operation data to a checkpointing region of storage and preserving the stored previous data state. The method also includes receiving a checkpoint notification and committing modifying operation data from the checkpointing region and releasing the stored previous data state. If a failover notification is received, the storage controller rolls back the physical storage to match a checkpoint state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos F. Fuente, James Mulcahy, William J. Scales
  • Patent number: 9959152
    Abstract: A system for determining a quota comprises an input interface, a candidate quota determiner, one or more quota modification determiners, and an output interface. The input interface is for receiving a quota request for an activity and receiving an estimation or an actual measurement of one or more operating parameters. A candidate quota determiner is for determining a candidate quota amount based at least in part on candidate quota parameters. The one or more quota modification determiners are for determining one or more quota modifications based on the estimation or the actual measurement of the one or more operating parameters. The output interface for providing a final quota amount based at least in part on the candidate quota amount and the one or more quota modifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Matrixx Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane Beasley, David Labuda, Norin Saxe, Ian Marshall
  • Patent number: 9959157
    Abstract: A technology is described for identifying a destination physical host used to host a computing instance modeled on a source computing instance. An example method may include obtaining specifications for a source computing instance in preparation to migrate the source computing instance to a destination physical host. A destination physical host may then be identified for hosting a destination computing instance modeled on the source computing instance, where the destination physical host may have specifications determined to support the destination computing instance. A model of the source computing instance as hosted on the source physical host may be compared with a model of the source computing instance as hosted on the destination physical host to identify any conflicts that may prevent the destination physical host from hosting the destination computing instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eden Grail Adogla, Brijesh Singh
  • Patent number: 9961015
    Abstract: A computer system comprises a storage system that is configured by at least one real storage apparatus that is provided with a plurality of real resources and a management system that is coupled to the storage system. The management system is configured to allocate a real resource or a virtual resource based on the real resource as a tenant resource from the at least one real storage apparatus to a tenant based on first information that includes an upper limit that is related to a real resource of each of at least one real storage apparatus that is provided with a plurality of real resources and second information that is an upper limit that is related to a real resource that is allocated as a tenant resource that is a resource that can be used by a tenant or as a resource that is a basis of the tenant resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsukasa Shibayama, Yukinori Sakashita
  • Patent number: 9959133
    Abstract: A method and a computer program product for causing a processor to perform the method are provided. The method includes creating a virtual machine having a virtual machine identifier, and storing an entry in a temporary virtual machine registry, wherein the entry includes the virtual machine identifier, inactivity criteria for the virtual machine, and a responsive action for the virtual machine. The method further includes monitoring the activity of the virtual machine, and initiating the responsive action associated with the virtual machine in response to the virtual machine satisfying the inactivity criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Gary D. Cudak, Jennifer J. Lee-Baron, Nathan J. Peterson, Amy L. Rose, Bryan L. Young, John S. Crowe
  • Patent number: 9959233
    Abstract: A method includes determining a first host Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) node of a plurality of host NUMA nodes on a host machine that provides a virtual machine to a guest, the first host NUMA node being associated with a pass-through device, creating a virtual NUMA node on the virtual machine, mapping the virtual NUMA node to the first host NUMA node, adding a virtual expander to a virtual root bus of the virtual machine, and associating the virtual expander with the virtual NUMA node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: RED HAT ISRAEL, LTD.
