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20110179152CONTROLLING LIFETIME OF SERVER ADD-INS - System, method, computer program product embodiments and combinations and sub-combinations thereof for controlling lifetimes of server add-ins are described herein. Embodiments of the invention enable a service module, located at a first server, to externally control lifetime of one or more process add-ins located at a second server. An embodiment includes instantiating the service module at the first server and instantiating, using the service module, a controller add-in at the second server. The service module can instantiate the controller add-in to control the lifetime of (i.e. instantiate or terminate) process add-ins at the second server. In an embodiment, such lifetime control can be performed without shutting down the second server or other operations running on the second server.07-21-2011
20110208846COMMUNICATION METHOD AND TERMINAL APPARATUSES USING THE COMMUNICATION METHOD IN AN AD-HOC NETWORK - A control unit assigns an IP address to a new terminal apparatus which has approved of the participation. When a server, to which an IP address is assignable, is contained in the ad-hoc network, the control unit instructs the new terminal apparatus to access the server. When the server, to which an IP address is assignable, is not contained in the ad-hoc network and when the new terminal apparatus is capable of assigning an IP address on its own, the control unit instructs the new terminal apparatus to assign an IP address. When the server, to which an IP address is assignable, is not contained in the ad-hoc network and when the new terminal apparatus is not capable of assigning an IP address on its own, the control unit assigns an IP address to the new terminal apparatus.08-25-2011
20110208845USE OF IPv6 IN ACCESS NETWORKS - An apparatus may include a port to receive a ranging request from a cable modem and a processor in communication with the port. The processor may assign a service identifier to the cable modem, match the service identifier with a link layer address of the cable modem, receive a router advertisement and comparing the source link layer address from the router advertisement to the link layer address of the cable modem, and determine if the link layer address of the cable modem is the same as the source link layer address.08-25-2011
20110196948COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, SERVER, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A communication system capable of preventing data transmission to a terminal not desired by the user, and setting a redirect destination of data from a terminal desired by the user. A SIP server transmits address information of a first terminal to an external apparatus when the SIP server receives a connection request to the first terminal from the external apparatus. The SIP server determines whether or not to permit a second terminal to be set as a redirect destination of the connection request when it is requested by the user to set the second terminal as the redirect destination, and sets the second terminal as the redirect destination according to the determination. Then, the SIP server transmits address information of the second terminal to the external apparatus when it receives the connection request in a state where the second terminal is set as the redirect destination.08-11-2011
20130031227TRANSMISSION OF CONFIGURATION TO A DEVICE FOR PROVISIONING IN A NETWORK - A method is provided that includes receiving a communication from a trusted device indicating that a device to be provisioned has been added to the network; obtaining identifying information of the device to be provisioned; accessing a stored configuration for the device based on the identifying information; and transmitting the configuration to the device for provisioning. Alternatively, a computer-readable medium is provided that stores instructions to perform a method to transmit a discovery communication to a trusted device, receive a communication originating at an administrative device including a configuration; and provision the device via reboot with the configuration. Alternatively, an apparatus is provided including a table of provisioning configurations, the table including a configuration for a device to be provisioned in a network and a provisioning module to retrieve the configuration of the device stored in the table of provisioning configurations based on identifying information received from a discovery communication.01-31-2013
20110202644METHOD OF FACILITATING IP CONNECTIONS TO HOSTS BEHIND MIDDLEBOXES - The present invention relates to a method and arrangement of facilitating the establishment of peer-to-peer IP connections between a public network and hosts in a private or home network. The method uses a port mapping table residing in a NAT that maps external public IP addresses and external port numbers to private IP addresses and internal port numbers. This table has so far been configured manually by a user of the private or home network. Apart from being cumbersome, it demands skills in router and network technology, skills an ordinary user of a home network often does not have. The present invention solves this problem by automatically configuring the table comprising the steps of scanning the hosts using a port scanner and detecting the internal ports in the hosts that are in an open state.08-18-2011
20100115070Method for generating manipulation requests of an initialization and administration database of server cluster, data medium and corresponding a server cluster, data medium and corresponding service cluster - This method relates to the generation of manipulation requests of an initialization and administration database of a server cluster comprising several nodes interconnected between each other by at least one data transmission network. It comprises steps of generating from a logical distribution of the nodes of the cluster, from a geographical distribution and from a hardware definition of the nodes of the cluster at least one set of profiles of the nodes and of the data transmission network; defining an addressing policy of the nodes of the cluster; allocating from the set of profiles and according to the addressing policy, at least one address to each node of the server cluster and generating a set of parameters of the cluster; and generating from the set of parameters of the cluster and of the addresses of its nodes, at least one file of manipulation requests of the database.05-06-2010
20090172137Apparatus, system and method for configuration of adaptive integrated circuitry having heterogeneous computational elements - The present invention concerns configuration of a new category of integrated circuitry for adaptive or reconfigurable computing. The preferred adaptive computing engine (ACE) IC includes a plurality of heterogeneous computational elements coupled to an interconnection network. The plurality of heterogeneous computational elements include corresponding computational elements having fixed and differing architectures, such as fixed architectures for different functions such as memory, addition, multiplication, complex multiplication, subtraction, configuration, reconfiguration, control, input, output, and field programmability. In response to configuration information, the interconnection network is operative to configure and reconfigure the plurality of heterogeneous computational elements for a plurality of different functional modes, including linear algorithmic operations, non-linear algorithmic operations, finite state machine operations, controller operations, memory operations, and bit-level manipulations. The preferred system embodiment includes an ACE integrated circuit coupled with the configuration information needed to provide an operating mode. Preferred methodologies include various means to generate and provide configuration information for various operating modes.07-02-2009
20090037564System and Method for Multiple Address of Record Deregistration Using a Single SIP Request - One embodiment of the present invention is a method for deregistering multiple addresses of record. The method comprises receiving a session initiation protocol request to deregister addresses of record, the session initiation protocol request comprising a plurality of addresses of record to be deregistered and a contact address for a session initiation protocol endpoint. The method further comprises disassociating the contact address for the session initiation protocol endpoint from each of the plurality of addresses of record.02-05-2009
20100042710REMOTE MANAGEMENT OF COMPUTER SYSTEM - A computer system is remotely managed by a console. The computer system includes a central processing unit, a chipset, a network chip, an embedded controller and a basic input output system. The chipset communicates with the central processing unit. The network chip communicates with the chipset. The embedded controller communicates with the network chip and the chipset. The basic input output system communicates with the chipset. The embedded controller is connected to the Internet through the network chip to acquire a fixed IP address or a dynamic address, thereby exchanging data with the console through the Internet.02-18-2010
20100042709DYNAMIC CONTEXT-SENSITIVE INTEGRATION OF CONTENT INTO A WEB PORTAL APPLICATION - A computer system for integration of content elements into a web portal application can include a portal server module for providing a web portal application to at least one user, an aggregation module, coupled to the portal server module, for integrating content nodes representing content elements into a memory tree reflecting the web portal application, a dynamic assembly module coupled to the aggregation module, a context launch transformation module coupled to the dynamic assembly module for construction of subtrees of dynamic content nodes, and a context observer module coupled to the dynamic assembly module.02-18-2010
20090157856Storage Device System and Storage Device System Activating Method - A storage device system has a plurality of storage devices for storing information; a storage device control section that controls storage of information in the storage devices; and a connection unit connected to the storage device control section. Furthermore, the storage device system has a first communication control section that includes a first processor which is connected to the storage device control section via the connection unit and also connected on a first network external to the storage device system, which converts information of a first form received over the first external network into information of a second form, and which issues a request for access to the storage devices; and a second processor which accesses the storage devices via the connection unit and the storage device control section in response to the access request issued from the first processor, and which controls activation of the first processor.06-18-2009
20100106815MEMORY RECOVERY SCHEME AND DATA STRUCTURE IN A HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING NETWORK - The disclosure provides systems and methods for conveying information between a communicating first device and a second coupled device of a HVAC network. In various embodiments, the method comprises checking a subnet of the HVAC network for both communicating device and a non-communicating device by the communicating first device. The method also comprises determining whether the second coupled device in a non-communicating device. The method further comprises allowing an installer to set parameters of the non-communicating device through employment of a manifest list of features used by the non-communicating device that is accessible by the communicating device.04-29-2010
20100106814DEVICE ABSTRACTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A DISTRIBUTED ARCHITECTURE HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM - The disclosure provides an HVAC data processing and communication network and a method of manufacturing the same. In an embodiment, the network includes configuring a first system device and a subnet controller. The first system device is configured to receive an initial value of a specified dependent parameter. The subnet controller is configured to determine that a value of said specified parameter has been changed to a modified value after said first system device receives said initial value. The subnet controller is further configured to send to said first system device, in response to said determining, a message updating said specified parameter with said modified value.04-29-2010
20120215892SYSTEM AND METHOD TO CUSTOMIZE DNS REPLIES BASED ON CONNECTION IDENTITY - A highly advantageous domain name system and method are disclosed for receiving and replying to queries for information associated with at least one Internet connected domain in which replies to queries are based at least in part on the identity of the querying entity.08-23-2012
20100094982GENERIC OFFLOAD ARCHITECTURE - An system comprising an ingress device configured to receive and process data, wherein the ingress device comprises a plurality of processing stages configured to process the data, wherein a configurable subset of the stages comprises a selectable tap point, and wherein the ingress device is further configured to, upon reaching a selected tap point, suspend processing and send at least a portion of the data to another device; an offload engine device configured to receive data from the ingress device, after the selected tap point has been reached, and to provide additional processing of the data, which the ingress device is not configured to provide; an egress device configured to transmit the data that has been additionally processed by the offload engine device.04-15-2010
20090043872SOCIAL NETWORK BUILDING - A portable electronic device is described that permits a user to easily share one or more network IDs with others, even when the user has an obscure, hard-to-remember network ID and/or a large number of different network IDs. A system, method and device is also described that permits a user to aggregate network IDs into different groups depending on the type of networking that the user is seeking to accomplish and to selectively share such groups of network IDs with other users. A system and method is further described that permits a user to easily obscure or otherwise control access to network IDs that have been designated for sharing with an intended recipient.02-12-2009
20090327463Information Processing Apparatus and Boot Method Thereof - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus that is connectable to a server that stores an operating system (OS) includes a data storage module, a setting storage module, a controller, and a boot module. The data storage module stores data. The setting storage module stores setting information indicating either a first mode using the data storage module or a second mode not using the data storage module. The controller retrieves the setting information from the setting storage module before an OS boots up, and, when the setting information indicates the second mode, disables access to the data storage module. The boot module loads, when access to the data storage module is disabled, the OS from the server, and boots up the OS.12-31-2009
20090327462METHOD, SYSTEM AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR MANAGING ASSIGNMENT OF MAC ADDRESSES IN A VIRTUAL MACHINE ENVIRONMENT - A method, system and program product for managing assignment of virtual physical addresses. The method includes requesting, using a services function provided by a virtual machine operating system, a MAC address assignment for a real device and searching, in a MAC assignment table created and stored within a virtual memory space, to determine whether or not an explicit MAC address is assigned to the device. If an explicit MAC address is determined to be assigned to the device, retrieving the explicit MAC address upon verifying that the MAC address is not in use by another device and forwarding, using the services function, the explicit MAC address retrieved for assignment to the real device. If an explicit MAC address is not assigned to the device, retrieving an available MAC address from a MAC address pool table and forwarding the available MAC address retrieved for assignment to the real device.12-31-2009
20090307340Fault Tolerance in a Client Side Pre-Boot Execution - A mechanism for uninterrupted booting of a client computer coupled to a pre-boot execution server computer over a network is provided. The client computer has at least two or more network interface cards. A network bootstrap file is downloaded from the server computer to the client computer. The network bootstrap file is configured to monitor the booting process of the client computer. On detection that the network interface card has failed to transmit or receive packets, the network bootstrap file is configured to switch over to the next available network interface card on the client system thereby providing uninterrupted execution of the booting process.12-10-2009
20090307339METHODS OF FEDERATING APPLICATIONS PROVIDING MODULAR DATA - A method in one embodiment includes establishing communication between a master node and several federated nodes, wherein each node is an instance of a distributed application; initializing the distributed application, wherein the initialization includes the federated nodes processing data local thereto and providing information about the local data to the master node; and after initialization, at run time, receiving data requests, wherein the master node services the data requests by routing the requests to the nodes. A method in another embodiment includes establishing communication between a master node and several federated nodes, wherein each node is an instance of a distributed application; initializing the distributed application, including gathering information about local data associated with each of the federated nodes, the information including associations of local data across multiple federated nodes; and after initialization, at run time, receiving data requests, wherein the master node services the data requests by routing the requests to one of the nodes believed to have the requested data.12-10-2009
20130185404EFFICIENT PORT MANAGEMENT FOR A DISTRIBUTED NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION - A central NAT manager efficiently allocates ports to endpoints of a tenant application in a hosting environment for NAT purposes. In some instances, the central NAT manager may pre-allocate ports to endpoints as part of the initial configuration of the tenant application. The pre-allocation process may include persisting pre-allocated port state information in storage and configuring endpoints and a NAT device with the pre-allocated port state information. Additional ports may be dynamically allocated to endpoints during runtime using dynamically determined port allocation sizes. In other instances, the central NAT manager may reserve ports for endpoints during the initial configuration of the tenant application by assigning ports to endpoints and persisting port assignment information to storage. During runtime, endpoints may issue port allocation requests to the central NAT manager, which may allocate ports to the endpoints from the range of ports initially reserved for each endpoint.07-18-2013
20130073702GLOBAL MANAGEMENT OF TIERED STORAGE RESOURCES - Systems, methods, and apparatus for provisioning storage resources for customers from a distributed grid of disparate storage systems are presented herein. A storage tier component can sort, based on attributes of heterogeneous computer-readable storage media, the heterogeneous computer-readable storage media into tiers of storage to facilitate provisioning a portion of storage space of a tier of the tiers for a computing resource. Further, the storage tier component can receive an input from a device for provisioning of the portion of the storage space of the tier, and configure, based on the input, a storage resource to facilitate access between the portion of the storage space of the tier and the computing resource. Furthermore, a tracking component can create an account associated with a customer that is associated with the device to facilitate tracking and/or limiting of utilization of the portion of the storage space of the tier by the customer.03-21-2013
