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20110179149ROAMING APPLICATION SETTINGS ACROSS MULTIPLE COMPUTING DEVICES - Application settings are roamed across multiple computing devices. Provider modules on the computing devices are run to retrieve application settings to be roamed and to roam those application settings across the multiple computing devices. Application setting changes initiated on a particular computing device are added to a history of application setting changes on the particular computing device, and also added to synchronization communication module for communication to one or more additional computing devices of the multiple computing devices. Application setting changes initiated by one of the one or more additional computing devices are received by the particular computing device and added to a history of application setting changes on the particular computing device, and are also incorporated into the application settings on the particular computing device.07-21-2011
20080275970AUTONOMICALLY ADJUSTING CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS FOR A SERVER WHEN A DIFFERENT SERVER FAILS - A load balancer detects a server failure, and sends a failure notification message to the remaining servers. In response, one or more of the remaining servers may autonomically adjust their configuration parameters, thereby allowing the remaining servers to better handle the increased load caused by the server failure. One or more of the servers may also include a performance measurement mechanism that measures performance before and after an autonomic adjustment of the configuration parameters to determine whether and how much the autonomic adjustments improved the system performance. In this manner server computer systems may autonomically compensate for the failure of another server computer system that was sharing the workload.11-06-2008
20130031226BROADCAST-BASED UPDATE MANAGEMENT - A first computing device establishes an update service associated with an identifier. When the first computing device receives a broadcast message from a second computing device that includes a network address of the second computing device, the first computing device transmits to the network address a message including the identifier associated with the update service. The update service receives from the second computing device a request including the identifier and in return transmits to the second computing device information about available updates.01-31-2013
20130031225REMOTELY PRECONFIGURING A COMPUTING DEVICE - Disclosed are various embodiments for preconfiguring a computing device remotely. A virtualized version of a computing device may be executed remotely and preconfigured by a user. The configuration of the virtualized version of the computing device may then be replicated to a physical version of the computing device. Alternatively, the physical version of the computing device may be executed remotely and preconfigured directly by the user.01-31-2013
20100023609FMC Architecture for CDMA Network - A method and apparatus are provided for connecting a mobile device to a subscriber access network, such as 3G network over an untrusted network, such as a wireless local area network (WLAN). SIP signaling is performed to authenticate and establish a connection to the subscriber access network. A unique identifier may be assigned to the mobile device for transmitting data to and receiving data from the subscriber access network.01-28-2010
20130046868Manipulation of a Mobile Device Setting Using a Network-Based Application - A method of modifying, with a network-based application, a device setting of a mobile device is provided. The method may include receiving, over a network at a client computer, from a server, the device setting of the mobile device. The device setting may include a screen color, wireless connection information, a screen wallpaper, and a ringtone. A graphical depiction of the mobile device is presented at the client computer, a portion of the graphical depiction showing the device setting such that the device setting appears the device setting would appear on a display of the mobile device. A request for a modification of the device setting is received by the client computer. Finally, the request for the modification is sent to the mobile device over the network via the server.02-21-2013
20130046867METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELF-ASSIGNING NETWORK IDENTIFICATION CODES - A method and apparatus for self-assigning network identification codes to a network device. In one embodiment, a method comprises determining if the network device comprises a default network identification code. If the network identification code comprises a default network identification code, transmitting a first network identification code and determining whether a first response was received to the first network identification code transmission. If no response was received, assigning the first network identification code to the network device. If the first response was received, transmitting a second network identification code and determining whether a second response in response to the second network identification code transmission was received. If so, assigning the second network identification code to the network device.02-21-2013
20090193103Method of and System for Support of User Devices Roaming Between Routing Realms by a Single Network Server - A network server provisioning at least one Local Area Network (LAN) comprising a client entry store, a packet driver module, a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) request handler. The LAN has one or more routing realms. The client entry store stores records representing a user device connecting to the LAN provisioned by the network server as a roaming visitor of the LAN to gain temporal access to an outside network through the LAN, and records representing one or more routing realm top-level devices provided on a top level of each routing realm of the LAN. The packet driver module inspects packets arriving from and directed to the user device, and interacts with the client entry store to process the packets. The DHCP request handler examines address data in DHCP packets received from the user device and the records in the client entry store. At least one of the packet driver module and the DHCP request handler detects roaming between routing realms by the user device based on the data of the packets and the records in the client entry store, and assigns a new Internet Protocol (IP) address to the user device when roaming by the user device is detected.07-30-2009
20100082780SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONFIGURING A WEBSITE HAVING A PLURALITY OF OPERATIONAL MODES - A plurality of affiliated network of websites may be configured to log user interactions thereon. The respective logs may comprise user identification information to allow a profile aggregation service to correlate user interactions across the plurality of websites and to generate respective user profiles, which may be used to configure the websites. A context aware platform (CAP) website may be configured to provide web services for entities in a business hierarchy. The CAP website may capable of presenting content in one of a plurality of operational modes associated with a geographical granularity of the franchise hierarchy. In addition, the CAP website may be configurable according to a user profile generated using user interactions across a plurality of websites and/or on the CAP website.04-01-2010
20110202642BROADCAST RECEIVER APPARATUS - There is provided a broadcast receiver apparatus capable of receiving correct channel information any time even if a network to which the broadcast receiver apparatus is connected changes to another one. The broadcast receiver apparatus includes storage means (08-18-2011
20110202640Identification of a destination server for virtual machine migration - A method for identification of a destination server for VM migration from a source server across a network is provided. The method comprises generating a profile for a virtual machine (VM) located on a source server, wherein the profile includes a plurality of parameters and a plurality of parameter constraints. The method further comprises polling a plurality of servers located on a network for values of the parameters and corresponding weights. It is determined whether the VM requires migration. Upon determination that migration is required, the method comprises identifying one or more destination servers located on the network that satisfy the parameter constraints, creating an ordered list of the one or more destination servers based on the corresponding weights if more than one destination server are identified, selecting a destination server from the ordered list, and migrating the VM to the selected destination server.08-18-2011
20100077064METHOD FOR MANAGING ADDRESS SPACES AT AN OPENING OF A COMMUNICATIONS TUNNEL, CORRESPONDING TUNNEL END-POINT, AND STORAGE MEANS - A method is proposed for providing a remedy to the problem of address conflict when setting up a communications tunnel between a first tunnel end-point of a first communications sub-network and a second tunnel end-point of a second communications sub-network distinct from said first sub-network, in proposing an efficient method for the dynamic management of the address spaces of each sub-network, implemented by a tunnel end-point upon detection of a request for linking two sub-networks by a tunnel.03-25-2010
20100077063SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EMULATING A COMPUTING DEVICE - A system apparatus and method for emulating a computing device are provided. Operational parameters of a server may be obtained and provided to an emulating computing device. An emulating device may emulate the server. While being emulated, a server may operate in a reduced functionality mode. Emulation of a server may be transparent to client or other machines associated with an emulated server. Conditions requiring a termination of an emulation of a server may be detected. Upon detecting conditions requiring a termination of an emulation of a server, operational or other parameters may be provided to the server and the server may assume full, or other, operational mode. Other embodiments are described and claimed.03-25-2010
20120246284Method and System for Enabling Rendering of Electronic Media Content Via a Secure Ad Hoc Network Configuration Utilizing a Handheld Wireless Communication Device - A handheld wireless communication device (HWCD) establishes an ad hoc network comprising interconnected networks for a user. The HWCD gains access to content on a first device and controls communication of the content from the first device via the HWCD to a second device. The HWCD enables the second device to consume the content. The content may be streamed from the first device via the HWCD to the second device. The first device is a service provider network device or other network device. The access may be authenticated and/or secure. Secure access to the content is extended from the first device to the second device. The ad hoc network is configured and/or reconfigured until communication is complete. The HWCD comprises multiple wireless interfaces. The ad hoc network comprises a PAN, WLAN, WAN and/or cellular network. The HWCD may hand-off among base stations during communication of the content.09-27-2012
20120246283CONFIGURATION FILE OVERRIDE - In one embodiment, a router is configured to relay a provisioning request originating from a remote network device to a remote provisioning server. When the router receives back a provisioning response including provisioning information identifying a first remotely stored configuration file, the router is configured to modify the provisioning information such that the modified provisioning information no longer identifies the first remotely stored configuration file. The router then relays the provisioning reply, which may identify a second different configuration file, to the remote network device.09-27-2012
20130086233DYNAMIC MODIFICATION OF A SUBSCRIBER CONNECTION - In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving a request to modify a subscriber connection to a network element. The method also includes modifying attributes of the subscriber connection, within a memory of the network element, without disconnecting the subscriber connection from the network element.04-04-2013
20130086232METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REGISTERING A DEVICE TO SERVER - A method for registering a device in a server is provided. The method includes connecting a first device positioned in a certain area to a server; and registering a second device by transmitting identification information of the second device positioned in the certain area to the server by the first device, and storing the identification information of the second device in the server.04-04-2013
20130036210REMOTE CONFIGURATION AND SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION OF PRODUCT CONTENT TO MEDICAL DEVICES - A distribution server for distributing updates for medical devices is disclosed. The distribution server can provide an update to a configuration device which configures a device to be updated. The distribution server includes a portal that allows an update provider to provide an update package including an update file and update package data relating to the update file. The update package data includes dependency data indicating a condition that must be satisfied by the configuration device or a second device so that the update file can be installed on the device to be updated. The distribution server further includes a database that is configured to store package data of a plurality of update packages and locations of update files of the plurality of update packages. The server further includes a distribution module that receives an inquiry on behalf of a medical device and provides a list of available update packages.02-07-2013
20130086231UPGRADE SYSTEM AND METHOD HAVING ADAPTIVE CHANGEABLE UPGRADE PROCESS - An upgrade system, an upgrade type of which may be adaptively changed, and an upgrade method includes a server, an upgrade type of which may be adaptively changed, a client, an upgrade type of which may be adaptively changed, and a ticket controlling apparatus. The server includes: a server interface unit receiving information relating to an upgrade from a ticket controlling apparatus comprising a ticket; a pushing unit in which at least one client to be upgraded is registered; and a pushing scheduling unit connecting to the ticket controlling apparatus, receiving the information relating to the upgrade from the server interface unit, and scheduling an upgrade of the at least one client by using the pushing unit based on the received information relating to the upgrade. The ticket comprises information about a distribution strategy, information about the upgrade type, and information about a module to be distributed.04-04-2013
20130080610I/O DEVICE MANAGEMENT METHOD, COMPUTER SYSTEM, AND I/O DEVICE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM PRODUCT - An I/O device management method of a computer system including a computer, an I/O device, an I/O switch assigning the I/O device to the computer, and a management computer of managing the I/O device, in which a process of the management processor includes a step of acquiring a piece of configuration information of the I/O device assigned to the computer, and a piece of configuration information of a network connected with I/O device, a step of acquiring a flow amount indicating an amount of a data transmitted and received via the I/O device for each I/O type, a step of determining the I/O device of changing an assignment to the computer based on the pieces of acquired information, and a step of issuing an assignment change instruction to the I/O switch.03-28-2013
20130080609COMPUTER SYSTEM, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Traffic data while the system is in operation is collected for a certain time as a preprocess. Typical patterns are extracted from the collected traffic data. Next, stream programs are created for the individual typical patterns and stored for the future reference. Next, the IDs of alternative tasks for transition among different stream programs are stored. In actual system operation, the system measures traffic data regularly or at any time, compares the resultant patterns with the typical patterns, and selects a stream program corresponding to the closest typical pattern as the next phase. Program shutdown time when shifting from the stream program in the present phase to the next phase can be reduced by gradually shifting empty tasks in the present phase to the next stream program as alternative tasks in consideration of the cost of switching between tasks, the cost of transferring data among resources, and so on.03-28-2013
20130080608Automatic Management of Configuration Parameters and Parameter Management Engine - A mechanism is provided for an automatic management of configuration parameters of computing resources between related computing systems. Services instances of computing systems are generated according to associated configuration parameter sets and respective corresponding configuration parameter values. A determination is made of configuration parameter value changes in the configuration parameter sets for each generated service instance of the computing systems. The configuration parameter value changes for each generated service instance are compared with a first subset configuration parameter values and with a second subset configuration parameter values. The determined configuration parameter value changes in one service instance are then propagated to another service instance according to a definition of rules for mapping configuration parameters and their values between second subsets of configuration parameters.03-28-2013
20130080607AUTOMATED DEVICE PROVISIONING AND ACTIVATION - Devices, methods, and computer readable media for communicating with a network system over a wireless access network, the network system comprising one or more network elements, and communicating with one or more other devices over one or more of a wireless local-area network, a personal-area network, and a near-field network; obtaining configuration information from the one or more network elements, the configuration information enabling modification of a first service policy setting for authorizing provision of a forwarding service to the one or more other devices; obtaining a user input associated with enabling or disabling the forwarding service; and modifying a second service policy setting in accordance with the user input, the second service policy setting for assisting in enabling or disabling the forwarding service.03-28-2013
20120209969Browser adjusting method and mobile terminal - The disclosure discloses a method for adjusting a mobile terminal browser, which comprises setting an upper threshold value and a lower threshold value of a downloading speed for a mobile terminal browser. The method further comprises: calculating a current average downloading speed of the mobile terminal browser; comparing the current average downloading speed with the upper threshold value and the lower threshold value of the downloading speed; resetting network parameters of the mobile terminal browser when the current average downloading speed is less than the lower threshold value of the downloading speed or greater than the upper threshold value of the downloading speed. The disclosure also discloses a mobile terminal. The disclosure optimizes the network parameters of the mobile terminal browser according to the current network environment, and simultaneously increases downloading efficiency and stability of the mobile terminal browser, thereby avoiding the process of manually setting the relative network parameters of the browser by a mobile terminal user according to different network environments, so that the browser is more humanized and user experience is greatly improved.08-16-2012
20100100611COMPUTER SYSTEM AND CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT METHOD THEREFOR - Provided is a computer system that requires only a server administrator for construction thereof and configuration change thereof. A management server acquires connection destination interface identifiers set for external apparatuses, stores the connection destination interface identifiers into a first table, acquires specifications of server computers and identifiers of the server computers, stores the specifications and the identifiers into a second table, acquires specifications of external apparatuses, stores the specifications into the first table, receives a profile to be deployed onto one of the server computers, acquires a server computer satisfying the profile from the second table, acquires an external apparatus satisfying the profile from the first table, acquires a connection destination interface identifier from the first table, and notifies the server computer acquired from the second table of the acquired interface identifier, and the server computer updates an interface identifier of an interface by the received interface identifier.04-22-2010
20090164610METHOD, GATEWAY, CLIENT, SOFTWARE ARRANGEMENT AND COMPUTER-ACCESSIBLE MEDIUM FOR FACILITATING A HANDOVER BETWEEN A WIRELESS LAN AND A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK - Exemplary embodiments of method, gateway, client, software arrangement and computer-accessible medium are provided for a handover of a client from a local network to an access network. For example, information can be received from the client regarding the client's ability to connect directly to the access network, whereas the client is connected to a local network. A request for the handover of the client and an identification information of the client can be transmitted to the access network. Further, the handover of the client can be initiated from the local network to the access network.06-25-2009
20100042708METHOD AND APPARATUS PROVIDING AUTOMATIC CONNECTION ANNOUNCEMENT FROM A MODULAR NETWORK DEVICE TO A NETWORK MANAGEMENT POINT - A method of provisioning modular network devices is described. A generic configuration is placed on a device; the configuration comprises commands for configuring interfaces associated the device. At the device, each interface associated with the device is configured with at least one command associated with the configuration. The device then attempts to connect with a management point through the current interface. If the current interface can connect to the management point, then an inventory of all interfaces associated with the device is self-initiated and automatically communicated by the device to the management point. In other embodiments, based on the inventory information, a configuration template containing relative interface references may be resolved into a permanent device configuration that includes absolute interface references. As a result, modular network devices in which interfaces of various types are installed at different slot locations may acquire a permanent configuration automatically from a remote management station.02-18-2010
20100042707METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REQUESTING AND ALLOCATING CONNECTION POINT ADDRESS - The present invention relates to mobile communications, and discloses a method and device for requesting and allocating connection point addresses. Therefore, transmission errors of subsequent messages of a terminal are avoided when the MIP registration of the terminal fails. The method includes: receiving a request for an IP address from a terminal and a MIP registration result of the terminal; and returning a response indicative of IP address allocation failure if the registration result is registration failure.02-18-2010
20100042705MAPPING OF LOGICAL VOLUMES TO HOST CLUSTERS - A method for data storage includes defining a host cluster within a group of host computers, which access a storage system that includes multiple logical volumes. The host cluster includes two or more of the host computers. A single mapping instruction, which specifies the host cluster and a set of one or more of the logical volumes, is accepted. Responsively to the single mapping instruction, each of the host computers in the host cluster is mapped to access the logical volumes in the set. In another disclosed method, a single control instruction, which specifies the host cluster and a configuration operation to be applied to the host computers in the host cluster, is accepted. Responsively to the single control instruction, the configuration operation is applied to each of the host computers in the host cluster.02-18-2010
20100042704AUTOMATING APPLICATION STATE OF A SET OF COMPUTING DEVICES RESPONSIVE TO SCHEDULED EVENTS BASED ON HISTORICAL DATA - A programmatic event related to a meeting can be detected. At least one previous meeting similar to the meeting can be determined. A pattern relating to an application state of a set of at least one computing devices can be ascertained for at least one previous meeting. A difference between a current application state of the set of computing devices and an application state indicated by the ascertained pattern can be determined. The current application state of the set of computing devices can be automatically adjusted to lessen the determined difference.02-18-2010
20100325250CHARACTERIZING UNREGISTERED DOMAIN NAMES - Methods and apparatus for characterizing unregistered domain names are provided. One embodiment includes obtaining a list of a plurality of resolution requests for the unregistered domain names, determining a number of occurrences of each of the unregistered domain names, computing a plurality of groupings based on the number of occurrences, and associating a score with each of the unregistered domain names.12-23-2010
20090157855DECENTRALIZED APPLICATION PLACEMENT FOR WEB APPLICATION MIDDLEWARE - A decentralized process to ensure the dynamic placement of applications on servers under two types of simultaneous resource requirements, those that are dependent on the loads placed on the applications and those that are independent. The demand (load) for applications changes over time and the goal is to satisfy all the demand while changing the solution (assignment of applications to servers) as little as possible.06-18-2009
20100332630Managing Computer Network Resources - Software agents are assigned goals in accordance with network policies that define a desired operational characteristic of a computer network. A software agent achieves its assigned goal by executing a predefined task. An assigned goal may be dynamically modified as necessary based on the actual operational characteristics of the network. The software agent may request further policy if it cannot achieve its assigned goal by performing the predefined task.12-30-2010
20100106813QUORUM BASED TRANSACTIONALLY CONSISTENT MEMBERSHIP MANAGEMENT IN DISTRIBUTED STORAGE SYSTEMS - Systems and methods that restore a failed reconfiguration of nodes in a distributed environment. By analyzing reports from read/write quorums of nodes associated with a configuration, automatic recovery for data partitions can be facilitated. Moreover, a configuration manager component tracks current configurations for replication units and determines whether a reconfiguration is required (e.g., due to node failures, node recovery, replica additions/deletions, replica moves, or replica role changes, and the like.) Reconfigurations of data activated as being replicated from an old configuration to being replicated on a new configuration may be performed in a transactionally consistent manner based on dynamic quorums associated with the new configuration and the old configuration.04-29-2010
20100106812AUTOMATING DEPLOYMENT OF SERVICE APPLICATIONS BY EXPOSING HOSTING ENVIRONMENT CONSTRAINTS - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for automating deployment of service applications by exposing environmental constraints in a service model are provided. In general, the methods are performed in the context of a general purpose platform configured as a server cloud to run various service applications distributed thereon. Accordingly, the general purpose platform may be flexibly configured to manage varying degrees of characteristics associated with each of the various service applications. Typically, these characteristics are provided in the service model that governs the environmental constraints under which each component program of the service application operates. As such, hosting environments are selected and adapted to satisfy the environmental constraints associated with each component program. Adapting the hosting environments includes installing parameters transformed from configuration settings of each component program via map constructs, thereby refining the hosting environment to support operation of the component program.04-29-2010
20090125615ADDRESS RESOLUTION PROTOCOL CHANGE ENABLING LOAD-BALANCING FOR TCP-DCR IMPLEMENTATIONS - Data processing systems, computer implemented methods, and computer program products are provided for updating an address resolution protocol table. Updates received for the address resolution protocol table are comprised of an internet protocol address, a media access control address, and a unique identifier.05-14-2009
20130046866METER ACCESS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Aspects of the invention provide for managing access to utility meters. In one embodiment, a system includes: a computing device communicatively connected to a first utility meter and a second utility meter, the computing device adapted to manage access to the first utility meter and the second utility meter by performing actions comprising: receiving a program file for updating at least one of the first utility meter and the second utility meter, each utility meter including a meter table; comparing the program file to the meter table of the at least one of the first utility meter and the second utility meter to determine if the program file includes authorized bit changes to the meter table; and updating, in response to the comparing, the meter table of the at least one of the first utility meter and the second utility meter.02-21-2013
20120166601Distributed Network Interfaces for Application Cloaking and Spoofing - Systems and methods associated with distributing an application's network interface over nodes of a networking fabric are presented. Nodes of the fabric can operate as interface modules, each taking on a role or responsibility for a portion of the application's network address including IP address, port assignments, or other portions of the network address. Interface modules of the networking nodes can then spoof or cloak the application to provide security against internal or external threats.06-28-2012
20090119391TARGETED WEB PAGE REDIRECTION - The present invention provides redirection for a web page request for an old URL received at a web server. In an embodiment, a web page request from an end-user is redirected to a Common Gateway Interface (“CGI”) script for handling the web page redirection. In an embodiment, the CGI script includes a routine for matching an old URL to a new URL provided in a lookup table. In an embodiment, each web page of an old URL has a corresponding new URL such that an end-user trying to access a web page using an old URL is always directed to a corresponding new web page, or to a relevant page if a corresponding new page does not exist. In another embodiment, a customized message may be associated with a match between an old URL and a new URL, and the customized message may be displayed prior to redirection.05-07-2009
20090327457Distributed Configuration Management Using Loosely-Coupled Action-Style Documents - Described is a technology in a distributed configuration network management environment, in which action-style documents are used as guides in processing structured documents to perform management tasks. For example, the action-style documents may be used by a standard stylesheet processor to validate a constitutional document, and process input lines of that constitutional document into output lines of a document. When executed, the output lines perform a management task. In this manner, for example, policy statements of an administrator are transformed into a single type of self-contained document that is consistently interpreted, and thus consistently executed, regardless of its source or when it was authored.12-31-2009
20090319645Method, Apparatus, and Computer Program Product for Distributed Information Management - An apparatus for distributed information management may include a processor. The processor may be configured to select one or more network domain features and one or more information domain features. In this regard, the network domain features may be based on the connectivity of a network, and the information domain features may be based on meta-data associated with information stored within the network. The processor may also be configured to determine a network domain covariance based on the one or more network domain features and determine an information domain covariance based on the one or more information domain features. Further, the processor may be configured to combine the network domain covariance and the information domain covariance to determine a path update. Associated methods and computer program products may also be provided.12-24-2009
20090307338 Network Element Having a DHCP Lease Timer - A network element modifying the DHCP lease timer is described. According to one embodiment, an exemplary method includes maintaining, at a network element, DHCP lease time for one or more clients and in response to a DHCP renewal request from a client, on behalf of a DHCP server, providing DHCP renewal services to the client based on lease time information associated with the client without invoking the DHCP server.12-10-2009
20120191827APPARATUS MANAGEMENT DEVICE, APPARATUS CONFIGURATION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An apparatus management device, which is connected via a network to an apparatus, includes a storage unit configured to store a default value for a parameter of the apparatus and a table including coefficients associated with counter values indicating operational status of the apparatus; an apparatus information obtaining unit configured to obtain apparatus information including a counter value indicating the operational status from the apparatus; a parameter value calculation unit configured to obtain one of the coefficients that corresponds to the counter value in the obtained apparatus information by referring to the table, and to calculate an update value for the parameter of the apparatus by multiplying the default value by the one of the coefficients; and a setting unit configured to set the parameter of the apparatus at the update value.07-26-2012
20130073701Information Processing System, Setting Alteration Method and Computer Program - A manufacturer's in-house server receives serial numbers from BD players, and transmits the received serial numbers to an SCM server. The SCM server collates the serial numbers into a control table, and transmits information to the manufacturer's in-house server such as information showing which dispatch destination and sales outlet each BD player passed through before being installed in a user's home (i.e., distribution information). In accordance with the collated control table, the manufacturer's in-house server then transmits flags that are used to make settings appropriate to each BD player. Each BD player then alters its own settings in accordance with its received flag. For example, a setting may be made to start up an application for an information delivery service (i.e., a delivery service for contents such as moving pictures and the like) that the BD player is to be connected to.03-21-2013
20130073700SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING INFORMATION BETWEEN HETEROGENEOUS SERVICE PROVIDERS - Disclosed are a system for sharing information between heterogeneous service providers, including: a first service provider configured to generate first situation information based on an abnormal situation of a system; a second service provider configured to receive the first situation information from the first service provider, generate second situation information corresponding to the received first situation information; and the TTP configured to receive the first situation information from the first service provider, receive the second situation information from the second service provider, generate correspondence information based on the received information, and share the generated correspondence information.03-21-2013
20090292793AUTONOMOUS OPERATION OF NETWORKING DEVICES - A system, method, and information processing system for managing a configuration of a network device. A current state associated with at least one network device (11-26-2009
20090287802UPnP/DLNA device support apparatus, system, and method - An apparatus, system, and method may include a universal plug and play or digital living network alliance (UPnP/DLNA) device, a support server, and a mobile device. The mobile device may be configured to discover the UPnP/DLNA device of a UPnP or DLNA network by using a UPnP/DLNA protocol. The mobile device may further be configured to receive, using the UPnP/DLNA protocol, status-related data corresponding to the UPnP/DLNA device. The mobile device may also be configured to transmit the status-related data to the support server via a wide area network (WAN) or a wireless wide area network (WWAN) to facilitate support of the UPnP/DLNA device based on the status-related data.11-19-2009
20130067049UPDATING A SWITCH SOFTWARE IMAGE IN A DISTRIBUTED FABRIC PROTOCOL (DFP) SWITCHING NETWORK - A switching network has a plurality of switches including at least a switch and a managing master switch. At the managing master switch, a first capability vector (CV) is received from the switch. The managing master switch determines whether the first CV is compatible with at least a second CV in a network membership data structure that records CVs of multiple switches in the switching network. In response to detecting an incompatibility, the managing master switch initiates an image update to an image of the switch. In response to a failure of the image update at the switch, the switch boots utilizing a mini-DC module that reestablishes communication between the switch with the managing master switch and retries the image update.03-14-2013
20130067048Multi-Entity Management - In embodiments of multi-entity management, a multi-entity system can include an infrastructure service (DHCP) that services client devices configured for network connectivity on a network. The multi-entity system also includes server devices configured for network configuration settings control and management of the client devices on the network. A multi-entity manager instantiates a configuration dialog for display with user-selectable controls that are selectable to initiate a single-step configuration operation of one or more of the network configuration settings at the server devices.03-14-2013
20130067047NETWORK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM NODE AND METHOD FOR USE IN A NETWORK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM NODE FOR RE-CONFIGURING A SET OF DATA NETWORK NODES IN A DATA NETWORK - The present disclosure relates to a network management system node for re-configuring a set of data network nodes in a data network in response to a change management request requesting a creation of a network service to be performed in the data network. The network management system node is characterised in that it includes a processing unit configured to store each change of network service information in created, added and/or updated data network nodes in the resulting set of data network nodes established by the re-configuration of the set of data network nodes based on the change management request requesting the creation of the network service as a change-set of network service information, and associate the change-set of network service information with a network service instance indicating the moment of the creation of the network service.03-14-2013
20110022692METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING AND CONTROLLING USER EXPERIENCE IN A NETWORK - Aspects of a method and system for determining and controlling user experience in a network may comprise a management entity that coordinates operation of one or more endpoint devices. One or more parameters associated with a content type may be received from the one or more endpoint devices by the management entity. The management entity may utilize the received one or more parameters associated with the content type to determine configuration information for the one or more endpoint devices. The content type may specify a type of media content that is handled by the one or more endpoint devices.01-27-2011
20110022691OPTIMIZING FIBRE CHANNEL ZONESET CONFIGURATION AND ACTIVATION - In an example embodiment, a new qualifier is added to members in a Fibre Channel zone to specify whether each member is a target or initiator and in another embodiment a time-range attribute is added to a zone in the zoneset. When the zoneset is applied the number of ACL entries that must be programmed is reduced from k×(k−1) entries to 2(k−1) entries for a zone with k members where k−1 members are of one type (e.g. initiators) and one of the members is of a different type (e.g., a tape device). The time-range attribute is enforced by zone server software and enhances security by, for example, limiting access to sensitive data to specified times. In another embodiment, an incremental zoneset activation protocol is implemented where a hash of a zoneset is created by a switch updating the zoneset and the hash and ID of the switch updating the zoneset are sent to all other switches in the fabric when the zoneset is propagated. The hash and switch ID are stored in persistent storage at all switches in the fabric. When a target zoneset is updated by a source switch only the incremental change is propagated to other switches in the fabric along with the hash and switch ID of the target zoneset. Each switch checks a received hash and switch ID against its stored hash and switch ID to assure that the stored local zoneset is the same as the target zoneset before applying the incremental change.01-27-2011
20110022690COMMUNICATING DATA FROM A SOURCE DEVICE TO A TERMINAL - In a method for receiving data from a source device in a terminal having a terminal identifier, a code section lookup table is received from the source device, in which the code section lookup table contains a correlation between terminal labels and specific code sections. In addition, a determination as to whether the terminal identifier of the terminal matches a terminal label listed in the code section lookup table is made, and if there is a match, the specific code section corresponding to the matching terminal label is identified and downloaded from the source device.01-27-2011
20110022689MANAGING LINEAR MULTIMEDIA CONTENT DELIVERY - Users are assigned to virtual groups. Virtual groups are associated with server assets. Achieving load-balancing during the delivery of linear multimedia content, for example, may be achieved through reassigning users to different virtual groups. Server assets can include server clusters that are assigned to the virtual groups. New hardware can be added to server assets without having to directly associate users to the new hardware.01-27-2011
20120117210INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, WIRELESS TERMINAL DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing device includes: a selection unit that selects a second wireless provider used when an application service is provided to a wireless terminal device on the basis of a connection request transmitted from the wireless terminal device storing contract authorization information of a first wireless provider constituting a plurality of wireless providers providing a wireless connection service through a wireless line, the connection request being based on a user operation for using the application service, from the plurality of wireless providers on the basis of the content of the application service and a position of the wireless terminal device; and a control unit that controls rewriting instruction information for rewriting contract authorization information stored in the wireless terminal device into contract authorization information of the second wireless provider to be transmitted to the wireless terminal device.05-10-2012