    Inventors: Marcel Apfelbaum, Michael Tsirkin
  • Patent number: 9952910
    Abstract: Managing a virtual computer resource on at least one virtual machine. The managing of the virtual computer resource on the at least one virtual machine is by controlling execution of the virtual computer resource on the at least one virtual machine by a virtual machine instance, such as a firmware facility, of a trusted part of a computer system. The virtual machine instance is unique in the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jakob C. Lang, Angel Nunez Mencias, Albert Schirmer, Jochen Schweflinghaus
  • Patent number: 9952894
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for distributing an in-memory data store over a plurality of independent data partitions. For example, the method includes associating each of the plurality of independent data partitions with at least one of a plurality of processing units such that one or more data sets in a corresponding each of the plurality of independent data partitions are processed by the at least one of the plurality of processing units. A query execution engine is provided for causing the plurality of processing units to execute, in parallel, a series of queries to the plurality of independent data partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: MicroStrategy Incorporated
    Inventor: Scott Cappiello
  • Patent number: 9952892
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for creating virtual machines (VM) and associated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. The method defines virtual network templates in a database, where each virtual network template includes network specifications. A configuration of a virtual system is created, which includes VMs, virtual lab networks associated with virtual network templates, and connections from the VMs to the virtual lab networks. Further, the configuration is deployed in the virtual infrastructure resulting in a deployed configuration. The deployment of the configuration includes instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the VMs of the configuration, instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the virtual lab networks, retrieving information from the database, and creating and executing programming instructions for the VMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Anupam Dalal, Min-Ken Lai, Aastha Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 9952790
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, at a first host, a security profile related to a first data socket descriptor indicating risk to data security of a second host. The method also includes, in response to the risk indicated by the security profile, performing by the first host, at least one action selected from a group of actions. The group of actions includes a cache flush on a cache of the first host according to a cache flush policy, cache locking on data stored in the cache of the first host, data redaction on data of a payload prior to being sent by the first host, memory locking of data stored in an in-memory database of the first host, and encryption of data stored in the in-memory database of the first host or encryption of selected data fields of a payload prior to being sent from the first host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: AVOCADO SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Keshav Govind Kamble
  • Patent number: 9954825
    Abstract: Various embodiments pertain to computing devices and virtual machines. In particular, various embodiments relate to the start-up, operation, and communication of virtual machines. A method includes initiating operation of a virtual machine on a computing device, and sending a token from the computing device to a virtual machine, where the token is used to connect the computing device and the virtual machine. The method also includes establishing a virtual private network between the virtual machine and a network node using the token, and launching a user interface of the virtual machine on the computing device after the virtual private network has been established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NTREPID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chad Prey, Alexander Ryzhak, Jeff Thompson, John Thompson, Bradley Rintoul, Adam Browning, Michael E. Martinka, Darby Mullen
  • Patent number: 9948640
    Abstract: A system, an apparatus and a method for providing a secure computing environment may be provided. In one aspect, an apparatus may comprise a communication port and a computer processor coupled to the communication port. The computer processor may be configured to initialize a hypervisor, establish a first virtual machine under control of the hypervisor and execute code for a secure zone on the first virtual machine. To execute code for the secure zone, the computer processor may be further configured to verify an administrative task and execute the administrative task, which may include: establish a connection with an administrator device, ensure that the administrator device is one of a set of intended administrator devices, receive a command through the connection with the administrator device and establish a second virtual machine under control of the hypervisor. The command may relate to executing a task on the second virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: OLogN Technologies AG
    Inventors: Sergey Ignatchenko, Dmytro Ivanchykhin
  • Patent number: 9946564
    Abstract: Migration of virtual machines within a computing environment is facilitated. A processor obtains a current virtual machine to host mapping in the computing environment, as well as a plurality of future virtual machine to host mappings. A current migration plan to migrate from a current state of the computing environment to another state of the computing environment is also obtained. Based on the current virtual machine to host mapping and one or more future virtual machine to host mappings of the plurality of future virtual machine to host mappings a determination is made that one or more potential alert conditions exist in the current migration plan. The current migration plan and/or one or more future virtual machine to host mappings are displayed. The current migration plan is adjusted to address at least one potential alert condition of the one or more potential alert conditions to improve processing within the computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, James P. Gilchrist, Steven K. Schmidt, Charles J. Stocker, IV