20090070443SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETERMINING USER DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILES OF ANONYMOUS USERS - A method determines a user demographic profile of an anonymous user that visits one or more websites of a predetermined group of websites. The method includes determining whether an anonymous user's computer has user identification data installed thereon. Determining whether the user identification data is installed is performed upon the anonymous user visiting a website of the predetermined group of websites. The user identification data is unique to the anonymous user. The method further includes installing the user identification data on the anonymous user's computer if the anonymous user's computer does not have the user identification data installed thereon. The method further includes generating a first record of visits by the anonymous user to the websites of the predetermined group of websites. The method further includes providing one or more website profiles comprising demographic characteristics of each website visited by the anonymous user of the predetermined group of websites. The method further includes calculating an estimated user demographic profile of the anonymous user by using the first record of visits by the anonymous user and the one or more website profiles.03-12-2009
20120226787OPTIMIZING USE OF INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESSES - A network device receives a connection request from a user device. The network device determines whether an Internet Protocol (IP) address is assigned to the user device. The network device identifies the IP address when the IP address is assigned to the user device. Otherwise, the network device assigns the IP address to the user device. The network device also assigns a virtual local area network (VLAN) identifier (ID) associated with the IP address to use to satisfy the connection request.09-06-2012
20090031014Multi-Tiered Boot List - An aggregated server blade system includes a plurality of individual server blades and a management module which can be designated as a bootable device. A boot list maintained and executed in each server blade includes a management module entry in its list of bootable devices. In response to the management module entry being selected or otherwise made active as the bootable device for a particular blade, an alternative bootable-devices list maintained on the management module is referenced and the boot process proceeds according to the alternative list.01-29-2009
20090031013SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ENABLING ACCESS TO REMOTE INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEMS - A system and method of enabling access to remote information handling systems is disclosed. In one form, a method of enabling an initialization of an information handling system is disclosed. The method can include receiving a request to initialize a remote information handling system, and determining an access information operable to enable an initialization sequence of the remote information handling system. The access information can be configured to enable an initialization of the remote information handling system. The method can also include communicating the access information via a network to the remote information system.01-29-2009
20090031012AUTOMATED CLUSTER NODE CONFIGURATION - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to cluster node configuration and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for automated cluster node configuration. In one embodiment of the invention, an automated cluster node configuration method can be provided. The method can include assigning an initial IP address to a newly added cluster node in a cluster, identifying a hardware address for the newly added cluster node, locating an association with the hardware address in a switch in the cluster, re-configuring the assignment of the IP address based upon the located association in the switch, and requesting a reboot of the newly added cluster node with the re-configured assignment of the IP address.01-29-2009
20110022695Management and Implementation of Enclosed Local Networks in a Virtual Lab - Methods, systems, and computer programs for creating isolated environments that include virtual machines (VM) and networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. The method includes an operation to define a configuration of a virtual system which includes VMs, virtual network interface cards (VNIC) in the VMs, and configuration local networks (CLN). Further, the method associates each VNIC with one of the CLNs and transmits instructions to the virtual infrastructure for deploying the configuration. Deploying the configuration includes instantiating VMs and CLNs in the virtual infrastructure. Each VM is instantiated in a host monitored by a virtual lab server, and the CLNs are instantiated in the same hosts where the VMs have been instantiated. Only VMs from the configuration can connect to the instantiated CLNs. The method further transmits instructions to the virtual infrastructure to customize the VMs by executing the customization instructions in the guest operating systems of the VMs to configure the VMs' VNICs.01-27-2011
20110022694Automated Network Configuration of Virtual Machines in a Virtual Lab Environment - Methods, systems, and computer programs for creating virtual machines (VM) and associated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. The method defines virtual network templates in a database, where each virtual network template includes network specifications. A configuration of a virtual system is created, which includes VMs, virtual lab networks associated with virtual network templates, and connections from the VMs to the virtual lab networks. Further, the configuration is deployed in the virtual infrastructure resulting in a deployed configuration. The deployment of the configuration includes instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the VMs of the configuration, instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the virtual lab networks, retrieving information from the database, and creating and executing programming instructions for the VMs. The database information includes the network specifications from the virtual network templates associated with the virtual lab networks, and network resources for the virtual lab networks from a pool of available network resources. The programming instructions are created for the particular Guest Operating System (GOS) running in each VM based on the GOS and on the retrieved database information. When executed in the corresponding VM GOS, the programming instructions configure the VMs network interfaces with the corresponding network specifications.01-27-2011
20110022693HARD ZONING ON NPIV PROXY/NPV DEVICES - Techniques are disclosed for zoning information to be shared with an NPIV proxy device or an NPV device such as a blade switch in a blade chassis. Doing so allows the NPV device to enforce zoning locally for the attached server blades and virtualized systems. The NPV device may learn zoning rules using Fibre Channel name server queries and registered state change notifications. Additionally, the NPV device may snoop name server queries to retrieve zoning information (or state change messages) without using the zoning change protocols and without consuming a Fibre Channel domain from the Fibre Channel fabric.01-27-2011
20090254642SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DATA AND APPLICATION CONTINUITY IN A COMPUTER SYSTEM - A system and method for providing or maintaining data and application continuity in a computer system. According to an embodiment, the system comprises a communication interface for a client system, a network layer for receiving data from the client system, a hardware infrastructure for creating instances of the client system for replicating data, and an applications module for executing one or more applications on the replicated data. According to a further aspect, the system includes a portal interface configured for providing a remote user with control, audit and other functions associated with the user's system configuration.10-08-2009
20100030879METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURING HARDWARE RESOURCES BY A GENERIC CPU MANAGEMENT INTERFACE - A programmable network component for use in a plurality of network devices with a shared architecture, where the programmable network component includes an interface with an external processing unit to provide management interface control between the external processing unit and a network device. The programmable network component also includes a plurality of internal busses each of which is coupled to the programmable network component and to at least one network component. The programmable network component further includes a plurality of external buses each of which is coupled to the programmable network component and to at least one physical interface. The programmable network component is configured to support a plurality of protocols for communication with a plurality of physical interface components and comprises a plurality of programmable registers for determining the status of the plurality of physical interfaces.02-04-2010
20090013062CONFIGURATION OF IP TELEPHONY AND OTHER SYSTEMS - The present specification provides a system for the configuration of multiple devices on a local network. The system can permit configuration by unskilled personnel. The configuration is resilient in that the devices can cooperate to preserve configurations for devices which are temporarily removed. The system includes a local configuration server which will restore the configuration of previously configured devices as they return to the network, or assist newly connected devices in obtaining initial configuration. The local configuration server can be a component of an already existing end user device, or can be a separate entity, and can be elected from the set of all so capable devices present in the network. The currently active local configuration server can be configured to distribute current data to other devices capable of serving as the local configuration server in the network, for resiliency, in case of failure or disconnection and to allow for a new device to be elected. For resiliency across power failures and other causes of local network failure, a network-based aggregator is also described. Local configuration servers can register their configurations of all network devices on the aggregator. The aggregator can restore these configurations to the relevant local configuration server on recovery from local network failures. With this capability, the aggregator can provide a path whereby network-based configuration servers can mange configurations on all devices.01-08-2009
20090198805DESKTOP DELIVERY FOR A DISTRIBUTED ENTERPRISE - Techniques are provided for desktop delivery in a distributed enterprise. In one embodiment, a system comprises multiple computing devices that are communicatively connected to a data center. The data center comprises a separate virtual disk for each separate computing device. A virtual disk for a computing device comprises an image that includes: an Operating system (OS) for the computing device; one or more applications for a user of the computing device; a machine profile associated with the computing device; and user data and settings that are specific for the user of the computing device. The data center also comprises logic which is stored in a storage medium and which, when executed at the data center, is operable at least to: send the image to the computing device; receive, from the computing device, changes made by the user at the computing device to each of the OS, the one or more applications, and the user data; and update the image for the computing device by applying the changes to each of the OS, the one or more applications, and the user data.08-06-2009
20080307077METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONFIGURING AN EMAIL ACCOUNT ON AN EMAIL CLIENT - A technique of configuring an email client application to set up a user's email account on the email client application. In one embodiment, the email client application requests the user to input an email address and a password and based on the email address, the email client application determines the corresponding email server providing the email service. Then, the email client searches stored information regarding the email service or server and automatically sets up an email account based on the stored information.12-11-2008
20080294759System and Method For Hosted Network Management - A hosted network management solution for communications over a computer network supports data communication across a network in accordance with a network message protocol such that communications are established between a network host and a node device. The and the node device performs a self-configuring operation in which the network host identifies a network owner associated with the hosted network, and maintains a persistent network connection path between the network host and the node device for the exchange of network packet messages. The network host retrieves message data from the network packet messages it receives from the node device and performs network management operations to provide a user management interface to the identified network owner. The hosted network management enables more convenient setup and configuration for the network owner and provides more complete and effective network management tools.11-27-2008
20110035478SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATION OF REVERSE VIRTUAL INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESSES - A method, apparatus, and system are described for a central station to allocate virtual IP addresses. A device service manager server (DSM) has a network access module conFigured to cooperate with two or more device service controllers (DSCs). The DSM serves as a central management station for allocating and assigning Virtual IP addresses to network devices to proxy communications for networked devices on a local area network (LAN) where each DSC resides. The DSM is located exterior from the network devices on the LAN where communications associated with the assigned VIP addresses are being routed to. The DSM assigns a Virtual IP Addresses to each DSC and establishes a route from the assigned Virtual IP address to a destination network device on a LAN, based on corresponding DSC and network device information stored in a registry of the DSM. In some embodiments, a return route from the destination network device back to the network device on the LAN with the assigned Virtual IP address may also be established.02-10-2011
20100217849Automatic Administration of UNIX Commands - Various techniques for automatically administering UNIX commands to target systems are disclosed. One method involves receiving information identifying a UNIX command and additional information identifying one or more target systems. The method then issues N instances of the UNIX command in parallel to the one or more target systems, where N is an integer greater than one. The N instances of the UNIX command are issued automatically, in response to receipt of the information and the additional information. In some situations, issuing the N instances of the UNIX command in parallel involves creating N threads, where each of the N threads is configured to issue a respective one of the N instances of the UNIX command to a respective one of the target systems.08-26-2010
20100030878System and Method for Management of End User Computing Devices - A system and method is provided for the repair of operating system and application binary files and configuration data files at pre-operating system boot stage by comparing attributes of the files against a reference collection of such files stored on a server during each reboot or restart cycle while creating and restoring a collection of dynamic operating system binary files, configuration data files, file system structures and hardware system attributes unique to the configuration and use of the system on a server for subsequent pre-operating system repair operations.02-04-2010
20110302284Automatic Detection of a Network Interface on a Host for Accessing Networked Storage - A host computer is coupled to data storage and has access to the data storage. The host computer has multiple network interfaces, which are associated with multiple logical networks. The host computer detects a network address of the data storage, and identifies one of the network interfaces that is associated with a best-performing logical network for accessing the data storage. The host computer then receives a routing configuration that routes traffic to the data storage via the identified network interface.12-08-2011
20110302285UPDATE SERVER TO UPDATE RENDERED CONTENT - A method includes maintaining a list of component dependencies for components of a plurality of webpages served from a web server. A change relating to a data item in a database is detected. A first set of components that are impacted by the change relating to the data item in the database are identified. Using the list of component dependencies, a second set of components that are dependent on the first set of components are identified. A set of webpages, served from the web server to at least one browser application, that include components from the first and second sets of components are identified. From an update server, an update operation is initiated with respect to the set of webpages.12-08-2011
20110302283Methods And Arrangements In A Passive Optical Network - Secure downloading of a certificate to an ONU (Optical Network Unit) over an ODN (Optical Distribution Network), by storing the certificate in association with an OLT (Optical Line Terminal). The OLT instructs the ONU to download a file comprising the certificate, and optionally also comprising an address to an ACS (Auto-configuration Server), and indicating the file location. Thereby, the ONU is able to fetch the file over the secure ODN, unpack the file, install the certificate, and connect to the ACS for provisioning.12-08-2011
20110219103QUARANTINE TOOL - Described herein are apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for quarantining an out of compliance client device from other client devices on a network. Quarantining the out of compliance client device prevents the out of compliance device from corrupting other client devices on the network. For example, in operation, embodiments of the present invention involve: (1) receiving identification and location information for an out of compliance client device; (2) running a tool that utilizes the identification and location information to access the out of compliance device; (3) using the tool to modify the out of compliance device such that the out of compliance client device broadcasts a request for configuration information to which a network server is programmed to respond with configuration information associated with an isolated network; and (4) using the tool to cause the out of compliance client device to logout of the network. When the device logs back into the network, the network server responds by directing the device to the isolated network.09-08-2011
20100115071DEVICES AND METHOD FOR GUARANTEEING SERVICE REQUIREMENTS PER USER EQUIPMENT BASIS INTO A BEARER - In scenarios where service requirements are negotiated through a signalling layer whereas the services are carried out through a bearer layer, control rules are created at a control server logically interposed between the signalling and bearer layers. These control rules are based on service requirements received from an entity in the signalling layer, and are installed in an entity in the bearer layer for a bearer established therein. However, not all the service requirements negotiated through the signalling layer can be supported at the bearer layer by any user's equipment. The invention provides for a method and devices whereby the control server can create control rules based on the service requirements received from the signalling layer and also based on capabilities of the user's equipment currently used by the user, and whereby the control rules are installed for a currently established bearer or for a new subsequent bearer further established, depending on these control rules.05-06-2010
20100115072NON-NETWORK INITIATED QUALITY OF SERVICE (QoS) - Systems and methods for automatically providing different levels of Quality of Service (QoS) to applications in a communication network having various content providers. Typically, content is provided to applications that are unable to specify applicable QoS. A service node is provided to coordinate transfer of data to the applications. The service node further cooperates with an access terminal running the applications to specify the QoS.05-06-2010
20090319649NETWORK DEVICE INSTALLATION - The disclosure relates to a system and method of processing device settings of a device. In a particular embodiment, the method includes requesting the device to provide the device settings. The device settings include wide area network (WAN) and local area network (LAN) network settings. The method further includes storing the device settings in a device independent format. After the device settings have been stored in the device independent format, the device settings may be subsequently retrieved and used for replacement of the network device in a computer network. In a particular embodiment, the device settings are stored in the device independent format in a second device, such as at a server or a personal computer.12-24-2009