20120117209LOCATION CONTROL SERVICE - In embodiments of a location control service, location data that identifies the location of a device is stored in a memory module, such as secured non-volatile memory or a storage module, of the device along with a timestamp that correlates to local time at the location of the device. A determination is then made as to whether the location of the device has changed. Functionality of the device can be disabled, and access to data stored on the device restricted, when determining that a change in location of the device was not authorized. Alternatively, the location data can be updated to identify a new location of the device when determining that a change in location of the device was authorized.05-10-2012
20120117208Dynamic Address Assignment for Address Aggregation in Low Power and Lossy Networks - A node in a Low power and Lossy Network (LLN) is managed by monitoring a routing configuration on a node in a LLN. A triggering parameter that is used to invoke an address change on a child node is tracked and a threshold against which to compare the triggering parameter is accessed. The triggering parameter is compared to the threshold. Based on results of comparing the triggering parameter to the threshold, it is determined that an address change at the child node is appropriate. An address change of a child node appearing in the routing configuration is invoked based on the determination that an address change is appropriate.05-10-2012
20090248842Control-relay apparatus - A control-relay apparatus that controls a device to be controlled, according to a control request received from a management device includes a request receiving part that receives, from the management device, control request data containing data indicating a condition that a device to be controlled should satisfy, and data indicating contents of control with respect to a device that satisfies the condition, and stores the control request data in a recording part accessible from the control-relay apparatus, an information obtaining part that obtains device data relating to a device communicable with the control-relay apparatus; and a device control part that, when the device data obtained by the information obtaining part satisfy the condition indicated by the control request data recorded in the recording part, performs control including the contents indicated by the control request data, with respect to the device.10-01-2009
20130166706EXTENDING A DHCP RELAY TO BACKUP A DHCP SERVER - Techniques are described for providing a backup DHCP server using a DHCP relay agent. Embodiments retrieve DHCP server configuration information specifying a configuration of one or more DHCP servers. Additionally, embodiments monitor, at a DHCP relay agent, DHCP lease traffic between the one or more DHCP servers and one or more DHCP clients passing through the DHCP relay agent. Upon determining that the one or more DHCP servers have failed, DHCP server services are provided at the DHCP relay agent, based on the received DHCP server configuration information and the monitored DHCP lease traffic.06-27-2013
20130166707EXTENDING A DHCP RELAY TO BACKUP A DHCP SERVER - Techniques are described for providing a backup DHCP server using a DHCP relay agent. Embodiments retrieve DHCP server configuration information specifying a configuration of one or more DHCP servers. Additionally, embodiments monitor, at a DHCP relay agent, DHCP lease traffic between the one or more DHCP servers and one or more DHCP clients passing through the DHCP relay agent. Upon determining that the one or more DHCP servers have failed, DHCP server services are provided at the DHCP relay agent, based on the received DHCP server configuration information and the monitored DHCP lease traffic.06-27-2013
20130166708SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCATING OFFENDING NETWORK DEVICE AND MAINTAINING NETWORK INTEGRITY - A system and method detects within an IP network an offending network device that has been adversely affecting the IP network performance. A discovery protocol frame is propagated to successive network switches and is formed as a field having a query for inquiring within each network switch to which the frame is propagated whether the network switch has a database entry regarding the MAC address and switch port for the offending network device to locate the offending network device. This discovery protocol frame includes a command for any network switch that has the offending network device connected thereto to disable the switch port to which the offending network device is connected or block all data traffic from the MAC address of the offending network device.06-27-2013
20080320117CLUSTER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT - In a system having a cluster of system components interconnected by a cluster interconnect fabric, the system components include out-of-band management network interfaces to an out-of-band management network. The system is configured to use the cluster interconnect fabric and the out-of-band management network interfaces to determine the overall connectivity and status of the cluster.12-25-2008
20080294758METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ADJUSTING BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION DURING A COLLABORATION SESSION - In one embodiment, the systems and methods determine an initial bandwidth at a client device; allocate an allocated bandwidth to the client device between a first server and a second server; monitor the allocated bandwidth; and adjust the allocated bandwidth based on a target bandwidth from the first server to the client.11-27-2008
20080294757System and Method for Publication of Distributed Data Processing Service Changes - Methods and systems to improve change description information dissemination are described. When an altered version of a distributed data processing service is deployed, information about the altered service is published in a service information registry. The published information includes a link to a natural-language description of the altered service.11-27-2008
20080294756RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTING NETWORK SETTINGS ON A SOFTWARE PARITITION SERVER - A method, system and computer-readable medium for resolving conflicting network settings on a software partition server. In one embodiment, the method clones a software partition of a data processing system to obtain a second software partition. The method detects a conflict between a network configuration of the second software partition and an existing network configuration of an existing software partition on the data processing system. The method then dynamically resolves the conflict between the network configuration of the second software partition and the existing network configuration of the existing software partition without additional input from the user.11-27-2008
20090132685SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVISIONING AND UNPROVISIONING MULTIPLE END POINTS WITH RESPECT TO A SUBSCRIBER AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM EMPLOYING THE SAME - Various systems and methods for provisioning and/or unprovisioning an end point. One aspect provides a method of provisioning an end point. In one embodiment, the method include: (1) mapping the end point into a role in a service associated with a subscriber and (2) calling at least one function associated with the role, the function causing values to be transmitted to the end point to provision the end point with respect to the service.05-21-2009
20120011233Device Communication, Monitoring and Control Architecture and Method - A communication interface and a device control, management and monitoring system are provided to enable the networking of and communication between a multiple devices operating under different protocols. The communication interface may act as a translator or protocol converter that reformats transmissions from one protocol to another based on protocol compatibility between the recipient and transmitting devices. The device control and monitoring system may store predefined rules that are triggered when specified conditions associated with the networked devices are detected. The rules may specify an action to take such as transmitting a discount offer to a user or turning off a light. According to one or more arrangements, the communication interface may act as an intermediary between the networked devices and the device control system so that the device control system is not required to understand or be compatible with the various other protocols used by the networked devices.01-12-2012
20110270957METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LOGGING TRACE EVENTS OF A NETWORK DEVICE - A method for logging trace events of a network device in a network is described herein. A plurality of log events may be generated based on a source level. The plurality of log events is stored to a log buffer of the network device. The log buffer is monitored for a trigger event, which is a condition in the network. It is determined whether the trigger event is detected. Upon detecting the trigger event, one or more log events of the plurality of log events in an ex-ante window of the log buffer are determined. A log event of the one or more log events is provided to a system log. Upon determining the trigger event is not detected, it is determined whether the one or more log events of the plurality of log events in the ex-ante window satisfy a log level. A severity of the source level is lower than a severity of the log level.11-03-2011
20120191826Device-Health-Based Dynamic Configuration of Network Management Systems Suited for Network Operations - In an embodiment, in response to receiving an indication of a change in quality of services provided by a network device, collecting one or more performance measurements of the network device; by applying a network policy to the measurements, determining one or more operations capable of performing on the network device to enhance the quality of services; in response to determining that the network device is not configured for instrumentation, causing automatic self-configuration of the network device by execution of the one or more operations on the network device; wherein the method is performed by one or more computing devices.07-26-2012
20120005319Dynamic Modification of the Address of a Proxy - In certain embodiments, a method includes receiving, at a first address of a proxy, a first request for access to a network from an application on an endpoint and forwarding, by the proxy, the request to the network on behalf of the application from the first address of the proxy. The method also includes determining, by the proxy, to change the address of the proxy from the first address to a second address and determining, by the proxy, the second address. Even further, the method includes changing, by the proxy, the address of the proxy to the second address. Moreover, the method includes receiving, at the second address of the proxy, a second request for access to the network from the application. The method also includes forwarding, by the proxy, the second request to the network on behalf of the application from the second address of the proxy.01-05-2012
20120005318Network Problem Determination - Techniques for problem determination are provided. The techniques include identifying one or more configuration items in two or more systems connected to one or more networks, performing a comparison of one or more common configuration items from the one or more configuration items in the two or more systems connected to one or more networks, and using the comparison to detect deviation between one or more configuration items of one of the two or more systems and one or more respective configuration items in the other one or more systems.01-05-2012
20110289199DIGITAL MEDIA RENDERER FOR USE WITH A CONTENT SYSTEM - A computer-implemented system and method for implementing a digital media renderer for use with a content system. Embodiments include: providing a digital media renderer including an audio/video transport component, a connection manager component, and a rendering control component; receiving, at the digital media renderer from a control point, a request to play a media content item, the request including information indicative of a media format corresponding to the media content item; executing the connection manager component, by use of a data processor, to determine if the media format is supported by the digital media renderer; executing the audio/video transport component, by use of the data processor, to manage a uniform resource identifier (URI) associated with the media content item and to manage the transport of the media content item for rendering; and executing the rendering control component, by use of the data processor, to change a device setting in rendering hardware.11-24-2011
20110302282SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COPYING SETTINGS OF A DEVICE TO ANOTHER DEVICE, PARTICULARLY FOR COPYING SETTINGS BETWEEN LAMPS - The invention relates to copying of settings of a device to another device so that a user does not have to set up each device of a network of devices, such as to set up each lamp of a lighting system with a network of lamps. A basic idea of the invention is to equip a device such as a lamp with a network transmitter and receiver with a form of proximity detection in order to enable a user to easily copy the settings of one device to another device within their proximity. An embodiment of the invention provides a system for copying settings of one device to another device, comprising 12-08-2011
20090177764Method, apparatus and system for modulating an application based on proximity - A method, system and apparatus for modulating an application associated with at least one of a first communication device and a second communication device is provided. Proximity between the first communication device and the second communication device is determined. The application associated with at least one of the first communication device and the second communication device is modulated based on the proximity.07-09-2009
20110219102Method and System for Network Configuration - Methods and systems have been provided for pushing critical configuration to a set of network devices. According to various embodiments of the invention, a Network Management Station (NMS) creates a Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) context and an SNMP view. Additionally, the NMS specifies a network configuration and a set time period. The NMS pushes the network configuration to the set of network devices. The set of devices apply the network configuration after the set time period.09-08-2011
20100030877VIRTUAL SERVER SYSTEM AND PHYSICAL SERVER SELECTING METHOD - By using resource information of a physical server and a virtual server and capacity information of the physical server, a virtual server system and a physical server selecting method extract a physical server in which the utilization rate of resources is more than a high load threshold value or lower than a low load threshold value; with respect to moving candidates comprised of all combinations of a plurality of operating virtual servers in the extracted physical servers and physical servers to where the virtual servers move, seek an evaluation value of an index to level the utilization rate of resources for each server after virtual servers move; determine virtual servers are to be moved, original physical servers and destination physical servers to where virtual servers are to be moved in accordance with the evaluation value; and move the determined virtual servers to the destination physical servers.02-04-2010
20090282134AUTOMATED DOUBLE FIRMWARE UPGRADE - A method of upgrading the software load of a device includes receiving a configuration file and checking if a device software load matches load information (EE) of the configuration file. If the device software load does not match the EE of the configuration file, a check is made to determine if the device software load matches new load information (NE) of the configuration file.11-12-2009
20100077065COMMUNICATING SYSTEM, COMMUNICATING APPARATUS, COMMUNICATING METHOD, RECORD MEDIUM, AND PROGRAM - A server system in the form of an automatic vending machine is disposed in a store. A distributor has a main server. A reproducing and connecting device is disposed in a home. The server system and the main server are connected through a bi-directional dedicated line and whole music information (music data and additional information) is transmitted therebetween. The main server 03-25-2010
20100115069Apparatus and method for adjusting a duty cycle to save power in a computing system - A method and system for adjusting a duty cycle to save power in a computing system is described. The system includes a network interface card (NIC) that has an active mode and a sleep mode. The NIC is coupled to an adjusting element that adjusts a duty cycle of the active time to the sleep time based at least in part on minimizing power consumption.05-06-2010
20100115067METHOD OF DISCOVERY AND COMMUNICATION WITH INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT - A method, a computer-readable medium, a software application, and a computer-based apparatus for initially establishing communication with a device on a local area network (LAN) in a substantially automated manner. A broadcast discovery request is transmitted over the network and the network is monitored for responses from devices connected to the network. A responding device is selected and a determination is made as to if a primary IP address of the selected device is within a predetermined subnet. Otherwise, a determination is made as to if a current alternate IP address of the selected device is within the predetermined subnet. Otherwise, a new alternate IP address is generated and may be conditionally assigned to the selected device. One of the primary IP address, the current alternate IP address, or the new alternate IP address is used to connect to the selected device for the purpose of communicating with the selected device.05-06-2010
20100268803RAPID PROVISIONING OF NETWORK DEVICES USING AUTOMATED CONFIGURATION - Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method and related network node including one or more of the following: receiving a selection of a configuration template and a second network node to serve a first network node, the configuration template including at least one template field; receiving at least one value for the at least one template field of the configuration template; configuring the first network node according to the configuration template and the at least one value; receiving, in the network management system, configured device information from the first network node; using the configured device information to identify at least one configuration operation to perform on the second network node to provide connectivity to the first network node; generating at least one configuration module for performing the at least one configuration operation; and applying the at least one configuration module to the second network node.10-21-2010
20090150527METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECONFIGURING A VIRTUAL NETWORK PATH - In general in one aspect, the invention relates to a method for reconfiguring a virtual network path. The method includes populating a virtual switching table associated with virtual network interface cards (VNICs), implementing the virtual network path using the virtual switching table, where the virtual network path includes a first virtual wire between a first VNIC located in a first computer and a second VNIC located in a second computer, placing a first network packet and a second network packet in a receive buffer associated with the second VNIC, transmitting the first network packet to the second VNIC using the virtual switching table, migrating the second VNIC from the second computer to a third computer, updating the virtual switching table based on migrating the second VNIC, and transmitting the second network packet to the second VNIC in the third computer using the virtual switching table.06-11-2009
20090150528METHOD FOR SETTING UP FAILURE RECOVERY ENVIRONMENT - A method for configuring failover environment, wherein the data on the configuration of the standby server device is obtained by transferring a program for obtaining configuration data to the standby server device; comparison is made in the configuration management table in the management server between the configuration of the standby server device and that of the working server device; and the working server device is started up by emulating the configuration lacking in the working server device by using the unit for emulating the server configuration when the configuration of the standby server device and that of the working server device are different from each other.06-11-2009
20100023604Method and system for providing operator guidance in network and systems management - An operator guidance system is provided for an administrator managing a computer network such as a distributed computer system. Fault events reported by a fault management system in the network are enhanced to include topology information about other nodes (such as neighbor nodes, path nodes and/or service nodes) that may have been responsible for the fault. The enhanced events are correlated with configuration commands used in the past to correct faults. A set of guidance rules are developed based on the actions that were taken by the operator in handling previous faults of a similar nature. The guidance rules can be displayed to the administrator to facilitate network fault resolution. Using a set of predefined policies, some of the corrective actions can be performed automatically.01-28-2010
20120110150METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPGRADING COMPONENTS OF A CLUSTER - An approach is provided for upgrading components of a cluster. One or more components of at least one server of a cluster of servers are determined to be upgraded. Status information of the cluster, the at least one server, or a combination thereof is determined. It is determined whether to initiate another upgrade of one or more other components of the at least one server, another one of the servers, or a combination thereof based, at least in part, on the status information.05-03-2012
20120036237DATA CONSISTENCY WITHIN A FEDERATION INFRASTRUCTURE - A primary node is elected from among a plurality of nodes in a replica set of nodes. The primary node accepts and processes client data access requests. The replica set includes the primary node and other secondary nodes. The primary node receives client data access requests and assigns a data sequence number to each client data access request that mutates state in the order the client data access requests are received. The data sequence numbers include a linearized processing order that is followed by each of the nodes in the replica set. The primary node sends the mutating client data access requests including any corresponding data sequence numbers to the secondary nodes. The primary node receives, from a threshold number of secondary nodes, an acknowledgement indicating reception of the client data access request. The primary node commits the data mutating access request.02-09-2012
20100088399Enterprise security setup with prequalified and authenticated peer group enabled for secure DHCP and secure ARP/RARP - The method enables prevention of attacks on the network using layer-2 to layer-4 internet protocols. A secure local area network (LAN) is established having a secure peer group (SPG) of member entities with each member entity having its media access control (MAC) address locked to its own identity. A secure server within the LAN is configured as administrative and dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) server enabled to issue IP addresses. When using DHCP, address resolution protocol (ARP), and reverse address resolution protocol (RARP), the identity of the requesting entity is verified and entity is confirmed as legitimate. Data sent during transactions is encrypted using the public key of the receiving entity. These steps enable verified and secure establishment of IP to MAC binding during DHCP and ARP, and an enabler for secure connectivity between members of the SPG for eliminating attacks on the secure LAN.04-08-2010
20100082781NETWORK CONNECTIVITY - A method for managing a computer or communication network by obtaining connectivity configuration information from a plurality of networked devices; analyzing the connectivity configuration information from the plurality of networked devices; and, determining a state of connectivity between any two of the plurality of networked devices.04-01-2010
20090164609METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPDATING CONFIGURATION ATTRIBUTES USING FASTREPAGE ATTRIBUTE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A method and apparatus for updating configuration attributes by transmitting a FastRepage Attribute in a wireless communication system is provided, comprising generating a FastRepage Attribute comprising an 8 bit Length field wherein the Length field indicates a value of length of the FastRepage attribute in octets excluding the length of Length field, an 8 bit AttributeID field, an 8 bit FastRepageEnabled field wherein the FastRepageEnabled field is set to a value ‘0×01’ to indicate that FastRepage is enabled and a 16 bit FastRepageInterval field, wherein the FastRepageInterval field indicates a value of interval at which an access network pages an access terminal when the access network does not receive a response to a page and transmitting the FastRepage attribute over a communication link. A method and apparatus is further provided for receiving and processing the FastRepage attribute.06-25-2009
20110202641METHOD AND APPARATUS PROVIDING ACCESS NETWORK AWARE PRESENCE TO APPLICATIONS - A method and system for detecting and communicating access network capability information to an application server such that the application server may adapt its service offerings in response to changes in the access network associated with one or more user terminals. The service adaptations may comprise increases or decreases in service level, depending upon whether the access network capability has increased or decreased.08-18-2011
20110173306SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELF CONFIGURATION OF RECONFIGURABLE SYSTEMS - The invention is a system and method for reconfigurable computers. The invention involves a plurality of reconfigurable component clusters (RCCs), each of which can change their respective configuration upon receiving a configuration command. The invention uses a reconfiguration network for distributing the configuration command to the RCCs, wherein the reconfiguration network comprises a plurality of cells, wherein each RCC is connected to a cell.07-14-2011
20110173305METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING A SMOOTH TRANSITION BETWEEN PEER-TO-PEER NODE TYPES - An apparatus for providing data management in a P2P network may include a processor. The processor may be configured to identify resources and communicate information to another node(s). The information may include a request to change the apparatus from a first mode of operation to a second mode of operation based on the identified resources.07-14-2011
20090276511CONTROLLING METHOD, COMPUTER SYSTEM, AND PROCESSING PROGRAM OF BOOTING UP A COMPUTER - A computer system having computers executing programs, a management computer managing said computers, and a storage system which can be accessed from said computers via a network, wherein said management computer includes: a storage unit for storing network identity information of said network which is allocated to said computers, application identity information indicating said programs, and area identity information indicating areas in said storage system in which said programs are stored, said network identity information and said area identity information being related to said application identity information, a control unit for sending to said computers said network identity information and said area identity information corresponding to said application identity information, in order to boot programs indicated by said application identity information, in response to entry of a boot request including said application identity information.11-05-2009
20090282133SYSTEM, APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CONFIGURING DISPARATE WORKSTATIONS - A system, apparatus, method and computer program product are provided for configuring disparate workstations. In particular, an administrative utility is provided that may allow users to upload to a configuration server individual configuration files for applications executing on workstations associated with physiological devices. Once uploaded, a user may group the configuration files into configuration groups based, for example, on similarities in configurations utilized. Once a configuration group has been created, the user may assign one or more workstations to each configuration group. Upon startup of a workstation, an application executing on the workstation may automatically transmit a request to the configuration server to load the configurations for that workstation. In response, the configuration server may determine to which configuration group the workstation has been assigned, and then download the configuration files of that configuration group to the workstation. The downloaded configuration files may then control the behavior of the application.11-12-2009
20090292794SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURING APPLICATION TERMINALS IN HOME NETWORK - A system, apparatus, and method for automatically configuring application terminals in a home network are provided. The method includes the following steps: the application terminal obtains address information of the GACS from the home gateway and sends a configuration request message to the GACS, the GACS obtains address information of a terminal automatic configuration server (TACS) through query after receiving the configuration request message and sends the address information of the TACS to the application terminal through a configuration response message, and the application terminal sends the configuration request message to the TACS according to the returned address information of the TACS from the GACS to obtain configuration information from the TACS for automatic configuration. The provided system, apparatus, and method may ensure that the application terminal securely obtains the address information of the TACS and thus obtains the configuration, without increasing the complexity of the application terminal.11-26-2009
20090282132METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELF-ORGANIZING COMPUTER SYSTEMS - A system and method to self-configure a distributed system includes obtaining a description of a distributed system which has a plurality of computing nodes, each node being capable of performing any of a plurality of tasks in the description. At each node, a persona of that node is determined in accordance with the description such that the nodes are assigned tasks in the distributed system. Each node is reconfigured in accordance with the persona such that the nodes are linked in the distributed system to provide a self-configured distributed system for performing at least one application.11-12-2009
20120297036Modifying Operating Parameters of a Device Based on Aging Information - Monitoring aging information for multiple devices. Aging information of the devices may be received. Statistics regarding the multiple devices may be determined based on the aging information. For at least some of the devices, update information may be determined based on the respective aging information. The update information may include modifications to operating parameters of the devices. For example, the devices may operate according to initial parameters that are above sustainable parameters and the update information may lower the operating parameters based on the aging information.11-22-2012
20100281144CONTROL DEVICE FOR A SYSTEM-ON-CHIP AND CORRESPONDING METHOD - A system such as a “System-on-Chip” includes an interconnection network, a set of initiator modules for transmitting data towards the interconnection network and at least one communication arbiter for deciding, as a function of a set of configuration values, which transmissions of the initiator modules have access to the interconnection network. At least one configuration value is associated with each initiator module. A control device coupled to at least one of the initiator modules detects a communication status associated with the transmissions of the coupled initiator and generates a communication status signal whose value is representative of such status, determines a filtered value representative of a series of the values of the communication status signal, and selectively varies one of the configuration values as a function of the filtered value.11-04-2010
20100138521METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING A RESCUE ENVIRONMENT IN A SOFTWARE PROVISIONING ENVIRONMENT - A provisioning server can remotely deliver a rescue environment to a malfunctioning target machine. The provisioning server can operate in conjunction with a network management server in order to identify malfunctioning target machines, for example, target machines with damaged operating systems. Once a malfunctioning target machine is identified, the provisioning server can be configured to identify a rescue environment to repair the malfunctioning target machine and provide the rescue environment to the malfunctioning target machine.06-03-2010
20080244044Substation automation system with increased availability - In automation systems, such as Substation Automation systems, the mean time to repair is reduced by remote reconfiguration and start-up of a replacement or spare Intelligent Electronic Device (IED), leaving some more hours for the maintenance personnel to repair an inactive or faulty IED. The time for the actual repair is irrelevant for the system availability as long as it is short enough compared to the IED failure rate. Exemplary embodiments can provide nearly the same availability as a hot-standby configuration, but without the need for doubling all the essential IEDs. Additionally, spare IEDs are supervised to be healthy, and a fault of the spare IED being detected before it is put in use. Only one spare online IED is needed for each set of IEDs of the same type connected to the same station bus and process bus. In a retrofit or extension case with limited downtime, a number of previous IEDs can be replaced by an equivalent set of new or real IEDs of a different type, but configured to perform the same functions as the previous IEDs.10-02-2008
20080250127NETWORK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, NETWORK MANAGEMENT DEVICE, AND NETWORK MANAGEMENT METHOD - When a new service is implemented by adding a server, a network management device detects a network device requiring setting modification. Next, the network management device presents to an administrator a plurality of samples corresponding to the detected network device requiring setting modification and selects a sample selected by the administrator as setting modification content. Specifically, the network management device retrieves from a sample database a plurality of samples corresponding to the network device requiring setting modification, presents the retrieved samples to the administrator so that the administrator can select one, selects the sample selected by the administrator as the setting modification content, and sets the selected setting modification content to the network device.10-09-2008
20130219029METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE MODIFICATION OF SYSTEM CONFIGURATION - A method and apparatus for updating the system configuration settings of a computer system Embodiments include a remote system configuration system that enables a user to update the system configuration of a target machine from a server machine over a network or similar communications system. Another embodiment includes a system configuration method using a bus master device to write system configuration data into a target computer system.08-22-2013
20110202643COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - When a communication device detects another communication device operating as a providing device that provides a communication parameter and when a communication parameter has already been set between the communication device and a different communication device or when the communication device is participating in the same network as that in which the different communication device is present, the communication device transmits a session overlap notice to the detected communication device.08-18-2011
20090265452APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CHARACTERIZING USER-DEFINED AREAS - A method of specifying a boundary for an area is provided, which includes receiving a first input from a first user regarding a first configuration of a boundary of an area. The first input may serve to establish an area of arbitrary and possibly irregular configuration, such as an area that is apolitical or otherwise legally undetermined. A second input may be received from a second user regarding a second boundary configuration. The second input may serve to modify the boundary of an area established by the first input. A particular configuration of the boundary based at least partially on the first and second inputs can then be determined. For example, the particular configuration of the boundary may be determined, in part, by spatially averaging the first and second configurations. In some embodiments, demographic data for an area defined by the particular configuration of the boundary may be compiled.10-22-2009
20090265451ASSISTED APPLICATION DEFINITION - A system and a method for characterizing an application the method including one or more of monitoring installation of an application and recording information relating to one or more file system, registry and database resources created or modified during installation of the application, monitoring an application run and recording information relating to one or more file system, registry, database and network resources accessed during run of the application and manually entering information relating to one or more file system, registry, database and network resources employed by the application and filtering the information to provide filtered information and classifying the filtered information to obtain classified information.10-22-2009
20090265450METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING COMPUTING RESOURCES OF MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - A method and apparatus for managing resources of a management system is provided. The management system is adapted for managing a network having a plurality of network devices. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of grouping the network devices into a plurality of network device groups based on at least one characteristic associated with each of the network devices, and allocating respective portions of the resources of the management system to the network device groups. The at least one characteristic of each network device is indicative of an importance of the network device to the provider. The resources are allocated to the network device groups based on the respective importance of each of the network device groups to the provider.10-22-2009
20080288616APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PDG INFORMATION - Provided is an apparatus and method for providing and updating PDG information. In a method for updating PDG information in a terminal, an instruction indicating an update of PDG information is received from a network apparatus. PDG information is received from the network apparatus and the received PDG information is stored in a storage unit to perform an update operation.11-20-2008
20100023607DETERMINING COLLOCATIONS WITH AN ACCESS TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ATMS) - A device receives network configuration information from a network, determines a new capacity model of the network based on the network configuration information, and constructs a mixed integer programming (MIP) model based on the new capacity model. The device also calculates an optimal baseline solution, that minimizes network costs, using the mixed integer programming (MIP) model, performs a collocation optimization procedure on the optimal baseline solution to produce an optimal collocation solutions for the network, and provides the optimal network collocation solutions to the network for implementation.01-28-2010
20080313313Synchronizing information through profile management between a host system and a mobile device - A system for enabling control and managing the assets by synchronizing information between a host system server and a mobile client device is disclosed. Control of the mobile client devices from remote locations enables an administrator to provide specific profiles for the mobile devices. These profiles are consistent and ensure that the user can perform all of the required tasks. The system also includes a multi-level security mechanism. The security provision maintains control of the hardware (mobile device) and the information stored thereon. The administrator also controls the distribution of applications and services to the mobile device, including restoring information which may have become lost.12-18-2008
20120084414AUTOMATIC REPLICATION OF VIRTUAL MACHINES - Systems and methods are disclosed herein to automatically replicate virtual machine image (VM) files on secondary VM computing devices, from a primary VM computing device. The secondary VM computing devices are automatically selected by constantly reviewing the operating parameter values (e.g., cost of resources, power consumption, etc.) of a number of secondary VM computing devices available of storing VM image replicas. The replica of the primary VM image is stored in the secondary VM computing devices in geographically disparate cloud locations. The primary VM image is automatically broken into constituent data blocks stored in an active index, which is compared against a stale index of data blocks. When an update is detected in the primary VM image, the comparison of indices will indicate that there is new data. Only the new data is used to update the secondary VM images, thereby reducing network traffic and latency issues.04-05-2012
20090119390Adaptive Resource Management Method and System - A resource management method (05-07-2009
20120036240SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONFIGURING A NETWORK - Methods and systems for configuring a network are described. A method may include detecting, during installation of a software program on a computing device, a router coupled to the computing device. The software program may be executable by a processor to selectively initiate a connection to a network via the router based on a security level of the router The method may also include modifying the security level of the router to satisfy a threshold security level. The threshold security level may be specified by a service provider of the network.02-09-2012
20090138579REMOTE CONFIGURATION OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH USER INTERFACE PROVIDED FROM ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device is remotely configured from a remote server using user interface information stored in the electronic device. The method comprises a server receiving user interface information stored in the electronic device via a data communication network from the electronic device, where the server is communicatively coupled to the electronic device through a data communication network. The server causes a user interface to be generated and displayed on a user computer based on the received the user interface information, where the user computer is communicatively coupled to the server through the data communication network. The server receives configuration information for configuring an application to be executed on the electronic device from the user computer, and transmits the received configuration information to the electronic device via the data communication network to remotely configure the application to be executed on the electronic device.05-28-2009
20110125883Runtime Versioning of Information Processing Systems - An information processing system includes a runtime versioning facility which allows for managing its configuration so that modifications made during runtime are propagated and take affect without restarting the system or a portion thereof. This allows the potential for 100% uptime while upgrading such systems. This also provides a system capability to process multiple configuration versions, and to be able to process such versions even while such versions are changing during operation of the information processing systems. For example, a system such as a registry server capable of transactional configuration changes is provided which manages its configuration so that modifications made during runtime are propagated and take affect without restarting the server.05-26-2011