  • Patent number: 9946567
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, carried out by one or more processors, for policy based virtual resource allocation. In an embodiment, the method includes identifying a number of host resources specified by host resource requirements for a first resource consumer. The method determines if the host resource requirements include a list of host resource pools for the first resource consumer. Responsive to determining that the host resource requirements include the list of host resource pools for the first resource consumer, a first set of eligible host resource pools is identified. An allocation policy may be identified, where the allocation policy includes one or more parameters for allocating host resources. Host resources from the first set of eligible host resource pools are allocated based on the allocation policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gerhard Banzhaf, James M. Jenks, Angel Nunez Mencias, Eric A. Weinmann
  • Patent number: 9946565
    Abstract: The current document is directed to methods for aggregating host computers into distributed computing systems and to distributed computing systems created by the methods. In a described implementation, host computers are aggregated into two or more clusters, at a first distributed-computing-system level, each managed by a second-level management server. The two or more clusters are then, in turn, aggregated into a hierarchical distributed computing system managed by a top-level management server. The top-level management server is interconnected to, and accesses, the second-level management servers through a host-gateway appliance that includes host-gateway control logic implemented within a server computer. In order to achieve scalability and efficiency, the top-level management server provides a subset of the native management commands to system administrators and other users who access a management interface provided by the top-level management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivaylo Petkov Strandzhev, Asen Alexandrov, Danail Grigorov, Ilko Dragoev
  • Patent number: 9946896
    Abstract: A user attribute information provision system processes attribute information of users while preventing a leakage of attribute information. A provision apparatus: selects an apparatus group forming a communication path; generates information registration request in which information of a predetermined user is concealed in data recognizable only to a correspondent of the provision apparatus; and transmits the information registration request to an access destination solving apparatus via the apparatus groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Natsuki Watanabe, Kosuke Anzai, Katsuaki Nakahara
  • Patent number: 9946627
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes identifying a primary code segment, determining a confidence score associated with said primary code segment, and determining whether the confidence score exceeds a confidence threshold. The computer-implemented method further includes responsive to the confidence score exceeding the confidence threshold, determining a logger code segment associated with the primary code segment. A corresponding computer program product and computer system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoka Mochizuki, Tomonori Sugiura, Lianzi Wen
  • Patent number: 9946568
    Abstract: A micro-virtualization architecture deploys a threat-aware microvisor as a module of a virtualization system configured to facilitate real-time security analysis, including exploit detection and threat intelligence, of operating system processes executing in a memory of a node in a network environment. The micro-virtualization architecture organizes the memory as a user space and kernel space, wherein the microvisor executes in the kernel space of the architecture, while the operating system processes, an operating system kernel, a virtual machine monitor (VMM) and its spawned virtual machines (VMs) execute in the user space. Notably, the microvisor executes at the highest privilege level of a central processing unit of the node to virtualize access to kernel resources. The operating system kernel executes under control of the microvisor at a privilege level lower than a highest privilege level of the microvisor. The VMM and its spawned VMs execute at the highest privilege level of the microvisor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: FireEye, Inc.
    Inventors: Osman Abdoul Ismael, Ashar Aziz
  • Patent number: 9946870
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for efficiently executing guest programs in a virtualized computing environment are presented. The method includes executing a virtual machine on a computing hardware; executing a single hypervisor in a first security ring on the virtual machine; executing a single guest program on the virtual machine, wherein the single guest program includes a single kernel being executed in the first security ring and at least one application being executed in a second security ring; and executing at least an instruction issued by the at least one application without trapping the single hypervisor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ravello Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Izik Eidus, Leonid Shatz, Michael Rapoport, Alexander Fishman
  • Patent number: 9940064
    Abstract: Live migration of a virtual disk of a virtual machine between storage devices is described. In accordance with one example, a computer system prepares a first area of a first storage device and a second area of a second storage device for a live snapshot of a virtual disk of a virtual machine. A transaction is then executed that includes storing the live snapshot in the first area of the first storage device, copying the live snapshot to the second area of the second storage device, and mirroring a change to the virtual disk that occurs after the creation of the live snapshot, where the mirroring is via one or more write operations to the live snapshot in the first area and to the copy of the live snapshot in the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat Israel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ayal Baron, Federico Simoncelli
  • Patent number: 9939981