20090150530Server device, terminal device, content sender/receiver system, content sender/receiver method, and program - A server device configured to send a content to a terminal device when the server device and the terminal device are capable of connecting to each other, the server device includes a selected metadata receiver section configured to, when metadata concerning the content that is not stored in the terminal device has been selected in the terminal device, receive the selected metadata, and a content sender section configured to send the content related to the selected metadata to the terminal device.06-11-2009
20090150529METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENFORCING RESOURCE CONSTRAINTS FOR VIRTUAL MACHINES ACROSS MIGRATION - In general, the invention relates to a method for migrating virtual machines. The method includes obtaining migration criteria for a first virtual machine (VM) where the migration criteria is a bandwidth constraint for the first VM. The method further includes sending a request comprising the migration criteria to a second computer in the chassis, receiving a response to request from the second computer, where response indicates that the second computer can satisfy the migration criteria. The method further includes suspending execution of the first VM on the first computer and obtaining information to migrate the first VM, migrating the first VM and a first VNIC associated with the first VM, updating a virtual switching table in the chassis to reflect the migration of the first VM; and resuming execution of the first VM on the second computer.06-11-2009
20100268804ADDRESS ALLOCATION METHOD, ADDRESS ALLOCATION SYSTEM, MOBILE NODE, AND PROXY NODE - Disclosed is a technique for switching a forwarding address of a packet destined for a mobile node in a local mobility domain when the mobile node has a plurality of interfaces so that the packet will be forwarded to the mobile node. According to the technique, an MN 10-21-2010
20100121944DHCP PROXY FOR STATIC HOST - A DHCP proxy agent is provided to send on behalf of a static host a DHCP request so that an access layer security feature such as DHCP snooping/IPSG can be applied to the static host and/or in a mixed static IP and DHCP environment.05-13-2010
20080209019Method and System for Automatic Detection, Inventory, and Operating System Deployment on Network Boot Capable Computers - A system for the automatic detection and inventory of a network boot capable computer and for the automatic deployment of an appropriate operating system to the network boot capable computer. First, an initial broadcast packet from the network boot capable computer is received. In response to receiving the initial broadcast packet, a discovery kernel is sent to the network boot capable computer. The discovery kernel generates a hardware details file. The hardware details file is received from the network boot capable computer and is analyzed. After the hardware details file is analyzed, an appropriate operating system is deployed to the network boot capable computer.08-28-2008
20120036242METHOD AND SENSOR NETWORK FOR ATTRIBUTE SELECTION FOR AN EVENT RECOGNITION - A method for attribute selection for an event recognition in sensor networks is provided. The method comprising the following steps: in a configuration phase providing a quantity of attributes by sensor nodes of a sensor network, which characterize an event to be recognized, together with information on the topological origin of the attributes within the sensor network, and selecting a sub-quantity from the quantity of attributes, wherein the selection is made in consideration of the information on the topological origin of the attributes, and in an execution phase performing an event recognition for an event to be currently recognized on the basis of attributes which belong to a selected sub-quantity.02-09-2012
20120239791Network System, Network Configuration Method, And Network Configuration Device - A storage unit stores configuration information of a first network device connected to a network. An acquisition unit acquires information related to the operating status of the first network device. A detection unit detects if a second network device is connected to the network. A network configuration unit instructs/commands the second network device to configure itself using the configuration information of the first network device stored in the storage unit if the first network device is not operating when connection of the second network device to the network is detected.09-20-2012
20090013061CUSTOM OPERATING SYSTEM VIA A WEB-SERVICE - Operating systems can be constructed through working “in the clouds” without dependence on a specific piece of hardware. Over the Internet, an operating system is constructed based on received requests. Received requests disclose modules that are to be added to the operating system and these modules are added. A constructed operating system can be tested in context of a web server and then downloaded to an electronic device. The electronic device boots the operating system from virtual hard disk by utilization of bare metal deployment and/or non-metal deployment.01-08-2009
20100082784System and method for simplified resource sharing - Systems, methods, and devices for simplified resource-sharing with electronic devices are provided. For example, a method for using at least one resource of a variety of electronic devices from another electronic device may include receiving resource-sharing information associated with a resource-sharing electronic device via near field communication, determining a resource-sharing scheme for using the resources of the resource-sharing electronic device based on the resource-sharing information, and sharing at least one resource of the resource-sharing electronic device using the determined resource-sharing scheme. The resource-sharing information may be received from a near field communication interface of the resource-sharing electronic device or from a radio frequency identification tag associated with the resource-sharing electronic device.04-01-2010
20100082785USER INTERFACE IN DATA FORWARDING NETWORK - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for data forwarding storage. A user system communicates with a network of interconnected computer system nodes. The user system includes an input/output device including a user interface to initiate the sending of a request from the user system to store data on the network of nodes; to control at least one function of storage of the data in the network of nodes, wherein the data is continuously forwarded from one node memory to another node memory in the network without storing on any physical storage device in the network; and to display information regarding file storage in the network.04-01-2010
20100125652Method, Apparatus, and Computer Program for Binding Local Devices to User Accounts - Binding local devices to user accounts may involve receiving a registration message from a local device of a local network via an Internet connection. A public Internet identifier of the local network may be determined based on the Internet connection, and a user login to an account is received. The user login originates via the public Internet identifier of the local network. The local device is bound to the account based on the user login originating from the public Internet identifier of the local network.05-20-2010
20110173307METHOD FOR ADDRESSING MANAGEMENT OBJECT IN MANAGEMENT TREE AND ASSOCIATED DEVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A method for addressing a management object in a management tree of a device management (DM) client and an associated DM system are disclosed to solve the issues encountered in the relative universal resource identifier (URI) addressing of the OMA DM protocol. The method comprises receiving a relative URI including a first part from a DM server, and identifying a root node of the management object according to the first part. The first part comprises a URI parameter for specifying a root node of a sub-tree of the management tree for finding the management object, a management object identifier, and a plurality of attribute conditions for specifying values of a plurality of leaf nodes directly under the root node of the management object.07-14-2011
20090222541DYNAMIC SENSOR NETWORK REGISTRY - A scalable network architecture adapted to interface with various sensor types and sensor access mechanisms while providing real-time access to sensor data for distributed applications and organizations is described. A centralized sensor network service manages the registration, capabilities, near real-time status of the sensors and their current network connections. New sensors are discovered automatically through messaging between network access nodes and the sensor registry. The registry service can be made available to distributed sensor applications and sensor middleware, and facilitates the sharing of sensors across organizations. The sensor registry is automatically updated by network software and does not require manual configuration or reconfiguration each time a sensor is added to or relocated within the network. Authentication and authorization policies can be implemented to ensure that only authorized applications can query and view the registry. The registry can be implemented for multi-vendor sensor networks and can accommodate multiple addressing schemes.09-03-2009
20090282136Automatic Generation of Web Service client for Web Services Interoperability Testing - Automatic generation of a client program such as Web service client source code for a client application for enabling the client application access to the Web service, for testing interoperability of the client application with the Web service. The Web service client source code is automatically generated for different execution environments of the client application. In one embodiment, the Web service client source code is generated by analyzing a proxy code where the proxy code may be generated from a WSDL file that may describe various operations provided by the Web service. Alternatively, the Web service client source code may be generated based on configuration information that may provide data indicating the context in which the Web service client source code may be generated. Further, automatic generation of the test data to be sent from the client application to the web service in an interoperability test is also provided.11-12-2009
20110196947METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSFORMING INPUT DATA STREAMS - A system and method for processing an input data stream in a first data format of a plurality of first data formats to an output data stream in a second data format of a plurality of second data formats. A plurality of input connector modules receive respective input data streams and at least one input queue stores the received input data streams. A plurality of job threads is operatively connected to the at least one input queue, each job thread formatting a stored input data stream to produce an output data stream. At least one output queue stores the output data streams from the plurality of job threads. A plurality of output connector modules is operatively connected to the at least one output queue, the output connector modules supplying respective output data streams.08-11-2011
20080209018Method to Enable Infiniband Network Bootstrap - Firmware of an InfiniBand (IB) host computer device provides a representation of an IB Host Channel Adapter (HCA) within the hierarchical data structure during system initialization. An ib-boot support package encapsulates arguments for booting over an IB network using an ibport device. The ib-boot support package supports keywords identifying a network support package or a Sockets Direct Protocol (SDP) support package. When the first keyword is provided, the IPoIB network protocol is used to access the boot server and retrieve the boot file. When the second keyword is provided, the IB network boot method is implemented, whereby the SDP network protocol is used to access the boot device. Access to the boot server is thus provided via one of the support packages, and the boot image is returned to the host device via the IB network for completion of boot operations.08-28-2008
20110173308SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE THROUGH PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A medical monitoring and surveillance system uses a server communicating with a general-purpose personal device running an application. The application may be downloadable. The application is configured by the server. The application configures the device to perform medical tests using the sensors, preexisting capabilities, and functionality built into the device. The device may be a cellular telephone with data communication and other functionality, a personal digital organizer, a portable entertainment device, or another similar personal device. The application reports the results of the medical tests to the server or a third party device. Various trigger events and associated tasks may be incorporated in the server or in the application residing on the device. A trigger event may occur, for example, in response to the test results meeting one or more predetermined criteria. Once a trigger event occurs, a task associated with the trigger event is performed.07-14-2011
20100082783Platform discovery, asset inventory, configuration, and provisioning in a pre-boot environment using web services - In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for initializing a common information model (CIM) broker and a SLP service agent of a system in a pre-boot environment, transmitting a multicast request and receiving a unicast advertisement from a directory agent, registering a web-based enterprise management (WBEM) service to the directory agent, and configuring, provisioning, and/or performing asset inventory of the system in the pre-boot environment responsive to information from a resource manager. Other embodiments are described and claimed.04-01-2010
20090282135HBA BOOT USING NETWORK STORED INFORMATION - A storage area network (SAN) fabric stores configuration information for servers connected to the SAN fabric. Configuration data can include target boot device address, topology configuration, etc. The configuration data is stored in a zone database as a zone member list. The zone database is accessible via a name server. To boot from a target boot device connected to the SAN fabric, the server first logs in to the fabric to register with the name server. The server then sends a configuration query to the name server. The name server replies with a member list that includes the address of the target boot device. The server establishes communication with the target boot device and accesses the boot code. The server then runs the boot code to initiate the boot process.11-12-2009
20090287803Automated discovery of devices in large utility monitoring systems - An auto-discovery algorithm attempts a scattered-read of register addresses of a device in a utility monitoring system whose identity is unknown to a computer system. If the scattered read is successful, and data from the device includes a device ID code that is matched against a lookup table of devices. If unsuccessful, the algorithm attempts a block-read, and if unsuccessful, iteratively checks each register against the lookup table to determine whether a match exists until either one is found or the device reports an illegal data address exception, whereupon the algorithm stops attempting to read from subsequent addresses. The algorithm analyzes the response from the communications driver of the computer system to determine whether the response is valid, and if not, what type of exception is reported. If a timeout occurs, the algorithm flags the device for a later retry scan, and moves on to attempt to discover the next device.11-19-2009
20100281148TECHNIQUE FOR PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR A PLURALITY OF MOBILITY MANAGEMENT PROTOCOLS - A technique for registering a mobile terminal with an anchor node and for handling data packets after registration is provided. A method implementation of this technique comprises the steps of providing support for a plurality of mobility management protocols, wherein the mobility management protocols are deployed in parallel within a protocol stack of an anchor node, receiving, from a mobile terminal, a registration message, and selectively handling the registration message in accordance with the mobility management protocol associated with the registration message.11-04-2010
20080275971Method for Displaying Data in an Industrial Control System - A method for distribute or share data provided by a server process of an industrial control system to a client process running on a first machine of a first user, with a client process running on a machine of a second user. The server session is logged by the server process. It is determined that the first user makes a selection to distribute or share a client process with at least one second user. An address is retrieved for the at least one other user, and a channel is opened thus providing the same data provided to the client process running on the first machine to a client process running on a second machine of at least one second user. Also system, a human-machine interface and a computer program for carrying out the method.11-06-2008
20100138524METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY INTEGRATING A MEDICAL DEVICE INTO A MEDICAL FACILITY NETWORK - A method for integrating a medical device into a medical facility network by equipping the medical device with wireless communication device is disclosed. The medical device is provided into a medical treatment area within wireless range of the medical facility network. The medical facility network is configured to detect the medical device upon entry into the medical treatment area. The medical facility network is configured to thereafter transmit an initialization signal to the medical device. A system for integrating medical devices, a medical device capable of integration, and a medical facility network are also disclosed.06-03-2010
20080244047METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE, HARDWARE WITH PRE-CONFIGURED SOFTWARE AND IMPLEMENTING METHOD THEREOF - A method for implementing management software, hardware with pre-configured management software and an implementing method thereof are provided. In the present method, a management system is established first at a service end for installing the management software. The management software is installed in a management host and pre-configured with application programs installed in other peripheral hosts. The management host pre-installed with the pre-configured management software is delivered to the client end and connected with a plurality of second peripheral hosts at the client end. Then, software licensing data, software configuration data, and network configuration data of the second peripheral hosts at the client end is obtained and set in the management host. Finally, the management host is rebooted to make the foresaid settings take effect. According to foregoing steps, the most complicated configuration is done at the service end such that the implementation at the client end is simplified significantly.10-02-2008
20080288617Distributed discovery and network address assignment - The present invention provides a method for assigning network addresses comprising advertising a type of a device in a network towards neighboring devices, determining the type of at least one device in the network with said advertising, and defining, by the at least one device with the type determined, network addresses for the other devices. Further, the present invention also provides respective devices of the network.11-20-2008
20100070619METHOD OF USING AN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM TO RECEIVE AN UPDATE WHILE IN ABARE METAL STATE, AND AN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM AND MACHINE-EXECUTABLE CODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD - A method of using an information handling system can include sending configuration information over a network while the information handling system is running within a bare metal state. The method can also include receiving an update for a component while the information handling system is operating within the bare metal state, wherein the update corresponds to the configuration information and is received from a remote source via a network. The method can be performed automatically by an information handling system when executing machine readable code including instructions that allow a processor to carry out the method.03-18-2010