20110125882METHOD FOR NETWORKABLE DEVICE COMMUNICATION - A networkable device-to-networkable device communication method in Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). Embodiments include auto-configuration of IPv6 address and automatic commencement of communication among Fire Panels and other types of wired or wireless networkable devices. Each networkable device obtains its IPv6 address in a number of ways including from the first or any particular networkable device in a network. A designated networkable device instills IPv6 address to its neighboring networkable device, and subsequently the neighboring networkable device instills IPv6 address to its neighboring networkable device dynamically. Embedded Gateways are created dynamically in the network. Each networkable device uses its and its neighboring networkable devices' Embedded Gateways in order to transmit and receive IPv6 multicast, anycast or unicast packets. Embodiments obviate the need to use conventional Ethernet network backbone, networking and routing devices like switch or router, or manual configuration.05-26-2011
20110125881METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION AND QUERIES IN INFORMATION SPACES - An approach is provided for managing symmetric and asymmetric communication among information spaces with respect to their distributed nature. An information space is composed of semantic information brokers that handle internal processes of the information space. One or more of the semantic information brokers compute a stability factor corresponding to each of a plurality of semantic information brokers in an information space. The one or more semantic information brokers then select one or more of the plurality of semantic information brokers as a master semantic information broker based on the computed stability factors. The one or more master semantic information brokers manage communication among the plurality of semantic information brokers.05-26-2011
20090177763DATA RESTORE DEVICE AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESTORING CONFIGURATION DATA - The invention provides a convenient and rapid concurrent manner to restore a group of target devices. Restore configuration data from a source device is transferred to the group of target devices by a data restore device over a network. The data restore device instructs each target device to partially cover original configuration data with the restore configuration data so as to restore the target devices. By using the present invention, it takes only a very short period of time to restore the target devices in one group even the number of target devices in this group is great.07-09-2009
20090327461COMPUTING APPARATUS - A reconfigurable computing apparatus includes plural computing element networks respectively formed of computing elements of an identical bit width, the bit width of each of the computing element networks differing according to computing element network; a bit width converting element that converts bit widths between the computing element networks; a control signal-dedicated network that is formed of computing elements, is reconfigurable, and controls each of the computing element networks; and a sequencer that controls a timing at which circuit configurations are switched with respect to the computing element networks, the control signal-dedicated network, and the bit width converting element.12-31-2009
20090327460Application Request Routing and Load Balancing - An application request router that routes incoming application message to various servers in a network farm, even though the original network request itself does not directly specify which server is to handle the request. The application request routing module uses intra-farm routing policy and characteristics of the request itself to identify which of the servers is to handle the message and then dispatches the message to the appropriate server. This allows a user to reconfigure the network farm by reconfiguring the capabilities of the servers in the network farm, and then altering the routing policy accordingly to take advantage of the reconfigured network farm capabilities.12-31-2009
20090327459On-Demand Capacity Management - Dynamically upsizing and/or downsizing a network farm in response to network demand. An application message router routes messages to the network farm. When the network farm approaches or is anticipated to be approaching capacity, a group of one or more servers may be added to the network farm. When the added server(s) are capable of participating in the network farm, the application message router is triggered to route also to the added servers. When the network farm has excess capacity, a group of one or more servers may be dropped from the network farm. This may be accomplished by triggering the application message router to no longer route messages to the removed servers. The removed servers may be either immediately or gracefully removed from service.12-31-2009
20090327456METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXTENDING FUNCTIONALITY OF NETWORKED DEVICES - Disclosed are methods for providing extended functionality to a networked device, the networked device connected in a network, as well as corresponding apparatus and computer-readable medium. The embodiments intercept data communications in which the networked device is a party, the data communications being intercepted by an interdictor, receive at the interdictor a subscription registration for notification of a networked device event which is to be altered, the subscription registration being received from an extension service, determine whether the data communications in which the networked device is a party corresponds to the subscription registration of the networked device event which is to be altered, and modify the data communications in which the networked device is a party to provide the extended functionality when the data communications are determined to correspond to the subscription registration of networked device event to be altered.12-31-2009
20130219031METHOD FOR OPERATING A REMOTE CONTROLLED NETWORK ELEMENT - A method for operating a remote-controlled network element in a telecommunication network includes: configuring the network element with a new configuration; determining whether a network connection failure between the network element and a network management system of the telecommunication network exists after the configuration; and in response to detecting a network connection failure, setting the network element automatically to a standard configuration and establishing a network connection between the network element and the network management system using the standard configuration. Setting the network element automatically to a standard configuration and establishing the network connection includes: loading a previous IPSec certificate in case that the previous Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) certificate has been at least partly replaced during the configuration; and establishing the network connection between the network element and the network management system using the previous IPSec certificate.08-22-2013
20110225273METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RE-GENERATING CONFIGURATION COMMANDS OF A NETWORK DEVICE USING AN OBJECT-BASED APPROACH - Embodiments disclose re-generating a configuration command of a network device. A method includes receiving a request to re-generate a configuration command previously issued to a network device, wherein the configuration command has one or more parameters; retrieving a template and a pattern associated with the configuration command, wherein the template represents a syntax for the configuration command, wherein the pattern represents a storage location for the configuration command; based on the pattern, retrieving from an object database all objects containing values for all the particular parameters from the storage location specified by the pattern; and creating a re-generated configuration command by substituting the values of the retrieved objects into the template.09-15-2011
20110225272NEGOTIATION OF QUALITY OF SERVICE (QoS) INFORMATION FOR NETWORK MANAGEMENT TRAFFIC IN A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN) - An access point advertises a management frame quality of service (MFQ) policy that defines an access category used for transmitting a first type of management frame. Each mobile station associated with the access point is to prioritize transmission of management frames according to the MFQ policy advertised by the access point, unless a policy configuration request for the mobile station to prioritize transmission of management frames according to a different MFQ policy has been accepted.09-15-2011
20100153524ISOLATED APPLICATION SERVER - Dynamically isolating application servers, wherein only active application servers are indicated to client applications to prevent access to inactive application servers by the client applications. A central server of a distributed system determines a state of application servers in a system, and generates a list of application servers that includes all application servers of the system including an indication of the state of the application servers. The central server also generates a filtered list of application servers that excludes inactive application servers or application servers in an inactive mode. The filtered list is passed to client applications, which enables the client applications to only access the active application servers, but not access the inactive application servers.06-17-2010
20090198804System and Method for Affecting the Behavior of a Network Device in a Cable Network - A subscriber access control system (SACS) configures a network device connected to cable network to affect the behavior of that device. The SACS comprises a rules engine and a datastore that stores the current state of subscribers known to the SACS and historical request information. When the SACS receives a request to quarantine a device, it assigns attributes to a subscriber record accessed by a DHCP server to affect the configuration and behavior of that device. The actual behavior of the quarantined device is determined by the presence of the attribute and the value of the attribute.08-06-2009
20090198802METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVELY CONFIGURING A NETWORK DEVICE - A method and system for interactively configuring a network device is disclosed. A computer based method interactively configures a network device such as a router. A document is displayed to a user of a client computer, which is coupled to the network device via a network. The document contains a configuration for the network device in a text format. The user edits the document to make a change in the configuration of the network device. The change in the configuration is sent to the network device. The change can be sent without sending the entire configuration.08-06-2009
20090198800DHCP address conflict detection/enforcement - The present invention resolves IP address conflicts in a network with DHCP or other address assignment protocol when some host on the network uses a conflicting static IP address to an IP address assigned to another host. The preferred method involves offering a given IP address to a host/node through the address assignment protocol while also detecting any other host/node using the offered IP address on a given VLAN using address resolution protocol. If another host/node is using the IP address, the offending host/node may be blocked on that VLAN for a set amount of time.08-06-2009
20090198803System and Method for Programming Point of Sale Devices - A system for programming point of sale devices is provided. The system includes a terminal programming system that can program point of sale devices provided by different manufacturers and having different proprietary operating systems. A communications interface is connected to the terminal programming system that receives update requests from the plurality of point of sale devices, such as when the point of sale devices call in to the system or when the point of sale devices respond to a poll.08-06-2009
20090198801SELF SERVICE DISTRIBUTION CONFIGURATION FRAMEWORK - A self-service distribution configuration framework integrates with a directory services and Systems Management Server (SMS) of an enterprise computing system for web based self service configuration changes on a server owner defined schedule. The framework will cross reference the SMS database with the configuration framework database and dynamically update or create SMS server collections and advertisements for each unique time and day selected. For example, all systems that have had “Monday at 8 PM” selected as their scheduled date and time would become a member of the same collection. Upon opening the web site, the system owner is presented a data grid populated with a list of servers for which the individual is responsible, enabling selection of specific days and times for each server at which configuration changes sent by the SMS will occur.08-06-2009
20090083405MAXIMIZING APPLICATION AVAILABILITY DURING AUTOMATED ENTERPRISE DEPLOYMENTS - A method of deploying enterprise applications or updates to data processing systems in a complex data processing environment. The enterprise applications or updates are phase deployed to the target data processing systems. Phased deployment includes the steps of preparing one affected node, quiescing all affected servers in the node, stopping all affected servers in the node, synchronizing the node, delivering the applications or updates, starting all affected servers, reactivating all affected servers, restoring the affected node, and repeating these steps for each affected node one at a time until all targeted data processing systems have been affected.03-26-2009
20110145376Modifying Operation of Peer-to-Peer Networks Based on Integrating Network Routing Information - A data processing method comprising establishing a first node in a peer-to-peer data communications network, wherein the node is configured as a supernode in conformance with a peer-to-peer communications protocol, wherein the first node is configured as an active listener to one or more network routing protocols executing at a network router; receiving a routing information message from one of the network routing protocols; modifying an operational characteristic of the first node in response to the routing information message; receiving a request from a second node in the peer-to-peer network for a resource that is known to the first node; and responding to the request based on the modified operational characteristic. For example, a peer-to-peer node may be configured as a network-aware BitTorrent Tracker, Gnutella supernode, etc., and can use IGP and BGP information from a router to determine how the node behaves.06-16-2011
20120079084LOCATION DEPENDENT CNNECTIVITY SETTINGS FOR TERMINAL DEVICES - A method of providing connectivity settings to a terminal device includes the steps of:03-29-2012
20090049159Method and Apparatus for Setting Up and Managing Operational Environment in P2P Wireless Networks - In a cognitive radio, a method of establishing an operational policy for use in a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) group, wherein the policy can be described by layers of policy parameters with progressively higher layers having a progressively increasing number of parameters, involves determining that a policy change is to be made from a current policy; requesting policy information from at least one P2P group member; receiving a policy description from the at least one P2P group member; and implementing a change in the lowest layer policy parameter to establish a new operational policy.02-19-2009
20080263186Storage system, management server, system reconfiguration support method for a storage system, and system reconfiguration support method for a management server - In order to provide support for a system to operate in a manner appropriate for system requests desired by a user, a management server acquires functions corresponding to system requests acquired using a user interface using a second table for storing a correspondence relationship of functions provided by one or more managed storage devices and system requests occurring at the storage system, simulates whether or not implementation of the system requests is possible from the acquired functions and functions corresponding to the system requests occurring at the current storage system acquired using a third table for storing information for functions provided by the one or more storage devices, and notifies the one or more storage devices of instructions to set functions corresponding to the system requests to valid based on the simulation results of this simulation.10-23-2008
20110231534DYNAMIC INTERNET ADDRESS ASSIGNMENT BASED ON USER IDENTITY AND POLICY COMPLIANCE - In embodiments of the present invention, improved capabilities are described for a method presenting a client, providing client information and requesting an IP address from a DHCP server, where the DHCP server may formulate a first IP assignment and a first multiple DHCP options. A policy management facility may be associated with the interception of the first IP assignment and the first multiple DHCP options, which may result in the first IP assignment and the first multiple DHCP options not being sent to the client. The method may send client information to the policy management facility. The policy management facility may formulate a second multiple DHCP options and may send it to the DHCP server. The DHCP server may change first IP assignment and first multiple DHCP option to a second IP assignment and the second multiple DHCP options. The second IP assignment and the second multiple DHCP options may then be forwarded to the client.09-22-2011
20110231533SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURING NODE BEHAVIOR IN A SENSOR NETWORK - The present disclosure generally pertains to systems and methods for controlling sensor networks. A sensor network has a plurality of sensor nodes, which have sensors for monitoring operational parameters of devices within an application-specific system. A wireless communication module is provided for each node to enable the node to wirelessly communicate with other nodes of the network. A user defines various scripts for controlling the behavior of one or more nodes, and the network distributes the scripts, as appropriate, to various nodes thereby implementing the behavior defined by the scripts. Accordingly, a user can easily and dynamically configure or re-configure the behavior of any node without having to physically access the node that is being configured or re-configured.09-22-2011
20110231532Network management apparatus, network management method and network management program - A network management apparatus includes a processor, and a storage. The storage that stores an operation type indicating a rollback operation method by associating with attributes held by a command defining network settings. The processor executes extracting a difference between a command forming current setting information and a command forming previous setting information when the setting information set by the command is brought back to the previous setting information and acquiring the operation type corresponding to extracted command attributes from the storage unit, to generate a rollback command defining the rollback operation in accordance with the acquired operation type.09-22-2011
20090100158Backup and Recovery System for Multiple Device Environment - A backup system stores configuration data for several interdependent systems in a single backup store. As the systems are being configured and when changes are made to the systems, the backup store is updated with the change. The systems may be configured with each system having a designated role. During a restore operation, an otherwise unallocated system may assume a particular role and use the configuration logic defined for the role that may be taken from the backup store. The system may perform the restore in conjunction with the other systems and the interdependencies with the systems.04-16-2009
20090100159Method for automatically modifying a program and automation system - A method for automatically modifying a program of an automation system, wherein a first item of data related to a program component is determined using an identificator assigned to the automation system, wherein a program code object stored in a database is selected using a selector based upon the first item of data, and wherein the program is modified by means of the program code object in that the program code object is integrated into the program. Further, an automation system with a program having program components and which is automatically modifiable in accordance with the method, having an assigned identificator for determining a first item of data related to a program component, a selector for selecting a program code object stored in a database based upon the first item of data, and an integrator for integrating the program code object into the program and finally a computer readable medium.04-16-2009
20090100157Virtual session on a removable memory - A virtual session for a computer in which files that are worked on or automatically stored to a portable device such as a hard drive. Depending on the options that are selected, helper files for those programs may also be stored. Those helper files may be files that enable reading the programs, for example, or may be a complete new OS.04-16-2009
20090222538TERMINAL FUNCTION MANAGEMENT SERVER, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - An object is to provide a terminal function management server, communication system, and communication method enabling efficient and smooth communication. A terminal function management server such as a DM server is configured as follows. When there is a modification of communication functions retained by a first mobile terminal 09-03-2009
20110225271ADMISSION CONTROL FRAMEWORK METHOD AND SYSTEM - An admission control method and system. The method includes presenting, by a computer processor of an admission control framework computing system, a configuration user interface comprising lists. The computer processor generates and deploys a modified runtime configuration for the admission control framework computing system. The computer processor injects a runtime component of the admission control framework computing system into a command processing path between a container representing an application server and servants representing application components deployed to the application server. The computer processor intercepts commands transmitted from the container to a first servant of the servants. The computer processor reroutes the commands to a reservation pool configured to inspect the commands.09-15-2011
20090204693OPTIMIZATION OF ASPECTS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRUCTURES - A computer system and computer program product for optimizing an aspect of an Information Technology (IT) structure of an IT system. The aspect of the IT structure is optimized with respect to at least one control parameter. The IT structure includes a plurality of elements. Each element independently is a hardware element, a software element, or a combination of a hardware element and a software element. Each control parameter has a value that is specific to each element of the IT structure.08-13-2009
20090204692System and Method for Network Device Configuration - Methods and systems for identifying configuration parameters for a network device are provided. The method includes generating a stream of traffic data, where the traffic data has a known characteristic. Then, applying the stream of traffic data to the network device, where the network device has a specific type, and the network device generates an output based on the traffic data. The method then includes monitoring performance of the network device while the traffic data is processed by the network device, and the monitoring is configured to generate monitoring data for the traffic data applied to the network device having the specific type. Also, the method includes analyzing the output from the network device, where the analyzing is performed to identify how the traffic data was handled by the network device, and the analyzing is configured to generate performance metrics. The method further includes saving the monitoring data and the performance metrics to a knowledge database. The knowledge database is capable of being accessed to enable configuration of other network devices based in part on the monitoring data and performance metrics.08-13-2009
20090240790Network Switching Apparatus, Server System and Server Migration Method for Server System - A network switching apparatus, a server system and a server migration method for the server system are provided which can perform server migration easily. The server system has a physical server, a physical server having a server virtualization mechanism, a network switching apparatus having a plurality of ports and a management server connected to the network switching apparatus for managing a server migration process for using a migration destination virtual server as the physical server of a migration source, wherein the management server has a migration mechanism for transmitting setting information to be designated to the plurality of ports to the network switching apparatus during the server migration process, and the network switching apparatus changes settings of the plurality of ports in accordance with the transmitted setting information on the plurality of ports.09-24-2009
20090210520INFORMATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT UNIT - [Solution] Operational-policy storage means (08-20-2009
20090222537System And Method For Interactive Instant Networking - Interactive instant networking may be achieved by receiving an indication to change from a current network mode to another network mode, disabling a collaboration authority DHCP server if the current network mode comprises a collaboration authority instant network mode, enabling the collaboration authority DHCP server if the current network mode does not comprise the collaboration authority instant network mode, issuing a DHCP IP address request to receive an IP address, and repeating the issuing until a unique IP address is received. The indication may be responsive to a user toggling an application-level user interface button.09-03-2009
20100042706System and Method for Improving Productivity - In some aspects, a method of the present disclosure includes collecting user activity data from a client device. The method also includes defining an activity-productivity map that defines a rule for determining a unit of productivity based on the activity data. A productivity metric may be determined using the user activity data and the rule for determining the unit of productivity. Upon determining the productivity metric, a visual representation of the productivity metric may be provided.02-18-2010
20090240791UPDATE MANAGEMENT METHOD AND UPDATE MANAGEMENT UNIT - A management node for managing a program update time refers to an update management table in which a plurality of managed nodes are classified into a plurality of groups and the sequence of program updating of the groups is defined. The management node sequentially selects the groups in accordance with the sequence of program updating in such a manner that after program updating processing has been completed in all managed nodes included in the selected group, the next group is selected. The management node refers to the update management table, transmits a program update request to each of the managed nodes included in the selected group, receives an update completion notification from the managed node, and notifies update management information storing means that the update processing has been completed in the managed node.09-24-2009
20100274876NETWORK INTERFACE DEVICE WITH MEMORY MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES - An input/output (I/O) device includes a host interface for connection to a host device having a memory and a network interface, which is configured to receive, over a network, data packets associated with I/O operations directed to specified virtual addresses in the memory. Packet processing hardware is configured to translate the virtual addresses into physical addresses and to perform the I/O operations using the physical addresses, and upon an occurrence of a page fault in translating one of the virtual addresses, to transmit a response packet over the network to a source of the data packets so as to cause the source to refrain from transmitting further data packets while the page fault is serviced.10-28-2010
20090144402Storage Management for Renderfarm - Systems and methods for storing assets in storage systems external to asset management systems while still allowing the asset management systems to track the stored assets are disclosed. One method begins by first receiving an asset to be stored in an asset management system. Next, a first location on a storage managed by the asset management system is determined. A second location on a storage system external to the asset management system is then determined. The external storage system has been configured to store the asset. The asset is then stored at the second location. A logical link is then determined to the second location. Finally, the logical link is stored at the first location. The disclosed systems and methods allow for an administrator to separate the storage methods used by asset management systems from the asset tracking and logging capabilities of asset management systems.06-04-2009
20090248843Parallel Random Proxy Usage for Large Scale Web Access - A system and method efficiently and anonymously retrieves large scale Web data through a restricted query interface. A number of proxy servers are utilized to permit parallel access to a target Web server for processing multiple queries simultaneously. Latency in the individual queries is absorbed by the proxy servers. Queries that would otherwise appear structured to the target server are assigned to the proxy server in a random fashion, obscuring the structured nature of the queries. The anonymous nature of the queries made by the proxy servers furthermore conceals the identity of the originating server.10-01-2009
20090254640METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HBA MIGRATION - In one implementation, a system includes multiple SCSI nodes configured to perform a SCSI target function. Each of the multiple SCSI nodes includes a host bus adaptor configured to connect the SCSI node with a Fibre Channel fabric. The host bus adaptor being assigned a world wide name and a network address. The system further includes a host configured to perform a SCSI initiator function. The world wide name assigned to a source host bus adaptor associated with one SCSI node is relocated to a target host bus adaptor associated with another SCSI node. After that, the network address associated with the source host bus adaptor is relocated to the target host bus adaptor. In one implementation, the system determines whether or not a network address assigned to a source host bus adaptor associated with one of the multiple SCSI nodes is shared with at least one other service. If so, the system determined whether the shared network address can be relocated to a target host bus adaptor associated with another one of the multiple of SCSI nodes. If the latter determination is in affirmative, the world wide name and network address are relocated.10-08-2009
20100161775APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADAPTIVE MULTIMEDIA RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION IN COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENTS - The present invention provides a method and apparatus for configuration of adaptive integrated circuitry, to provide one or more operating modes or other functionality in a communication device, such as a cellular telephone, a GSM telephone, another type of mobile telephone or mobile station, or any other type of media communication device, including video, voice or radio, or other forms of multimedia. The adaptive integrated circuitry is configured and reconfigured for multiple tasks, such as channel acquisition, voice transmission, or multimedia and other data processing. In the preferred embodiment, the configuration and reconfiguration occurs to adaptively optimize the performance of the particular activity over time, such as to increase the speed of channel acquisition, increase throughput rates, increase perceived voice and media quality, and decrease the rate of dropped communication sessions.06-24-2010
20080313312Apparatus, system, and method for a reconfigurable baseboard management controller - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for a baseboard management controller (BMC) which includes an FPGA with a monitor module for monitoring the operations parameters of a host computer device. In addition, the BMC has a host connector that connects the BMC to the system bus of the host computing device, allowing the BMC access to the computing elements on the host. The host connector has reconfigurable pins with connection configuration controlled by the FPGA. In addition, the BMC has a server with a processor and associated non-volatile memory on board. The operating system provides services to the host computing device and its constituent components, as well as allowing advanced networking and interconnectivity with other BMCs in a management network.12-18-2008
20090259738ONLINE RESOURCE SERVER FOR ALLOWING DEVICE CONTROL AND ACCESS TO DIGITAL CONTENT THROUGH PLUGGABLE USER INTERFACES - An online resource server for allowing device control and access to digital content through pluggable user interfaces (PUI). Features of various embodiments of the system can also include: a system of access rights for resources; user types and their meaning; determination of mandatory and optional properties of resources; an algorithm for ranking of resources based on weights given in a resource query; registration of a PUI upon upload resulting in a unique resource name (URI); user interface socket descriptions for device classes, and extensibility of the socket descriptions through naming conventions; a universal Control Hub as a Service; an ability to allow content owners to protect their intellectual property by keeping the (protected) media over HDMI separated from the control network; an ability to track usage data and dynamically adjust the PUI without the need for user intervention; and enhanced technical support, including remote diagnostics of the consumer electronics equipment.10-15-2009
20090259737ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM AND ADMINISTRATION METHOD FOR COMPUTERS - Reconfiguration plans that cope with various events are produced for a computer system. An administration system for computers and an administration method for computers in accordance with the present invention have a constitution described below. A server system includes plural servers, and a management server that administers the server system is connected to the server system. The management server monitors an event occurring in the server system, produces reconfiguration plans for the server system on the basis of priorities assigned to the plural servers and/or application programs according to the monitored event, selects a reconfiguration plan from the reconfiguration plans under predetermined criteria for selection, and reconfigures the server system according to the selected reconfiguration plan.10-15-2009
20090259736LABEL-BASED TARGET HOST CONFIGURATION FOR A SERVER LOAD BALANCER - A method for configuring a server load balancer comprises receiving a user command defining a load balancing group capable of representing a plurality of target host servers within a network, and receiving user commands adding the target host servers to the load balancing group, wherein the user commands include configuration information for the target host servers. Upon receiving the user commands adding the target host servers to the load balancing group, the method includes updating a database of the server load balancer to include configuration information for the target host servers. After updating the database, the method includes receiving user commands assigning a label to a subset of the target host servers without creating a new load balancing group and without re-configuring information relating to the target host servers, wherein the label indicates the subset of the target host servers are capable of servicing a specific type of access request.10-15-2009
20090094354TECHNIQUE FOR IMPLEMENTING VIRTUAL FABRIC MEMBERSHIP ASSIGNMENTS FOR DEVICES IN A STORAGE AREA NETWORK - A technique is provided for facilitating fabric membership login for an N_Port of a storage area network. A communication from a network node is received. The communication may include a portion of criteria associated with the N_Port. Using at least a portion of the portion of criteria, a virtual fabric identifier corresponding to a virtual fabric which is associated with the N_Port may be automatically identified. Fabric configuration information, which includes the virtual fabric identifier, may be automatically provided to the network node. A fabric login request from the N_Port to login to the virtual fabric may then be received. According to a specific embodiment, the communication may be transmitted from a network node to an F_Port on a Fibre Channel switch. When the N_Port received the fabric configuration information from the F_Port, the generating, using at least a portion of the received fabric configuration information, a fabric login request message may be generated by the N_Port which includes a fabric login request for the N_Port to login to the virtual fabric corresponding to the virtual fabric identifier. In at least one implementation, the N_Port and/or F_Port may be configured or designed to support trunking functionality.04-09-2009
20090094353INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - It is an object of the present invention to provide an information processing apparatus equipped with a many-core processor providing a VOD service having a fast playing response speed with a small size and power saving and an information processing system. In the information processing apparatus equipped with a many-core processor configuring an operation matrix that performs a reconfiguration for each packet based on a communication state, the functions and wirings of the operation matrix are reconfigured so that data is transmitted in a wideband transmission process when a transmitted data amount is smaller than a preset threshold value and the data is transmitted in a narrowband transmission process when the transmitted data amount is larger than the threshold value by comparing the transmitted data amount obtained by counting a transmission data amount of a transmission byte counter with the threshold value in a transmission amount/time determining unit and changing a communication state in a wideband/narrowband transmission state changing unit according to the comparison result.04-09-2009
20100161769Method and System for Virtual LAN Media Access Control Trouble Diagnostics - Described herein are systems and methods for automatically troubleshooting problems related to Media Access Control (“MAC”) address limit problems within a virtual local area network (“VLAN”). An exemplary method includes identifying a media access control (“MAC”) address alert within a network, referencing a translation table of a plurality of MAC addresses to detect a whether a number of MAC addresses in the network exceeds a threshold number, and providing a solution for the MAC address alert. An exemplary system includes a rules building engine for identifying a media access control (“MAC”) address alert within a network, referencing a translation table of a plurality of MAC addresses to detect a whether a number of MAC addresses in the network exceeds a threshold number, and providing a solution for the MAC address alert. A further exemplary embodiment is related to a computer readable storage medium storing a set of instructions executable by a processor, the set of instructions being operable to identify a media access control (“MAC”) address alert within a network, reference a translation table of a plurality of MAC addresses to detect a whether a number of MAC addresses in the network exceeds a threshold number, and provide a solution for the MAC address alert.06-24-2010
20100161773DECOUPLED INSTALLATION OF DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - Systems and methods for providing decoupled installation of data management systems used in conjunction with computer networks are disclosed. The method comprises installing data storage software in order to facilitate communication with a second computer in order to perform data storage operations. The software may be installed without knowledge of the second computer and/or the ability to communicate with the second computer. During the installation process, configuration parameters are obtained by the first computer and stored in a data structure. At least a portion of the configuration parameters recorded in the data structure is also provided to the second computer. The first and second computers subsequently communicate in order to register the first computer for use with the second computer.06-24-2010
20100161771INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) ADDRESS VIRTUALIZATION FOR TERMINAL SERVER SESSIONS - Techniques are disclosed for virtualizing internet protocol (IP) addresses in terminal server sessions. A client component comprises a layer service provider (LSP) and a name service provider (NSP) that intercept a socket call to associate a port with a socket for a terminal server session. The client component queries a server component for a virtual IP address, and the server component determines whether the terminal server session can use a virtual IP address. Where the session can use a virtual IP address, the server returns a virtual IP address and the client component binds the socket call to the virtual IP address. Where the session cannot use a virtual IP address, the server returns an indication of that, and the client component acts as a proxy for that socket call and any future calls for that socket.06-24-2010
20100161770USER-CONTROLLED NETWORK VIDEO MANAGEMENT - A process and system for user-controlled configuration of an Internet protocol network. The user may supply input for generating a network classification profile, which includes a number of classes of service (COSs) for prioritizing network traffic, including video transmission. A quality of service (QOS) may be measured and compared with a COS for video transmission. Depending on the measured QOS, a network alert may be issued and a priority of packets associated with the COS for video transmission may be increased.06-24-2010
20100174808NETWORK PRESENCE OFFLOADS TO NETWORK INTERFACE - A computing device that has a network interface that performs a subset of possible networking functions while the computing device is in a sleep mode. The subset of functions may be simply implemented on the network interface, yet to substantially reduce the frequency with which the computing device has to wake up to perform networking functions. The subset of functions may be selected to maintain a network presence of the computing device while the device is in sleep mode, and may include responding to requests for MAC information, sending keep-alive messages or exchanging security information that, in accordance with network protocols, has a limited lifetime that would otherwise expire while the computing device is in sleep mode.07-08-2010
20100262681REMOTE WAKE-UP METHOD, HOST TO BE REMOTELY AWAKED, AND WAKE-UP MANAGEMENT SERVER - A remote wake-up method is used between a first host, a second host, a server and the internet. The remote wake-up method includes the following steps. Firstly, the first host communicates with the server through the internet and an identity register procedure is performed. Then, the second host communicates with the server through the internet, an identity authentication procedure is implemented, and the server is triggered to issue a wake-up packet to the first host when the first host is in a wake-up waiting status. Afterwards, the first host enters a normal working status in response to the wake-up packet.10-14-2010