    Abstract: A storage manager that interoperates with a file manager application that integrates with virtualization substantially enables end-user control and storage management of virtual machines (VMs). The storage manager may manage information management operations relative to virtual machines based on and/or in response to messages and/or instructions received from the file manager application. The storage manager may further report results to the file manager application for presentation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: COMMVAULT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Prakash Varadharajan, Henry Wallace Dornemann, Rajesh Polimera, Anand Kandasamy
  • Patent number: 9940136
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for reusing fetched and decoded instructions in block-based processor architectures. In one example of the disclosed technology, a system includes a plurality of block-based processor cores and an instruction scheduler. A respective core is capable of executing one or more instruction blocks of a program. The instruction scheduler can be configured to identify a given instruction block of the program that is resident on a first processor core of the processor cores and is to be executed again. The instruction scheduler can be configured to adjust a mapping of instruction blocks in flight so that the given instruction block is re-executed on the first processor core without re-fetching the given instruction block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Christopher Burger, Aaron Smith
  • Patent number: 9940240
    Abstract: A persistent caching system is provided. The persistent caching system includes a storage system having a caching server for storing data, and a client for accessing the data through a network. The caching server is configured to store the data in a number of virtual memory blocks. The virtual memory blocks refer to an associated memory-mapped file in a file system of the caching server. The caching server is configured to export addresses of the virtual memory blocks to the client. The client is configured to access at least some of the virtual memory blocks through RDMA using the exported addresses. The caching server is configured to page virtual memory blocks being accessed by one or more clients through RDMA to and/or from the memory-mapped files associated with the accessed virtual memory blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard Metzler, Martin L. Schmatz, Patrick Stuedi, Animesh K. Trivedi
  • Patent number: 9940150
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, carried out by one or more processors, for policy based virtual resource allocation. In an embodiment, the method includes identifying a number of host resources specified by host resource requirements for a first resource consumer. The method determines if the host resource requirements include a list of host resource pools for the first resource consumer. Responsive to determining that the host resource requirements include the list of host resource pools for the first resource consumer, a first set of eligible host resource pools is identified. An allocation policy may be identified, where the allocation policy includes one or more parameters for allocating host resources. Host resources from the first set of eligible host resource pools are allocated based on the allocation policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gerhard Banzhaf, James M. Jenks, Angel Nunez Mencias, Eric A. Weinmann
  • Patent number: 9934061
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for black box techniques for detecting performance and availability issues in virtual machines exploiting hardware assisted virtualization are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes capturing multiple hardware assisted virtualization exit calls generated in connection with a given virtual machine; calculating one or more virtual machine performance metrics attributed to the given virtual machine based on the multiple hardware assisted virtualization exit calls; determining one or more virtual machine performance issues and/or one or more virtual machine availability issues attributed to the given virtual machine based on the one or more calculated virtual machine performance metrics; and outputting an alert identifying the one or more determined virtual machine performance issues and/or the one or more virtual machine availability issues attributed to the given virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Deng, Ruchi Mahindru, Cuong Manh Pham, Harigovind Ramasamy, Soumitra Sarkar, Mahesh Viswanathan, Long Wang
  • Patent number: 9934241
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for synchronizing read-only folders from a cloud-based server. Users can set read-only permissions when sharing folders with other users. The read-only permissions are enforced by client devices of the users downloading content of the folders from the server. To prevent local changes made by a user having read-only access to a folder from being overwritten, the user's client identifies modified folders as local content. After identifying a modified folder as local content, the client may retrieve the original folder from the cloud-based server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Hightail, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Duval, Tim A. Leiter
  • Patent number: 9934064
    Abstract: Execution of an application is suspended and the runtime state of the application is collected and persisted. Execution of the application may be resumed based on the runtime state. A proxy layer might also be utilized to translate requests received from the application for resources that are modified after the runtime state of the application is persisted. For instance, the runtime state that is persisted may include first data identifying a resource in use by the application at the time the execution of the application is suspended. After resuming the execution of the application, the proxy layer may translate the first data included in a request for the resource to second data identifying the resource, or a different resource, at a time the execution of the application is resumed, and the second data can be used to provide the application access to the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Kekeh, Aseem Kohli, Scott Elliot Stearns, Kristofer Hellick Reierson, Cread Wellington Mefford, Angela Mele Anderson
  • Patent number: 9933957