20080313315METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A NETWORKED SELF-CONFIGURING COMMUNICATION DEVICE UTILIZING USER PREFERENCE INFORMATION - A first personal electronic (PE) device may enable generation, updating, and/or storage of user configuration information. The user configuration information may comprise information pertaining to device configuration and/or operational preferences specific to the device user and/or various use settings, connectivity, and/or use of available resources. The generation, updating, and/or storage of the user configuration information may be performed manually and/or automatically, and may be performed directly within the first PE device and/or via networked devices, which may communicatively coupled to the first PE device. A second PE device may be enabled to be communicatively coupled to the first PE device and/or the networked devices. The second PE device may then be enabled to download existing user configuration information from the first PE device and/or the networked device, and the downloaded user configuration may be utilized to configure the second PE device.12-18-2008
20080313314Method and Apparatus for Assigning Packet Addresses to a Plurality of Devices - Means for preventing a split brain scenario during high availability requests by providing a communication link between a switching control device operating on the application level and the module operating on the protocol level are provided. Quitting of the correct physical address is shifted to the application level via the communication link.12-18-2008
20080281949CLIENT LOCATION INFORMATION - Location information for a client is determined prior to establishing a communication tunnel over which the client accesses network based services. The location information is passed over the communication tunnel, and the network based services are provided based on the location information.11-13-2008
20080270583METHOD, SYSTEM AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR REMOTELY DEPLOYING AND AUTOMATICALLY CUSTOMIZING WORKSTATION IMAGES - A method, system and program product for remotely deploying and automatically customizing workstation images. A client's first partition receives a workstation image deployed from a server in communication with the client via a network. The image includes a customization script. The server remotely boots the client, which is pre-configured to be booted by the server via the network. The server writes a customization parameter to the client's shared partition. The shared partition has a file system type that is accessible by the server via the remote boot and by the deployed image. One or more subsequent reboots of the client include the deployed image obtaining the customization parameter from the shared partition, identifying the customization script by using the customization parameter, and executing the customization script to automatically customize the client.10-30-2008
20100146090CONTENT HOLDER UNIT, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Transmission fragment content information transmitted by a content holding device is made redundant. A content holding device comprises a content information storage section (06-10-2010
20100138525METHOD FOR PROVIDING A UICC WITH AN OPERATOR DNS IP ADDRESS - A method for providing a UICC embedded in a wireless Mobile Equipment (ME) with an operator DNS IP address in a Wireless communication Network, said method comprising the following steps: 06-03-2010
20100138523AUTOMATIC CONFIGURATION METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL DEVICES - An automatic configuration method and system for medical devices in a healthcare network is disclosed herewith. The method comprises: installing a medical device in a healthcare network. Upon installation, the medical device accesses a server for obtaining configuration information of at least one client in the network. The medical device automatically configures the clients with the medical device, using the obtained configuration information.06-03-2010
20110208847ADDRESS REGISTRATION METHOD, ADDRESS REGISTRATION SYSTEM, MOBILE DEVICE AND MOBILE MANAGEMENT DEVICE - Disclosed is a technique in which, when respective addresses of multiple interfaces of a mobile node are registered with a mobile management device, a delay in transmission of packets destined to addresses other than the source address of a bulk registration message is prevented. According to the technique, an MN 08-25-2011
20110208844CLUSTER SYSTEM, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EXPANDING CLUSTER SYSTEM - A method for expanding a cluster system is provided. The cluster system includes at least one Cluster Central Chassis (CCC), and a newly-added Cluster Line-card Chassis (CLC) connected with the CCC to form the cluster system. The method includes the following steps. A control plane is established. An equipment management right is switched to the CCC, so that the CCC manages the newly-added CLC. Meanwhile, a cluster line-card device, a cluster central exchange device, and a cluster system are further provided. In implementation, smooth expansion can be achieved without interrupting running equipment services in the CLC current network and without interrupting data services. Moreover, during the expansion process, hardware equipment needs not to be replaced, thus investment of users on the equipment is reduced.08-25-2011
20090164612TERMINAL PROVIDED WITH NETWORKING MODULE AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING AND TRANSMITTING DATA USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a terminal provided with a networking module for sharing data with a counter terminal connected to the terminal and a method for receiving and transmitting data between two terminals. The terminal according to the present invention comprises a connection port 06-25-2009
20090164611Method and System for Managing an Internet Connection and Informing a User About Connectivity - A method is disclosed for managing an internet connection and informing a user about connectivity to the internet of a user terminal via a gateway, the gateway being connected to the user terminal via a local area network and to an internet service provider via a broadband line. The method includes: remotely provisioning through the first communication link the configuration of the gateway for internet connection; detecting completion of configuration of the gateway for internet connection in accordance with a service subscribed by the user, determining the state of the broadband line; and providing the user with a visual indication of availability of connectivity to the internet when configuration of the gateway for internet connection is completed and the broadband line is active; and managing the activation and deactivation of the connection to the internet by user terminals connected to a gateway via the local area network.06-25-2009
20110125885METHOD FOR SETTING NETWORK ENVIRONMENT AND STORAGE DEVICE APPLYING THE SAME - A method for setting a network environment and a storage device applying the same are provided. The method includes, if a storage device is connected to a first electronic device, executing a specific application stored in the storage device by the first electronic device, setting a network environment of the first electronic device by the specific application, and storing set network environment information of the first electronic device in the storage device by the specific application. Accordingly, a user automatically sets a network of diverse electronic devices using a storage device.05-26-2011
20090138580METHOD OF BOOTING AN OPERATING SYSTEM - For use in a system where a plurality of servers are connected to an external disk device, a method is provided for a server to boot an operating system from the external disk device. The method includes the steps of searching for the port of a network switch to which the server is connected; establishing a network to which only the server and a management server belong; sending a server information acquisition program from the management server to the server via a network boot operation; acquiring, by the server information acquisition program, unique information owned by the storage interface of the server for transfer to the management server; and setting, by the management server, a disk within the external disk device accessible from the server based on the unique information.05-28-2009
20090063664Systems and/or methods for location transparent routing and execution of processes - The example embodiments disclosed herein relate to networks and, more particularly, to systems and/or methods that enable processes to be routed and/or executed in a distributed, location transparent manner. A process engine for use across instances of a service-oriented integration server is provided to a network having a messaging layer. The process engine executes a process in accordance with a process model defined at design time. Each instance of the process engine comprises runtime artifacts such as deployable units of executable logic; a publishing service for publishing a process transition document (PTD) that includes routing data as a part of the message itself; a subscription service for subscribing to the PTDs to be routed to the corresponding instance of the process engine; and a filtering service for filtering other PTDs published to the messaging layer. The messaging layer includes a first queue to process PTDs that trigger new process instances, and a second queue to accommodate transitions between steps of the process model. After a step in the process model is executed, the publishing service publishes a new PTD to cause a next step in the process model to be executed.03-05-2009
20130219033END-TO-END PROVISIONING OF STORAGE CLOUDS - Embodiments discussed in this disclosure provide an integrated provisioning framework that automates the process of provisioning storage resources, end-to-end, for an enterprise storage cloud environment. Such embodiments configure and orchestrate the deployment of a user's workload and, at the same time, provide optimization across a multitude of storage cloud resources. Along these lines, input is received in the form of workload requirements and configuration information for available system resources. Based on the input, a set (at least one) of storage cloud configuration plans is developed that satisfy the workload requirements. A set of scripts is then generated that orchestrate the deployment and configuration of different software and hardware components based on the plans.08-22-2013
20130219034METHOD OF PERFORMING AUTOMATIC COMMISSIONING OF A NETWORK - The invention describes a method of performing automatic commissioning of a network (N) comprising a plurality of network devices (08-22-2013
20130219032MOBILE DEVICE, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY CONNECTING THE MOBILE DEVICE TO SERVER - In a method for automatically connecting a mobile device to a server, an update command is periodically sent to a first server wirelessly connected to the mobile device after the mobile device enters a sleep mode. The update command requires a network status of the first server. The mobile device is waken when the network status is not acquired within a predetermined time period. Alternate servers are searched for to generate a list of server names. A target server is selected from the list, and a connection command is sent to the target server for establishing a connection between the mobile device and the target server. Network setting information is acquired from the target server. The connection between the mobile device and the target server is established according to the network setting information.08-22-2013
20090198806DATA STRUCTURE FOR MANAGING SENSOR NETWORK USING ID OF SENSOR NODE AND METHOD USING THE SAME - A sensor node address management data structure and a method of managing a sensor network using an identifier of a sensor node can provide a single management system based on ID information used to identify the sensor node even though a sensor network management system does not provide a plurality of management systems based on an individual identification system for sensor networks and sensor nodes that are to be built in a variety of network environments. The sensor node address management data structure that is managed by a network management system for managing a sensor network includes: a first field including an identifier allocated to a sensor node; a second field indicating a network management type of the sensor node to make a connection to the sensor network; and a third field providing address information on the sensor node necessary for the connection to the sensor network.08-06-2009
20110145377System and Method to Provide Name Services for Dynamically Assigned Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses - A computer implemented method includes receiving a broadband connection request from a remote computing device at a broadband service provider access device. The broadband connection request includes a broadband subscriber identifier. The computer implemented method includes dynamically assigning an Internet Protocol (IP) address to the remote computing device in response to receiving the broadband connection request. The computer implemented method also includes sending a message to a domain name server to update a record that includes a domain name associated with the broadband subscriber identifier to include the IP address assigned to the remote computing device.06-16-2011
20090063666Network and Method for the Configuration Thereof - A method and corresponding apparatus is provided for determining the location of a configuration server being connected to a totally symmetric network infrastructure that does not exhibit any symmetry breakers on network level. The configuration server reaches a decision to determine its network-wide unique configuration in order to be able to serve controllers. This decision depends on the plug position of the configuration server under consideration and the assumption of plugging rules governing a “good” network infrastructure. The controllers periodically send network packets that will be marked if they traverse specific connection elements in the network. The origin and the path of a network packet can be determined. The decision making is based on a majority function based on the packets received by the configuration server. If a decision cannot be made, then errors in the cabling structure can be detected.03-05-2009
20090063665HIGHLY SCALABLE ARCHITECTURE FOR APPLICATION NETWORK APPLIANCES - A highly scalable application network appliance is described herein. According to one embodiment, a network element includes a switch fabric, a first service module coupled to the switch fabric, and a second service module coupled to the first service module over the switch fabric. In response to packets of a network transaction received from a client over a first network to access a server of a data center having multiple servers over a second network, the first service module is configured to perform a first portion of OSI (open system interconnection) compatible layers of network processes on the packets while the second service module is configured to perform a second portion of the OSI compatible layers of network processes on the packets. The first portion includes at least one OSI compatible layer that is not included in the second portion. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.03-05-2009
20090063667METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR VALIDATING REAL TIME NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS - Methods and systems for managing network communications are described. An example resource management system includes a communications manager configured to access information regarding communication protocols used by corresponding broker systems and to provide message translations based on an origin and/or destination of the message to be transmitted. A message processor is coupled to the communications manager and is configured to serialize incoming and/or outgoing broker messages and to facilitate queuing of incoming and outgoing message traffic with broker systems. A communications configurer is configured to track one or more communication attributes of broker systems and changes thereto to ensure communications between the resource management systems are broker systems are conducted in accordance with the communication attributes of the broker systems. A communications rules provider is configured to determine which broker system is to be communicated with in order to fulfill a resource request.03-05-2009
20110225274BIOS PARAMETER VIRTUALIZATION VIA BIOS CONFIGURATION PROFILES - Techniques presented herein provide approaches for generating a markup language object that describes a variety of BIOS setup variables and which allow the markup language object to be passed to the management system, as well as allow retrieval of a normalized BIOS from the management system. Doing so allows the management system to be used to easily and efficiently control a large number of server systems within a data center.09-15-2011
20120079086METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SHARING USER INFORMATION - An approach is presented for sharing user information among devices. The identity discovery module determines one or more user identifiers. Further, the identity discovery module determines to generate a first device identifier based, at least in part, on the one or more user identifiers. Then, the identity discovery module determines to present the first device identifier in place of a second identifier as a discoverable identity of a device.03-29-2012
20120079085CLUSTER COMPUTING - NIC BASED OS PROVISION - A network interface card with read-only memory having at least a micro-kernel of a cluster computing operation system, a server formed with such network interface card, and a computing cluster formed with such servers are disclosed herein. In various embodiments, on transfer, after an initial initialization phase during an initialization of a server, the network interface card loads the cluster computing operation system into system memory of the server, to enable the server, in conjunction with other similarly provisioned servers to form a computing cluster. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.03-29-2012
20090210522Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Initialization Responsive to a Loss of Network Layer Connectivity - Disclosed are, inter alia, methods, apparatus, computer-storage media, mechanisms, and means associated with loss of network layer connectivity triggering Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) initialization. According to one embodiment, a network device connected to a network initializes one or more network communication values of the network device using DHCP. The network device monitors Network Layer (Layer 3) connectivity with a remote network device; and in response to detecting a loss of said monitored Network Layer connectivity, DHCP initialization of the network device is performed.08-20-2009
20090049161SERVER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IN NETWORK SYSTEM - (Purpose) To perform a dynamic network node management by dividing logically a network, with a physical connection being uniformly configured in a management of nodes over the network.02-19-2009
20090106405System and method for initializing and maintaining a series of virtual local area networks contained in a clustered computer system - A system and method for sharing network resources; the system comprising: (1) at least one network switch; (2) a plurality of computing devices, where the computing device comprises (i) at least one network connection; (ii) a plurality of processing nodes; and (iii) at least one storage device containing software for (a) initializing and maintaining a plurality of top-layer virtual local area networks (VLANs), (b) initializing and maintaining a plurality of client VLANs; and (c) using an empty VLAN as a virtual wire between the client VLAN and a shared network resource.04-23-2009
20090106404Method and Apparatus for Dynamically Configuring Virtual Internet Protocol Addresses - A host node connected to a network using an Internet Protocol automatically identifies multiple adapters connected to the same network, preferably by broadcasting a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) request for assignment of an IP address on a first adapter, and listening to the request on a second adapter, thereby determining that both adapters are on the same network. The host preferably causes an IP address to be generated for one of the adapters, and automatically configures the adapters to share the IP address thus generated as a virtual IP address, assigning one of the adapters as a primary adapter. Preferably, the host automatically detects deactivation of the primary adapter and switches the virtual address assignment to a different adapter.04-23-2009