20080215713System and Method for Automatically Enforcing Change Control in Operations Performed by Operational Management Products - A system and method for enforcing change control in operations performed by operational management products (OMPs) are provided. The system and method automate the checking of a request-for-change (RFC) state by an OMP when the OMP is installed in an environment where a change management database (CMDB) has been installed and certain resources or operations have been placed under strict change control. The OMPs of the illustrative embodiments require an RFC identifier to be specified when a change operation of the OMP is invoked. The RFC identifier is used by the OMP to access a service management system so that the OMP may determine if the RFC identifier is valid, IT resources are in the correct state, and the change is scheduled to be performed at the current time. If these checks are passed, then the change operation associated with the RFC is permitted to occur.09-04-2008
20080215714REDUNDANCY SWITCHING METHOD - A service interruption time is shortened in redundancy switching, thereby to render a vocal service of good quality, in addition to a data service of good quality by a server.09-04-2008
20100185756COMMUNICATION METHOD, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MOBILE NODE, SERVER AND NODE - A technique is disclosed of, when a mobile node has moved outside of a domain using a local address, enabling an old path of the mobile node in the domain to be torn down without using special means such as a STUN server. According to this technique, a MN 07-22-2010
20100161772CONTROL ASSISTANCE SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM HAVING A COMPUTER PROGRAM - A control assistance system and method include transmitting identification information and part identification information of a managed apparatus, storing identification information of the managed apparatus and the part identification information in a correspondence manner, specifying a combination of parts of the managed apparatus based on a correspondence between the identification information received from the managed apparatus and the identification information stored in the database, writing the received identification information in the database according to the specified combination of parts of the managed apparatus and transmitting a signal of restricting an operation to the specified managed apparatus.06-24-2010
20100185755Systems and Methods for Changing The Address of an Interface - In one aspect, the invention provides a method of reconfiguring a network interface. In some embodiments, this method includes the following steps: receiving information indicating that an operator desires to remove a first network address from the network interface and assign a second network address to the network interface; and in response to receiving the information, providing a notification to at least one computer program executing in the node such that the computer programs can take a necessary measure (e.g., close a connection that uses the first network address).07-22-2010
20080209017MANAGEMENT OF BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION IN A NETWORK SERVER - A method and system for operating a network server to discourage inappropriate use are disclosed. A server is connected to a plurality of connected client devices, and is configured to transfer information between any selected one of the client devices and a memory for static storage of information. The method comprises the steps of receiving a request to transfer a file between the memory and one of the plurality of client devices, removing a packet comprising a defined number of information bits from the file, transferring the packet between the memory and the client device per the request, then pausing for a defined delay period, and repeating the removing, transferring, and pausing steps in order until all of the file has been transferred. Preferably, the method further comprises increasing the defined delay period after each execution of a packet transfer cycle, thereby discouraging the transfer of unacceptably large files. The delay period may be initiated, and the amount of increase or other adjustment to the delay period during the transfer cycle may be controlled, by selected a predetermined value from a table, or by calculating a value based on variable input parameters such as the file size, server load, network response time, and number of transfer requests from the client device within a defined prior period. The number of information bits in the packet may similarly be initiated, and adjusted during the transfer cycle. The system comprises the server having an application for performing the method according to the invention.08-28-2008
20100217845Coordinated Reboot Mechanism Reducing Service Disruption in Network Environment - In one embodiment, a method includes identifying a plurality of network elements for reinitiation, wherein the network elements are operative to manage at least one child element; selecting a first network element from the plurality of network elements, transmitting a disable message to the first network element; determining whether the at least one child element has migrated to one or more alternate network elements; and conditionally transmitting a reinitiation message to the first network element.08-26-2010
20100217843SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COLLECTING AND ALTERING FIRMWARE CONFIGURATIONS OF TARGET MACHINES IN A SOFTWARE PROVISIONING ENVIRONMENT - A provisioning server can provide and interact with a firmware tool on target machines. The firmware toot can communicate with the firmware of the target machines and collect data representing the configuration of the firmware of the target machines, independent of the types of the target machines. To communicate independent of the type of target machine, the firmware tool can include a translation library. The translation library enables the firmware tool to receive common instructions for interacting with firmware and convert those common instructions into specific instructions that are compatible with different types of the target machines.08-26-2010
20120246282COMMUNICATION SETTING METHOD, SERVER, RELAY DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE - A communication setting method includes receiving, at a server in a network to be connected to another network by a plurality of connected devices, a setting request from a terminal to the server, selecting, at the server, one of the plurality of connected devices based on terminal location information regarding the location of the terminal relating to the received setting request, transmitting a setting response including identification information for identifying the selected connected device form the server to the terminal, setting, at the terminal, the connected device of this terminal based on the identification information included in the setting response.09-27-2012
20110238801DYNAMIC SESSION MAINTENANCE FOR MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES - A framework and method are disclosed for supporting changed addresses by mobile network nodes. Such support is provided through enhancements to the mobile network nodes and utilizes DNS servers, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and virtual private network (VPN) servers—or their functional equivalents—to dynamically assign a current network address to a mobile node, provide the current network address to an authoritative name server, and thereafter have correspondent nodes update their addresses for the mobile node based upon an address provided by the authoritative name server. A mobile node registers all of its name-to-address mappings with its authoritative DNS server using a time to live of zero. Furthermore, when a mobile node moves outside its home security domain, the mobile node initiates a virtual private network connection to a virtual private server for a security domain.09-29-2011
20100161774Self-Cleansing Secure DNS Server - Disclosed is a self-cleansing intrusion tolerance-domain name systems system comprising at least three DNS servers, at least four storage systems accessible by the DNS servers, a communications link, a message transfer mechanism, and a self-cleansing mechanism. The storage systems include at least three online storage systems and at least one offline storage system. The communications link can connect the DNS servers with the storage systems, as well as connect the DNS servers with a local area network, which can connect the DNS servers with an external network. The message transfer mechanism can rotate the DNS servers into a plurality of roles, including a primary role, a secondary role, a designated role, and a self-cleansing role. The self-cleansing mechanism can be used to perform the self-cleansing role.06-24-2010
20100153525METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING IP ADDRESS PROFILES - A method and server for generating an IP address profile are provided. The method may include first gathering information about an IP address associated with an Internet user based at least in part on the Internet user's activity with respect to one or more Internet sites. The information may be stored in a database in association with the IP address, and a profile associated with the IP address may be generated based at least in part on the stored information. At some point, a request may be received for the profile from a web server in response to the Internet user requesting access to an Internet site associated with the web server. In response, the profile may be transmitted to the web server, such that the web server can dynamically alter one or more configurations of the Internet site based at least in part on the profile.06-17-2010
20090077208System And Method For Assigning Addresses To Information Handling Systems - Information handling system network addresses are managed to support a consistent MAC address for iSCSI and fibre channel host bus adapter. For example, a management controller retrieves a MAC address from persistent memory, such as a network location, and assigns the MAC address to a non-persistent memory of a predetermined information handling system network component so that the MAC address remains consistent even if the network component is replaced. For example, an offload engine that supports network communications with iSCSI receives a MAC address from a network location and applies the MAC address for use by a host bus adapter. Alternatively, an offload engine supports Fibre Channel with World Wide Name or World Wide Identifier address assignments.03-19-2009
20100228840PORT POOLING - In one embodiment, methods and systems for port pooling are described. An interface may communicate with at least one physical server. The at least one physical server may host a plurality of virtual servers and be connectable via a plurality of gateway ports to a storage area network (SAN). A virtual server manager configured to arrange the plurality of gateway ports in a plurality of port pools, define a virtual server group including a plurality of virtual servers, associate each virtual server with one or more port pools, the one or more port pools defining available gateway ports for access by the particular virtual server; and provide configuration instructions to allow the particular virtual server to communicate with the SAN through the available gateway ports.09-09-2010
20100250718METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIVE REPLICATION - A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for live replication. In one embodiment, the method comprises replicating a source server to create a replica server, assigning a routable Internet Protocol (IP) address to the replica server; and migrating one or more, but not all, on-going connections from the source server to the replica server.09-30-2010
20100217846MANAGING CLIENT CONFIGURATION SETTINGS IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - A GUI (Graphical User Interface) Manager is used by a network administrator to fill-in predefined templates. The administrator does not need to compile, debug or write a single line of scripting code. The GUI manager has a “select the box” and “point and click” and “fill-in the blank” approach for selecting computer settings. The predefined configuration and/or template(s) are used by a logon script program on a client system to manage the configuration of resources on at least one client. There are three levels of resources that can be managed. The first type of resource is an operating system. The second type of resource is an application resource. And the third type of resource is to redirect a resource on the client to a resource on a network such as a drive letter mapping.08-26-2010
20100217844DEVICE CONNECTABLE TO NETWORK AND METHOD - A device that is connectable to a network includes a storage unit that stores first setting information related to a accessible website in association with an identifier of the website, and a determination unit that determines whether or not the website is accessible by comparing the first setting information to second setting information that is set in the device before access to the website is performed while the device is connected to the network.08-26-2010
20100228839EFFICIENT ON-DEMAND PROVISIONING OF SERVERS FOR SPECIFIC SOFTWARE SETS - An administrator system provided according to an aspect of the present invention facilitates efficient provisioning of servers for specific software sets. In an embodiment containing clusters of servers requiring execution of corresponding set of software, an administrator system selects a server from a free server pool and installs on the selected server only those of the required set of softwares that are not already installed on the selected server. As a result, the selected server can quickly be added to a desired cluster. Such a feature is particularly useful in an environment where different application environments are provided in different cluster of systems and many servers are available in the form of free server pools for addition to the desired clusters.09-09-2010
20100235479DEVICE AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING ENTITIES TO BE UPGRADED, ADDED OR REMOVED - Node, computer software and method for identifying a target set of entities associated with a first configuration of a computer system that are to be modified for arriving at a second configuration of the computer system. The method includes selecting a single service, determining a characteristic of the single service, wherein the characteristic of the service is indicative of whether the single service is provided in both the first and second configurations, only in the first configuration or only in the second configuration, identifying, based on the selected service and its characteristic, one or two corresponding entity groups that are related to the single service, and mapping subsets of entities associated with the identified corresponding entity groups for transitioning the computer system from the first configuration to the second configuration.09-16-2010
20120036238Method and system for providing on-demand content delivery for an origin server - An infrastructure “insurance” mechanism enables a Web site to fail over to a content delivery network (CDN) upon a given occurrence at the site. Upon such occurrence, at least some portion of the site's content is served preferentially from the CDN so that end users that desire the content can still get it, even if the content is not then available from the origin site. In operation, content requests are serviced from the site in the usual manner, e.g., by resolving DNS queries to the site's IP address, until detection of the given occurrence. Thereafter, DNS queries are managed by a CDN dynamic DNS-based request routing mechanism so that such queries are resolved to optimal CDN edge servers. After the event that caused the occurrence has passed, control of the site's DNS may be returned from the CDN back to the origin server's DNS mechanism.02-09-2012
20100146086USING ROUTING PROTOCOLS TO MIGRATE A HOSTED ACCOUNT - Systems and methods of the present invention provide for migrating a shared hosting account and shared hosting IP address among shared hosting resources using a routing protocol by migrating a hosted account and an associated IP address from a first network resource to a second network resource.06-10-2010
20100211660System and method for pushing content to a terminal utilizing a network-initiated data service technique - A system is provided for pushing content to a terminal located within a mobile network or a private network. The system includes a network node, such as a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) proxy, located across a public network from the network including the terminal. The network node is capable of subscribing to a push service on behalf of the terminal such that the network node is also capable of receiving push content in accordance with the push service. Thereafter, the network node is capable of establishing a network-initiated data session with the terminal. In response to the network-initiated data session, the network node is further capable of registering the terminal such that the terminal is capable of receiving the push content based upon the registration.08-19-2010
20100211659Router and method for avoiding IP address conflicts - A router and a method for avoiding the IP address conflict are disclosed. The method includes the following steps. First, once the router obtains an IP address as its WAN IP address, the network bits of the WAN IP address and the network bits of an IP pool of the router are retrieved. Then, it follows to determine whether the network bits of the WAN IP address is identical to that of the IP pool, and if yes, modify the network bits of the IP pool together with a LAN IP address of the router to be different from that of the WAN IP address. After that, an instruction is transmitted to the client terminals associated with the router. Upon reception of the instruction, the client terminals replace the old IP addresses with the new IP addresses assigned from the router in accordance with Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.08-19-2010
20100211658DYNAMIC FIREWALL CONFIGURATION - A method is disclosed that includes detecting a network entity and determining a type of the detected network entity. The method includes retrieving firewall configuration information based on at least the type of the network entity. Based on the firewall configuration information, a configuration of a firewall at a host is automatically and dynamically modified.08-19-2010
20100211657Automatic Extension of Distributed Managed Ranges in a Multi-Master System - A method and system for automatic extension of a distributed numeric range in a multi-master system are described. In one embodiment, each of a plurality of master servers is provided with a unique range of numeric values that can be assigned to clients. Each master server can dynamically extend its associated range when the range is about to be exhausted. For example, a first master server can send a range request to a second master server to obtain additional numeric values when the number of values in its associated range is below a threshold. After receipt of the additional numeric values from the second master server, the first master server updates its associated range and assigns the additional numeric values to the clients.08-19-2010
20100138522MAPPING TOOL FOR CONFIGURING COMMUNICATIONS ENVIRONMENTS - Configuring of a communications environment is facilitated. A mapping tool is provided that aids in the configuring of various components of a communications environment, such as an input/output (I/O) subsystem of the environment. Data generated from an order process and a logical configuration definition are used as input to the mapping tool. The tool performs mapping and generates as output a physical configuration definition, and optionally, one or more reports. The mapping tool has a manual function, as well as an automatic function.06-03-2010
20100250716NETWORK COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF DEVICES AND ROOT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ASSIGNING A NETWORK ADDRESS - The present invention relates to a network comprising one or more devices, each device having an address, said address comprising a device address being unique for each device within said network and a network address being common to all devices within said network.09-30-2010
20100250717SERVER SYSTEM, COLLECTIVE SERVER APPARATUS, AND MAC ADDRESS MANAGEMENT METHOD - Provided is a server system, a collective server apparatus, and a MAC address management method that enables to change a MAC address and a flexible assignment of a MAC address. A server system according to the present invention includes a plurality of network control units that control communication performed with another device via a network, an address storage unit that stores a MAC address to be assigned to the network control unit, an assignment change processing unit that changes an assignment of the MAC address stored in the address storage unit and writes in the address storage unit, and an assignment execution unit that specifies the assignment stored in the address storage unit to each of the network control units.09-30-2010
20130219030IN SERVICE UPGRADES FOR A HYPERVISOR OR HARDWARE MANAGER HOSTING VIRTUAL TRAFFIC MANAGERS - Embodiments are directed towards upgrading hypervisors operating in hardware clusters that may be hosting one or more virtual clusters of virtual traffic managers. Virtual clusters may be arranged to span multiple computing devices in the hardware cluster. Spanning the virtual clusters across multiple hardware nodes the virtual cluster may enable the virtual clusters to remain operative while one or more hardware nodes may be upgraded. Hypervisor may include a management control plane for virtual clusters of virtual traffic managers. Hypervisors running on hardware nodes may manage the lower level networking traffic topology while the virtual traffic managers may manage the higher level network processing. Further, hypervisor based management control planes may interface with the virtual clusters and virtual traffic manager's using pluggable translation modules may enable different versions of hypervisor based management control planes and virtual traffic managers to communicate and cooperatively manage network traffic.08-22-2013
20100030876METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR DISCOVERING USER AGENT DNS SETTINGS - A method, system and apparatus including receiving a request from a network device, the request including an IP address of said network device, generating and sending to the network device a domain name for locating a device configured to process a DNS query, the domain name corresponding to the IP address, the network device generating and sending a DNS query including the domain name and at least one local DNS setting of the network device to the device configured to the process the DNS query, and the device processing an association between the IP address and the at least one local DNS setting of the network device.02-04-2010
20100191840SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INITIALIZING CABLE MODEMS - A system includes a first device and a second device. The first device is configured to transmit a discover message on a first upstream channel, where the discover message includes information representing capabilities of the first device. The second device is configured to receive the discover message from the first device and determine whether to switch the first device to a second upstream channel based on the capabilities information in the discover message. The second device makes the determination before a registration of the first device. The second device transmits a message to the first device instructing the first device to switch to the second upstream channel based on a result of the determination.07-29-2010
20090210521METHOD OF INSTALLING SOFTWARE FOR ENABLING A CONNECTION OF A PHONE TO AN INTERCONNECTED NETWORK - Method of installing software for enabling a connection of a phone to an interconnected network A method of installing a software on a computer using an operating system in order to enable a connection of a phone to an interconnected network, said method comprising the steps of: reading (08-20-2009
20110131302MINIMUM DISRUPTION MST RECONFIGURATION (MDMR) - In one embodiment, a first multiple spanning tree (MST) region configuration for an MST process may be maintained at a switch in a computer network, where the first configuration has a virtual local area network (VLAN)-to-instance (VI) mapping that maps each of one or more VLANs to one of one or more MST instances in the MST region. The switch may subsequently receive a second MST region configuration that has a different VI mapping than the first configuration, and may determine one or more VLANs of the second configuration that have a different VI mapping from the first configuration (“affected VLANs”). Accordingly, in response to a trigger to apply the second configuration at the switch, the affected VLANs are blocked for a delay, and the second configuration may be applied at the switch without restarting the MST process.06-02-2011
20090222539SELECTIVELY ROUTING PATIENT DATA BETWEEN FIELD DEVICES AND TREATMENT CENTER DESTINATIONS - Techniques for routing event data from a field device, such as an external defibrillator, to a selected subset of a plurality of possible destinations are described. The event data may include physiological data of the patient, such as a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). The destinations may be associated with one of a plurality of patient treatment centers, and may include, as examples, computing device, printers, displays, personal digital assistants, or web-accessible accounts. In some examples, a server maintains user-configurable information or rules for at least some of the destinations, and uses the information or rules for determining whether event data received from a field device is routed to the destination. In some examples, the server may also make the routing determination based on an analysis of event data, such as a determination as to whether the event data indicates that the patient is suspected to be experiencing an acute myocardial infarction.09-03-2009
20090319647SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED BUILDING OF A SIMULATED NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - Systems and methods for a system for automatically building a simulated network environment creating device profiles with device level metadata, segment profiles that utilize one or more of the created device profiles and that includes segment metadata, and a network environment profile that is created from segment profiles and that includes network environment metadata and a hierarchy based on dependencies with other segments within the network environment profile.12-24-2009
20090319644METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURING COMPUTING DEVICES FOR WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTIONS - Methods and apparatus are provided for configuring a first computing device and a second computing device for operation over a wireless network. A method comprises coupling the first computing device and the second computing device to establish a data communication link, and exchanging configuration information using the data communication link. The configuration information may be utilized for communication over the wireless network between the first computing device and the second computing device. The method may further comprise establishing a communication session over the wireless network between the first computing device and the second computing device using the configuration information.12-24-2009
20090319648Branded Advertising Based Dynamic Experience Generator - Methods and apparatus are provided to provide served ads to one or more clients based on dynamic-community information, ad-related information, service features, service activity, country of origin, and device-related information. Dynamic communities are formed based on a trigger, which may be a command, a request for information, a change in context, or an event notification. After receiving the trigger, a served ad may be piggybacked onto a response to the trigger. The served ad may include graphical, audio, textual, and/or other information. Additionally, served ads may be sent in response to ad requests. A served ad may be selected based on ad-screening rules and/or conflict resolution between advertisers competing to provide the selected ad.12-24-2009
20090319646NAMING SYSTEM LAYER - A facility for publishing information in a distributed network without a central management infrastructure is described. In various embodiments, the facility receives an indication of a new node and a destination node, the new node omitted from a contact list associated with the destination node, the contact list having an approximately logarithmic distribution of neighboring nodes; introduces the new node to the destination node via a permanent circuit; and causes the destination node to add the new node to the contact list when adding the new node improves the logarithmic distribution of neighboring nodes.12-24-2009
20090319643AUTOMATED METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING FILES AND SETTINGS TO NEW COMPUTER - A user accesses a website to purchase a replacement computer. As part of the transaction an application is downloaded to an existing computer of the user and used to obtain personal files and settings of the existing computer, which are uploaded to an Internet server. The settings and files may be loaded onto the replacement computer prior to delivery or after delivery, over the Internet.12-24-2009
20080320118Computer system and method for configuring thereof - A computer system includes a plurality of domains and a service processor. The service processor sets and changes a configuration of the domain by setting and changing configuration information for determining to combine and separate a hardware resource. The service processor includes a configuration information storing unit registering the configuration information, a first domain communicating unit transmitting the configuration information to the domain, and a domain controlling unit registering the configuration information in the configuration information storing unit to transfer the configuration information to the first domain communicating unit. Each of the domains includes a second domain communicating unit receiving the configuration information, and a configuration changing engine for actually setting and changing the configuration of the domain based on the received configuration information.12-25-2008
20100223365METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PROXY BINDING OF A MOBILE NODE - A method for controlling proxy binding of a mobile node in a network that supports network-based mobility management, wherein the mobile node includes at least one network interface that is employed for attaching to the network via an access router, wherein a mobile node's binding for a network interface is initiated by a binding request, is characterized in that the mobile node's binding for a new network interface is qualified as a preliminary binding, which is not employed for downlink data transmission, and that the mobile node's preliminary binding is activated, after the mobile node's new network interface has been configured.09-02-2010
20120198034SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING DNS SERVICES - A system for providing a Domain Name System (DNS) service may include providing an agent for installation on a subscriber device. The subscriber device may be connected to the DNS service via an entry point device. The system includes receiving, from the agent, agent data indicative of a subscriber identifier and a unique identifier associated with the entry point device. The system may then determine, based on the agent data, a current Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with the entry point device and associate the unique identifier with the subscriber identifier. The system may then dynamically map the subscriber identifier to the current IP address and provide DNS service to the subscriber device based on the current IP address.08-02-2012
20100306352NETWORK DEVICE PROVISIONING - Systems, methods and other embodiments associated with network device provisioning are described. One example method includes storing a set of device specific identification data in a network device. The example method may also include storing an association between the network device and a set of device specific provisioning data. The example method may also include providing the set of device specific provisioning data to the network device. The set of device specific provisioning data may be provided in response to receiving a provisioning data request from the network device.12-02-2010
20100306353CAPACITY MANAGEMENT FOR DATA NETWORKS - A method of processing capacity information is disclosed. The capacity information relates to data capacity in a data network in which a consumer circuit is carried on, and consumes bandwidth made available by, a bearer circuit. The method comprises storing, in a network information database, an entity representing the bearer circuit, and associating capacity information with the bearer circuit entity specifying a first bandwidth quantity defining a quantity of bandwidth made available by the bearer circuit. Also stored is an entity representing the consumer circuit, and capacity information is associated with the consumer circuit entity specifying a second bandwidth quantity defining a quantity of bandwidth allocated to the consumer circuit. The consumer capacity information is then associated with the bearer capacity information in the database to indicate that the second bandwidth quantity allocated to the consumer circuit is to be consumed from the first bandwidth quantity made available by the bearer circuit. The resulting capacity model can be used to support service provisioning, service assurance and SLA management, network engineering and network planning processes.12-02-2010
20090070442Architecture And Protocol For Extensible And Scalable Communication - A system performs information technology (IT) tasks using a computer. Examples of IT tasks include installing or configuring software, displaying alerts, executing programs or scripts on the endpoint, or logging activities. In an embodiment of the system, a connection initialization module receives a request for a persistent connection over a network from a managed endpoint. The request is accepted and a persistent connection is opened with the managed endpoint. A tier-1 module then receives configuration information from the managed endpoint over the persistent connection. The configuration information includes a list of functional plugins on the managed endpoint, where a functional plugin comprises a software module for performing an IT task. The tier-1 module stores this configuration information along with information describing the persistent connection and maintains the persistent connection in an open state.03-12-2009
20100312866REDUNDANCY PAIR DETECTING METHOD, COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR RECORDING REDUNDANCY PAIR DETECTION PROGRAM - A communication device to detect combinations of redundantizable network adapters from among a plurality of network adapters includes an acquiring unit for acquiring respective MAC addresses, a transmitting unit for setting a first network adapter included in the plurality of network adapters as a transmit source and the respective network adapters as transmit destinations and transmitting a probe packet from the transmit source to the transmit destinations at the layer 2 level using the MAC addresses, an extracting unit for extracting an second network adapter, that is, the network adapter which has received the probe packet from among the network adapters other than the first network adapter, and a detecting unit for detecting the first network adapter and the second network adapter as combinations of the redundantizable network adapters.12-09-2010
20110106922OPTIMIZED EFFICIENT LPAR CAPACITY CONSOLIDATION - A method and system for optimizing a configuration of a set of LPARs and a set of servers that host the LPARs. Configuration data and optimization characteristics are received. By applying the configuration data and optimization characteristics, a best fit of the LPARs into the servers is determined, thereby determining an optimized configuration. The best fit is based on a variant of bin packing or multidimensional bin packing methodology. The optimized configuration is stored. In one embodiment, comparisons of shadow costs are utilized to determine an optimal placement of the LPARs in the servers. LPAR(s) in the set of LPARs are migrated to other server(s) in the set of servers, which results in the LPARs and servers being configured in the optimized configuration.05-05-2011
20100281146DYNAMIC DOMAIN NAME SERVICE SYSTEM AND AUTOMATIC REGISTRATION METHOD - A dynamic domain name service (DDNS) system and an automatic registration method are described. The system includes a network device and a dynamic domain name server (DNS). The method includes the following steps. Account information is input through a user interface of the network device. The network device is connected to a corresponding dynamic DNS through Internet according to the account information and is registered. The registered network device continuously updates an IP address automatically for the dynamic DNS.11-04-2010
20120036239CLIENT PROCESSOR DEVICE FOR BUILDING APPLICATION FILES FROM FILE FRAGMENTS FOR DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF AN APPLICATION - A client processor including a communications receiver for receiving file fragments for the device, a micro-controller system including a microcontroller and a programmable non-volatile memory system, for building and storing application and data files from the fragments, and executing an application of the device by processing at least one application file and associated data identified by configuration instructions included in at least one of the fragments.02-09-2012
20100312865ASYNCHRONOUS UPDATE OF VIRTUALIZED APPLICATIONS - A determination is made as to whether an updated image for an outdated virtualized application is available on a server. If it is determined that the updated image is available, then a background download operation configured to retrieve the updated image from the server is initiated. Another determination is made as to whether the outdated virtualized application is being utilized. After the background download operation is complete, if it is determined that the outdated virtualized application is not being utilized, then the outdated virtualized application is transformed to a current virtualized application by replacing at least a portion of the outdated virtualized application with the updated image. The outdated virtualized application and the current virtualized application are configured to be executed on the computer without installation on a computer.12-09-2010
20130138783DEPLOYMENT AND UPDATING OF APPLICATIONS AND DRIVERS ON A CLIENT DEVICE USING AN EXTENSIBLE MARKUP LANGUAGE (XML) CONFIGURATION FILE - The deployment and updating of applications and drivers on a client device having a write-filter is described. A first deployment extensible markup language (XML) configuration file is obtained for deploying a first application or driver at the client device. A first application or driver is deployed on the client device based on the first deployment XML configuration file, while the write-filter of the client device is disabled. The write-filter is enablable to prohibit a file stored on the client device with the write-filter enabled from persisting across a reboot of the device. Following the deployment, automatic updating is performed by determining whether an autoupdate is available, obtaining a second deployment XML configuration file for updating the first application or driver, and updating the first application or driver based on the second deployment XML configuration file, while the write-filter is disabled. The automatic updating may be repeated.05-30-2013
20100325251COMPUTER LINK METHOD AND COMPUTER SYSTEM - A computer system includes: a load information exchanging unit that exchanges load information on a regular basis to find a problem in a load distribution server on the other end of a link; a problem information communicating unit that transmits the information about the problem to a directory server (12-23-2010
20110040856AUTOMATIC RECONFIGURATION DEVICE - The present invention provides a method and device that can easily configure an entertainment system automatically or semi-automatically. The reconfiguration of the entertainment system can be achieved by cycling through the possible configurations of the entertainment system (i.e. different combinations of operational states of the components that make up the entertainment system) by changing various operational states of certain components until an operable configuration is found. The invention may be implemented in any component of the entertainment system including a set-top-box, satellite receiver or a remote control.02-17-2011
20100332629SECURE CUSTOM APPLICATION CLOUD COMPUTING ARCHITECTURE - A secure custom application cloud computing architecture which facilitates virtually seamless migration of custom applications to and from a cloud computing environment in response to user needs. The architecture identifies the custom applications and the associated network architecture needed to support the applications. The network architecture is then replicated in the cloud and the custom applications are migrated thereto. In some embodiments, the application can be archived while in the cloud and disabled, then later reenabled when needed.12-30-2010
20110010436CONFIGURATION-INFORMATION SETTING METHOD AND INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE - According to an aspect of the embodiments, a configuration-information setting method and apparatus is provided for setting system configuration information of a computer server within an information processing device by recognizing a mounted hardware configuration in the information processing device using a computer processor within the information processing device, using the computer processor to read device configuration information of the information processing device and input-and-output configuration information of an input-and-output unit to be used in the information processing device from a storage unit and to compare device configuration information with input-and-output configuration information, and to set the system configuration information by using the computer processor when the mounted hardware configuration satisfies the device configuration information indicated in the device configuration information file and/or the input-and-output configuration information indicated in the input-and-output configuration information file.01-13-2011
20110029645SECURE DHCP PROCESSING FOR LAYER TWO ACCESS NETWORKS - In general, this disclosure describes network security techniques that may accommodate legitimate movement of a subscriber device while preventing MAC collisions that may result from configuration errors or MAC spoofing attempts. MAC spoofing may result in packets directed to one subscriber device being sent instead to another subscriber device. By modifying an access node or a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server to allow only authorized subscriber devices on the access network, layer two collisions (“MAC collisions”) may be prevented.02-03-2011
20110035472DESKTOP SECURE VIDEO TELECONFERENCING - Method, system, and computer program product example embodiments of the invention are disclosed to provide multi-network secure video teleconferencing (VTC) for VTC endpoints. The embodiments of the invention provide distributed components to perform the necessary operations, rather than co-locating the components in the VTC endpoint. Some system components are located with the VTC endpoint, other components are placed in a network operations center (NOC) and still other components are distributed on the various networks.02-10-2011
20110035475EFFICIENT SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD TO CONFIGURABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - An efficient software download to a configurable communication device is disclosed herein. The method of efficiently downloading software begins with a step of receiving a request to configure a communication device to run a communication application. The communication device being configured has a plurality of function blocks with a fixed portion of hardware and a flexible portion of hardware, wherein the same plurality of function blocks is capable of operating a plurality of communication applications. In a next step, the capability of the fixed portion and the flexible portion of hardware of the communication device is evaluated for a capability of implementing the communication application. Next, configuration information only for the flexible portion of hardware of the communication device is transmitted to the communication device to enable it to operate the communication application. An identification of the communication application is also transmitted to the communication device for purposes of tracking its implementation.02-10-2011