    Abstract: A technique for migrating data of a virtual machine running on a server from a first storage array to a second storage array includes configuring a virtualization appliance to mirror data between the first storage array and the second storage array and redirecting IO (Input/Output) requests, which were previously directed to the first storage array, instead to the virtualization appliance. The virtualization appliance performs data mirroring to bring the data in the second storage array into synchronization with the data in the first storage array, such that migration of the data from the first storage array to the second storage array is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Saar Cohen, Assaf Natanzon, David L. Black, Erin Bournival
  • Patent number: 9936047
    Abstract: A method and apparatus facilitates an enterprise to lease virtual appliances from network services provider. The method operates by deploying a converged networking and computing device at a service location, downloading a virtual network function to the converged networking and computing device, activating the virtual network function by a service in the wide area network, and connecting the virtual network function to a provisioned network path over the wide area network. Different virtual network functions can be deployed to different locations. The same virtual network function scan be deployed to different locations. Moreover, more than one virtual network function may be deployed to more than one service location. The virtual network functions can be realized through virtual machines, software containers, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Kieran Adolph, Michael Alain Gazier, Ian Hamish Duncan, James Andrew Frodsham, Denis Fluet
  • Patent number: 9936014
    Abstract: Various techniques for virtual entity migration in a computer network is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an indication to migrate a virtual machine in a virtual network from an originating network node of the underlay network to a target network node of the underlay network. The method also includes establishing a network tunnel in the underlay network from the originating network node to the target network node in response to receiving the indication to migrate the virtual machine. The method further includes migrating the virtual machine from the originating network node to the target network node following the established network tunnel in the underlay network while maintaining an address of the migrated virtual machine in the virtual network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Luyuan Fang, Fabio Chiussi, Vijay Gill, Deepak Bansal
  • Patent number: 9934053
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for optimizing a configuration of virtual machine (VM) instances. In a typical embodiment, such optimization comprises either the splitting of a single VM instance into multiple VM instances or the consolidation of multiple VM instances into fewer (e.g., a single) VM instance. Along these lines, it will first be determined which VM instances would be good candidates for reconfiguration. Under one approach, VM instances that are candidates for reconfiguration are identified based upon an analysis of applicable/associated service level agreement (SLA) terms versus the performance of the VM instances. For example, VM instances can be reconfigured if such reconfiguration will maximize a benefit provided by the applicable SLA terms (e.g., if the splitting of a single VM instance into multiple VM instances would cause a workload to be processed more efficiently, resulting in a more favorable cost/benefit ratio).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jason L. Anderson, Gregory J. Boss, Timothy R. Echtenkamp, Shaun T. Murakami
  • Patent number: 9934262
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a request to perform a shuffle operation on a data stream, the request including a set of initial key ranges: generating a shuffler configuration that assigns a shuffler from a set of shufflers to each of the initial key ranges; initiating the set of shufflers to perform the shuffle operation on the data stream; analyzing metadata statistics to determine whether a shuffler configuration update event occurs, the metadata statistics produced by the set of shufflers during the shuffle operation and indicating load statistics for each shuffler in the set of shufflers; and upon occurrence of the shuffler configuration update event and during the shuffle operation, altering the shuffler configuration based at least in part on the metadata statistics to produce an assignment of shufflers to key ranges that is different from the assignment of shufflers to the initial key ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Gourkov Balikov, Marian Dvorsky, Yonggang Zhao
  • Patent number: 9929998
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method to facilitate administration of a virtualization infrastructure, posted messages of members of a virtualization infrastructure are displayed, wherein the posted messages comprise tags identifying operational conditions of the members of the virtualization infrastructure. Responsive to a selection of a particular tag, the members of the virtualization infrastructure that posted a message comprising the particular tag are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijayaraghavan Soundararajan, Lawrence Spracklen
  • Patent number: 9928056
    Abstract: Operating system update management for a shared pool of configurable computing resources having a plurality of logical partitions (LPARs). An operating system update request may be received. A set of original shared portions and a set of original individualized portions may be classified with respect to a set of original files on a set of original nodes. A set of original overlay links may be created for the set of original files. A set of operating system network traffic may be routed using the set of original overlay links. A set of successor files may be established on a set of surrogate nodes. A set of successor overlay links may be created for the set of successor files. The set of operating system network traffic may be routed using the set of successor overlay links in place of the set of original overlay links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jes K. Chittigala, Ravikiran Moningi, Ravi A. Shankar
  • Patent number: 9928263
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a request to perform a shuffle operation on a data stream; receiving at least a portion of the data stream including a plurality of records, each including a key; storing each of the plurality of records in a persistent storage location assigned to a key range corresponding to keys included in the plurality of records; receiving a request from a consumer for a subset of the plurality of records including a range of keys; and upon receiving the request from the consumer, providing the subset of the plurality of records including the range of keys from the one or more persistent storage locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Gourkov Balikov, Marian Dvorsky, Yonggang Zhao