20090222542VIRTUAL SYSTEM AND METHOD IN A VIRTUAL SYSTEM - A virtual system, which realizes virtual computing environments for performing communication processing, includes a user virtual machine which is provided as a virtual machine environment to be used by users, and a service virtual machine which has a physical communication interface with a real network for communication between the real network and the user virtual machine, provides a virtual communication interface with the user virtual machine by Ethernet (registered trademark), and performs an interface conversion process for the communication between the real network and the user virtual machine if the physical communication interface is not by using Ethernet (registered trademark), in which the physical communication interface is converted to an equivalent interface using Ethernet (registered trademark).09-03-2009
20090222540ARCHITECTURE FOR OPERATIONAL SUPPORT SYSTEM - A network management system for management of a communications network is disclosed. The system comprises an inventory database storing a network inventory comprising information representative of network resources of the communications network. The system comprises means for receiving a change request specifying a modification to be made to the network, and an inventory update component adapted to modify the network inventory in response to the change request. The system also includes an implementation component adapted to access the inventory database, identify modifications made to the network inventory, and transmit configuration data to the network to implement the inventory modifications in the network.09-03-2009
20090222543AUTOMATIC CLUSTER NODE DISCOVERY AND CONFIGURATION - A computer cluster system comprising a plurality of nodes and a software package comprising a user interface and a kernel for interpreting program code instructions is provided. In one embodiment, a cluster node module is configured to communicate with the kernel and other cluster node modules. The cluster node module accepts instructions from the user interface and interprets at least some of the instructions such that several cluster node modules in communication with one another and with a kernel can act as a computer cluster.09-03-2009
20110145379SUBSCRIBER SERVICE SELECTION OVER NON-CHANNELIZED MEDIA - In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving a request from a computing device for an address. The request is to include a unique value associated with the computing device. The method also comprises generating a username based on the unique value. The username is associated with the computing device. Additionally, the username is bound to a context within a network element. The method also comprises assigning an address to the computing device within the context. A circuit is generated between the computing device and the network element based on the address.06-16-2011
20110145378OPERATING METHOD OF NETWORK NODE OF NETWORK WITH TREE STRUCTURE BASED ON DISTRIBUTED ADDRESS ASSIGNMENT AND NETWORK FORMING METHOD - Provided is a method for operating a network node in a specific cluster of a tree-structured network based on distributed address assignment. In the method, a non-registered node is detected. A routing depth of the network node is determined. When the determined routing depth corresponds to a reference value, a sub cluster using a cluster address is generated, and the detected non-registered node is registered as a child node in the generated sub cluster using an internal address.06-16-2011
20090216867VENDOR-INDEPENDENT NETWORK CONFIGURATION TOOL - Techniques are described for managing and configuring network devices from a plurality of vendors with a single network configuration tool. This vendor-independent network configuration tool may extract configuration information stored to devices from disparate vendors, and parse tags from extracted configuration information. Each tag defines a configuration property. The tool may further analyze the tags to determine relationships and present configuration information based primarily on the determined relationship and only secondarily on the devices. The tool may also perform analysis on the tags to detect one or more errors or configuration inconsistencies, as well as, update or change tags, which causes the tool to push any changes to the appropriate device. Furthermore, the tool by automatically share information related to the above described steps with other vendor-independent network configuration tools to more quickly propagate efficient extraction and updating techniques.08-27-2009
20080244045System and method for managing images using parent-child relationship - A system and method is disclosed for managing disk images used to manufacture information handling machines. In various embodiments of the invention, a disk image is initially created using an image builder server. A “definition,” also known as a “manifest,” of the image is stored on the image builder server using XML. Once the image is verified and accepted as a base disk image, it is designated as the “parent” image. Subsequently, one or more “children” images are created by copying and modifying the manifest of the parent image and creating a new entry. Predetermined linkage indicators are used to designate the association of the parent image with one or more child images. When the parent image is modified, the linkage indicators are used to propagate corresponding modifications to the associated child images, thereby ensuring coherency in the family of images.10-02-2008
20090187647SERVICE PROVIDING APPARATUS - A service providing apparatus 07-23-2009
20100161777Method and System For Providing A Subscription To A Tuple Based On A Variable Identifier - Methods, systems and computer program products are described for providing a subscription to a tuple. In one aspect, a system comprises system components including a subscription profiler component configured to receive subscription information identifying a subscriber and identifying a tuple identifier expression including a variable identifying a stored data entity, and a tuple identifier evaluator component configured to determine a first tuple identifier by evaluating the tuple identifer expression with the variable set to a first current value stored in the data entity. The system also includes a subscription handler component configured to establish a subscription for the identified subscriber to a first tuple identified by the determined first tuple identifier, and a notification handler component configured to send a first notification message including tuple information from the first tuple to the identified subscriber.06-24-2010
20090254641NETWORK CARD CAPABLE OF REMOTE BOOT AND METHOD THEREOF - A network card capable of remote boot and method thereof. The network card, installed on a client which connects to a server via internet and receives a plurality of boot image files from the server for booting the client. Then, a plurality of boot image files is received from the server, so as to boot the client. A linking device includes a virtual disk control module, a network storage device, and a network communication module. The virtual disk control module is used to provide a virtual disk, and to link the virtual disk to a remote disk of the server. The network storage device is used to receive bootstrap information sent by the server. The network communication module is used to establish a relevant network communication with the server. Therefore, meanwhile as the client is booted, the network card can initialize a virtual disk for booting the client.10-08-2009
20080307078SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERFACING WITH A MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Systems and methods that interface with a management system are provided. In one embodiment, a system and a method may provide a command protocol and format for communication between a network interface card (NIC) and a management device such as, for example, an intelligent management device (IMD). An interface may be adapted to allow the management device to merge its traffic with that of the NIC to provide a fully integrated management solution. The fully integrated management solution may be implemented, for example, without additional network connections.12-11-2008
20100161778ON-DEMAND PROVISIONING OF SERVICES RUNNING ON EMBEDDED DEVICES - A service type repository is populated with types of services exposed on a network that has a dynamic organization. The services are embedded on one or more devices included in the network and the services providing information about the one or more devices. A query is received that includes a request for a type of service, and the requested type of service is compared to the types of services in the service type repository to select a collection of matching service types that satisfy the request. Active instances of services that have a type included in the collection of matching service types are identified. The active instances are instances of services embedded on one or more devices included in the network. When no active instances are identified, active instances of services that have a type included in the collection of matching service types are discovered.06-24-2010
20100191841Communication Device for Obtaining an Application Image or Configuration from a Service Provider - A DSL customer premises equipment modem (DCPE) avoids the requirement of a flash or other static memory for storing an application image or configuration on the modem. The modem instead stores microcode used to boot its chipset and obtain the application image and/or configuration from a remote site, such as the central office (CO). In one possible startup procedure, this microcode initializes the modem's chipset, starts the DSL driver, establishes a data link with the service provider's CO equipment, and downloads the application image and/or the configuration from the CO. Other types of communications devices, such as cellular phones or other portable devices, can perform a similar procedure to obtain an application image from a remote source, such as a base station.07-29-2010
20090300150INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR CLASSIFYING NETWORK NODES - An information processor and method for classifying user attributes of a plurality of nodes connected to a network. The information processor includes: an action history obtaining unit for generating a spammer-reporting action history set; a related node obtaining unit for generating a node set and a link set related to the spammer-reporting actions; an undirected graph generation unit for generating an undirected graph from the node set and the link set; and a max-cut computation unit classifying the nodes constituting the undirected graph into two exclusive sets that do not commonly include any element so as to maximize an indicator value defined by links bridging the two sets.12-03-2009
20100161776METHOD FOR REMOTELY PROVIDING SOFTWARE TO COMPUTING APPARATUS IN DISTRIBUTED COMPUTER NETWORK - Disclosed are a method and a computer program product for providing required software to at least one computing apparatus in a distributed computer network. The at least one computing apparatus is communicably coupled to at least one interfacing node of the distributed computer network. The method for providing the required software includes initiating a connection between the at least one interfacing node and a remote web server communicably coupled to the at least one interfacing node. The method further includes providing an address identifier data of the at least one computing apparatus to the at least one interfacing node. Furthermore, the method includes establishing a communication channel between the remote web server and the at least one computing apparatus through the at least one interfacing node. Moreover, the method includes receiving the required software at the at least one computing apparatus by utilizing the communication channel.06-24-2010
20090300151SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING A VIRTUAL APPLIANCE LIFECYCLE - A system and method for managing a virtual appliance lifecycle is provided. In particular, a hosted web service may provide a collaborative environment for and unified environment for developing, configuring, personalizing, building, testing, deploying, and otherwise managing a lifecycle for one or more virtual appliances, wherein the collaborative and unified environment may provide various features for-creating virtual appliances, monitoring upstream changes and modifications to the virtual appliances, and providing real-time analysis and feedback during various phases of the virtual appliance lifecycle, among other things.12-03-2009
20100217848SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INVENTORYING UN-PROVISIONED SYSTEMS IN A SOFTWARE PROVISIONING ENVIRONMENT - A provisioning server can utilize an inventory tool on new target machines in order to collect specification data from the target machines, prior to provisioning software. The inventory tool can be configured to operate on the new target machines without software, such as an operating system, being installed on the new target machines. The inventory tool can be configured to communicate with the hardware of the new target machines and collect data representing the specifications of the new target machines. The inventory tool can be configured to operate and execute on any new target machine regardless of the type and configuration of the new target machine.08-26-2010
20100217847SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEDIA ACCESS CONTROL (MAC) ADDRESS PROXYING - A method for link layer address proxying includes receiving a first data packet from a first client device. The first data packet has a first source data link layer address field and a first source network layer address field. The method further includes determining a first data link layer address value associated with the first client device from the first source data link layer address field. The method further includes determining a first network layer address value associated with the first client device from the first source network layer address field, and translating the first data link layer address value into a proxy data link layer address value assigned to the first client device. The method still further includes replacing the first data link layer address value within the first source data link layer address field with the proxy data link layer address value to produce a first proxied data packet, and forwarding the first proxied data packet to a destination device.08-26-2010
20100198948DYNAMIC WEB SERVICE DEPLOYMENT AND INTEGRATION - Embodiments include a computer system that receives registration information from a service provider registering web services with the dynamic web service configuration store, where the registration information indicates a mapping of which web service components are to be used with corresponding user requests. The computer system receives a request from a user requesting a portion of web service functionality and provides the web service functionality using the web service component indicated in the mapping. The computer system receives an indication from the service provider that various web service components are to be updated, where the indication includes updated web service component portions. The computer system also dynamically updates the web service component, so that subsequent user requests for the same portion of web service functionality are processed using the updated web service component.08-05-2010
20120198035INSTALL SYSTEM AND INSTALL METHOD - An install system includes a host device, a portable device configured to connect with the host device, and a host device application providing system to which the host device is accessible via a network. The host device includes a host device application execution unit configured to execute host device applications as applications for host devices and an automatic install unit. The portable device includes a portable device application execution unit configured to execute portable device applications as applications for portable devices. The host device application providing system includes a host device application database for storing install data on host device applications contained therein and a host device application download server for transferring the install data on the host device applications stored in the host device application database, to the host device.08-02-2012
20110238802Electronic apparatus and system capable of assigning appropriate address - In order to prevent unnecessary APIPA process from being executed in a LAN environment which does not adopt APIPA, an ICMP echo request for a predetermined IP address is broadcast. Whether there are more than N apparatuses using APIPA is checked based on the replies, and if there are, IP address setting by APIPA is executed. In a LAN environment which adopts APIPA, whether the IP address to be assigned to an apparatus is already being used by another apparatus is checked. If the date and time when the other apparatus was assigned the IP address is earlier than the date and time when the apparatus was assigned the IP address, APIPA is executed to decide the IP address of the apparatus.09-29-2011
20100146089Use of Peripheral Component Interconnect Input/Output Virtualization Devices to Create High-Speed, Low-Latency Interconnect - A computer-implemented method for a high speed peripheral component interconnect input/output virtualization configuration creates a set of virtual function path authorization tables, receives a request including a virtual function, from a requester, to provide requested data, and identifies a source address in the source system and a target address in each target system of the target set of systems. A virtual function work queue entry for the source system is created containing the source and the target address and responsive to determining the virtual function is authorized, write the requested data from the source address of the source system through a firewall of an intermediate device into the target address of each target system, wherein the intermediate device is one of a multi-root peripheral component interconnect device and a single root peripheral component interconnect device, and issuing a notice of completion to the requester.06-10-2010
20090077209Particle therapy configuration - A particle therapy system is provided. The particle therapy system includes a plurality of spatially-distributed, configurable systems, which are operable to be configured using configuration data, a central configuration server that is operable to centrally store the configuration data, and a network that connects the configurable systems, with the central configuration server. The configurable systems include a local copy of the configuration data. The local copy of the configuration data may be accessed and used to configure one or more of the plurality of configurable systems.03-19-2009
20100250719Universal Network Adapter for Industrial Control Networks - A universal network adapter for a control system provides an appliance receiving a user selection of network cards for different proprietary network types and an internal interpreter running custom scripts downloadable to the appliance to map the network protocols of the different networks to a single common network communicating with the programmable controller. A buffer table interposed between the networks provides for a consistent ordering of data transfer in separate input and output sessions. Configuration data may be held by the appliance to configure the networks and the devices using the same scripting translation.09-30-2010
20100250720SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONFIGURATION DATA SUCH AS FOR CONFIGURING ELECTRONIC MAIL ACCESS - A system, method and computer-readable medium provides configuration data, such as for electronic mail access. A configuration module retrieves the configuration data from a source of configuration data, such as a user system. The configuration in one aspect could be for accessing different electronic mailboxes of a user. Data object are generated. Each data object is submitted as a distributed object module to a web service. The web service in one aspect of the invention could be for a pass-through access for configuring electronic mailboxes.09-30-2010
20100228841GRACEFULLY CHANGING A NODE IN A DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING NETWORK - In one embodiment, a method includes determining to change a number of objects controlled by a particular node in a network. Each object is a resource provided by the network and has a unique object position in a coordinate space of N dimensions. Each node has a unique node position in the coordinate space of N dimensions. Each node controls operation of objects in a control set of zero or more objects which are closest to the node using an agreed definition of scalar distance between two positions. A different N+1 dimension from the N dimensions is added. The N+1 dimension has a zero value for the plurality of objects. A particular value is determined for the N+1 dimension for the particular node such that a change in a number of objects in a particular control set of the particular node is not greater than a threshold change.09-09-2010