20110035474METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MATCHING AND REPAIRING NETWORK CONFIGURATION - Aspects of a method and system for matching and repairing network configuration are provided. In this regard, one or more circuits and/or processors may be operable to determine a configuration of one or more parameters in a plurality of devices along a network path, and detect whether any of the one or more parameters are configured such that communication between the plurality of devices is disabled and/or suboptimal. The devices may comprise at least one server and one or more of a network switch, a network bridge, and a router. In instances that one or more parameters are incompatibly or sub-optimally configured, a notification of the incompatibility may be communicated to a network management entity and/or one or more messages may be generated to reconfigure the one or more parameters in one or more of the plurality of devices. The determining and/or detecting may be performed automatically in response to various events.02-10-2011
20110035473COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING FUNCTION UNIT OF COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO BE COMPATIBLE WITH A COMPUTER - A communication device is capable of communicating with a computer, and includes a function unit, a storage unit, a determining module, and a sending module. The storage unit stores a driver of the function unit therein, and the driver is capable of making the function unit compatible with the computer after installed to the computer. The determining module is capable of determining the function unit to be compatible with the computer. The sending module is capable of sending the driver to the computer when the function unit is determined by the determining module.02-10-2011
20100146087DYNAMIC INSTALLATION AND UNINSTALLATION SYSTEM OF RENEWABLE ENERGY FARM HARDWARE - A system for dynamic installation or uninstallation of a plurality of hardware components of a renewable energy software system, including a reviser including a hardware configuration database, at least one communication device that allows the plurality of hardware components to communicate with the hardware configuration database containing hardware configuration data for the plurality of hardware components, and a plurality of real time objects in the renewable energy software system that represent the plurality of hardware components, wherein the plurality of real time objects are automatically updated by the hardware configuration database at runtime.06-10-2010
20090083404SOFTWARE DEPLOYMENT IN LARGE-SCALE NETWORKED SYSTEMS - Software deployment to server nodes within large-scale networked systems is provided using image-based deployment. A mostly immutable image is provided at a central service and transferred from the central service to the server nodes. The image includes a base image, which is immutable, and a delta image, which is writable and provides role-specific and/or node-specific state to the base portion. When a server node receives an image from the central server, the server node stores the image intact without installation. The server node then runs software directly from the stored image.03-26-2009
20100023608DEVICE SETTING ALTERATION SYSTEM, NETWORK DEVICE, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A device setting alteration system comprises a plurality of network devices connected to one another via a network. Each of the plurality of network devices comprises: a device main body that requests a setting alteration with respect to its network device that comprises the device main body itself; a data analysis unit that determines whether or not a setting alteration is being performed through another device main body of another network device when the device main body requests the setting alteration; a processing execution unit that uses, when the data analysis unit determines that a setting alteration is not being performed through another device main body, the setting alteration performed through the device main body upon its network device; and a network communication unit that transmits a content of the setting alteration to another network device.01-28-2010
20100023605System and method for synchronizing configurations in a controller network - A method is disclosed for synchronizing configuration data. The method may include providing a controller network that includes a plurality of control modules and each control module may have registration information stored thereon. The method may include detecting a registration information change associated with a control module and receiving current configuration data from the control module, if the registration information change is detected. The method may also include creating new configuration data for each control module in the controller network based on the received current configuration data, and synchronizing the configuration of each control module with the created new configuration data.01-28-2010
20110078291DISTRIBUTED PERFORMANCE MONITORING IN SOFT REAL-TIME DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS - A novel and useful framework, system and method of monitoring one or more performance parameters (e.g., distributed system performance), filtering the performance parameters data collected and identifying one or more performance parameters that affect one or more target performance measures. This can be achieved in the case of a delay parameter, for example, by determining the root-cause of the increased delay and taking corrective actions in order to avoid violation of the timeliness constraints. The present invention is a statistical based performance monitoring mechanism that uses statistical signal processing techniques and is applicable, for example, in soft real-time distributed systems. The monitoring framework efficiently and distributively characterizes the behavior of the varying network conditions as a stochastic process and performs root-cause analysis to detecting the parameters which affect one or more target performance measures, e.g., latency. Once the affecting parameters are determined, corrective action is optionally taken.03-31-2011
20110078290ENERGY-EFFICIENT SERVER LOCATION DETERMINATION FOR CONFIGURATION CHANGES - At a data center controller, a first server location is determined from a set of available server locations at which to change a server active state for a data center. A time and configuration change for the data center are forecasted. A second server location is determined from the set of available server locations at which to change the server active state based upon the forecasted configuration change for the data center. An available server location is selected at which to change the server active state based upon the first server location, the second server location, and the forecasted time associated with the forecasted configuration change for the data center.03-31-2011
20110087762Method and system of smart detection and recovery - A smart detection and recovery method is implemented in a terminal for detecting statuses of a host. The method comprises steps of: receiving a datagram; determining if the datagram complies with a predetermined format? If “YES” then proceed; determining if a MAC address contained in the datagram is the same with a currently used MAC address pre-stored in the terminal? If “YES” then proceed; determining if an IP address contained in the datagram is the same with a currently used IP address pre-stored in the terminal? If “NO” then re-connect or guide the terminal to the IP address contained in the datagram, if “YES” then handle the datagram by normal operations. Therefore, changes of the IP address of the host can be detected as early as possible, such that the terminal can be re-connected or guided to the host and services of the host can recovered as soon as possible.04-14-2011
20100131628MOBILE BASE STATION AND HARDWARE PLATFORM RECONFIGURING METHOD FOR THE SAME - Provided is a hardware platform reconfiguring method for a mobile base station. A control signal for controlling the download of a program is generated based on an SDR technique. A program is received from an external device. The program from the external device is downloaded to a hardware module of the mobile base station based on the SDR technique according to the control signal.05-27-2010
20100131627METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECONFIGURING APPLICATION SERVICES IN HOME NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - A method for reconfiguring services in a home network environment where plural devices included in a device group operate in conjunction with application services includes analyzing an application service script; collecting home network status information through the home network environment; and matching the application service script with the home network status information to generate a corrected application service execution plan.05-27-2010
20100131626Information Processing Apparatus and Method of Operating the Same - Using a service server list containing addresses of servers within a service system and an application list containing names of active applications within the service system, addresses of servers on which the active applications are running, and communication source addresses and communication destination addresses of the active applications, the following processes are carried out: specifying applications of a first layer in the service system from among applications lying within the service system; specifying applications of a second or subsequent layer in the service system from the application list and from addresses of servers on which the applications of the first layer are running; and judging applications having the same application name among applications belonging to the same layer as being of the same role for aggregation.05-27-2010
20100131624SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTIPLE CLOUD MARKETPLACE AGGREGATION - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for multiple cloud marketplace aggregation. An aggregation engine communicates with a set of multiple cloud marketplaces, each of which communicates with an associated set of clouds. A requesting entity, such as a user requesting the instantiation of a set of virtual machines, can transmit a resource request to the aggregation engine. The aggregation engine can fan out or distribute a replicated request to the set of multiple cloud marketplaces. Each cloud marketplace can receive the request and respond to indicate available resources that can be produced from their respect set of clouds. The aggregation engine can collect the responses of the various marketplaces, and can generate one or more selections based on selection logic such as best match, cost factors, or other criteria. In embodiments, a user can manually select the desired marketplace(s) to instantiate or update their virtual machine or other target objects.05-27-2010
20100131623Configuring Display Properties Of Display Units On Remote Systems - An administrator system provided according to an aspect of the present invention enables the configuration of display properties of display units on remote systems to desired values. In an embodiment, the user can specify the desired values for multiple systems together. The remote systems may further enable the previously configured values of the display properties to be displayed on the administrator system.05-27-2010
20100131622UNIFIED STORAGE FOR CONFIGURING MULTIPLE NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES - A network and connection provisioning framework for configuring and provisioning multiple aspects of network connectivity (e.g., multiple networks, media types, and/or connections). The framework may comprise a unified configuration interface that enables an administrator to configure multiple different types of network connectivity. A single configuration file comprising settings for multiple aspects of network connectivity may be generated based on preferences entered by a system administrator, or by exporting current settings from a particular computing device. Global configuration policies or other configuration settings that span multiple types of network connectivity may be also created and stored in one or more configuration files. Stand-alone media managers and/or plug-in modules may implement one or more standardized application programming interface functions so that they may interoperate with the network and connection provisioning framework. The standardized API may be used to ensure that configuration information is handled and stored in a standardized manner by different media managers and/or plug-in modules.05-27-2010
20100131621Session Controller and Method of Operating a Session Controller - A method of operating a Session Controller is provided. The Session Controller communicates with a client (05-27-2010
20090313359Automatic switching network points based on configuration profiles - A method and apparatus to reconfigure parameters for establishing a link with a new host after a computer is moved to a new location or a new network.12-17-2009
20090313358System and Method for Managing Network-Based Services - Systems and methods for managing computer network based services that provide a customized service to a user via any of a plurality of access points utilizing a portable user configuration to automatically configure a selected access point, wherein the customized service is provided according to the user configuration. The systems and methods further provide management functions for operation, control, and/or monitoring of the systems to provide an integrated service solution.12-17-2009
20090031011DEVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SETTING CONFIGURATION-VALVE THEREIN - The present invention discloses a DM system and a method for setting configuration values in the same. The DM system includes: a server for generating configuration values for a predetermined resource of a terminal, transmitting the configuration values and a reconfiguration parameter to the terminal through a DM session, and requesting the terminal to set the configuration values; and the terminal for receiving the configuration values and the reconfiguration parameter, and setting the configuration values in the resource according to the reconfiguration parameter, the terminal being operated according to the configuration values. As a result, the server can generate the configuration values and transmit the configuration values to the terminal, and the terminal can directly apply the configuration values from the server.01-29-2009
20100064035METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHARING PERFORMANCE DATA BETWEEN DIFFERENT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PRODUCT/SOLUTION DEPLOYMENTS - A method and system for dynamically sharing performance information among multiple computing nodes. One implementation involves dynamically obtaining performance information from deployments of an information technology (IT) product/solution at said computing nodes, and transmitting the obtained performance information to a server over a communication network for storing the obtained performance information in a knowledge database. The server operates to dynamically determine new configuration information based on the information in the database, store the new configuration in the database, and provide the new configuration information to said deployments by transmitting the new configuration information over the network.03-11-2010
20090216865DEVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, SERVERS,METHOD FOR MANAGING DEVICE, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - A device management system includes a first server and a second server that is different from the first server. The first server includes a first management unit configured to update and delete device information of a management target device to be managed by the first server. The second server includes a second management unit configured to update and delete device information of a management target device to be managed by the second server and a display unit configured to display device information of a device which is not to be managed by the second server.08-27-2009
20100070618UBIQUITOUS SENSOR NETWORK SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONFIGURING THE SAME - In a ubiquitous sensor network (USN) system having a router and a sensor node connectable to a detachable memory device, a sensor network configuration information including a sensor network identification is received from the detachable memory device under control of the router. The sensor network configuration information including the sensor network identification is received from the detachable memory device under control of the sensor node. A sensor network is configured based on the sensor network identification under control of at least one of the router and the sensor node. Accordingly, the USN system may be automatically configured by using the detachable memory devices including the sensor network configuration information.03-18-2010
20110153791SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING CONFIGURATION DATA AT DISCONNECTED REMOTE DEVICES - Described herein are systems and methods for managing configuration data. These are particularly directed towards the management of configuration data in disconnected remote devices of a host system. For example, this may be an access control environment having one or more connected access control devices (i.e. devices in communication with a central server), and one or more disconnected access control devices (i.e. devices operating without communication with the central server), the latter being regarded as disconnected remote devices. In overview, the present systems and methods make use of a versioning protocol to allow the reliable distribution of configuration data at the disconnected remote devices, this protocol operating to best ensure the propagation of the most current configuration data.06-23-2011
20100057893SERVER, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DYNAMIC DOMAIN NAME SERVICE - Provided are a server, a system, and a method of distributing a load caused by health checks in a dynamic domain name server (DDNS) by separating a health check unit which causes the most load on the dynamic domain name server and a unit for processing a client query and registering equipment. The dynamic domain name server (DDNS) includes a main dynamic domain name server (DDNS that registers an identifier and a dynamic IP address for a piece of the equipment and responds to a client query request with the dynamic IP address of the piece of equipment; and at least one sub-DDNS for updating a status of the piece of equipment in response to a status notifying message sent from the piece of equipment.03-04-2010
20110153787INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSET MANAGEMENT - In an embodiment, a system for information technology asset management may include a plurality of data processing systems, and a network connecting the plurality of data processing systems. The system may also include a controller configured to manage the plurality of data processing systems by resolving naming conflicts for each of the plurality of data processing systems on the network to a respective master name while also maintaining the alias names for each of the plurality of data processing systems on the network.06-23-2011
20110082919METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING REHOMING OF USER ENDPOINT DEVICES IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a Domain Name System (DNS) server having a controller to receive new provisioning information for updating a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN), and update the FQDN with the new provisioning information. The new provisioning information can include among other things a start time for rehoming one or more user endpoint devices (UEs) assigned to a current session border Controller (S/BC), a move-from record comprising a descriptor of at least the current S/BC, a move-to record comprising a descriptor of at least a new S/BC to which to rehome the one or more UEs, a transfer window representing a total time for the rehoming the one or more UEs to the new S/BC, and a pacing parameter for rehoming the one or more UEs to the new S/BC during the transfer window. Additional embodiments are disclosed.04-07-2011
20110153790OPEN ACCESS POINT, TERMINAL AND INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDING METHOD THEREOF - Provided is a future internet service providing method. An open access point registers information of the open access point in a reconfiguration server comprised in an internet, when the open access point accesses the Internet. The open access point registers information of a mergence node accessing the open access point, in the reconfiguration server. The open access point provides sensing information of the mergence node to a terminal, when the terminal requests the sensing information of the mergence node. A terminal requests providing of service type information to a domain name server. The terminal selects a service type for providing of internet service from among the service type list when a service type list is received from the domain name server, in response to the request. The terminal requests sensing information to an open access point capable of providing of the selected service type. The terminal provides internet service having the selected service type on the basis of the sensing information.06-23-2011
20110153788Method and System for Automated Network Operations - A system includes a memory storing a set of instructions executable by a processor. The set of instructions is operable to receive a process for accomplishing a network management task, the process including a plurality of events including configuration changing events and condition checking events; receive parameters related to the task; include the parameters in the process; and execute the process.06-23-2011
20110082921AUTO-CONFIGURATION OF NETWORK CAPTURED TRAFFIC DEVICE - Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and devices for automatically configuring a network captured traffic distribution device communicatively coupled to a stacked topology of network captured traffic distribution devices are described. The automatic configuration may include an exchange of configuration information between a first and second network captured traffic distribution device included in a stacked topology. The configuration information of a network captured traffic distribution device may also be automatically updated when, for example, a change is detected in the stacked topology or on a periodic or as needed basis.04-07-2011
20110082920Change Management in Multi-Domain Environments - Method, server, and computer product are provided to implement change management across domains. Memory is included for storing a program. A processor is functionally coupled to the memory and is responsive to computer-executable instructions contained in the program. The processor is operative to announce planned changes for a configuration item to interested outside domains, and the configuration item is in an inside domain. Open subscription is provided to the interested outside domains such that the interested outside domains can subscribe to the subscription as participants. A change instance is created or the configuration item in the inside domain. Change progress of the change instance is reported for the configuration item to the participants of the interested outside domains. State progress notifications are distributed to the participants of the change. The change instance is executed to make planned changes to the configuration item.04-07-2011
20110072117Generating a Synthetic Table of Contents for a Volume by Using Statistical Analysis - A method and a system are provided for generating a synthetic table of contents for a volume. The synthetic table of contents may be used to identify a volume efficiently despite natural variations found in different occurrences of a volume. In one example, the system receives unprocessed durations for each chapter of the volume. The volume includes chapters. The system identifies acceptable durations for each chapter by applying a first statistical analysis to the unprocessed durations for each chapter. The system calculates a representative duration for each chapter by applying a second statistical analysis to the acceptable durations for each chapter. The calculating generates representative durations for the chapters. The system then generates a synthetic table of contents for the volume by organizing the representative durations for the chapters of the volume.03-24-2011
20110078292TECHNIQUES FOR CONDITIONAL NAME RESOLUTION AND CONFIGURATION - Techniques for conditional name resolution and configuration are provided. Calls made by applications to resolve hostnames through name resolution services are intercepted and processed unbeknownst to the applications. The calls are inspected for hostnames and the hostnames are lookup in a policy store for IP addresses. The IP addresses are supplied back to the applications as if IP addresses were provided by the name resolution services.03-31-2011
20120303771DETECTING CHANGE OF SETTINGS STORED ON A REMOTE SERVER BY MAKING USE OF A NETWORK FILTER DRIVER - Embodiments relate to techniques for efficiently and effectively propagating changes from a server to a client using a network filter driver configured to monitor network traffic for a signature. Techniques are presented for synchronizing settings with a remote server device. A method is provided, including (a) monitoring web-based messages exchanged between the computerized client device and the remote server device across a network, (b) detecting a pre-defined pattern within a particular message of the monitored web-based messages exchanged between the computerized client device and the remote server device, (c) in response to detecting the pre-defined pattern within the particular message, evaluating the particular message to determine whether a set of server settings has changed, and (d) in response to determining that the set of server settings has changed, updating a local version of the set of server settings. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.11-29-2012
20110060815AUTOMATIC ATTACHMENT OF SERVER HOSTS TO STORAGE HOSTGROUPS IN DISTRIBUTED ENVIRONMENT - A system, method and program product for for automatically configuring a storage device for a server. A method is provided that includes:preconfiguring the storage device with a set of LUNs and a hostgroup; preconfiguring the server to include a storage configuration package; connecting the storage device to the server; launching the storage configuration package on the server to run a set of scripts to perform the actions comprised of: installing a set of drivers; resetting a UUID and modifying a kernel; installing a storage management system on the server; discover WWIDs, a hostname and the storage device; create and add the hostname to the hostgroup; and pass the WWIDs to the storage device; and mapping a set of disks; and rebooting the computer.03-10-2011
20110252119Network storage system of applications and method thereof - Applications are stored on a server end. After a mobile end logs into the server end, it sets a selection criterion in a selection field. The server end transmits the application along with configuration parameters according to the selection criterion to the mobile end to install thereon. This enables efficient use of the storage space on the mobile end.10-13-2011
20100312867DEVICE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A device management apparatus that enables an information obtaining apparatus to obtain device information from a device management apparatus connected to a first network other than a second network to which the information obtaining apparatus is connected, and manage devices. A communication protocol that can be used by the information obtaining apparatus is extracted from a device information obtaining request from the information obtaining apparatus. When a device connected to the first network is not operating using the communication protocol and is able to activate the communication protocol, the device is requested to activate the communication protocol. When the communication protocol has been successfully activated, and it is necessary to change access settings for the device, the device is requested to change the access settings. When the access settings have been successfully changed, a response concerning device information is created and sent to the information obtaining apparatus.12-09-2010
20110252120CONFIGURATION OF A NETWORK NODE USING CAPTIVE MODE - The invention relates to a network node arranged to provide an end user of a network terminal in a local network with an access link to an external network, said network node is arranged to be connected between said local network and said external network. The network node is characterized in that it comprises a control unit arranged to in response to receiving a first triggering information, switch said network node from a normal operational mode into a captive mode, in which said control unit is further arranged to intercept any request from said network terminals to said external network, resolve said request to the IP address of the network node in the local network such that gateway information to the end user of said network terminals is provided. The invention also relates to a method for use in a network node and a computer program product.10-13-2011
20100115068Methods and systems for intelligent reconfiguration of information handling system networks - Methods and systems for automatically and/or intelligently reconfiguring a configuration of networked information handling systems based on change/s in user requirement values. A user may be allowed to adapt a system configuration originally recommended, for example, by a conventional configuration tool in order to meet a given set of user requirement parameters, or to optimize such a recommended configuration for the user. A user may be provided with a recommendation of which user requirement parameter/s needs to be changed (and optionally by how much a value of the user requirement parameter/s needs to be changed) in order to achieve a targeted networked system configuration, i.e., by changing a specific information handling system configuration variable/s.05-06-2010
20100281145AUTONOMOUS CONTROL IN A PROGRAMMABLE SYSTEM - A programmable system includes a programmable analog system that is reconfigurable to perform various analog operations, and includes a programmable digital system that is reconfigurable to perform various digital operations. The programmable system also includes a microcontroller capable of reconfiguring and controlling the programmable analog system and the programmable digital system. The programmable digital system is configured to control the programmable analog system autonomously of the microcontroller.11-04-2010
20100281142System and methods for buffering of real-time data streams - A computer-implemented system and methods for buffering of real-time data streams are disclosed. The apparatus and method in an example embodiment includes: configuring a content server for an initial content quality type associated with a content stream; receiving the content stream with the initial content quality type from a content feed; detecting a low watermark condition as the content stream is played on a playback device; reconfiguring the content server for a modified content quality type associated with the content stream while receipt of the content stream is in progress; and receiving the content stream with the modified content quality type from the content feed.11-04-2010
20120278457SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO MONITOR AND ANALYZE CUSTOMER EQUIPMENT DOWNTIME IN A VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP) SERVICE NETWORK - Systems and methods to monitor and analyze customer premises equipment downtime in a Voice over Internet Protocol service network are disclosed. Example methods for a dynamic host configuration protocol server disclosed herein include assigning a replacement Internet protocol address to a residential gateway, the replacement Internet protocol address to replace a first Internet protocol address assigned to at least one of the residential gateway or customer premises equipment associated with the residential gateway, sending a first address change message to a session border controller, and sending a second address change message to a lost subscriber time server, the first and second address change messages to indicate that the first Internet protocol address has been replaced by the replacement Internet protocol address.11-01-2012
20100262682METHOD FOR SELECTING AN AIR INTERFACE ON A MULTI-MODE WIRELESS DEVICE - A method for selecting an air interface on a multi-mode wireless device capable of communicating over a plurality of air interfaces. The method comprising starting a first application and selecting a first application specific access list of a set of application specific access lists, the first application specific access list corresponding to the first application. The method also comprising selecting a first active network from the first application access specific list, the first network representing an available and most desirable network for the first application in the first application specific access list. The method further activating the first active network for use by the first application and switching from the first active network to a second active network if a user switches from the first application to a second application, wherein the first active network and the second active network are ascertained based on the set of application specific access lists.10-14-2010
20100023606Method for Providing Composed Services in a Peer-To-Peer Network - A method for providing a service containing facilities in a peer-to-peer network comprising peer devices is provided. The peer devices may be associated with groups, each group being defined by a pre-determined facility. The pre-determined facility may be executed by each peer device associated with a respective group, and a selected peer device of a group executes the respective facility. A sequence of facilities and specifications to be executed is publicized in the peer-to-peer network, on the peer devices executing the respective facility by a peer device requesting the combined service, and the selection of the selected peer devices is carried out according to the publicized sequence and the publicized specifications.01-28-2010
20100005159DATA TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A data transmission apparatus which transmits data includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information including a transmission destination of the data from an information providing apparatus on a network, a transmission unit configured to transmit the data to the transmission destination based on the information acquired by the acquisition unit, and a request unit configured to request the information providing apparatus to update the information during transmission of the data by the transmission unit.01-07-2010
20120203878Method for Changing Ethernet MTU Size on Demand with No Data Loss - A method and system for substantially avoiding loss of data and enabling continuing connection to the application during an MTU size changing operation in an active network computing device. Logic is added to the device driver, which logic provides several enhancements to the MTU size changing operation/process. Among these enhancements are: (1) logic for temporarily pausing the data coming in from the linked partner while changing the MTU size; (2) logic for returning a “device busy” status to higher-protocol transmit requests during the MTU size changing process. This second logic prevents the application from issuing new requests until the busy signal is removed; and (3) logic for enabling resumption of both flows when the MTU size change is completed. With this new logic, the device driver/adapter does not have any transmit and receive packets to process for a short period of time, while the MTU size change is ongoing.08-09-2012
20090240792METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING DHCP MESSAGE VIA PPP LINK AND FOR OBTAINING CONFIGURATION INFORMATION - A method and system for transmitting DHCP message via PPP link and of obtaining configuration information are provided. In the method and the system, when an end of PPP link sends DHCP broadcasting message directly through PPP link, address of hardware desired in DHCP message is replaced by a symbol of uniquely indicating the device using PPP link, so that the PPP link can support DHCP. The symbol of uniquely indicating the device using PPP link may be identifier of devices as well as link number of PPP link and so on. Assigning strategy which binds configuration information of lower device and PPP link can make device configuration correlate to physical address.09-24-2009
20080320116Identification of endpoint devices operably coupled to a network through a network address translation router - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for identifying an endpoint device from a network when the endpoint device is operably coupled to the network using an internal address on a network address translation (NAT) router. The methods include generating mapping information by associating each of a plurality of internal addresses on the NAT router with a corresponding internal port on the NAT router, a corresponding external address on the network, and a corresponding external port. The mapping information is placed into a flat file and sent to a collection agent server operably coupled to the network.12-25-2008
20090055517Method for a plug-and-play network device to acquire dual internet protocol addresses - The present invention is to provide a method applied to at least a network device connected to a network and enabling the network device to send a request for an Internet Protocol address (IP address) to a DHCP server connected with the network according to the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and, in the meantime, automatically generate an IP address according to the automatic link-local IP address allocation protocol. When an IP address is first acquired according to either the DHCP or the automatic link-local IP address allocation protocol, the network device exchanges data with other network device of the same segment by using said IP address first acquired, and constantly trying to acquire another IP address according to either the DHCP or the automatic link-local IP address allocation protocol, so as to effectively reduce the time for acquiring an IP address needed by a conventional network device.02-26-2009
20110258298METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACCESSING NETWORK COMPATIBLE DEVICES UTILIZING INTERNET-BASED BEACON TECHNOLOGY - A system and method for accessing a network compatible device utilizing an Internet based beacon technology. A compatible host application can be installed on a client device and registered with a network by providing a user credential and a qualifying descriptor. The network compatible device can be configured to have access with the network in order to extract the information associated with the user accessing the compatible device. A list of users with the matching qualifying descriptor can then be displayed at a user interface associated with the compatible device. Upon authentication, the compatible device and the compatible host application installed on the client device can be connected and the network address associated with the compatible device and the client device can be accessed.10-20-2011
20110179151TUNING AND OPTIMIZING DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS WITH DECLARATIVE MODELS - A system for automatically adjusting operation of a distributed application program includes analytics means having a monitoring component. The monitoring component receives one or more event streams of data corresponding to execution of one or more modules of the distributed application program. The monitoring component joins the received event streams with one or more declarative models to create operational data. A forensics component of the analytics means queries, such as by using data from a declarative model store, the operational data to identify trends or behavior information for the various modules or components of the distributed application program. A planner component then reviews data created by the forensics component to identify any needed changes to the declarative models. The planner component passes any modified declarative models back to the system, so that the distributed application program can operate more efficiently using the changes to the declarative models, as needed.07-21-2011
20110179150MIGRATING A WEB HOSTING SERVICE VIA A VIRTUAL NETWORK FROM ONE ARCHITECTURE TO ANOTHER - An automated tool for migrating a website hosting service from a first website hosting architecture to a second website hosting architecture, wherein a virtual network is used during migration to facilitate keeping the services available during the movement of IP addresses from one architecture to the other architecture.07-21-2011
20080228903System and method of serving advertisements for web applications - An improved system and method for supporting web system services is provided for storing data and context of client applications on the web. A client application may include a web system services interface for invoking web system services to support web applications to operate over the web using different devices that may store data and context of web applications as a web application document onto a web server. A web application document may be represented by components that may include view information, content, and context information. The application may also include a web system services user interface for providing a graphical user interface for a user to invoke web system services that may include a new document system service, a store document system service, and a restore document system service. A schema for context scope may be implemented for collecting context information relevant to the web application document.09-18-2008
20120203877DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR ENABLING RECONFIGURATION OF SERVICES SUPPORTED BY A NETWORK OF DEVICES - Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for enabling the reconfiguration of services supported by a network of devices. Such reconfiguration can be realized dynamically and in real time without compromising the security of the overall system from external threats or internal malfunctions. These systems, devices and methods may provide a first functional stack supporting a previous version of a specific service and the provisioning of a second functional stack dynamically and in real-time that supports an updated version of the specific service. In addition, an administration function may be included in the embodiment such that the administration function manages and controls the functional stacks and network operations. Using these mechanisms, an existing service can be changed dynamically or a new service can be added dynamically in a secure manner without interruption of other existing services.08-09-2012
20110161474BROKERING INFORMATION ACROSS INFORMATION DOMAINS WHILE MAINTAINING CONFIDENTIALITY - Disclosed are methods for extracting and using information about an entity that has a presence in a number of information domains. The entity has separate identifiers in each of several domains. Various techniques are described that bind together the identifiers of the entity across the domains. The results of the binding are provided to an interested party that can review information extracted about the entity's behavior in the multiple domains. The interested party is not given access to information that would compromise the confidentiality of the entity. A trusted broker has access to information about the behavior of the entity in the several domains. The broker analyzes that information and provides the analysis to the interested party, again without compromising the confidentiality of the entity. An “incentivizer” works with the broker to extract from the domains information that would be useful in binding together the different identifiers of the entity.06-30-2011