  • Patent number: 9929894
    Abstract: The graphics load of a virtual desktop is estimated to determine the capacity of a virtual desktop system. In one embodiment, the graphics load of a physical desktop is measured by a remoting agent installed on the physical desktop. The graphics load can be used as an estimate of the load that would be created by a deployed virtual desktop. The remoting agent on the physical desktop mimics host operations that are necessary to direct graphics data to a remote site. The remoting agent also measures the graphics load incurred by the host operations to determine a capacity of a virtual desktop system prior to deployment of the virtual desktop system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat Israel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shahar Frank
  • Patent number: 9928095
    Abstract: A hypervisor can handle requests from applications in a processing environment, where the processing environment consists of shared computing resources. A system can receive a request from an application, and the hypervisor can determine that the request is one that may result in poor interoperability between the application and the processing environment. The hypervisor can identify a processing solution that is more compatible, and it can fulfill the request using the more compatible option. However, the hypervisor need not alert the application of the modified execution; rather, the hypervisor can communicate to the application that the request has been fulfilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jay S. Bryant, Bin Cao, James E. Carey, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 9928001
    Abstract: Systems and methods enable a virtual machine, including applications executing thereon, to quickly start executing and servicing users based on pre-staged data blocks supplied from a backup copy in secondary storage. Substantially concurrently with the ongoing execution of the virtual machine, a virtual-machine-file-relocation operation moves data blocks from backup to a primary storage destination that becomes the virtual machine's primary data store after relocation completes. An enhanced data agent, operating in conjunction with an enhanced media agent in a storage management system, coordinates restoring the virtual machine and launching the relocation operation. The enhanced media agent pre-stages certain backed up data blocks based on predictive analysis pertaining to the virtual machine's operational profile. The enhanced media agent also pre-stages backed up data blocks for the relocation operation, based on the operation's relocation scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: COMMVAULT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Henry Wallace Dornemann, Rahul S. Pawar, Paramasivam Kumarasamy, Satish Chandra Kilaru, Ananda Venkatesha
  • Patent number: 9929974
    Abstract: A resource stack managed by a resource stack provider is created based on a resource stack template that integrates a custom resource from a second provider into the resource stack using a notification system with the second provider. For example, a customer may create a template that defines a resource stack that comprises resources available from the resource stack provider and one or more custom resources provided by a second provider. When a resource stack is created, resources available from the resource stack provider may be provisioned. Custom resources may be initialized by notifying the provider of the custom resource of the requested integration of the custom resource with the resource stack and requested configuration details. The custom resource provider may respond with an indication of successful integration when the custom resource has been successfully initialized. After initializing the resources, the resource stack may be enabled for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Avinash Jaisinghani, Reto Kramer, Prashant Jayaraman, Christopher Whitaker, Venkates Paramasivam Balakrishnan
  • Patent number: 9928096
    Abstract: A hypervisor can handle requests from applications in a processing environment, where the processing environment consists of shared computing resources. A system can receive a request from an application, and the hypervisor can determine that the request is one that may result in poor interoperability between the application and the processing environment. The hypervisor can identify a processing solution that is more compatible, and it can fulfill the request using the more compatible option. However, the hypervisor need not alert the application of the modified execution; rather, the hypervisor can communicate to the application that the request has been fulfilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jay S. Bryant, Bin Cao, James E. Carey, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 9921885
    Abstract: A virtualized environment includes a pool of VMs, each VM configured to run one or more virtual containers. Each virtual container runs as an isolated process in userspace on a guest operating system. A virtualization management module performs resource management operations to place containers within the pool of VMs according to performance metrics, and also perform high availability functionality for containers with critical containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinto Antony, Hariharan Jeyaraman Ganesan, Madhusudhanan Gangadharan, Rajasekar Shanmugam
  • Patent number: 9922350
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a dynamically adaptable real-time customer experience manager and/or associated method. Electronic messages are received from different source systems. Each message has an associated message type. Metadata is dynamically and programmatically developed for each received message based on an extensible set of scoring scenarios. The metadata includes at least one metric that is comparable across messages of different types for assessing relative priorities. A determination is made as to where in a queue of pending messages each received message is to be inserted, based on the metadata. A complex event processing query is executed on the queue to dynamically identify a pending message therein that is to be delivered. The identified pending message is subjected to pre-programmed distribution scenarios to identify which possible communication channel(s) that identified pending message is to be sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SOFTWARE AG