20100228842Injecting addresses to enable OAM functions - Inserting an address used for performing such OAM functions in an efficient way that is transparent to a customer or service using the network path is disclosed. An indication is received that a source address reserved for OAM use should be inserted into a forwarding database associated with a provider network node, such as a provider edge device, that receives the indication. The address is inserted into a forwarding database as an address that is owned by the provider network node and reserved for OAM use. One or more other nodes associated with a service with which the OAM address is associated may be notified that the OAM address is associated with the provider network node that owns the OAM address.09-09-2010
20100235481VARIOUS METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ACCESSING NETWORKED DEVICES WITHOUT ACCESSIBLE ADDRESSES VIA VIRTUAL IP ADDRESSES - A method, apparatus, and system are described for accessing networked devices without accessible network addresses via Virtual IP (VIP) addresses. The system consists of a first Device Services Controller (DSC), featuring a Host Controller component that can make available a virtual network interface and corresponding virtual IP address (VIP) and having a first conduit manager to create a first outgoing TCP/IP conduit connection to a device service manager (DSM). When networking traffic arrives at the virtual networking interface with the associated VIP, the Host Controller component automatically processes and forwards that traffic to the DSM. The DSM processes and relays traffic from the first outgoing TCP/IP conduitconnection to a second DSC, which has a Device Controller component and a second conduit manager to create a second direct outgoing TCP/IP conduit connection to the DSM. An IP redirector in the DSM receives communication traffic from the first established TCP/IP conduit connection from the first DSC and then routes the communication traffic down the second established TCP/IP conduit connection to the second DSC based on a Virtual IP address to real IP address mapping stored in the registry of the DSM. The Host Controller component processes and delivers the network traffic from the DSM to the appropriate local networked device and if appropriate send back any return traffic back to the DSM, which will return it to the first DSC for delivery to the originating network device, Using this mechanism, it is possible for two networked devices on separate networks to communicate even if there does not exist a route to the network address of the target device.09-16-2010
20110131303PROVIDING NETWORK SECURITY SERVICES FOR MULTIPLE REQUESTERS - A security initialization system receives a first initialization request from a first requester to access a first database storing security data and stores context data for the first initialization request that identifies an initialization operation associated with the first database. The security initialization system receives a second initialization request from a second requester to access a second database storing security data and updates the context data to identify an initialization operation associated with the second database. The security initialization system receives a shut down request from one of the requesters, where the shut down request includes data for identifying a corresponding initialization operation in the context data. The security initialization system updates the context data to show that the corresponding initialization operation has a shut down request and determines whether a security module is to be shut down using the context data.06-02-2011
20100241740SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESOLVING NETWORK ADDRESSES - A method of resolving network addresses in a network includes: receiving a network address for a client; accessing a document for the client, wherein the document includes one or more resource requests that each include a corresponding resource network name; resolving one or more resource network addresses for the one or more resource requests; and providing to the client's network address a resolved configuration corresponding to the document, wherein the resolved configuration includes the one or more resource network addresses.09-23-2010
20100241741DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEM HAVING HIERARCHICAL ORGANIZATION - A distributed computing system conforms to a multi-level, hierarchical organizational model. One or more control nodes provide for the efficient and automated allocation and management of computing functions and resources within the distributed computing system in accordance with the organization model. The model includes four distinct levels: fabric, domains, tiers and nodes that provide for the logical abstraction and containment of the physical components as well as system and service application software of the enterprise. A user, such as a system administrator, interacts with the control nodes to logically define the hierarchical organization of distributed computing system. The control nodes are responsible for all levels of management in accordance with the model, including fabric management, domain creation, tier creation and node allocation and deployment.09-23-2010
20100241739MITIGATIONS FOR POTENTIALLY COMPROMISED ELECTRONIC DEVICES - An electronic device may be reported as potentially compromised (e.g., by a user or by the electronic device itself). An instruction to initiate remediation of the electronic device may be queued. Upon reaching the end of the queue, the instruction is transmitted to the electronic device to initiate remediation of the electronic device. The instruction is received by the electronic device. The remediation policy is performed, which may include performing operations such as deleting an encryption key, deleting data, disabling a login capability, disabling a boot up functionality, disabling a function associated with the electronic device, transmitting data from the electronic device, transmitting a message from the electronic device, or generating information that indicates of a user of the electronic device.09-23-2010
20100211661ADDRESS GENERATION METHOD, ADDRESS GENERATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND PARTNER COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Disclosed is a technique allowing a transmission-end of data and a message to confirm a destination address in a transmission request from a reception-end so as to prevent an attack by a transmission request from an unauthorized third person. According to the technique, (1) MN08-19-2010
20100235483SINK DEVICE ADDRESSING MECHANISM - In general, in one aspect, the disclosure describes a method to assign unique addresses to each sink device in a content network based on port numbers of a source and branch devices in the network. Sink devices connected to a port on the source or the branch devices are assigned a corresponding port number as a sink address. Branch devices connected to a port on the source or higher level branch devices have a corresponding port number prepended to the previously assigned sink addresses.09-16-2010
20100205285SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING MULTICAST DATA TRANSMISSIONS - A system enables monitoring a multicast data feeds over a network. The system may include a multicast-enabled network device for transmitting a multicast feed from a multicast feed source to a user device via a computer network. A feed agent may be operatively coupled to the multicast-enabled network device for collecting and storing multicast feed data from the multicast feed source. A management server may be operatively connected to the feed agent for receiving multicast feed data collected by the feed agent. The management server may include a web server for receiving requests for multicast feed data over the network via a web interface.08-12-2010
20100198950Method to deliver services over existing wireless lan infrastructure - A method to bypass the existing pay and use model to deliver services over existing wireless LAN infrastructure between mobile terminal and server is disclosed. Many of the existing WLAN infrastructures require users to subscribe to service provider to access their network. The inventive method uses internet protocol (IP) packet for delivering services/data between server and mobile terminal. Internet protocol (IP) layer processes the IP packets received from a mobile terminal and uses protocol subfield in the IP header of the received IP packet in identifying the services/data at the server end. The server sends the IP packet containing requested services/data to the mobile terminal. Since all the communication takes place at IP layer (not TCP or UDP) it doesn't require user id and password to go through.08-05-2010
20100198949METHODS OF CONSISTENT DATA PROTECTION FOR MULTI-SERVER APPLICATIONS - A method according to one embodiment includes receiving a request to perform a snapshot of data associated with an application running on multiple servers; coordinating I/O Freezers on different servers for freezing data requests from instances of the application running on the servers; and after determining that the I/O Freezers have frozen the data requests, requesting initiation of a snapshot operation to take the snapshot of the data.08-05-2010
20100223367SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING SOFTWARE PROVISIONING AND CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT - A provisioning server can cooperate with configuration management systems to deliver provisioning processes integrated with configuration management services. The provisioning server can associate provisioning objects for the various provisioning processes with management classes supported by the configuration management systems. The management classes can include data for configuring the resources of a target machine (hardware, software, data, etc.). As the provisioning server performs the provisioning process for a particular provisioning object on a target machine, the provisioning server can apply the management class, associated with the particular provisioning object, to the target machine.09-02-2010
20090150531DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A data processing apparatus includes a data storage unit configured to store data, an information storage unit configured to store identification information of an apparatus that has set a link to the data stored in the data storage unit and information indicating a link type of the link, a reception unit configured to receive a link request for setting a link to the data stored in the data storage unit from another data processing apparatus, a setting unit configured to set the link to the data stored in the data storage unit based on the link request received by the reception unit, and a sending unit configured to send the information stored in the information storage unit to the another data processing apparatus according to the link being set by the setting unit.06-11-2009
20090113029SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE PROVISION OF SECURE NETWORK BOOT SERVICES - A system and method for providing a network boot is provided in which the entire length of the communications link between the client computer and the boot server is secure. Because the communications link between the client and the boot server is secure, an identifier for that uniquely identifies the client can be passed to the boot server, and the boot server is operable to serve a boot image to the client computer on the basis of the uniquely identified client computer.04-30-2009
20090113030IP endpoint automated activation - The specification teaches a method for automated configuration and installation of IPEPs such as VoIP devices. Configuration may utilize a configuration server in communication with the IPEP through a WAN. The configuration process may temporarily utilize the MAC address of the IPEP during the configuration process. The IPEP may respond directly to commands from the configuration server or a configuration proxy server. The server stores information on a database and creates files upon request of an IPEP. The specification also teaches networks created by this method.04-30-2009
20100223366AUTOMATED VIRTUAL SERVER DEPLOYMENT - A method and system for deploying a virtualized server system, referred to as a local zone, includes establishing a network connection to a pre-installed global operating system, referred to as a global zone. The network connection may be established from a computing device configured to receive user input and transmit configuration commands for creating the local zone. An application, which accesses a file system configured on a logical volume configured using disk groups in the local zone, may be installed and configured for execution.09-02-2010
20080244046System and method for associating a geographic location with an Internet protocol address - Systems and methods for associating a geographic location with an IP address are disclosed. Generally, an IP address from which each of a plurality of users accesses a network is recorded. A geo tag is associated with each of the plurality of users and a subset of the plurality of users is identified, the subset including users associated with a first IP address. The subset of the plurality of users is clustered into a spatial cluster including users associated with geo tags located with a defined distance of a geo tag of at least one other user of the cluster. A geographic location associated with a geographic center of the cluster is then associated with the first IP address.10-02-2008
20090049160System and Method for Deployment of a Software Image - Systems and methods for deployment of a software image are disclosed. A system for deployment of a software image may include a host communicatively coupled to a first logical unit including a generic boot image and a software image, and to a second logical unit communicatively coupled to the first logical unit. The host may be operable to (a) boot from the generic boot image via a transport protocol; (b) copy the software image from the first logical unit to the second logical unit via the transport protocol; and (c) boot from the software image via the transport protocol.02-19-2009
20100306354METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FLEXIBLE CLOUD MANAGEMENT WITH POWER MANAGEMENT SUPPORT - A cloud management system can determine if the operational state of the virtual machines and/or the computing systems needs to be altered in order to instantiate virtual machines. If the operational state of the computing systems needs to be altered, the cloud management system retrieves an identification of the power management systems supporting the computing systems. The cloud management system can utilize the identification of the power management systems to instruct the power management systems to alter the power state of the computing system in order to instantiate the virtual machines.12-02-2010
20100306355SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING A JAVA APPLICATION INTO A VIRTUAL SERVER IMAGE FOR CLOUD DEPLOYMENT - A system and method to convert a software application, such as a Java application into a virtual server image that is suitable for cloud deploymentx. In accordance with an embodiment, the system and method allows for building a hypervisor appliance containing a virtual machine running an application. In particular, the hypervisor appliance can be compatible with any hypervisor for server virtualization and the application virtual machine can be a Java Virtual Machine (JVM).12-02-2010
20100306356REMOTELY DEPLOYING COMPUTER PROGRAMS - Methods and systems are provided for remotely deploying computer programs. Remote deployment is implemented by acquiring available resource information and related network resource information of a client in response to a request for remotely deploying a plurality of computer programs for the client; determining a deployment policy based on the available resource information and the related network resource information of the client; and remotely deploying transmission and installation of the plurality of computer programs based on the deployment policy.12-02-2010
20130132538SINK DEVICE ADDRESSING MECHANISM - In general, in one aspect, the disclosure describes a method to assign unique addresses to each sink device in a content network based on port numbers of a source and branch devices in the network. Sink devices connected to a port on the source or the branch devices are assigned a corresponding port number as a sink address. Branch devices connected to a port on the source or higher level branch devices have a corresponding port number prepended to the previously assigned sink addresses.05-23-2013
20130132539METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DEVICE SETUP WITH A USER NETWORK IDENTITY ADDRESS PROVISIONING SERVER - A number of computing devices associated with a particular user have a network capability between them for management and control, said capability to enable these devices, running on different, physically distributed hardware, to interwork securely and privately.05-23-2013
20130132540METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR POSITION-DEPENDENT CONFIGURATION OF A MOBILE APPLIANCE - A method and an arrangement for configuration of a mobile appliance in a communication arrangement, with a communication address that is linked to its location in each case being assigned to the mobile appliance are provided. For this purpose, the location of the mobile appliance is determined in a first step, a configuration which is linked to the determined location is checked in a second step from a database, and this determined configuration is assigned to the mobile appliance in a third step.05-23-2013
20130132541Method and Device for Integrating a Device into a Network - A method and a server for integrating a device into a network, a first device identification of the device is detected being a reading device authorized for this purpose, and the detected first device identification being transmitted as configuration data into an access-protected configuration data memory of the network. The first device identification of the device is transmitted from the reading device to the configuration data memory and stored in the memory. After the device to be integrated is connected to an access node of the network, the server automatically configures the connected device for the network if a corresponding first device identification of the device is already stored in the access-protected configuration data memory of the network for the second device identification of the device connected to the access node of the network such that an efficient and secured integration of a communication-enabled terminal into a network is achieved.05-23-2013
20100318638METHOD FOR INSTALLING EXT FILE SYSTEM - A method for installing EXT (extended) file system from a server to at least a client, the method includes the following steps. The super blocks of original files in a server are read to obtain subarea basic parameters of original files which are then packed into an image file. The reserved nodes and the first data pointing to the reserved nodes are analyzed in sequence. Whether the reserved nodes point to directory files is judged. A directory sequence is created according to the judge result. The nodes and the first data pointing to the nodes is reviewed. A client receives the image file and separates the subarea basic parameters of original files and data blocks from the image file, and calculates the basic data and data blocks for storing them in the client.12-16-2010
20090070445Dynamic configuration of mobile station location services - On startup, a mobile station application will determine the current carrier network and submit a query to an application server that will return the correct location server configuration for the specified network. This information will be used on the mobile station to dynamically configure the device through the available GPS chipset API.03-12-2009
20090070444SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING SUPPLY OF DIGITAL CONTENT - Digital content is stored in a logical volume provided in a storage system connected to a communications network. A sub-management computer selects a destination computer forming a supply destination for digital content from a plurality of business computers or virtual computers, further selects the address information corresponding to the selected destination computer from a plurality of address information components, and allocates the selected address information to the digital content itself or to the storage device.03-12-2009