20110161473ANALYTICS-BASED BINDING OF IDENTIFIERS ACROSS INFORMATION DOMAINS WHILE MAINTAINING CONFIDENTIALITY - Disclosed are methods for extracting and using information about an entity that has a presence in a number of information domains. The entity has separate identifiers in each of several domains. Various techniques are described that bind together the identifiers of the entity across the domains. The results of the binding are provided to an interested party that can review information extracted about the entity's behavior in the multiple domains. The interested party is not given access to information that would compromise the confidentiality of the entity. A trusted broker has access to information about the behavior of the entity in the several domains. The broker analyzes that information and provides the analysis to the interested party, again without compromising the confidentiality of the entity. An “incentivizer” works with the broker to extract from the domains information that would be useful in binding together the different identifiers of the entity.06-30-2011
20110161472CLIENT-BASED BINDING OF IDENTIFIERS ACROSS INFORMATION DOMAINS WHILE MAINTAINING CONFIDENTIALITY - Disclosed are methods for extracting and using information about an entity that has a presence in a number of information domains. The entity has separate identifiers in each of several domains. Various techniques are described that bind together the identifiers of the entity across the domains. The results of the binding are provided to an interested party that can review information extracted about the entity's behavior in the multiple domains. The interested party is not given access to information that would compromise the confidentiality of the entity. A trusted broker has access to information about the behavior of the entity in the several domains. The broker analyzes that information and provides the analysis to the interested party, again without compromising the confidentiality of the entity. An “incentivizer” works with the broker to extract from the domains information that would be useful in binding together the different identifiers of the entity.06-30-2011
20110161471INCENTING DIVULGENCE OF INFORMATION FOR BINDING IDENTIFIERS ACROSS INFORMATION DOMAINS WHILE MAINTAINING CONFIDENTIALITY - Disclosed are methods for extracting and using information about an entity that has a presence in a number of information domains. The entity has separate identifiers in each of several domains. Various techniques are described that bind together the identifiers of the entity across the domains. The results of the binding are provided to an interested party that can review information extracted about the entity's behavior in the multiple domains. The interested party is not given access to information that would compromise the confidentiality of the entity. A trusted broker has access to information about the behavior of the entity in the several domains. The broker analyzes that information and provides the analysis to the interested party, again without compromising the confidentiality of the entity. An “incentivizer” works with the broker to extract from the domains information that would be useful in binding together the different identifiers of the entity.06-30-2011
20110055363WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SELECTION METHOD - A wireless communication terminal and a communication system selection method are capable of selecting a communication system having high battery usage efficiency by keeping battery remaining time long and satisfying throughput required by the application depending on scenes. The wireless communication terminal 03-03-2011
20110055362METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MODIFYING AND/OR CHANGING A MAC ID UTILIZING AN IPV6 NETWORK CONNECTION - A system that facilitates enhancing security for a computer device utilizing an IPv6 network connection. The system includes a computer device having a software module, which performs the following steps: capturing outgoing IPv6 packets, the outgoing IPv6 packets having a stateless autoconfiguration IPv6 address, which is configured at least partially based on a computer device identifier; modifying the IPv6 address associated with the computer device identifier to generate a modified IPv6 address; and returning the outgoing IPv6 packet with the modified IPv6 address to a network layer of the Internet Protocol of the computer device. In accordance with an example, the computer device is an image forming apparatus.03-03-2011
20110055361SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING MANAGEMENT AGENT INSTALLATIONS - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for installation of management agents on target machines. In embodiments, a central management server can scan a managed network to identify different types and configurations of target machines. Different types of target machines may require different types of management agent software in order to invoke different types of management services, such as configuration management or performance monitoring services. The necessary types of management agent may depend, for instance, on the operating system and/or applications installed on individual targets. In embodiments, different types or classes of management agents can register or communicate with different types of remote management servers. The management agent(s) on individual targets can thereby initiate and manage the installation of agents or other resources that may be needed to register to the remote network services, without a requirement to install or use specific package management tools for specific products.03-03-2011
20110258300De-registration method and system for IP multimedia subsystem centralized service - A de-registration method and system for IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) centralized service are provided in the present invention, wherein the method comprises: a Circuit Switched User Equipment (CS UE) moves from a source enhanced Mobile Switch Centre Server (eMSC Server) into the control area of a target Mobile Switch Centre Server (MSC Server); during a location cancelling process in which the CS UE changes the MSC Server to which it is attached, the source eMSC Server starts up delay timing after receiving a location cancelling request; when the delay time is reached, the source eMSC Server performs the de-registration of the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) instead of the CS UE. The method and system of the present invention ensure that the de-registration request of the source eMSC Server arrives at the Serving Call Session Control Function (S-CSCF) later than the registration request of the target MSC server, so as to avoid unnecessary redundant signaling and improve the system processing efficiency.10-20-2011
20110264774METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING DEVICE PARAMETERS IN DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE ACCESS NETWORK - A method for configuring device parameters in a Digital Subscriber Line access network is disclosed. According to the method, a managing device sends a parameter modifying command to a managed device; the managed device makes a response to the parameter modifying command and modifies parameters; the managed device obtains an applying opportunity of unapplied parameters; the managed device applies the unapplied parameters according to the applying opportunity. A Digital Subscriber Line access system and a network device are also disclosed.10-27-2011
20100293259COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING MULTI-LAYERED EXTENSIBLE PROTOCOL INTERFACE AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include data storage devices each using at least one of a plurality of different operating protocols, and mobile wireless communications devices (MWCDs) for accessing the data storage devices and each using at least one of the different operating protocols. The system may further include a protocol interface device, which may include a protocol engine module for communicating with the data storage devices using respective operating protocols. The protocol interface device may further include a front-end proxy module coupled to the protocol engine. The front-end proxy module may include a respective proxy module for communicating with the MWCDs using each different operating protocol. The front-end proxy module may also include one or more common core service modules coupled to the proxy modules and communicating therewith at a first layer, and communicating with the protocol engine module at a second layer lower than the first layer.11-18-2010
20100293257ACTIVELY UPDATING CLIENTS WITH SELECTED DATA - In an embodiment, a data processing apparatus comprising one or more electronic digital processors; Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server logic coupled to the one or more processors; an active leasequery channel response logic coupled to the DHCP server logic which when executed causes the one or more processors to perform receiving, from a particular DHCP client among a plurality of DHCP clients, an active leasequery initiation message requesting the DHCP server logic to actively send update messages about changes in network address leases that the DHCP server logic manages; wherein the active leasequery initiation message comprises a channel identifier value; determining whether the channel identifier value matches a client class that the DHCP server logic manages; in response to determining that the channel identifier value does match a client class identifier that the DHCP server logic manages, sending, to the particular DHCP client, one or more DHCP response messages describing any changes in network address leases that the DHCP server logic performs only for a subset of the DHCP clients that are in the matched client class.11-18-2010
20110119360Establishing a Mesh Network with Wired and Wireless Links - Embodiments of the present invention solve problems experienced by mesh networks concerning loop formation where two nodes are connected by both a wired and wireless link. The present invention prevents or ‘breaks’ a loop that that would otherwise result in continually repeating and delayed network data transmission.05-19-2011
20110125884Architecture And Protocol For Extensible And Scalable Communication - A system performs information technology (IT) tasks using a computer. Examples of IT tasks include installing or configuring software, displaying alerts, executing programs or scripts on the endpoint, or logging activities. In an embodiment of the system, a connection initialization module receives a request for a persistent connection over a network from a managed endpoint. The request is accepted and a persistent connection is opened with the managed endpoint. A tier-1 module then receives configuration information from the managed endpoint over the persistent connection. The configuration information includes a list of functional plugins on the managed endpoint, where a functional plugin comprises a software module for performing an IT task. The tier-1 module stores this configuration information along with information describing the persistent connection and maintains the persistent connection in an open state.05-26-2011
20110087761POWER SAVING SCHEMES FOR WIRELESS SYSTEMS - Methods for saving power and facilitating transitions from power-saving states back to active states in mobile stations are provided. A base station transmits indication of a periodic interval at which system configuration information is to be transmitted, periodically transmits a current version of system configuration information and in advance of an action time of a new version of system configuration information, periodically transmits the new version of system configuration information at the periodic interval; and transmits a flag indicating whether the new version of system configuration information is available. In respect of each of at least one mobile station in a power-saving state, in which the mobile station (MS) is configured on a per-MS basis to periodically wake up and check for the presence of an information block relevant to the MS, the base station transmits an information block presence indicator indicative of whether the information block is present.04-14-2011
20110087760AUTOMATED RAPID REGISTRATION OF APPLICATIONS - A method and apparatus for managing distribution and use of software applications. An application manager at an administrator computer may be configured to receive requests for registering an application from a client computer. The application manager may determine whether the request should be approved based on historical responses to similar registration requests. A response to the request may accordingly be sent automatically to the requesting client computer.04-14-2011
20120311114METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING INCORRECT RESPONSES TO NETWORK QUERIES - A system that determines if a DNS server suffers from a particular known functional limitation. During operation, the system sends an exploratory query to the DNS server, wherein the exploratory query is specially constructed so as to detect the existence of a functional limitation in the DNS server without causing the DNS server to fail. Next, the system receives an answer to the exploratory query from the DNS server. If the DNS server gives an incorrect response, the system can take actions as may be desired for the implementation. For example, the system may display a message identifying the functional limitation, or the system may establish a mode of operation where it avoids performing those types of DNS queries known to present a risk of crashing the particular Internet gateway.12-06-2012
20120311113STORAGE DEVICE - A storage device 101 includes: a connection managing means 102 for managing a status of a connection between network ports 111 to 114 and client devices 121 to 124 connected via the network ports; a storage processing means 103 for receiving write target data transmitted from the client devices and storing the data into a predetermined storage device 105; and a data characteristics measuring means 104 for executing measurement of a predetermined characteristic of predetermined data received when a write request is made by the client devices. The connection managing means 102 changes the network port connected with the client devices in accordance with a result of the measurement by the data characteristics measuring means.12-06-2012
20120311112RE-PROGRAMMING PROGRAMMABLE HARDWARE DEVICES WITHOUT SYSTEM DOWNTIME - Programmable hardware devices are re-programmed without system downtime. To re-program the device, the device is quiesced, state associated with the device is saved, updates are loaded, the state is restored and operations are resumed, all transparent to the system, except for a possible delay in the system.12-06-2012
20120311111DYNAMIC RECONFIGURATION OF CLOUD RESOURCES - A cloud configuration system is described herein that provides the ability to dynamically reconfigure a set of computing resources to define a cloud into multiple separate logical cloud instances. The system includes a reconfiguration tool that reads an existing system and network configuration from a configuration store, allows the user to change the configuration into multiple logical systems, performs some syntactical checks, and stores the new configuration into the configuration store. The system also includes a validation tool that imports the existing and new configurations from the configuration store, determines what devices need to be changed in the network, and enables a deployment engine to proceed with the changes. The deployment engine applies each change until all changes are completed. The validation tool can then revalidate the post-deployment changes to make sure the new inventory is recognized and no existing setting is broken.12-06-2012
20120311110RE-PROGRAMMING PROGRAMMABLE HARDWARE DEVICES WITHOUT SYSTEM DOWNTIME - Programmable hardware devices are re-programmed without system downtime. To re-program the device, the device is quiesced, state associated with the device is saved, updates are loaded, the state is restored and operations are resumed, all transparent to the system, except for a possible delay in the system.12-06-2012
20110258299SYNCHRONIZATION OF CONFIGURATIONS FOR DISPLAY SYSTEMS - A method and system for synchronizing configurations of a video display system are disclosed. Configuration information at a facility server and that stored at a central server are synchronized using a procedure that depends on a relationship of the central server and the facility server, or an operating state of the facility.10-20-2011
20110099257SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERFACING WITH NETWORK INFORMATION COLLECTION DEVICES - A network device may include logic configured to receive a problem report from a second network device, where the problem report includes event data, determine at least one of an action to perform or whether reconfiguration information is associated with the event data in the received problem report and add information to the received problem report to provide a reformatted problem report and transmit the reformatted problem report to a third network device when it is determined that reconfiguration information is not associated with the event data in the problem report.04-28-2011
20110099256Method and system for deploying an asset over a multi-tiered network - A method for distributing changes to digital assets across a network includes determining an asset type of a first digital asset and comparing the first digital asset to a prior digital asset to determine one or more deltas, the prior digital asset being a prior version of the first digital asset and the delta being a difference between the first digital asset and the prior digital asset. The method further includes evaluating the one or more of the deltas with one or more criteria to determine if the one or more delta assets should be created, the delta asset being a second digital asset containing the respective delta, the criteria determined by the asset type. The method further includes that if the delta meets the criteria, creating the delta asset, and marking the delta asset as a first delta asset of the first digital asset.04-28-2011
20110099255MANAGING COMMAND COMPLIANCE IN INTERNETWORKING DEVICES - In an embodiment, an internetworking device is configured with compliance proxy logic that is configured for sending, to a compliance server, a request to determine whether the command conforms to one or more compliance policies, wherein the request includes the command; receiving a compliance response from the compliance server; in response to determining whether the compliance response indicates success, executing the command only when the compliance response indicates that the command conforms to the one or more compliance policies. Thus the device can determine actively whether a proposed user command or configuration change will violate established standards or policies, before the command or change is applied to the device.04-28-2011
20110099254DYNAMIC STATUS REPORTING - Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to receive the execution status of a user application, and to transmit the state of a dynamic user status indication, based on the execution status, to a user status reporting application. The state may be changed according to a system administration policy configuration. In some embodiments, activities include changing the state of a dynamic user status indication (included as part of a user status reporting application) based on the execution status of a user application. Changing the status may be conducted according to a user-specified configuration policy or a system administration policy configuration. Further activity may include transmitting the state to at least one additional application to enable display of the state across a network. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.04-28-2011
20110138025Systems and Methods for Extensible Distributed Configuration Management - Systems and methods for extensible distributed configuration management of computer resources are described. Examples include a computer system including a processing unit and a storage device that stores a model definition and one or more asset plug-ins (each of the one or more asset plug-ins configured to expose at least one asset object that represents a computer resource). The computer system further includes memory that stores an asset model created based at least in part on the model definition, and a network interface configured to deploy to at least one managed system a compatible asset plug-in (the model definition including at least one conditional reference to the compatible asset plug-in). If a condition specified within the asset model is satisfied the processing unit selects the compatible asset plug-in for deployment, the condition being defined within the model definition and designated as applicable to the at least one conditional reference.06-09-2011
20110153789EFFICIENT SERVICE ADVERTISEMENT AND DISCOVERY IN A PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKING ENVIRONMENT WITH DYNAMIC ADVERTISEMENT AND DISCOVERY PERIODS BASED ON OPERATING CONDITIONS - A local device is configured to monitor operating conditions coupled to a wireless network. An advertisement period is dynamically adjusted based on the operating conditions of the local device, where the advertisement period is dynamically adjusted based on at least one of a battery condition of the local device, a user behavior of the local device, network traffic condition, and a type of service to be advertised. The local device broadcasts a service advertisement in the wireless network according to the adjusted advertisement period, the service advertisement including one or more service IDs for identifying one or more services to be advertised from the local device.06-23-2011
20110153792ENABLING SIMULTANEOUS USE OF HOME NETWORK AND FOREIGN NETWORK BY A MULTIHOMED MOBILE NODE - The invention relates to a method performed by a home agent serving a mobile node in a home network of the mobile node upon attachment of a mobile node to the home network as well as to the home agent. Further, the invention also relates to a method for enabling simultaneous use of a plurality of interfaces by a mobile node being attached to a home network through one of the plurality of interfaces and to at least one foreign network through at least another interface of the plurality of interfaces. Moreover, the invention provides a mobile node and a proxy acting on behalf of the mobile node. To enable a mobile node to use a home network and at least one further foreign network for communications the invention suggests the registration of the mobile node's home address or of a network node within its home network as a care-of address in the home network.06-23-2011
20110264773SIMPLE AND DYNAMIC CONFIGURATION OF NETWORK DEVICES - The present invention relates to a system and method for configuring and managing network devices. The arrival (and departure) of devices on a network can be detected by a monitor. Upon detection, network devices can be simply and dynamically configured with little or no end-user intervention, for instance by automatically loading device drivers and allocating resources for the devices. Furthermore, network devices can be associated with other network devices such as a personal computer to facilitate seamless integration of network devices with a computer operating system.10-27-2011
20100017505APPLICATION UPDATING MANAGEMENT TERMINAL DEVICE, SYSTEM AND PROGRAM - A use frequency communicating unit 01-21-2010
20100017504METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING RICH MEDIA CONTENT - A method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving rich media content. A creator creates configuration information of each node formed in a hierarchical structure in a changeable format in which a driver can change the configuration information, and transmits content including the configuration information of each node to the driver. A driver receives the content, determines whether configuration information of each node formed in a hierarchical structure in the received content is created in the changeable format, reconfigures each node when the configuration information is created in the changeable format, and performs an application on the reconfigured node.01-21-2010
20120042057METHOD FOR MANAGEMENT OF CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT - A customer premises equipment (CPE) and related method uses a configuration file that updates parameters of the CPE by connecting to an operator server. A determination is made if the configuration parameters of the CPE device correspond to the configuration parameters in the operator individually, and the configuration parameter values of the operator are assigned to the configuration parameter values of the CPE when the configuration parameters of the CPE correspond to the configuration parameters in the operator.02-16-2012
20120151021METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE MODIFICATION OF SYSTEM CONFIGURATION - A method and apparatus for updating the system configuration settings of a computer system Embodiments include a remote system configuration system that enables a user to update the system configuration of a target machine from a server machine over a network or similar communications system. Another embodiment includes a system configuration method using a bus master device to write system configuration data into a target computer system.06-14-2012
20120151020METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE MODIFICATION OF SYSTEM CONFIGURATION - A method and apparatus for updating the system configuration settings of a computer system Embodiments include a remote system configuration system that enables a user to update the system configuration of a target machine from a server machine over a network or similar communications system. Another embodiment includes a system configuration method using a bus master device to write system configuration data into a target computer system.06-14-2012
20130159478METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION - A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided in order to dynamically select a network configuration that results in reduced power consumption by the mobile terminal. In this regard, a method is provided that includes characterizing an upcoming communication, wherein the characterization comprises at least one of transmission or reception. The method further includes determining a proposed network configuration based on a determined power consumption level of one or more network configurations available in a geographical area and the characterization of the upcoming communication. The method also includes causing the preferred configuration to be transmitted to a network entity.06-20-2013
20120124185Architecture and Protocol for Extensible and Scalable Communication - A system performs information technology (IT) tasks using a computer. Examples of IT tasks include installing or configuring software, displaying alerts, executing programs or scripts on the endpoint, or logging activities. In an embodiment of the system, a connection initialization module receives a request for a persistent connection over a network from a managed endpoint. The request is accepted and a persistent connection is opened with the managed endpoint. A tier-1 module then receives configuration information from the managed endpoint over the persistent connection. The configuration information includes a list of functional plugins on the managed endpoint, where a functional plugin comprises a software module for performing an IT task. The tier-1 module stores this configuration information along with information describing the persistent connection and maintains the persistent connection in an open state.05-17-2012
20110093573WEB PUBLISHING PIPELINE - Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to publishing applications from a source environment to a target environment. In aspects, a publishing pipeline has multiple segments in which work related to the publishing is performed. In the pipeline, file data associated with an application is collected. Settings that need to be created and/or changed in target environment are also determined. Transformation actions may also occur to determine and prepare files to be published to the target environment. After the files and settings to publish are determined and the transformation actions occur, the application may then be published to the target environment.04-21-2011
20120011234METHOD FOR ENABLING IPV 6 HOST TO ACCESS IPV4 HOST, METHOD FOR OBTAINING IPV6 ADDRESS PREFIX, AND TRANSLATION APPARATUS - The present disclosure relates to a method for enabling an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) host to access an Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) host, a method for obtaining an IPv6 address prefix, and a translation apparatus. The method includes: obtaining, by a source host, an address prefix used for translating an IPv4 address into an IPv6 address; and translating, by a source host, an IPv4 address into an IPv6 address. The translation apparatus includes: a prefix obtaining unit and an address translating unit. The prefix obtaining unit is configured to obtain an address prefix used for translating an IPv4 address into an IPv6 address, and the address translating unit is configured to perform translation between IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.01-12-2012
20120016974BUSINESS PROCESS UTILIZING SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS ENGENDERING COOPERATION AMONG SERVICE PROVIDERS TO MAXIMIZE END USER SATISFACTION - Methods, systems, and devices for providing a plurality of services to premises over one or more communication networks and providing one or more advertisements over a plurality of service virtual networks as well as business process associated such methods, systems, and devices are disclosed. Systems and devices may include a primary server, one or more secure access nodes and a secondary server that supports one or more services to one or more end point devices. Business process associated with such services may include revenue sharing for providing such services as well as commissions and transactions fees. Particular service may also include providing cross-service functional data, targeted advertising and targeted e-commerce services.01-19-2012
20120023208MANAGING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN NODES IN A VIRTUAL NETWORK - A method for managing communication between nodes in a virtual network is provided. A first computing system utilizes first information to forward first data to the second computing system in a physical network. If the first information is incorrect, the second computing system forwards an unlearning request to the first computing system, and the first computing system updates or deletes the first information. If the first information is not available, the first computing system forwards the first data to a group of computing systems in the physical network by way of an unknown network service. Upon receiving the first data, the second computing system or a third computing system in the physical network forwards a learning request to the first computing system, and the first computing system utilizes the learning request to generate the first information.01-26-2012
20120023207AUTOMATIC ASSIGNMENT OF HARDWARE ADDRESSES WITHIN COMPUTER NETWORKS - In general, techniques are described for automatic assignment of hardware addresses within computer networks. As one example, a network device comprising a physical network interface and a control unit may implement these techniques. The network interface receives a first message from a client device requesting a layer three (L3) network address. The first message also includes a layer two (L2) hardware address currently assigned to a network interface of the client device. The control unit selects a replacement L2 hardware address for use by the network interface of the client device as a replacement for the L2 hardware address included in the first message and generates a second message having a field that specifies the replacement L2 hardware address. The network interface outputs the second message to the client device so as to automatically assign the replacement L2 hardware address for use by the network interface of the client device.01-26-2012
20130185402METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEVELOPING SERVICE PROCESSOR SOLUTIONS - A computer-implementable method. In one embodiment, the method includes the step of initializing operation of a physical service processor to communicatively couple to a remote file system over a communications link. The remote file system has a computer-executable development module for modifying at least one network configuration setting for the physical service processor. The method also includes the step of causing the development module to modify at least one network configuration setting on a virtual service processor that is operative to emulate operation of the physical service processor, and the step of initializing operation of the virtual service processor with the at least one modified network configuration setting. The method further includes the step of verifying that the virtual service processor, when initialized with the at least one modified network configuration setting, operates without error.07-18-2013
20120158928Activate Attribute for Service Profiles in Unified Computing System - An enterprise computing system is provided comprising a plurality of server computers and a management server configured to communicate with the plurality of server computers. The management server stores data indicating the service profiles installed on respective server computers and an activation status of the service profiles on the respective server computers. Each service profile comprises data defining attributes for the server computer and includes an activation attribute for the service profile indicating whether the service profile is active on the corresponding server computer. The management server sends the service profiles to the together with an activation attribute for each service profile to server computers such that any service profile that is installed on multiple server computers is active on one server computer at any given time.06-21-2012
20120158927ACTIVE MONITORING SYSTEM FOR SERIAL MONITORING DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF - An active monitoring system for serial monitoring devices and the method thereof are provided. By receiving serial data from a serial monitoring device on a triggering device and analyzing the serial data to generate a device tag, the mechanism transmits the packed device tag actively to a server through a network. The server automatically generates a tag compliant with the Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control (OPC) according to the device tag for monitoring. The mechanism improves the compatibility and efficiency of monitoring and bandwidth usage.06-21-2012
20120158926SYSTEM FOR RESTORING ORIGINAL CONFIGURATION AFTER TIMEOUT ADN METHOD THEREOF - A system for restoring original configuration after timeout and the method thereof are provided. After the invention determines that a local control device does not send a response message to a remote network device during a response time, and the network configuration of the local control device is restored to an original configuration backed up beforehand. The disclosed system and the method automatically restore the error configuration by a remote network device, and achieve the effect of reducing manpower and time.06-21-2012
20120158925MONITORING A MODEL-BASED DISTRIBUTED APPLICATION - A method for monitoring a model-based distributed application includes accessing a declarative application model describing an application intent, and deploying a model-based distributed application in accordance with the declarative application model. Events associated with the deployed application are received from a node. The received events are aggregated into node-level aggregations using a node manager. The node-level aggregations are aggregated into higher-level metrics based on the declarative application model. The higher-level metrics are stored for use in making subsequent decisions related to the behavior of the deployed application.06-21-2012
20110066708Computer Program Product For Determining A Group Of Network Configuration Settings That Provide Optimal Network Performance - A computer program product is provided for optimizing network configuration settings for a user's client machine. A plurality of groups of network configuration settings are held in storage to be used by the user's client machine. A network connection is established between the user's client machine and a remote server. One of the groups of network configuration settings is selected to be used by the user's client machine from the provided groups of settings. One or more performance tests are conducted using the selected network configuration settings during the established network connection. The settings selection and the performance tests are repeated for one or more other groups of network configuration settings during the established network connection. The network configuration settings of the user's client machine provided in the groups are automatically adjusted based on the results of the performance tests. The adjusted network configuration settings are settings that optimize the performance of the user's client machine.03-17-2011
20110066707NETWORK FRAMEWORK ASSOCIATING NON-ENTERPRISE PHONE WITH ENTERPRISE USERS - Methods, devices, and systems are provided for identifying unique points in communication processing for substituting and restoring identities associated with the communication. These specific replacements facilitate communication requests to-and-from external identities to be treated similar to communication requests to-and-from enterprise users, thereby allowing enterprise users to access enterprise-based communication preferences and services via non-enterprise devices.03-17-2011
20110106921METHODS AND DEVICES FOR IMPLEMENTING CONFIGURATION SYNCHRONIZATION - Embodiments of the invention provide a network device for implementing configuration synchronization, including a port configured to a receive a configuration file, a memory, and a processing engine configured such that if a configuration file is received on the port, the processing engine determines a neighbor device of the network device and forwards the configuration file to the neighbor device, and wherein if a configuration file is received on the port and the network device is a member of a predetermined peer group, the configuration file is loaded into the memory.05-05-2011
20120179791CONSISTENCY DOMAINS FOR REPLICATION IN DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING - A computing device performs an operation by a first computing device and updates a shared system state on the first computing device based on the operation. The computing device causes the shared system state to be updated on a second computing device using a strongly consistent replication mechanism, wherein the first computing device and the second computing device are members of a first consistency domain. The computing device also causes the shared system state to be updated on a third computing device using a weakly consistent replication mechanism, wherein the third computing device is a member of a second consistency domain.07-12-2012
20100094980MANAGING AND PROVISIONING VIRTUAL ROUTERS - Methods and systems are provided for provisioning and managing network-based virtual private networks (VPNs). According to one embodiment, virtual routers (VRs) distributed among service processing switches are provisioned by a service management system (SMS) to support network-based customer virtual private networks (VPNs) by generating a routing configuration based on (i) site reachability information for the service processing switches and (ii) a global customer routing profile for at least one customer. A custom routing profile is received by the SMS from a customer network management system (CNMS), the custom routing profile identifies one or more routing protocols to be used for one or more segments of a network-based customer VPN. The network-based customer VPN is reconfigured by the SMS generating appropriate routing configurations for VRs partitioned to the customer based on a subset of the site reachability information associated with sites of the customer and the custom routing profile.04-15-2010
20100094979Network System, Server Apparatus, and Printer Driver - A network system includes a first server on a service providing side, a second server on a service receiving side, and printer hosts and printers connected to a local network on the second server side. The second server stores information on printer driver versions installed to its printer hosts and firmware installed to its printers, and determines whether these are the latest versions by transmitting version information and the second server's company information to the first server. The first server stores the latest printer driver and firmware versions and information on companies to which they may be provided, and provides the second server with the latest versions when permitted and when they are newer than the version information transmitted from the second server.04-15-2010
20100094978NAT Traversal Method and Apparatus - According to an embodiment of network address translation traversal, a server agent interfaces a private network to a public network. Private IP addresses for servers located in the private network are mapped to corresponding identifiers known to clients located outside the private network. A request message sent over the public network by a client located outside the private network is received by the server agent. The request message includes a host identifier having a first portion that identifies the server agent to the public network and a second portion that identifies a server located in the private network. The second portion of the host identifier is unknown to the public network. The request message is sent to the server identified by the second portion of the host identifier using the private IP address that maps to the second portion of the host identifier.04-15-2010
20120221691Network Real Estate Analysis - A method can be used to analyze the “real-estate” performance of content items within a network site. The method can comprise determining the click distance to reach each content item and determining the performance of each content item. The method can also comprise calculating a predicted value for performance based on statistical relationship between location and performance observed in a population of content items. The method can comprise comparing the predicted and actual performance. If a content item has an actual performance greater than its predicted performance, then it may be promoted to a better location in the site and the converse for poorer performing content.08-30-2012
20120131156OBTAINING UNIQUE ADDRESSES AND FULLY-QUALIFIED DOMAIN NAMES IN A SERVER HOSTING SYSTEM - A server hosting system provides managed servers for tenants. Managed servers for different tenants can have the same IP addresses and fully-qualified domain names (FQDNs). A management system of the server hosting system receives a DNS data message from a tenant router in the server hosting system. The DNS data message specifies an IP address of one of the managed servers, a tenant-side FQDN for the managed server, and an IP address of the tenant router. The managed server and the tenant router are associated with a given tenant. The IP address is also an IP address of another one of the managed servers. In response, the management system obtains a management-side IP address and a management-side FQDN for the managed server. The management system then updates a Domain Name System (DNS) record to associate the management-side FQDN with the management-side IP address.05-24-2012
20120317252METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADDRESS CONFLICT RESOLUTION - A method and system for resolving a conflict between private internet protocol addresses assigned in a network between an internet protocol security remote access server (IRAS) and an internet protocol security remote access client (IRAC) arranged behind a network address translator (NAT) router in the network. By modifying internet key exchange version2 (IKEv2) and internet key exchange (IKE) protocol negotiations between IRAC and IRAS to include a private attribute used by IRAC to send all its internet protocol (IP) subnet addresses to IRAS, IRAS dynamically resolves any conflict of the IP addresses with that of its internal networks by mapping and assigning non-conflicting virtual IP addresses and network subnet addresses to IRAC for IRAC to access the internal networks of IRAS. The conflict resolving mechanism used in run time allows mobile virtual private networks (VPN) to access corporate networks employing IP routers implementing IP security (IPsec) remote access mechanism without access failure due to IP address conflicts.12-13-2012