    Inventor: Gareth Smith
  • Patent number: 9923785
    Abstract: A current workload associated with a computing infrastructure is monitored for a change in the current workload. A first cost value is computed wherein the first cost value indicates a cost associated with scaling a current resource configuration for the computing infrastructure to respond to the change to the current workload. A second cost value is computed wherein the second cost value indicates a cost associated with ignoring the change to the current workload and maintaining the current resource configuration for the computing infrastructure. The first cost value and the second cost value are compared. A determination is made whether to scale or maintain the current resource configuration based on the comparison of the first cost value and the second cost value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Sanping Li, Yu Cao, Shamail Tahir, Kenneth Durazzo
  • Patent number: 9921866
    Abstract: A method comprising is described. The method includes receiving a virtual machine and a service level objective compute consumption metrics (SLO) parameters from a cloud controller, mapping the SLO parameters to resources at the compute node, monitoring utilization and performance of the virtual machine and dynamically adjusting performance of the virtual machine based on monitored performance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mrittika Ganguli, Rajneesh Bhardwaj, Ananth Sankaranarayanan, Sunil Raghavan, Subramony Sesha, Gilbert Hyatt, Muralidharan Sundararajan, Arkadiusz Chylinski, Alok Prakash
  • Patent number: 9917704
    Abstract: An energy saving monitoring method and device are provided. The method includes: acquiring system resource occupation information of an information technology (IT) device layer management system; sending a power-off instruction to the IT device layer management system according to the system resource occupation information, so that the IT device layer management system closes a virtual machine in a no-load state; and receiving a power-off feedback message sent by the IT device layer management system, and sending a cooling adjustment instruction to an infrastructure layer monitoring system according to a running state of a corresponding virtual machine in a cooling area where the closed virtual machine is located, so that the infrastructure layer monitoring system adjusts cooling deployment of the cooling area where the closed virtual machine is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nanjun Zhang
  • Patent number: 9917799
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide novel methods for controllers to communicate with managed hardware forwarding elements (MHFEs) in a transactional manner. The transactional communication methods of some embodiments ensure that an MHFE receives the entirety of a control plane update that a controller supplies to it, before the MHFE starts to modify its data plane forwarding data and operations. The transactional communication methods of some embodiments provide one or more transactional boundary controls to the controllers to define complete control plane data set updates. In some embodiments, the transactional controls ensure that an MHFE receives all of a control plane update before it starts to modify its data plane forwarding data. Controllers use one transactional control in some embodiments when they define logical forwarding elements (e.g., logical switches or routers) on the MHFEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventor: Anupam Chanda
  • Patent number: 9910768
    Abstract: A method and system for management of physical memory of Virtual Machines (VMs) using dynamic memory reallocation based on estimated usages by each of the VMs is provided. A host has different VMs with respective Guest OSs running on the host OS. The Guest OS of an exemplary VM has a balloon agent driver running on it. The balloon agent driver collects Guest OS statistics and calculates Working Set Size (WSS) of the Guest OS based on the Guest OS statistics. The WSS is provided to a Hypervisor via a Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM). The Hypervisor adjusts the size of the ballooned memory based on the calculated WSS and the virtualization statistics collected by the Hypervisor using the VMM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Parallels IP Holdings GmbH
    Inventors: Anna L. Melekhova, Larisa Markeeva
  • Patent number: 9910734
    Abstract: A method of performing a checkpoint on a set of connected processors and memories comprises the steps of creating one or more statefiles for one or more of the processors, querying available processing and/or memory resources, allocating data from one or more statefiles to the available resources, compressing the allocated data, storing the compressed data, and repeating the querying, allocating, compressing and storing steps until all of the statefile(s) are compressed and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hua Chai, Jun He, Christophe Lombard
  • Patent number: 9910692
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to enhanced virtual function capabilities in a virtualized network environment. In general, devices may comprise physical and virtualized resources. The physical resources may comprise at least a network adaptor that may handle incoming data from a network and outgoing data to the network. The virtualized resources may comprise at least one virtual machine (VM) and a corresponding interface. The corresponding interface may be one of a physical interface, a virtual interface or a “super” virtual interface. The physical interface may provide a first set of capabilities allowing the VM to access (e.g., control) at least the network adaptor. The virtual interface may provide a second set of capabilities that is a subset of the first set. The super virtual interface may provide a third set of capabilities including the second set of capabilities and at least one additional capability from the first set of capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen T. Palermo, Scott P. Dubal, Trevor Cooper, Anjali S. Jain, Iosif Gasparakis, Jr-Shian Tsai, Mike Bursell, Pradeepsunder Ganesh, Parthasarathy Sangam, Jesse C. Brandeburg