20120036243AUTOMATED CONFIGURATION OF NETWORK DEVICE PORTS - Methods and devices are provided for identifying end devices and automatically configuring associated network settings. Preferred implementations of the invention do not require users to manually identify connection types (e.g., RFID, IPphone, manufacturing device, etc.) or to manually configure the network device. Accordingly, such implementations allow automatic switch configuration, even for devices that use inconsistent protocols and/or protocols that are not well known. Some methods of the invention employ DHCP options combined with traffic snooping to identify devices and automatically apply appropriate switch port configuration.02-09-2012
20130138784ROLE BASED SERVER INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION - The described systems and methods are directed at configuring a server based on a selected role. An installation application is configured to install core components in a server where these core components enable the server to perform the basic functions of a network computing device. A role management application is configured to enable a system administrator to select a role for the server and to automatically determine software components associated with the selected role. The role management application is then configured to build the software components and install the components on the server. The role management application is further configured to configure the components for the selected role. The automated installation process performed by the role management application enables a server to be efficiently configured for a particular role without installing other unnecessary components unrelated to the role.05-30-2013
20130013757ESTABLISHING A SECURE WIRELESS NETWORK WITH MINIMUM HUMAN INTERVENTION - Techniques for automatically configuring necessary parameters of a device to be coupled to a network with minimum human intervention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a wired and/or wireless Ad-hoc network is established to facilitate communications among a group of devices. When a new device is added to the network, a rudimentary communication path is initially established between one of the devices in the network and the new device such that necessary parameters (e.g., SSID, WEP security, channel frequency) can be exchanged for the new device to function properly in the network. To ensure the parameters are exchanged in a secure fashion, an additional public security procedure can be used between the two devices.01-10-2013
20100325254METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR EXECUTING APPLICATION PROGRAM VIA SNAPSHOT FUNCTION - In a method for executing an application program via a snapshot function, an electronic device is activated, and the electronic device is connected to a server, wherein a remote image file of the application program is stored in the server, and a snapshot step is performed onto the remote image file so as to obtain a remote snapshot, and a local settings file corresponding to the application program is obtained from the electronic device, and the electronic device can initialize and execute the application program according to the remote snapshot and the local settings file.12-23-2010
20100325252Broker system for a plurality of brokers, clients and servers in a heterogeneous network - The present invention concerns a broker system for a plurality of brokers (12-23-2010
20100325253GENERATING AND REGISTERING SCREEN NAME-BASED DOMAIN NAMES - Methods of the present inventions allow for generating and registering screen name-based domain names. An exemplary method may comprise the steps of registering a screen name for a software application to a registrant, generating a domain name that may be based upon the screen name, and registering the domain name to the registrant.12-23-2010
20110040857Automated Services Procurement Through Multi-Stage Process - A system which enables a secure network boot to address customer services offerings. The customer service offerings can include on-demand diagnostics to system reinstallation as well as automatic entitlement validation and service installation. Such a system enables a method of network booting that can be secure from beginning to end, is routable in any network configuration that supports Internet routing, avoids traditional infrastructure requirements thereby making the infrastructure more accessible, is extensible to address scaling requirements, is extensible to EFI technology and can be used on existing BIOS option-ROM implementations, provides a better (i.e., simpler, more secure) customer experience for network boot services, provides a multi-stage architecture that allows numerous service offerings to be obtained once entitlement is validated, and provides for both In-Band (OS operational and booted) and Out-of-Band (OS not operational or not installed) access to remote service capabilities.02-17-2011
20100332632ROLE BASED SERVER INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION - The described systems and methods are directed at configuring a server based on a selected role. An installation application is configured to install core components in a server where these core components enable the server to perform the basic functions of a network computing device. A role management application is configured to enable a system administrator to select a role for the server and to automatically determine software components associated with the selected role. The role management application is then configured to build the software components and install the components on the server. The role management application is further configured to configure the components for the selected role. The automated installation process performed by the role management application enables a server to be efficiently configured for a particular role without installing other unnecessary components unrelated to the role.12-30-2010
20100332631COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, ADDRESS SETTING METHOD, AND ADDRESS SETTING PROGRAM - A communication device includes a packet acquirer configured to acquire a packet from a network interface, an address solution request-detector configured to detect an address solution request packet from the acquired packet, and an address setter configured to set a network address specified based on the address solution request packet as a network address of an own device.12-30-2010
20110029646METHOD FOR DETECTING A NODE OF A SERVER DEVICE - A method for detecting a node of a server device includes the following steps. When a node performing a boot procedure at a server slot is detected, a serial number of the node and a slot ID of the server slot are obtained. Then, a step is performed to determine whether the serial number exists in a first data row of a comparison list, and whether the first data row is corresponding to the slot ID. When the first data row is not corresponding to the slot ID, a data address recorded in the first data row is moved to a second data row corresponding to the slot ID. When not existing in the first data row, the serial number is used to update a third data row corresponding to the slot ID, and the data pointed by a data address recorded in the third data row are deleted.02-03-2011
20110035477NETWORK CLUSTERING TECHNOLOGY - Network Clustering Technology (“NCT”) creates an controlled environment that allows organizations to manage their networks, information resources, users and uses through a common structure. Although that capability is valuable in and of itself, it has the additional advantage of being both highly configurable and extensible. NCT is implemented so that it can function as a multiple-redundant implementation configuration to ensure that the network experiences minimal downtime with optimized throughput through one or more connections. As part of a Global Information Architecture (“GIA”), NCT provides the capability to establish rules for prioritizing and optimizing network traffic for specific users or classes of users, and specific classes of information traffic.02-10-2011
20090024723Method and Apparatus for Centralization Configuration of Data Processing Systems - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for configuring a remote data processing system. A configuration is identified for the remote data processing system to form an identified configuration. The hardware for the remote data processing system is configured. An installation application is sent to the remote data processing system across a communications link after the hardware in the remote data processing system has been configured, wherein the installation application executes on the remote data processing system to configure the remote data processing system. Installation files are sent across the communications link to the installation application executing on the remote data processing system. The installation program uses the installation files to configure install a set of operating systems, install applications, and configure software on the remote data processing system.01-22-2009
20110035476Provision of Telematics Services via a Mobile Network - The invention relates to the use of mobile networks (02-10-2011
20110035479INTELLIGENT NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATOR AND METHODS FOR NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION - An intelligent network address translation system and methods for intelligent network address translation. In one embodiment, a network packet is received from a host device, and a stored record associated with the host device is identified. The stored record includes information relating to connection parameters associated with the host device. Using the stored record, a processor determines whether the network packet should be assigned a dedicated address. If so, then the network packet is transmitted using communication parameters including a dedicated IP address. If the packet should not be assigned a dedicated address, then the packet is transmitted using connection parameters including a default public IP address and a port number.02-10-2011
20110113128SERVER SCANNING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A technique for quickly locating, diagnosing and fixing problems with one or more servers is presented. The technique improves upon prior art techniques by providing a centralized utility by which multiple servers may be viewed and modified. More particularly, the technique allows a user to view, in a consolidated format, features of multiple servers and to modify parameters of such servers from a remote location.05-12-2011
20110040858LOCATION DETERMINATION DURING NETWORK ADDRESS LOOKUP - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to determining location information of a client device. A client device communicating via a network may receive information from the network regarding its physical location in response, at least in part, to the client device requesting an assignment of a network address, a direct request for location, and/or other query.02-17-2011
20110040859Method for Assigning Addresses to a Plurality of Electronic Devices Connected to a Communication Channel - A method is described for assigning addresses to a plurality of electronic devices connected to a shared communication channel, in which, upon being turned on, each device generates and assigns itself an address included in a set containing a number of addresses that is equal to or greater than the number of devices connected to said channel.02-17-2011
20110246630VARIOUS METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ACCESSING NETWORKED DEVICES WITHOUT ACCESSIBLE ADDRESSES VIA VIRTUAL IP ADDRESSES - A method, and system for accessing networked devices without accessible network addresses via Virtual IP (VIP) addresses. The system uses a first Device Services Controller (DSC) that can make available a virtual network interface and corresponding VIP to create a first outgoing TCP/IP conduit connection to a device service manager (DSM). A Host Controller component processes and forwards traffic to the DSM which processes and relays traffic to a second DSC, which creates a second direct outgoing TCP/IP conduit connection to the DSM. The system has an IP redirector that routes communication traffic to the second DSC based on VIP address to real IP address mapping stored in the registry of the DSM. The system processes and delivers the traffic to appropriate local networked device and sends back any return traffic to the DSM. The system allows for communication between networked devices on separate networks without direct network addresses.10-06-2011
20100146088Apparatus And Method For Effective IPV6 Address In Dial-Up Networking - Disclosed is an IP address allocator and method thereof for efficiently allocating the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) IP address. Global prefixes allocated to terminals from a single packet data serving node (PDSN) are the same and the PDSN allocates an interface ID to the terminals, thereby preventing repetition of IP addresses between different terminals and allowing easy billing through the same global prefix. Also, since the interface ID is generated to the PDSN based on the global prefix received by the terminal, the load required for generating the interface ID by the PDSN is reduced. Therefore, the waste of IP addresses can be prevented since the IPv6 address is efficiently provided in the cable telephone or mobile telephone network, and the packets are efficiently performed based on the same global prefix since the same global prefix is allocated from a single PDSN.06-10-2010
20100223368REMOTE PROVISIONING OF VIRTUAL MACHINES - In a virtual machine environment, virtual machines may be remotely provisioned on a virtual machine host. A server application on a machine remote from a network of the virtual machine host may receive provisioning parameters for a new virtual machine through a server application such as a web application. A client application is provided within the network of the virtual machine host which receives the provisioning parameters and triggers the provisioning of the new virtual machine on the virtual machine host.09-02-2010
20110078295METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GROUPING STORAGE SYSTEM COMPONENTS - Methods and systems are provided for associating a storage system component, e.g. a server, client, machine, sub-client, or other storage system component, with one or more other storage system components into a group. Storage preferences are defined for the group which is automatically associated with each component in the group. The storage preferences define how storage operations are to be performed on the storage system components.03-31-2011
20110078294EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An embedded electronic device includes a foreground application module, a system monitor module, and a network controller module. The system monitor module is configured to monitor the working status of network via the network controller. The system monitor module is configured to monitor the working status of network and is capable of sending the working status of the network to the system monitor module. The system monitor module is capable of sending the working status to the foreground application module.03-31-2011
20100131631METHOD FOR MANAGEMENT OF A SECURED TRANSFER SESSION THROUGH AN ADDRESS TRANSLATION DEVICE, CORRESPONDING SERVER AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A method is provided for managing a secure session for transporting user packets through an address translation device between a client terminal and a first transport session management server. The session uses a first packet transmission address and at least one second packet transmission address different from the first address. The method includes a step of obtaining, by the first sever, the at least one second packet transmission address from the at least one second transport session management server, so that the client terminal can transfer packets to the first server by using at least the two addresses.05-27-2010
20100131630SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GSLB AUTO SYNCHRONIZATION - The present solution provides centralized systems and methods for synchronizing a Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) site hierarchy across a plurality of appliances in a multi-site deployment. With synchronization, differences in configurations across appliances may be determined and changes to configurations may automatically be distributed and applied on each appliance at each site to operate all the sites with a common single GSLB site hierarchy configuration. This reduces the challenging in configuration maintenance for the multi-site deployment.05-27-2010
20100131629Discovering and Interacting with Service Providers - Embodiments provide searching features and functionality that can be used to provide service provider data, but are not so limited. In an embodiment, a computing system can include a client application or client that includes functionality to provide a number of service providers associated with a particular function, service, and/or other provider feature(s). In one embodiment, a computing device can include a client that can be used in conjunction with other end-user applications to automatically provide a number of service providers based in part on a user request.05-27-2010
20090313361MANAGEMENT METHOD OF LOCAL AREA NETWORK AND DEVICE THEREOF - A management method of local area network (LAN) and a device thereof adapted to a network terminal are provided. The management method of LAN detects whether a network interface provides a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP). A static address is provided for the network terminal when the network interface does not provide the DHCP. Thereby, an interaction between the network terminal and other terminals in the LAN can be performed via the static address. In addition, the static address of the network terminal is canceled when the network interface provides the DHCP, so that the network terminal can operate in the LAN by following the DHCP.12-17-2009
20090313360MANAGED NODE INITIAL OPERATIONAL STATE - A device associated with a network receives a fetch request from a managed node connected to the network, and provides, to the managed node, trigger information specifying one or more conditions under which the managed node is to be enabled and is to receive traffic from the network. The device also receives an operational state associated with the managed node based on the trigger information.12-17-2009
20100057895Methods of Providing Reputation Information with an Address and Related Devices and Computer Program Products - Methods of providing reputation information for a remote device may include receiving a name for the remote device from a client device. Responsive to receiving the name for the remote device, the name may be translated into an Internet Protocol (IP) address for the remote device, and reputation information may be provided for the remote device. The IP address and the reputation information may be transmitted to the client device, for example, in one IP packet.03-04-2010
20090216866Diskless computer-to-remote storage server opeating system installation system and method - A diskless computer-to-remote storage server operating system installation system and method, which uses a boot firmware and a network storage driver to establish disk connection with a logic unit space, enabling the operating system installation program to recognize a disk device for installation. The boot firmware is in charge of fetching network parameters. The storage driver is in charge of providing the installation program with network device operating function. The system and method of the invention eliminates the procedure of establishing a physical hard drive for making an operating system image for transmitting to the logic unit space, preventing an operation error due to being unfamiliar with the installation procedure. By means of eliminating image file making procedure, the invention greatly lowers the chance of human error during system establishment.08-27-2009
20100064036PERIPHERAL DEVICE OPERATION METHOD, PERIPHERAL DEVICE AND HOST - An operation method of peripheral device includes setting up connection of peripheral device to host, directly loading firmware of said peripheral device from said host, and operating said firmware by said peripheral device. The requirement of the peripheral device to non-volatile memory capacity is decreased. By pre-storing the firmware of the peripheral device in the host, the requirement of the peripheral device to non-volatile memory capacity is decreased. And it is not necessary to download the firmware in the non-volatile memory frequently when producing and debugging the peripheral device. Only loading the firmware of the peripheral device from the host directly is needed, and the efficiency is improved.03-11-2010