20090187646IP ADDRESS ASSIGNING METHOD, VLAN CHANGING DEVICE, VLAN CHANGING SYSTEM AND QUARANTINE PROCESS SYSTEM - An IP address assigning method is used for assigning a second IP address to a computer to which a static IP address is assigned in advance. The method includes the steps of storing one temporary IP address and the static IP address of the terminal device in association with each other, and controlling the terminal device to start a communication at the layer 07-23-2009
20100205283METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPDATING SYSTEM INFORMATION IN BROADBAND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for updating system information in a broadband wireless communication system in which data is transmitted and received via a superframe, includes: receiving information from a base station by means of superframes including a primary superframe header (P-SFH) and a secondary superframe header (S-SFH), wherein the information including control information transmitted via an information element of the P-SFH (P-SFH IE) and system information transmitted via at least one of information element of a subpacket (SP) of the S-SFH (S-SFH SP IE); decoding the P-SFH IE, wherein the P-SFH IE including a scheduling information bitmap indicating a transmitted S-SFH SP IEs in the superframe, a change count (CC) of the S-SFH, and a SP change bitmap indicating changing status of the S-SFH SP IEs; comparing the received CC with a previously stored CC; checking the S-SFH SP change bitmap, if there is a difference between the received CC and the stored CC; and decoding and updating corresponding SP IE of the S-SFH based on the checking result.08-12-2010
20120136975SIMPLE HOME NETWORKING - A network management system is provided for managing a computer network. The management system is configured to represent the computer network as having one of a plurality of defined network states. Once the state of the network has been identified, the management system can assist the user in making modifications to the computer network and in making recommendations to the user for possible modifications to the computer network. These modifications can include, for example, configuring network devices, removing network devices, replacing network devices, and adding new network devices.05-31-2012
20110185048GATING ACCESSORY CONNECTION - Embodiments of the invention can manage the activity of accessories connected to a mobile computing device. A mobile computing device can be connected to any number of accessories through wireless or physical connections. Processing and resource limitations at the mobile computing device limit the number of accessories that can feasibly interoperate with the mobile computing device at any one time. In some embodiments, a threshold value is placed on the number of accessories with which a mobile computing device can interoperate at any one time. This threshold value can depend on the types of accessories, the application(s) executing on the mobile computing device, the processing power, whether media output resource are being used, etc. In response to a threshold number of accessories being connected, the mobile computing device can deactivate accessories.07-28-2011
20100174807System and method for providing configuration synchronicity - Systems and methods for providing configuration synchronicity is provided. In exemplary embodiments, a configuration file is generated based on received configuration information. The configuration file may then be stored and queued up for download to at least one communication server to configure the communication server. Subsequently, a verification process is performed to confirm that the configuration file is correctly written to disk by the communication server.07-08-2010
20100174809METHOD OF UPDATING REPEATEDLY-TRANSMITTED INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of updating repeatedly-transmitted information from a network to a user equipment in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The network transmits an indicator to the user equipment, the indicator indicating that repeatedly-transmitted information has been updated, and transmits the updated repeatedly-transmitted information to the user equipment in accordance with the indicator. The user equipment receives the updated repeatedly-transmitted information only if it receives an indicator from the network, the indicator indicating that the repeatedly-transmitted information has been updated.07-08-2010
20120173683METHOD FOR NETWORK DEVICE CONFIGURATION - A network device initially has no configuration data and is permitted only to query a known network address. From this address a server verifies the connection and authorizes another server to download to the network device the necessary configuration to carry out its purpose. This configuration may not be amended and is not retained on power loss. Any updates are carried out by a complete reload of configuration data.07-05-2012
20120173682DYNAMIC DEVICE CONFIGURATION USING PREDICATES - Methods and apparatuses that store a generic profile in a client device for configuration are described. The generic profile may include profile payloads associated with profile predicates. The profile payloads may specify a range of possible settings for configuring the client device. The profile predicates may specify which of the possible settings are applicable for the configuration according to system states of the client device. Changes in the system states may be dynamically determined during runtime. A portion of the profile payload applicable for the determined changes of the system states may be identified via associated profile predicates. As a result, the configuration of the client device may be updated for the change of the system states by applying the identified portion of the profile payload.07-05-2012
20120173681Systems and Methods for Setting Registry Service Status - A system, method, and computer-readable medium enable a domain name or host name registry to effectively manage status codes associated with the domain or host. Status codes are organized into status sets that can be added, removed, activated, or deactivated in accordance with a suitable change request. The status codes corresponding to a removed status set that are also enabled according to other active status sets are not removed when the removal of the status set is processed.07-05-2012
20120317253INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, SETTINGS CHANGING METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - An information processing device connected with a plurality of devices through a network, comprises: a scheduling part for configuring a change date and time to change settings for each of the plurality of devices; a device status determination part for determining if each of the plurality of devices is ready for settings change at the same time as the scheduled change time on the day before the scheduled change date; a device status controlling part for causing the device not ready for the settings change to become ready for the settings change on the scheduled change date and time when it is determined by the device status determination part that one or more of the plurality of devices are not ready for the settings change; and a settings changing part for changing the settings for each of the plurality of devices on the scheduled change date and time.12-13-2012
20100299419SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A SELF ORGANIZING NETWORK - Systems and methods are disclosed that provide self management of network devices in a communication network. These management abilities allow a network device to perform functions, for example, that improve resource distribution, allow for maintenance and upgrades, and provide session management and policy enforcement in a coherent and organized fashion. In a self organizing network (SON), some network devices can be configured to provide self-configuration and self-optimizing capabilities to provide the ability to automate certain operations and management functions and system management functions. The SON incorporates self-configuration, self-optimization, monitoring, and operation management to allow the network devices to be inserted into the network and operate with little to no human intervention.11-25-2010
20100299418CONFIGURATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROL OVER NOTIFICATION PROCESSING IN OMA DM - A method and a device are configured to receive a signal from a server to perform administrative and configuration control. During Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Device Management (DM) session, the device receives either an administrative or configuration signal from the server. The administrative signal may instruct the device to inhibit or allow a trigger processing capability. The configuration signal may instruct the device to apply a set of parameters to the device settings that are related to notification processing.11-25-2010
20100299417CONFIGURING A NETWORK CONNECTION - A communication system for accessing media items via a display device. A receiver is coupled to the display device and a transmitter is coupled to a computer system. Media items stored locally on the computer system and/or remotely on a remote server may be wirelessly transferred from the transmitter to the receiver for display on the display device. In addition, the transmitter and the receiver may be pre-paired prior to delivery to the user, allowing for the network to be configured without any user input. Advantageously, embodiments provide a user with the ability to conveniently view content stored on a computer or a web server without the user having to perform any wireless network setup procedures.11-25-2010
20100299416SYSTEM FOR LOCATING COMPUTING DEVICES - Provided embodiments include a device, a system, an article of manufacture, and a method. A system is provided. The system includes a transmit module, an interface module, and a control module. The transmit module receives first data for transmitting the first data over a network. The interface module interfaces the transmit module to the network. The interface module has a network address that identifies the interface module on the network. The control module receives a control signal to transmit the first data over the network. The control module outputs the network address to the transmit module when the control signal is received. The transmit module transmits the first data that includes the network address over the network.11-25-2010
20100049840Method For Automatically Re-Connecting Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) Web User Interface (UI) - The present invention relates to a method for automatically re-connecting customer premises equipment (CPE) web user interfaces (UIs), capable of continuously sending a login request to a HTTP server to reduce the time for the user to wait, the method comprising: inserting a frame into a web page in a system to be re-connected and logged in; requesting a HTTP server to send a new web page through the frame after a customer premises equipment (CPE) completes software update and receives a response requesting the system to reboot; issuing a re-login request if the new web page is received, indicating the HTTP server has been started up and a new connection is made; and logging in the system.02-25-2010
20100049839RAPID DEPLOYMENT REMOTE NETWORK MONITOR - A method and apparatus for imaging a network monitor. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving information concerning a customer network to be monitored by a network monitor, and selecting a bootable image for the network monitor using the network information. The bootable image contains network monitoring software and an operating system, and can be booted on any computing device of the customer network. The method further includes providing the bootable image of the network monitor to a requester, and then receiving a fixed IP address of the network monitor from a computing device on the customer network that is designated to host the network monitor.02-25-2010
20100049838METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERING NEW MACHINES IN A SOFTWARE PROVISIONING ENVIRONMENT - A provisioning server can be configured to include an inventory module. The inventory module can be configured to automatically detect new target machines that are connected to the provisioning environment. Once detected, the inventory module can be configured to determine identification information for the detected target machines. The identification information can include information that uniquely identifies the detected machines and information describing the detected machines. The inventory module can be configured to enter the identification information in an inventory of machines in the provisioning environment. Once registered, the provisioning server can perform provisioning processes on the detected machines.02-25-2010
20090106403METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAINTAINING COMPATIBILITY WITHIN A DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENT WITH A PLURALITY OF CONFIGURATION VERSIONS - A method, apparatus and computer instructions are disclosed for maintaining the compatibility of a multiple nodes in a distributed systems management environment with multiple configuration settings, by transforming the configuration data stored in the master repository (one possible realization is where XML documents contain the configuration data) from one version of the product to a previous version of the product. For multiple versions of the systems management environment, a transformation pipeline process (one possible realization of such a process may utilize XSLT) can be used by a “master” node to transform the configuration data multiple times for each version of the environment, until the configuration data has the format of the intended recipient “slave” node. Also, by performing the transformation process on the “master” side of the computing environment, “slave” nodes with older version configuration settings can continue to operate without having to upgrade their software applications in this regard.04-23-2009
20120179793Resource Allocation - A method of allocating resources in a computing device where resources are allocated to clients according to requests from the clients, said allocation of resources being at least partially determined by system settings, said computing device comprising a message queue where a request from a client for a resource allocation has a corresponding message in said queue, said method comprising the step of prioritising messages in said queue. Said priorities for said messages may comprise, in descending order of priority: messages corresponding to changes which may affect existing resource allocations, messages corresponding to system related requests for resources and then messages corresponding to user related requests for resources.07-12-2012
20120179794WEB-BASED ASSET MANAGEMENT - The method and system of the present invention provides an improved technique for replacing, implementing and managing computer-related assets. A technician accesses the World Wide Web through a user's computer. The information resident on the computer, including information regarding the computer and the user's preferences, are downloaded to a remote storage medium through the World Wide Web. Once downloaded, all information may be removed from the user's computer. Subsequently, the technician accesses another computer such as, for example, a new computer that has been assigned to the same user. The technician accesses the World Wide Web through the new computer and downloads the information previously stored on the remote storage medium. This information can then be used to install the user's prior applications, settings and preferences on the new computer.07-12-2012
20120179795METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING TELECOM DEVICE, AND TELECOM DEVICE - The present disclosure provides a method and a system for configuring telecom device, and telecom device. The method includes: receiving configuration data and a first confirmed-commit operation command that are sent by a user, to perform a confirmed-commit operation; cancelling the confirmed-commit operation upon receiving a cancelling command sent by the user; storing the configuration data in a candidate configuration database; and receiving modified configuration data and a second confirmed-commit operation command to perform a new confirmed-commit, where the modified configuration data and the second confirmed-commit operation command are obtained after the user modifies the candidate configuration database. In the present disclosure, by cancelling the confirmed-commit operation and reserving the configuration candidate database, a mechanism to intervene the confirmed-commit operation initiatively is provided to the user to improve configuration efficiency, and relieve data transmission pressure.07-12-2012
20120179792METHOD FOR PROCESSING DEVICE CONNECTION, COMBINATION DEVICE AND HOST DEVICE - The embodiments of the present invention provide a method for processing device connection, a combination device and a host device. A method for processing device connection, includes: after being plugged into a host device, receiving a device descriptor modification instruction sent by the host device, modifying a device descriptor according to the device descriptor modification instruction and performing device reconnection processing, sending the modified device descriptor to the host device so that the host device establishes a new network connection according to the modified device descriptor. In the embodiments of the present invention, a user does not need to restart the host device to access the network using a RNDIS device in the combination device, which makes it convenient for the user to operate.07-12-2012
20130173765SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSIGNING ROLES BETWEEN USER DEVICES - Systems and methods are provided that determine that user equipment devices are within a perceivable range (e.g., a viewing range) of the other. In response to this determination, roles may be assigned to the devices. These roles may be associated with profile settings on the devices that define how information is presented to the user within media guidance applications running on the devices. In some embodiments, the systems and methods may then determine that one of the user equipment devices is no longer within the perceivable range of the other user equipment devices. In response to this determination, the user device that is no longer within the perceivable range of the other devices may be assigned a role such that the presentation of information now occurs on that user device.07-04-2013
20110106923STORAGE AREA NETWORK CONFIGURATION - A method and system are provided for storage area network configuration across redundant fabrics. The method includes defining (05-05-2011
20120254382MOBILE DEVICE CONFIGURATION BASED ON STATUS AND LOCATION - A computing device's settings, specifically audio or video settings are adjusted based on a status and/or location of an event participant carrying the device. An event coordination service or an application on the computing device may match the participant's status and location to event location information. Upon matching either status or location, the computing device's settings may be modified to prevent audio feedback by any audio equipment at the event location or similar video interference.10-04-2012
20120254383MANAGEMENT OF DATA NODES IN AN APPLICATION SERVER - Described herein are systems and methods for managing nodes in a data grid from within an application server. The system includes an application server having an administrative user interface, and a data grid including a plurality of nodes operating as a cluster, wherein each node in the data grid has node attributes that define node functionality. A configuration repository provided by the application server is accessible to the administrative user interface, and stores configuration information used by the administrative user interface to directly manage the plurality of nodes in the data grid. Upon receiving interpreted configuration information from the application server at a node manager client on the application server, the node manager client modifies the operation of the plurality of nodes in the data grid by overriding node attributes according to the interpreted configuration information, wherein the plurality of nodes thereafter operate according to the configuration information.10-04-2012
20120254381METHOD AND APPARATUS OF CAPTURING A SCREEN IMAGE OF A REMOTELY MANAGED MACHINE - Disclosed are an apparatus and method of remotely communicating with a managed machine. One example method may include identifying the managed machine operating in a communication network, transmitting a connection establishment message to the managed machine over the communication network, and receiving an acceptance message from the managed machine. The method may also include requesting a screen capture of present operating conditions of the managed machine, and receiving the screen capture formatted in a compressed format. The administrator may be able to receive and view the screen capture via a compressed thumbnail format.10-04-2012
20120254379TECHNIQUES ENABLING EFFICIENT SYNCHRONIZED AUTHENTICATED NETWORK ACCESS - An embodiment of the present invention provides a method of accelerating a network connection to a wireless network and avoiding unnecessary wait intervals, comprising synchronizing DHCP discover or request packets with an authentication mechanism utilized by the wireless network. In an embodiment of the present invention the wireless network may conform to Institute for Electrical and Engineers (IEEE) 802.1x standards and specific 802.1x states may trigger a DHCP request to ensure a DHCP process will start in a synchronized way, on-time when needed and capable to provide network access.10-04-2012
20090327458ONLINE PREDICATE CHECKING FOR DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS - Exemplary methods, computer-readable media, and systems describe detecting a performance bug or a nontrivial correctness in a distributed system. The techniques describe using an online predicate checker by specifying a predicate on distributed properties of the distributed system. The process describes monitoring and checking the predicate when the system is deployed and providing a service. In response to detection of the performance bug, the process describes performing modifications of the predicate or installing new predicate.12-31-2009
20120084415METHOD AND EQUIPMENT FOR SELF-CONFIGURING TRANSMISSION IN SELF-ORGANIZED NETWORK - The present invention discloses a method and device for transmission self-configuration in a Self-Organized Network (SON), said method includes: a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client reporting a device identifier of this DHCP client to a DHCP server; said DHCP server configuring a transmission parameter for said DHCP client according to said device identifier, and sending said transmission parameter down to said DHCP client, said transmission parameter at least including an IP address of said DHCP client; and said DHCP client performing self-configuration according to said transmission parameter. The present invention uses the device identifier to allocate a fixed IP address, which is able to overcome the drawbacks caused by using the MAC address to allocate the fixed IP, and has a very strong maintainability.04-05-2012
20120084413Mechanism for Installing Monitoring Utilities Using Universal Performance Monitor - A universal performance monitor includes an abstraction layer for managing multiple disparate monitoring tools on one or more computing devices. During runtime of the universal performance monitor on a first computing device, the universal performance monitor establishes a secure channel between the first computing device and a second computing device. The universal performance monitor queries the second computing device via the secure channel to determine whether the second computing device includes a specified monitoring tool. Upon determining that the second computing device does not include the specified monitoring tool, the universal performance monitor causes the second computing device to obtain the specified monitoring tool from a designated location, to install the specified monitoring tool with a particular configuration, to execute the specified monitoring tool and to redirect an output of the specified monitoring tool to the first computing device via the first secure channel.04-05-2012
20120084412CONFIGURATION REPORTING - A method includes transmitting a configuration policy from a policy service to one or more managed computing devices. The configuration policy includes values of each of a plurality of configuration parameters and identifies a subset of configuration parameters to be reported to the policy service. The method also includes receiving report data at the policy service from at least one of the managed computing devices. The report data includes results of processing the configuration policy.04-05-2012
20120221690Data Processing Environment Monitoring - A method, apparatus, and computer program product for monitoring operation of data processing resources in a data processing environment. A request to monitor a service instance may be received by a processor unit, wherein the service instance comprises a data processing resource provided as a service by a provider of the data processing resources. Responsive to receiving the request to monitor the service instance, the processor unit establishes communications to receive monitored data from the service instance. The processor unit receives the monitored data from the service instance and provides the monitored data to a monitoring infrastructure, wherein the monitoring infrastructure is configured to monitor operation of the data processing resources.08-30-2012
20120259960Dynamic Self-Configuration of Heterogenous Monitoring Agent Networks - A centralized, policy-driven approach allows dynamic self-configuration and self-deployment of large scale, complex, heterogeneous monitoring agent networks. Such an approach resolves the scalability and manageability issues of manually configured conventional agents. Embodiments of the agents can be self-configuring using a dynamic, adaptive technique. An administrator can group hosts on which agents into groups that have similarly configured agents.10-11-2012
20120233300CONFIGURING CONNECTION AGENTS - In some embodiments, a method includes detecting, in a connection agent, a problem connecting to a network; receiving, in the connection agent, replacement configuration options, wherein the replacement configuration options are for updating a configuration profile for the connection agent; wherein the configuration profile for the connection agent and the replacement configuration options define parameter values used in connecting to a network; updating the configuration profile for the connection agent based on the replacement configuration options; and determining, using testing components in the connection agent, test results that indicate the replacement configuration options do not solve the problem connecting to the network.09-13-2012
20120233302VIRTUAL NETWORK CONTROLLER - A virtual network controller is described. The controller receives a request for the provision of a slice of a network to a virtual network operator. The controller determines whether the slice can be provided from existing resources, whether the slice can be provided if the existing resources are re-configured, or whether the slice can only be provided if additional resources are obtained. The controller then automatically takes the action required in order to provide the requested slice. The controller can also be used to release resources that are no longer required. Additionally, the controller can be used to re-optimize the network on request.09-13-2012
20120233301METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING INFORMATION BETWEEN PLATFORMS IN A PORTABLE TERMINAL BASED ON A MULTI-SOFTWARE PLATFORM - A method of synchronizing information between platforms in a portable terminal based on a multi-software platform is provided. The method includes verifying that a first software platform is changed to a second software platform; and if the first software platform is changed to the second software platform, defining volume information of the changed second software platform with reference to volume information of the first software platform.09-13-2012
20100325249PLUGGABLE CONTACT RESOLUTION - Methods, devices, and systems are provided for taking a pluggable extension and applying it to a unique set of a user population to handle their preferred and user-centric alerting relationships. More particularly, the pluggable extension allows a user to have their personalized contact resolution algorithm applied by a server to calls initiated by them or directed toward. The contact resolution algorithm is pluggable to any server and does not need to be built into the server itself. Moreover, multiple users can refer to and use the same pluggable contact resolution algorithm.12-23-2010
20080301272QUORUM-BASED POWER-DOWN OF UNRESPONSIVE SERVERS IN A COMPUTER CLUSTER - A quorum-based server power-down mechanism allows a manager in a computer cluster to power-down unresponsive servers in a manner that assures that an unresponsive server does not become responsive again. In order for a manager in a cluster to power down servers in the cluster, the cluster must have quorum, meaning that a majority of the computers in the cluster must be responsive. If the cluster has quorum, and if the manager server did not fail, the manager causes the failed server(s) to be powered down. If the manager server did fail, the new manager causes all unresponsive servers in the cluster to be powered down. If the power-down is successful, the resources on the failed server(s) may be failed over to other servers in the cluster that were not powered down. If the power-down is not successful, the cluster is disabled.12-04-2008
20080301271METHOD OF IP ADDRESS DE-ALIASING - A method of internet protocol (IP) address de-aliasing that involves obtaining IP addresses from devices in a network, pinging pairs of the IP addresses by sending packets to pairs of the IP addresses, obtaining ping response orders for the packets, and determining whether the pairs of IP addresses are aliases of the same network device based on the obtained ping response orders.12-04-2008
20080301270SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIRECTED PROVISION AND INSTALLATION OF DEVICE-SPECIFIC FUNCTIONALITIES, IN PARTICULAR FOR FIELD DEVICES - A method for directed provision and installation of device-specific functionalities and/or information for field devices which are arranged in a distributed system, in particular in a distributed automation system, wherein in a first step, a field device to be connected to the system is supplied with basic functionalities and/or basic information for operation of the field device in the system, bypassing a higher-level controller for the system, after which in a second step, the higher-level controller automatically installs further required upgrade functionalities and/or upgrade information in order to produce the full functional scope of the field device, using the existing basic functionalities and/or basic information.12-04-2008
20110004677System and method for Implementing PNRP Locality - A method is provided for a host node in a computer network to determine its coordinates in a d-dimensional network space, comprising discovering an address of a peer node in the network, measuring network latency between the host node and the peer node, determining whether network latency has been measured for at least d+1 peer nodes, where, if network latency has not been measured for at least d+1 peer nodes, estimating the network coordinates of the host node, and where, if network latency has been measured for at least d+1 peer nodes, calculating the network coordinates of the host node using d+1 measured latencies.01-06-2011
20110004676VIRTUAL APPLIANCE DEPLOYING SYSTEM - In deployment of a virtual appliance to a physical server, a setting file required for the virtual appliance to operate is automatically generated based on a configuration of the physical server and a network configuration, and connection relation between the virtual appliances. Specifically, resource data assigned to the virtual appliance and connection data are registered on a configuration data database, and a template of the setting file is set in advance to a virtual machine image for the virtual appliance. In the deployment of the virtual appliance to the physical server, optional attributes described in the template of the setting file are replaced by specific setting values (actual data) by using the resource data and the connection data stored in the configuration data database, to generate the setting file.01-06-2011
20120265864INTERFACING BETWEEN A COMMAND LINE INTERFACE-BASED APPLICATION PROGRAM AND A REMOTE NETWORK DEVICE - In one embodiment, a method for interfacing between a command-line-interface (CLI)-based application program (CLI-AP) residing in a client network device, and remote network devices. The method includes predefining at least one CLI-based program routine(CLI-PR) comprising at least one CLI-based command wherein the CLI-PR is defined externally to the CLI-AP, determining by CLI-AP a set of data to be obtained from the remote network device; selecting by CLI-AP a predefined CLI-PR from the predefined CLI-PRs, the selected predefined CLI-PR corresponding to the remote network device and determined set of data to be obtained; instructing the client network device by CLI-AP to execute the selected predefined CLI-PR, wherein executing selected predefined PR will cause the selected predefined CLI-PR to obtain the determined set of data from remote network device and to configure the obtained data in a predetermined format; and querying configured data by CLI-AP to retrieve the determined set of data.10-18-2012
20110047253TECHNIQUES FOR CONTROLLING GATEWAY FUNCTIONALITY TO SUPPORT DEVICE MANAGEMENT IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for operating a Device Management (DM) gateway in a communication system including the DM gateway, a DM server, and an end device, which cannot be directly controlled by the DM Server, to enable the device to be managed by the DM server, via the DM gateway, a method for a DM gateway in a communication system to update the bootstrapping information for a certain class of devices, a method for a DM gateway in a communication system to process DM commands, a method for a DM gateway in a communication system to process trap messages, a method for a DM gateway in a communication system to process a periodic service/capability advertisement message, and a method for a DM gateway in a communication system to process a heartbeat timeout are provided. The method for operating the DM gateway in the communication system including the DM gateway, the DM server, and the device includes receiving, by the DM gateway, a service/capability advertisement message from the device, determining, by the DM gateway, one or more characteristics of the device based on information included in the received service/capability advertisement message, and invoking, by the DM gateway, an algorithm based on the determined one or more characteristics of the device, wherein the DM gateway operates according to the invoked algorithm, so that the DM Server can subsequently manage the device, by sending management commands to the device, via the DM gateway, and by processing alerts received from the device, via the DM gateway.02-24-2011
20120324065Method and system for upgrading network device - The disclosure discloses a method for upgrading a network device, which comprises: establishing, by a network management server, a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connection with the network device (12-20-2012
20110231531METHOD FOR SERVICING FIELD DEVICES OF PROCESS AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY UTILIZING A DEVICE INDEPENDENT OPERATING PROGRAMME - A method for servicing field devices of process automation technology utilizing a device-independent operating program SP running in a computer unit CU and requiring device-specific description files DD09-22-2011
20110238800COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND STORING MEDIUM - A communication apparatus connected with a device via a network, the communication apparatus comprising: a first obtaining unit configured to obtain a first identification information for identifying the device, a second obtaining unit configured to obtain a current IP address set to the device, a communication unit configured to communicate with the device by using the current IP address, a generating unit configured to generate a new IP address, and a setting unit that broadcasts a setting packet to the network when a communication with the device by using the current IP address fails, wherein the setting packet contains the first identification information and the new IP address, and when a second identification information for identifying a receiving device that receives the setting packet is identical to the first identification information, the setting packet instructs the receiving device to newly set the new IP address to the receiving device.09-29-2011
20100235480METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIMPLY CONFIGURING A SUBSCRIBER APPLIANCE FOR PERFORMING A SERVICE CONTROLLED BY A SEPARATE SERVICE PROVIDER - A method and apparatus for configuring an appliance, such as a network node, for performing s service, such as communicating with a network, controlled by a service provider include inserting into an Ethernet port on the appliance an Ethernet couple on a device that is usually small compared to the appliance. The device is configured to send through the Ethernet couple without human intervention an Internet Protocol (IP) data packet that is directed to a logical port of an established standard, such as Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) port 09-16-2010
20120089712SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING NETWORK RESOURCE ADDRESS MANAGEMENT - Systems and methods are provided for allowing a user to obtain an intended network resource address. An undesired network resource address (NRA) which had been mistakenly entered by a user may be identified as being undesired. In response, an intended NRA may be determined and provided to the user. For example, a database of undesired NRAs may be access to determine an intended NRA (e.g., based on an association of the undesired NRA with an intended NRA). The undesired NRA database may be located local to or remote from the user equipment. The NRA database may be updated in response to, for example, receiving an undesired address command from the user.04-12-2012
20120089711LIVE MIGRATION METHOD FOR LARGE-SCALE IT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - Migrating services and clients from a legacy topology to a new topology. A method includes receiving user input selecting a first client managed by a first configuration management system to migrate to a second configuration management system. Dependencies of the first client are determined, including determining services on which the first client depends to function in a topology. The dependencies of the first client including services and their data on which the first client depends to function in a topology are migrated to a second configuration management system or an administrator is alerted to the dependencies of the first client including services and their data on which the first client depends to function in a topology.04-12-2012
20110276668METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR ENABLING TERMINAL TO BE MANAGED BY MULTIPLE SERVERS - A method, an apparatus, and a communication system for enabling a terminal to be managed by multiple servers are disclosed. The method includes: receiving, by a terminal, configuration information sent by a first server; generating a virtual device according to the configuration information; receiving management information from a second server; and managing the virtual device according to the management information. The terminal generates a virtual device locally so that the terminal can be managed by multiple servers; or the range of servers that manage the terminal is widened in the terminal, and the data model in the terminal is set so that multiple servers can manage one terminal.11-10-2011
20110276667PCRF TRIGGERED RULES CLEANUP - Various embodiments relate to a system and related method of handling a plurality of user messages originating from a user device in a communications network. Various embodiments relate to a Policy Charging and Rules Node (PCRN) receiving an initial message from a first device, while anticipating a complementary message from a second device. Upon receipt of the complementary message, the PCRN may pair the messages and generate a rule from the paired message. If the PCRN does not receive the complementary message, the PCRN may generate the rule from only the initially-received message or may ignore the message. The PCRN may treat each received message independent from each other so that lack of receipt of a complementary message does not affect the creation of rules from another paired message.11-10-2011
20120096134SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MIGRATION OF NETWORK ENTITIES TO A CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE - A network ontology can be determined for at least one node indicated for migration. The network ontology can describe nodes with which the indicated node has a communication relationship. These nodes and the indicated node can be added to a migration group, and each node of the migration group can be migrated to a cloud infrastructure.04-19-2012
20120102163SERVER CLONING IN A COMPUTING-ON-DEMAND SYSTEM - A system may convert a server into a reference server, create a clone of the reference server in a selected network, place the clone in a user network, and notify a user that the clone server is ready for use.04-26-2012
20120102162DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH ADJUSTMENT FOR MULTIPLE SERVICE SUPPORT - A system and method are provided for dynamically modifying a first bandwidth profile assigned to end user 04-26-2012
20100198947System and Method for Dynamically Processing Electronic Data Between Multiple Data Sources - According to an embodiment of the disclosure, a method for dynamically processing electronic data between multiple data sources comprises obtaining a first data set from a data source. A run-time updateable configuration file is consulted to determine a first destination for the first data set. The first data set is transmitted to the first destination and the run-time updateable configuration file is again consulted at the first destination to determine instructions for processing of the first data set, the instructions for processing the first data set comprising conversion information and the first destination being a data translator. The data translator converts the first data set according to the conversion information to yield a processed first data set. The run-time updateable configuration file is again consulted to determine a second destination for the processed first data set, whereupon the processed first data set is transmitted to the second destination. A remote administrator computer may update the run-time updateable configuration file.08-05-2010
20130013753Embedded Configuration Variance Detector - An information handling system includes a connection via a network interface to a network, an embedded service processor, and a storage device. The connection via a network interface is adapted to receive data representing configuration settings of a baseline information handling system. The embedded service processor is adapted to compare the data representing the configuration settings of the information handling system to the data representing the configuration settings of the baseline information handling system. The storage device is adapted to store the data representing the differences between the configuration settings of the information handling system and the configuration settings of the baseline information handling system.01-10-2013
20130013754NETWORK SCORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A client may be configured to access a network by identifying a network bandwidth configuration setting to be used by the client in accessing a networked content source, enabling the client to access the content source using the network bandwidth configuration setting, monitoring client access to the content source, comparing client access metrics to metrics associated with the network bandwidth configuration setting, determining, based on the comparison, whether to adjust the network bandwidth configuration settings for the client, and adjusting the network bandwidth configuration setting if appropriate.01-10-2013
20100131625SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REMOTE NETWORK MANAGEMENT HAVING MULTI-NODE AWARENESS - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for remote network configuration management having multi-node awareness. A management server can communicate with a set of hosts in a network, each of which can have associated target machines such as computer clients. The configuration details of the set of hosts can be stored in a set of configuration files. The configuration files can specify, for example, processor, memory, hardware, I/O, and other resources of the hosts or targets associated with the hosts. When a systems administrator or other user wishes to push an updated configuration or send new data to the set of hosts, the management server can identify versions of software and other resources to transmit and install to hosts in the set of hosts based on their particular configuration details reflected in the corresponding configuration files(s), without having to manually identify versions to be distributed to individual hosts or resolve dependencies.05-27-2010
20080250126Method and apparatus for updating firmware for interface unit connecting portable audio/video player with another audio/video player - A method and apparatus updates software data for an interface unit that interfaces a portable audio/video player with another audio/video system. When the portable audio/video players are updated by adding new features, etc., the method and apparatus enables the users to obtain the corresponding update file for the interface unit in the same manner that the user obtains the music file. Thus, the user can easily and quickly obtain the update file for updating the interface unit and store it in the portable audio/video player in the same manner as the music files. For executing the update operation, the user selects the update file from the play list and starts playing the update file on the portable audio/video player while connecting it to the interface unit.10-09-2008
20080244043Network system and network device - There is provided a network system including a server and a printer connected to a network, where the server collects and stores configuration data describing operating conditions from respective printers, the server stores the respective collected configuration data associated with a registered ID. If a user enters a predetermined registered ID in new printer, the new printer transmits the entered registered ID to the server. The server, upon receiving the entered registered ID, transmits configuration data associated with the entered registered ID to the new printer. The new printer sets the operating conditions described in the received configuration data to its own operating conditions.10-02-2008
20130179549INTELLIGENT METHOD OF BUILDING UP TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK - An intelligent method of building up a telecommunication network is used to set a Network Element (NE) and an Element Management System (EMS) within an in-band/out-of-band network management framework. The method provides the network element with a random address and makes it connect to the element management system according to a default remote address. After successful connection, the element management system automatically sets up, manages, and allocates the network element. If the network element cannot connect to the element management system by itself, it may receive a Link Layer Discovery Protocol packet about successful connection via multicast generated from network elements nearby. The network may likewise acquire correct connection information about successful connection to the element management system. Thus, this invention allows a newly added network element to be quickly and automatically set in the telecommunication network.07-11-2013
20130179550VIRTUAL DATA CENTER SYSTEM - A provided is a virtual data center system comprises: data center systems; a provisioning system capable of sending and receiving information from the data center systems; and an operational statistics database for storing resource information regarding the data center systems, wherein: by utilizing the resource information, the provisioning system compares resource costs based on the resources of a desired generation of data center system, in accordance with usage of the data center systems from a user system and resource costs based on resources of another generation of data center system currently used by the user, and thereby calculates the resource costs that would be reduced in the event of if migration to the desired generation of data center system occurs; and the data center systems currently used by the user are re-arranged to the desired generation of data center system in response to a control command issued from the user system.07-11-2013
20130173766CLUSTER ARCHITECTURE AND CONFIGURATION FOR NETWORK SECURITY DEVICES - A computing device may be joined to a cluster by discovering the device, determining whether the device is eligible to join the cluster, configuring the device, and assigning the device a cluster role. A device may be assigned to act as a cluster master, backup master, active device, standby device, or another role. The cluster master may be configured to assign tasks, such as network flow processing to the cluster devices. The cluster master and backup master may maintain global, run-time synchronization data pertaining to each of the network flows, shared resources, cluster configuration, and the like. The devices within the cluster may monitor one another. Monitoring may include transmitting status messages comprising indicators of device health to the other devices in the cluster. In the event a device satisfies failover conditions, a failover operation to replace the device with another standby device, may be performed.07-04-2013
20120254380Enabling Selective Policy Driven Propagation of Configuration Elements Between and Among a Host and a Plurality of Guests - Configuration elements are selectively propagated between a host and multiple guests, based on a policy. Configuration elements of the host and guests are monitored. Changes made to monitored configuration elements are detected. It is determined whether to propagate changed configuration elements between operating system environments based on the policy. It can be determined to propagate changed configuration element(s) from a source to one or more destinations in response to factors such as the identity and/or classification of the source, or the type, attribute(s), content and/or identity of the changed configuration element(s). The creation of new guests is detected. In response, at least one configuration element from at least one source is automatically propagated to a newly created guest.10-04-2012
20080215715Recording medium storing information distribution program, information distribution apparatus, and information distribution method - Information may be distributed to a plurality of communication devices connected to a network by creating a distribution route including a plurality of levels by assigning a plurality of following level stations (0-level to n-level stations) to the distribution route, distributing information from one of the communication devices as an m-level station in a lower level to one of the communication devices as an (m+1)-level station in a level lower than the lower level in which the m-level station is present using the distribution route, monitoring a distribution status of the information distributed, and changing the distribution route based on the distribution status.09-04-2008
20130091260Out-Of-Band Management Of Third Party Adapter Configuration Settings In A Computing System - Out-of-band management of third party adapter configuration settings in a computing system, the computing system including one or more configurable adapters, including: retrieving, by an out-of-band configuration manager from an out-of-band configuration repository, out-of-band configuration settings for a configurable adapter; determining, by the out-of-band configuration manager, whether the out-of-band configuration settings for the configurable adapter have been updated; and responsive to determining that the out-of-band configuration settings for the configurable adapter have been updated: updating, by the out-of-band configuration manager, in-band configuration settings for the configurable adapter, wherein the in-band configuration settings for the configurable adapter are stored in an in-band configuration repository; retrieving, by the out-of-band configuration manager from the in-band configuration repository, metadata that includes updated in-band configuration settings for the configurable adapter; and sending, by the out-of-band configuration manager to a configuration implementer, the metadata that includes updated in-band configuration settings for the configurable adapter.04-11-2013
20130091259Out-Of-Band Management Of Third Party Adapter Configuration Settings In A Computing System - Out-of-band management of third party adapter configuration settings in a computing system, the computing system including one or more configurable adapters, including: retrieving, by an out-of-band configuration manager from an out-of-band configuration repository, out-of-band configuration settings for a configurable adapter; determining, by the out-of-band configuration manager, whether the out-of-band configuration settings for the configurable adapter have been updated; and responsive to determining that the out-of-band configuration settings for the configurable adapter have been updated: updating, by the out-of-band configuration manager, in-band configuration settings for the configurable adapter, wherein the in-band configuration settings for the configurable adapter are stored in an in-band configuration repository; retrieving, by the out-of-band configuration manager from the in-band configuration repository, metadata that includes updated in-band configuration settings for the configurable adapter; and sending, by the out-of-band configuration manager to a configuration implementer, the metadata that includes updated in-band configuration settings for the configurable adapter.04-11-2013
20130091258COMMUNICATION NETWORK TOPOLOGY MANAGEMENT BASED ON AN ASSOCIATED ELECTRIC GRID TOPOLOGY - In one embodiment, a computer determines a grid topology of an electric grid based on one or more electric grid configuration description files, and also determines a network topology of a computer network used to provide communication to grid devices of the electric grid. By assessing whether the network topology is configured to meet one or more communication requirements of the grid topology (e.g., initially and/or through monitoring for grid changes), the computer may trigger a corrective action (e.g., alarm or reconfiguration) in response to the network topology not being configured to meet the one or more communication requirements of the grid topology.04-11-2013
20130091257NETWORK RESOURCE CONSOLIDATION AND DECOMISSIONING ANALYSIS - A method and system for providing a computing environment that permits simulations directed towards the consolidation and decommissioning of network elements associated with a network. The computing environment permits a user to designate a network element for decommission and exclude a network element from decommission and/or consolidation. The computing environment includes consolidation and decommission analytics that minimize a total operational cost of the network including leased network elements. The consolidation and decommission analytics includes accounting for penalties associated with early termination of leases and break-even values.04-11-2013
20130097293METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A DEPLOYMENT OF APPLICATIONS - According to one example, there is provided a method of determining a deployment of applications in a computer system comprising a plurality of computing hardware. The method comprises obtaining, for each of a plurality of applications, a set of application characteristics, assigning each of the plurality of applications, using the obtained characteristics, to one of a plurality of predetermined application models, and determining a virtual server deployment plan and an application deployment plan, the determination based in part on characteristics of the computer system, characteristics of the applications, and application model compatibility data.04-18-2013
20130097294SERVICE CONFIGURATION METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM - The present invention discloses a service configuration method, apparatus and system. The provided method includes steps as follows: configuring a VLAN ID of a port on an intermediate device according to preset configuration information, where the port is connected to a client; after a DHCP request message which is from the client through the intermediate device is received, obtaining a MAC address in the DHCP request message, and obtaining an IP address corresponding to the MAC address from the configuration information; and sending a response message carrying the IP address and the VLAN ID to the client through the intermediate device, so that the client sets a local virtual local area network identifier to the VLAN ID and sets a local IP address to the IP address after receiving the response message.04-18-2013
20130103811METHOD FOR PROVIDING A COMMUNICATION FOR AT LEAST ONE DEVICE - A method for providing a communication for at least one device that is provided for a motor vehicle and is linked via a network of the motor vehicle to at least one further device, where data between the at least one device and the at least one further device are exchanged via an Internet Protocol. Also a device and a network are provided.04-25-2013
20130103810Periodic Ambient Waveform Analysis for Dynamic Device Configuration - Client devices periodically capture ambient audio waveforms and modify their own device configuration based on the captured audio waveform. In particular embodiments, client devices generate waveform fingerprints and upload the fingerprints to a server for analysis. The server compares the waveform fingerprints to a database of stored waveform fingerprints, and upon finding a match, pushes content or other information to the client device. The fingerprints in the database may be uploaded by other users, and compared to the received client waveform fingerprint based on common location or other social factors. Thus a client's location may be enhanced if the location of users whose fingerprints match the client's is known, and, based upon this enhanced location, the server may transmit an instruction to the device to modify its device configuration.04-25-2013
20130124702Method and System For Network Configuration And/Or Provisioning Based On Metadata - Disclosed are various embodiments for configuring a virtual machine. A template for a virtual machine may be generated. The template may include metadata that references data for port profiles for the virtual machine. The template for the virtual machine may be stored in a template repository, and the data for the port profiles may be stored in a port profile database that is separate from the template.05-16-2013
20130132537Method and Apparatus for Managing Rehoming of User Endpoint Devices in a Communication Network - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a Domain Name System (DNS) server having a controller to receive new provisioning information for updating a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN), and update the FQDN with the new provisioning information. The new provisioning information can include among other things a start time for rehoming one or more user endpoint devices (UEs) assigned to a current session border Controller (S/BC), a move-from record comprising a descriptor of at least the current S/BC, a move-to record comprising a descriptor of at least a new S/BC to which to rehome the one or more UEs, a transfer window representing a total time for the rehoming the one or more UEs to the new S/BC, and a pacing parameter for rehoming the one or more UEs to the new S/BC during the transfer window. Additional embodiments are disclosed.05-23-2013
20130132536NETWORK CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING MIDDLEBOXES - Some embodiments provide a method for configuring a logical middlebox in a hosting system that includes a set of nodes. The logical middlebox is part of a logical network that includes a set of logical forwarding elements that connect a set of end machines. The method receives a set of configuration data for the logical middlebox. The method uses a stored set of tables describing physical locations of the end machines to identify a set of nodes at which to implement the logical middlebox. The method provides the logical middlebox configuration for distribution to the identified nodes.05-23-2013
20130132535Network Data Processsing System - A method and apparatus for processing of data packets by a data processing component comprising a plurality of processing resources. A metric value for a current configuration of the processing resources that are processing the data packets is identified. A new configuration of the processing resources is selected using the metric value. The current configuration of the processing resources is changed to the new configuration and data packets are distributed to the new configuration for processing as the data packets are received.05-23-2013
20130144999METADATA DRIVEN AUTOMATIC DEPLOYMENT OF DISTRIBUTED SERVER SYSTEMS - Automatic and reliable deployment of system topology to computing devices within an enhanced communication system is provided. Specific roles and features associated with individual devices such as servers are defined in a centrally managed topology document, which is replicated to devices to be configured along with one or more modules for performing local configuration. Upon deployment, the module(s) determine a local device configuration, a desired configuration for the device, and update the device's configuration installing and activating roles and features assigned to the device by the topology document. Feedback regarding the results of the configuration is provided to a central management store such that administration can monitor status of devices within the system. Modifications to the assigned roles and prerequisites for supporting those roles are made dynamically through the same mechanism as system topology changes.06-06-2013
20130144996INTERFACING BETWEEN A COMMAND LINE INTERFACE-BASED APPLICATION PROGRAM AND A REMOTE NETWORK DEVICE - A method for interfacing between a command-line-interface (CLI)-based application program (CLI-AP) residing in a client network device, and remote network devices. The method includes predefining at least one CLI-based program routine (CLI-PR) comprising at least one CLI-based command wherein the CLI-PR is defined externally to the CLI-AP, determining by CLI-AP a set of data to be obtained from the remote network device; selecting by CLI-AP a predefined CLI-PR from the predefined CLI-PRs, the selected predefined CLI-PR corresponding to the remote network device and determined set of data to be obtained; instructing the client network device by CLI-AP to execute the selected predefined CLI-PR, wherein executing selected predefined PR will cause the selected predefined CLI-PR to obtain the determined set of data from remote network device and to configure the obtained data in a predetermined format; and querying configured data by CLI-AP to retrieve the determined set of data.06-06-2013
20130144997SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING SERVER CONFIGURATIONS - Disclosed are systems and method for synchronizing configuration parameters on a server with a database of stored configuration parameters. One such method includes updating an application configuration parameter on a network server. The update occurs in response to receiving an update of a corresponding stored application configuration parameter in a database. The update is initiated by a particular customer of a web hosting provider. Each application configuration parameter defines at least in part a quantity of a resource on the server available to the particular customer of a web hosting provider.06-06-2013
20130144998METHODS FOR AUTO-CONFIGURING A ROUTER ON AN IP SUBNET - An autoconfiguring data router is connected to a communications network subnet having a second network data router. The autoconfiguring data router includes a configuration determination module that determines configuration attributes for operably connecting the autoconfiguring data router to the subnet, and an autoconfiguration module that configures the autoconfiguring data router according to the configuration attributes so that the autoconfiguring data router is operably connected to the subnet.06-06-2013
20100281143MAINTAINING MOBILE DEVICE OPERATIONS - Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for synchronizing device settings at a mobile device with settings held at a database in a synchronization server. This settings exchange mechanism is further extended to provide versioning information used in an auto upgrade process, in which the synchronization server is configured to push updates to the mobile device. Additional systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for configuring logging preferences on the mobile device from a server, and further for silently retrieving logs generated on the mobile device to the server.11-04-2010
20080209016METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POLICY-BASED PROVISIONING IN A VIRTUALIZED SERVICE DELIVERY ENVIRONMENT - In a distributed computing network having computers interconnected with each other, a method and apparatus of providing policy based provisioning of middleware components to provide a solution for a service. With this invention, the middleware components that are necessary to provide the solution are determined. Then, the configurations of the computers are determined so as to satisfy a selected configuration policy for a selected solution. Finally, the necessary middleware components are installed on the configured computers so that the solution can be provided. Some of the selected configuration policies are: maximization of server utilization policy, provisioning of software components requiring external access based on availability of external resources, and minimization of total time to install said determined components. The progress of installation of the middleware components can also be monitored to make any necessary adjustments in the configuration of the virtual machines so that the selected configuration policy can be satisfied.08-28-2008
20100287265METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RESTORING AT LEAST ONE SETTING - A method and devices for restoring at least one setting are provided, the client device receives a code generated by a management device based on a time value and a parameter value that uniquely identifies the client device; the client device determines whether the code is valid; and if the code is valid the client device restores the at least one setting of the client device. It provides a convenient way to restore at least one setting of a client device.11-11-2010
20100287264ENHANCED NETWORK ADAPTER FRAMEWORK - An enhanced network adapter framework, in which parameters are stored in a configuration table, the parameters being customized for a network and an application. A network adapter customized for the network and the application is instantiated based on invoking a generic network adapter which externally references the configuration table, and communication between the application and the network is effected using the instantiated network adapter.11-11-2010
20100287263METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR APPLICATION MIGRATION IN A CLOUD - A method and system for managing an application in a cloud data center by monitoring the bandwidth of a subnet of which the primary operating instance of an application is a member. If a severe deterioration in the bandwidth caused by an over consumption of the subnet resources from other subnet constituents is detected, a suitable secondary instance in an alternate, uncompromised subnet is located and primary operation of the application is transferred from the former primary operating instance to the secondary instance. The secondary instance can be pre-launched or dynamically requisitioned in the cloud data center.11-11-2010
20130151679HYBRID VIRTUAL COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS - A computer-implemented method involves two phases. In a first phase (e.g., during a development or testing phase) a secondary computing environment is formed with secondary instances of one or more servers of a primary environment. A communication module configured to establish communication between the secondary instances of the servers in the secondary computing environment and remote computing resources (e.g., “cloud” based servers) via the communication module. The secondary instances of the servers of the primary environment are then operated in conjunction with the remote computing resources. In a second phase (e.g., a production phase), the communication module is reconfigured to establish communication between the servers of the primary environment and the remote computing resources via the communication module. The servers of the primary environment are then operated in conjunction with the remote computing resources.06-13-2013
20130151678INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A set value management service receives a replace request for replacing configuration data of a first image forming apparatus, and searches the second image forming apparatus needs to update configuration data as a result of replacement of the first image forming apparatus. The set value management service updates configuration data of the searched second image forming apparatus.06-13-2013
20100293258DYNAMIC OPTIMIZATION OF MOBILE SERVICES - A method, system, and article of manufacture are disclosed for transforming a service process definition. This service process definition is comprised of computer readable code. The method comprises the steps of expressing a given set of assumptions in a computer readable code; and transforming said process definition by using a processing unit to apply said assumptions to said process definition to change the configuration of the process definition. The process definition may be transformed by using factors relating to the specific context in or for which the process definition is executed. Also, the process definition may be transformed by identifying, in a flow diagram for the service process definition, flows to which the assumptions apply, and applying program rewriting techniques to those identified flows.11-18-2010
20100318637PROCESS FOR OPTIMIZING SOFTWARE COMPONENTS FOR AN ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP) APPLICATION SAP ON MULTIPROCESSOR SERVERS - In a three-tier ERP implementation, multiple servers are interconnected through one or more network infrastructure. Users may observe poor performance due to the complexity and the number of interconnected components in the implementation. Herein is devised a process for tuning the software component by applying tuning techniques to the OS, SAP application and Database Management System software. For each component, the process identifies potential tuning opportunities of various subcomponents. The process is iterated numerous times through all software components while applying the tuning techniques to derive the most optimal performance for the ERP implementation.12-16-2010
20120284378METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONDUCTING COMMUNICATIONS OVER A NETWORK - A method and system for conducting communications over a network is provided. An embodiment includes a server that is connectable to a client machine via a virtual private network that includes a VPN concentrator. The client machine and the VPN concentrator are configured to delay renegotiation of the VPN link in the event that an important stream is being carried over the VPN link.11-08-2012
20120284377METHOD FOR UPDATING DEVICE DESCRIPTIONS FOR FIELD DEVICES IN PROCESS AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY - A method for updating device descriptions for field devices in process automation technology by loading the required descriptions from an external server (S), by means of an application programme, into a controller (for example, PC11-08-2012
20120284376PUBLIC WIRELESS NETWORK PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH MOBILE DEVICE DATA COLLECTION AGENTS - A controller and method of controlling a mobile device. The controller is coupled to a mobile device through a mobile communications environment. The controller is coupled to the mobile communications environment at a location remote from the mobile device, and includes a receiver that receives data from the mobile device, a processor that evaluates the data received from the mobile device based upon rules for the mobile device, and a transmitter that sends data to the mobile device to at least one of alert the user to a condition and modify current operating parameters on the mobile device.11-08-2012
20120284375TRANSACTION-BASED NETWORK LAYER ADDRESS ROTATION - The present disclosure describes techniques for changing a network layer address (e.g., an IPv6 address) on a transaction or request basis. The change may be in response to an explicit request from an application or in response to detecting that certain predefined events have occurred. For example, the address may be changed each time a network transaction (or n-network transactions) is completed. Doing so could allow an email client to send messages (or groups of message) using distinct network addresses, making it difficult, if not impossible for the sending client to be blocked.11-08-2012
20130159480Smart Browsing Providers - A web browser program is for execution by a client computer connectable to a plurality of server computers via a computer network. The web browser program automatically reconfigures chrome of a user interface to the web browser program to provide a user access to any one of a plurality of groups of related information. A content display program module is configured to receive content data from a current server computer that is one of the plurality of server computers. The content display program module causes a display, on a content portion of the a display of the client computer, that corresponds to the content data. A chrome display program module is configured to cause a display of chrome on a chrome portion of the client computer display that corresponds to chrome specifiers in a chrome configuration database.06-20-2013
20130159481BEST PRACTICES ANALYSIS OF ZONES AND COMPONENTS IN A NETWORK - Provided is a method for best practices analysis of zones and components in a network. A database has information on components in the network and configuration settings for the components. Best practices rules indicate best practices configuration settings for components in the network. The database and the accessed best practices rules are processed to determine whether the configuration settings for the components in the network satisfy the best practices configuration settings for the components indicated in the best practices rules. A report is generated indicating whether the configuration settings of the components in the network satisfy the best practices configuration settings for the components indicated in the best practices rules.06-20-2013
20130159479QUALITY OF SERVICE (QOS) CONFIGURATION IN LOW-POWER AND LOSSY NETWORKS - In one embodiment, a distributed intelligence agent (DIA) in a computer network performs deep packet inspection on received packets to determine packet flows, and calculates per-flow service level agreement (SLA) metrics for the packets based on timestamp values placed in the packets by respective origin devices in the computer network. By comparing the SLA metrics to respective SLAs to determine whether the respective SLAs are met, then in response to a particular SLA not being met for a particular flow, the DIA may download determined quality of service (QoS) configuration parameters to one or more visited devices along n calculated paths from a corresponding origin device for the particular flow to the DIA. In addition, in one or more embodiments, the QoS configuration parameters may be adjusted or de-configured based on whether they were successful.06-20-2013
20130185403VIRTUAL NETWORK SERVICES - Methods, systems, and devices are described for managing virtual network services provided to a network by a self-contained network services system. A controller application may receive a request for a change in network services provided by the self-contained network services system to the network. A new software configuration for a number of network services modules of the self-contained networks services system may be determined based on the received request, and the network services modules may be dynamically configured according to the determined new software configuration. The network and a router associated with the network services system may also be reconfigured to distribute traffic among the network services modules in accordance with the requested change in network services.07-18-2013
20110282978BROWSER PLUG-IN - A plug-in runs on a user computer as a part of or in conjunction with a browser and works only on a requested minimum resolvable URL entered by the user before the user types in the complete URL and before the user receives a page load error like “404 page not found.” Once the minimum resolvable URL is entered, a connection is made to the network address. A client component of the browser analyzes the home page of the web site for all the sub-links present on the page. These links are analyzed, validated, resolved, and structured together before presenting to the user. It presents only live links and the site map in a structured format to the user. The user can see the list of available live pages in the browser's address bar drop-down menu with the anchored text.11-17-2011
20110289198TECHNIQUES FOR EVALUATING AND MANAGING CLOUD NETWORKS VIA POLITICAL AND NATURAL EVENTS - Techniques for evaluating and managing cloud networks via political and natural events are provided. Geographical locations for cloud processing environments are combined with attributes and usage metrics to form associations between each cloud processing environment's geographical location and that cloud's corresponding attributes and usage metrics. Some associations and attributes relate to political and natural events. The political and natural events are used to update a proper selection of a particular cloud processing environment to handle targeted services.11-24-2011
20110314137METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTE CONFIGURATION OF A DEVICE - Method for remote configuration of a device via a network by means of a remote autoconfiguration server (ACS), wherein the configuration includes creating new data, or modifying or deleting writeable data of the device. The TR-069 CPE WAN management protocol may be used for communicating between the ACS and the device. The remote management protocol uses sessions consisting of transactions, where a transaction is a single request followed by a single response. Within a session, when writeable data has to be created, modified or deleted by the ACS, at least the writeable data to be created, deleted or modified are write-locked for other management agents at the transaction level. The write-lock is released within the session, after a successful configuration and/or after a failure.12-22-2011
20120030323Method and apparatus for managing data of operation system - A server for an operation system includes a monitor to monitor a status of another server, a first storage to retain a first network configuration information, a second storage to copy the first network configuration information when an abnormality is detected in the another server, a third storage to retain a first update history information including update information of a network configuration information obtained from a client in the operation system, and an operation configuration manager to update the first network configuration information and a second network configuration information retained in the another server when the another server recovers from the abnormality. The operation configuration manager is configured to update the first network configuration information and the second network configuration information based on the first update history information and a second update history information retained in the another server.02-02-2012
20120030322USER TERMINAL AND METHOD OF MANAGING APPLICATION OF THE TERMINAL - According to one embodiment, a data transceiver accepts a new application file, and a setting information processor transfers and copies setting information described in a setting information area of an existent application file, to a corresponding setting information area of the new application file.02-02-2012
20130198350Multi-Class Heterogeneous Clients in a Clustered Filesystem - A cluster of computer system nodes connected by a storage area network include two classes of nodes. The first class of nodes can act as clients or servers, while the other nodes can only be clients. The client-only nodes require much less functionality and can be more easily supported by different operating systems. To minimize the amount of data transmitted during normal operation, the server responsible for maintaining a cluster configuration database repeatedly multicasts the IP address, its incarnation number and the most recent database generation number. Each node stores this information and when a change is detected, each node can request an update of the data needed by that node. A client-only node uses the IP address of the server to connect to the server, to download the information from the cluster database required by the client-only node and to upload local disk connectivity information.08-01-2013
20130198349REMOTE SERVER CONFIGURATION - Remotely configuring an online computer system. A configuration file is generated at a management controller associated with a computer system in response to a request from a configuration utility associated with a user device, wherein the user device is located remotely from the computer system. The configuration file is sent from the management controller to the configuration utility via a network connection. A modified configuration file is received at the management controller from the configuration utility via the network connection, wherein the modified configuration file comprises system level changes to a configuration of the computer system. The system level changes from the modified configuration file are implemented at the computer system while an operating system associated with the computer system is online.08-01-2013
20120047240Performance Tuning for Software as a Performance Level Service - A mechanism is provided for performance tuning for software as a performance level service. At the request of a customer, a cloud provider may use a performance tuning component to determine performance parameters to increase performance of an application running on a given hardware platform. The cloud provider may then generate a tuning configuration and associate the tuning configuration with the customer such that when the cloud provider deploys a customer's software to a partition in a host system, the cloud provider sends the tuning configuration with the deployment package. The performance tuning component at the host system then applies the performance parameters in the tuning configuration to increase performance.02-23-2012
20120066357AUTOMATED NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE TEST AND DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREFOR - A testing system provides automated testing of one or more network infrastructures. The testing system may automatically reconfigure one or more devices within a network infrastructure and then conduct testing on the newly configured network infrastructure. Test results may be used to diagnose network anomalies and to compare performance or other characteristics of various network configurations. In one embodiment, the testing system tests a communication channel between a front-end and back-end mechanism where data traffic is encoded between the front-end and back-end mechanism.03-15-2012
20130204988METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LOOPBACK PROXY - A method for managing TCP sessions with a mobile device. A loopback proxy is configured within the mobile device to re-direct HTTP requests by the mobile device to a remote server back to the mobile device. The proxy accepts the local TCP connection initiated by the mobile device, extracts address and port information for the remote server from the HTTP request, then communicates with the remote server on behalf of the mobile device in order to open a remote TCP connection. The proxy then fuses the streams of the local TCP connection with those of the remote TCP connection.08-08-2013
20130204987HARDWARE DEVICE NAME RESOLUTION FOR DETERMINISTIC CONFIGURATION IN A NETWORK APPLIANCE - Inconsistencies between internal logical names assigned to hardware devices and physical labeling of the hardware device connectors are overcome by reassigning internal logical names in a network appliance hosting the hardware devices. The initial logical names that refer to the hardware devices are read from an operating system, along with hardware addresses for the hardware devices. The relationship between the initial logical names and the hardware device addresses is compared against a desired relationship, as may be provided in a configuration file. Undesired relationships between logical names and hardware devices are reassigned so that the logical names are consistent with the physical labeling for the hardware devices. The reassigned logical names can be committed to system resources to make the reassignment persistent.08-08-2013
20120072558CLUSTERED FILESYSTEM WITH MEMBERSHIP VERSION SUPPORT - A computer system with read/write access to storage devices creates a snapshot of a data volume at a point in time while continuing to accept access requests to the mirrored data volume by copying before making changes to the base data volume. Multiple snapshots may be made of the same data volume at different points in time. Only data that is not stored in a previous snapshot volume or in the base data volume are stored in the most recent snapshot volume.03-22-2012
20130097292METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR SELF-MAINTAINING INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATIONS PRIVILEGES GOVERNING INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATIONS WITH ENTITIES OUTSIDE A DOMAIN - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for self-maintaining interactive communications privileges governing interactive communications with entities outside a domain are disclosed. The interactive communications privileges can be used to process interactive communications requests between entities inside a domain and entities outside the domain. Currently configured interactive communications privileges configured for an entity outside a domain may no longer be desired, reliable, or valid with the current capabilities of the entity outside the domain. In this regard, embodiments disclosed herein involve self-maintaining interactive communications privileges configured for entities outside a domain. Review of interactive communications privileges configured for entities outside a domain can be performed to determine if those interactive communications configurations should be maintained, in whole or part, or not maintained. In this manner, the burden and complexity of maintaining interactive communications privileges for entities outside the domain on a domain administrator or other administrator may be reduced or alleviated.04-18-2013
20130212236M2M SERVICE ENABLEMENT OVER ACCESS NETWORKS - Upon attachment of a machine-to-machine (M2M) device to a network, the access network determines which service provider to connect the device to. During an initial attachment process, the device can be configured so that it only will connect to a defined M2M service provider.08-15-2013

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