20100057894Targeted Caching to Reduce Bandwidth Consumption - A system includes a name server, an edge cache server, and a local cache server. The name server is configured to provide an anycast IP address in response to a request for an IP address of an origin hostname from a client system. The edge cache server is configured to respond to the anycast IP address and a unicast IP address and to retrieve content from an origin. The local cache server includes a storage and is configured to respond to the anycast IP address, to retrieve content from the edge cache server, and provide the content to a client system.03-04-2010
20110153795Information platform and configuration method of multiple information processing systems thereof - An information platform system, the configuration thereof is able to change flexibly to meet the needs of the customers, and able to use a single adapter for multiple uses, wherein multiple general-purpose processing modules and dedicated processing modules for processing disks and external networks are connected to one another with switching hubs via respective adapters, and the platform system includes a management module having a system identifier management table specifying system type of the general-purpose processing modules, a functional set management table managing a functional set to be included by the general-purpose processing module of each system identifier, and the configuration management table managing the combination of the general-purpose processing modules and dedicated processing modules, and the management module selects a functional set from multiple functional sets, installs the selected functional set into a general-purpose processing module and an adapter, and manages the system configuration comprising of a general-purpose processing module and a dedicated processing module.06-23-2011
20110153793SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING A SECURE TUNNEL FOR COMMUNICATIONS OVER A NETWORK - A system and method for establishing a virtual local area network (LAN) between a local device and a remote device are provided. The local device and the remote device may each have a physical and a virtual network interface card (NIC), and a virtual driver associated with each respective device virtual NIC may assign a Media Access Control (MAC) address to the virtual NIC and an Internet Protocol (IP) address to the physical NIC. The local device may communicate an IP to MAC address translation to the remote device that maps the assigned IP address to the assigned MAC address. Thereafter, the remote device may transmit secure data that can be received by the local device. For example, the remote device may encapsulate the data being communicated as well as the IP to MAC address translation for the local device into an HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request.06-23-2011
20110153794Method and system for converting session initiation messages - A network entity comprising an input for receiving from a given IP device, a session initiation message for initiating a communication session over a packet based network via a session initiation message generated according to a particular session initiation protocol and a processing entity. The processing entity is operative for detecting a characteristic associated with the given IP device, determining, at least in part on the basis of the characteristic associated with the given device, a given interface module from a plurality of interface modules for processing the session initiation message generated according to the particular session initiation protocol and causing the first session initiation message generated according to the particular session initiation protocol to be processed by the given interface module for converting the first session initiation message into a second session initiation message generated according to a pre-determined session initiation protocol.06-23-2011
20110072118SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING A STREAMED OPERATING SYSTEM WITH ASSOCIATED PERIPHERAL INFORMATION - A computer-implemented method for configuring an operating system to associate a peripheral is described. The method includes loading the operating system on a client computer based on an operating system image, determining an identifier of the client computer, retrieving peripheral information to identify a peripheral associated with the client computer, and writing a configuration setting of the client computer to a storage medium of the client computer based on the peripheral information. The identifier identifies the client computer. The peripheral information is associated with the client computer based on an association between the peripheral information and the identifier.03-24-2011
20110072121Terminal Identification Method, Authentication Method, Authentication System, Server, Terminal, Wireless Base Station, Program, and Recording Medium - A terminal identification method is provided which enables two-way communications between terminals and a network while identifying terminal IDs and protecting privacy. Also, authentication method and system are provided which require no complicated calculating process, less steps and smaller amount for wireless communications, and less power consumption. A server and terminal share a hash function and an initial value determined for each terminal, calculate the same temporary ID by hashing the initial value the same number of times with the hash function, and identify the terminal using the calculated temporary ID. The server and the terminal also hold a common hash function and authentication information, acquire an authenticating communication parameter from communication parameters temporarily common during communication, and generate an authentication key using the authentication information, the authenticating communication parameter, and the hash function. Then at least one of the server and terminal performs authentication using the generated authentication key.03-24-2011
20110078293Systems and methods for extension of server management functions - Systems and methods that may be implemented to provide a plug-in architecture framework to allow extension of server management functionalities in a unified extension firmware interface (“UEFI”) environment using available remote access controller memory space. The disclosed systems and methods may be implemented to provide a hardware and software interface to allow use of a plug-in framework in the embedded system management that may be run under the BIOS firmware and the UEFI environment. The disclosed systems and methods may also be implemented to provide a server management architecture that may be modified and enhanced over time, and/or that may also be employed to extend availability of the server management framework to third parties, as well as to extend support to original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) servers.03-31-2011
20110072120ROUTER AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING IP ADDRESSES OF THE ROUTER - A method for configuring IP addresses of a router broadcasts a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) discover packet over a network for receiving a DHCP offer packet sent from the modem. The DHCP offer packet comprises the private IP address of the modem. The method further obtains the private IP address of the modem from the DHCP offer packet, and configures IP addresses of a WAN port and a LAN port of the router according to the private IP address of the modem, so as to allow the private IP address of the modem to be in the same network segment with the IP address of the WAN port but in different network segments with the IP address of the LAN port.03-24-2011
20110072119Accelerated Cable Modem Restart Service - A system for the accelerated re-provisioning of data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS) configuration files between a DOCSIS provisioning server and a plurality of network nodes that are configured according to the DOCSIS configuration files is provided. The system includes: a memory; and a caching entity configured to monitor transmissions from the provisioning server of the configuration files to the network nodes so as to both store the configurations files in the memory and to pass-through the configuration files to the network nodes; the caching entity being further configured to monitor requests to the provisioning server for respective ones of the DOCSIS configuration files from the network nodes, the caching entity being further configured to determine for each of the requests whether the requested configuration file has been previously requested node such that if the caching entity determines that the requested configuration file has been previously requested the caching entity retrieves the previously requested configuration file from the memory and returns the retrieved-from-memory configuration file to the network node.03-24-2011
20080244048METHOD OF ASSIGNING NETWORK ADDRESSES IN AN IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM - In an in-flight entertainment system implementing a wireless link between a network server S and wireless processing units SDB10-02-2008
20100281147SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING CONFIGURATIONS OF NCPI DEVICES - A system and method for configuring network critical physical infrastructure (NCPI) devices is provided. In one example, a method is provided including acts of gathering, by a data center management appliance, at least one device configuration from an NCPI device via a network, modifying the at least one device configuration and providing the modified at least one device configuration to the NCPI device via the network. In another example, a data center management appliance is provided that includes a storage medium, a network interface and a controller coupled to the storage medium and the network interface and configured to gather at least one device configuration from a first NCPI device via the network interface, modify the at least one device configuration and provide the modified at least one device configuration to the first NCPI device via the network interface.11-04-2010
20120278458Logical Partitioning Of A Physical Device - In one embodiment, an indication of a fault condition is received relating to a first service running on a physical device in a computer network. The first service is associated with a first virtual device context defined on the physical device. Then, the first service is disabled without affecting operation of a second service on the physical device. The second service is associated with a second virtual device context defined on the physical device. In another embodiment, a first virtual device context is created on a physical device in a computer network. Then, a second virtual device context is created on the physical device. The first virtual device context may then be managed independently of the second virtual device context such that resources assigned to a virtual device context are managed without affecting management of another virtual device context.11-01-2012
20100082786Communication system, terminal apparatus, recording medium which records program of terminal apparatus and content information acquiring method - When acquisition processing of content information starts, a terminal apparatus executes acquisition permission determination processing of content information where permission probability is increased along with a lapse of time from starting of the acquisition processing of the content information for every predetermined period. When a result of the determination processing allows the acquisition of the content information, the terminal apparatus acquires the content information from another terminal apparatus.04-01-2010
20100082782PROVIDING PERIPHERAL DEVICE ATTRIBUTES TO A CLIENT FOR SELECTION - In an embodiment, a process for automated peripheral device selection implemented by a network host, typically a server. A client accesses the host and requests information about a particular type of peripheral device a user of the client desires to access. In response to the client's request, the host provides the client with a composite list of available attributes associated with the particular type of peripheral device requested by the client. The user selects the desired attributes for the type of peripheral device requested. The process for automated peripheral device selection then selects a peripheral device which most closely matches the user's selected peripheral device attributes.04-01-2010
20100005160AUTOMATED DISCOVERY AND INVENTORY OF NODES WITHIN AN AUTONOMIC DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEM - A distributed computing system conforms to a multi-level, hierarchical organizational model. One or more control nodes provide for the efficient and automated allocation and management of computing functions and resources within the distributed computing system in accordance with the organization model. The model includes four distinct levels: fabric, domains, tiers and nodes that provide for the logical abstraction and containment of the physical components as well as system and service application software of the enterprise. A user, such as a system administrator, interacts with the control nodes to logically define the hierarchical organization of distributed computing system. The control node detects the addition of a node added to the network and automatically identifies attributes for the detected node.01-07-2010
20080320119Automatically identifying dynamic Internet protocol addresses - Dynamic IP addresses may be automatically identified and their dynamics patterns may be analyzed. Multi-user IP address blocks are determined as candidates for further analysis. An entropy score is determined for each IP address in every candidate block to distinguish between a dynamic IP and a static IP shared by multiple users. IP addresses with high entropy scores are grouped, and then analyzed, and may be used in various applications, such as spam filtering.12-25-2008
20110161476SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING USER INTERFACE DEVICE CONFIGURATIONS - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server including a memory and a controller that is programmed to receive a first User Interface (UI) device configuration from a first computing device that is associated with a first gamer and to provide configuration data over a network to a second computing device for presentation of a Graphical User Interface that displays a plurality of UI device configurations including the first UI device configuration. Other embodiments are disclosed.06-30-2011
20110161475HEALTH PRESENCE LOCAL MANAGEMENT INTERFACE - In one embodiment, a method includes monitoring a first current status of a communication link coupling a first health-presence unit at a first physical location to a second health-presence unit at a second physical location remote from the first physical location for a remote health-service session. The remote health-service session includes a health-service provider at the second physical location providing a health service to a patient at the first physical location. The method includes monitoring a second current status of the health device of the first health-presence unit and communicating data indicating the first current status and the second current status to the second health-presence unit for presentation to the health-service provider to facilitate assessment by the health-service provider of a usefulness of the health device to the health-service provider during the health-service session in light of the first or second current status.06-30-2011
20080256222STRUCTURE FOR A FLEXIBLY CONFIGURABLE MULTI CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT (CPU) SUPPORTED HYPERTRANSPORT SWITCHING - A design structure embodied in a machine readable storage medium for designing, manufacturing, and/or testing a design for addressing deficiencies of the art in respect to hypertransport-based switching for multi-CPU systems and for flexibly configurable multi-CPU supported hypertransport switching is provided. The design structure can include a hypertransport switching data processing system. The system can include a CPU and at least two I/O bridges. Each I/O bridge can provide a communications path for data driven to a corresponding peripheral device from the CPU. Notably, the system can include a flexibly configurable hypertransport switch. The switch can include a first configuration adapting the CPU to both of the I/O bridges, and a second configuration adapting the CPU to a first one of the I/O bridges and a second CPU to a second one of the I/O bridges.10-16-2008
20080256221Method and Apparatus for a Secure Network Install - A method, an apparatus, and computer instructions are provided for a secure network install. One aspect of the present invention provides a proxy server within the same subnet of the client for performing a lookup of the boot image file and downloading the boot image file from a boot file server in a secure manner. The client in turn downloads the file from the proxy TFTP server. Another aspect of the present invention modifies the client remote boot code to include a secure boot file download discovery (SBDD) mode. The client starts the SBDD mode by sending a request for a boot image file to a subnet broadcast address and port, which is listened by a proxy TFTP server. The proxy TFTP server receives the client request and downloads the boot image file. The client in turn downloads the boot image file from the proxy TFTP server.10-16-2008
20080256219SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEPLOYMENT OF A SOFTWARE IMAGE TO A PLURALITY OF TARGET DEVICES - A system and method for deployment of a software image to a plurality of target devices are disclosed. A method may include communicatively coupling a root node device to a plurality of internal node devices, and communicatively coupling a plurality of leaf node devices to the root node devices and the internal node devices. The root node device may transmit a software image from the root node device to at least two of the internal node devices, and each internal node device may transmit the software image to at least one other internal node device or leaf node device.10-16-2008
20080256220Enabling 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.10-16-2008
20110010437NETWORK DEVICE CONFIGURATION - Systems, methods and articles of manufacture are disclosed for configuring a network device on a private network. A network device broadcasts a status message to the private network. The network device receives a request from a client and sends a response. The network device and the client establish a direct message route wherein one or more network configuration settings are exchanged between the client computer and the network device.01-13-2011
20110016202METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR A VALIDATION FRAMEWORK FOR VALIDATING COMMANDS FOR CONFIGURING ENTITIES IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing a validation framework for validating commands for configuring entities in a telecommunications network are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for implementing a validation framework for validating commands for configuring entities in a telecommunications network. The method includes providing, to a first computing system, a validation configuration file containing at least one rule for validating, based on domain knowledge of a network entity, commands for configuring the network entity, wherein the validation configuration file is provided from a developer of the network entity. The first computing system receives data associated with a command for configuring the network entity, validates the received data using the at least one rule, and, responsive to validating the data, performs at least one action.01-20-2011
20110258301METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING AN APPLICATION TO A DEVICE - A method and system are provided for triggering a transmittal of an application to a device connected to a host computer. The method comprises: displaying in a web browser on the host computer a list of at least one application available for download to the device; receiving instructions through the web browser to download the application to the device; and in response to receiving instructions to download the application to the device: i) transmitting a request for the application to an application delivery server; ii) receiving the application from the application delivery server at the host computer; and iii) transmitting the application from the host computer to the device.10-20-2011
20110264775METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING MIPV6 SERVICE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method and apparatus for supporting a Mobile Internet Protocol (MIP) service based on Proxy Mobile IP (PMIP) in a portable Internet network is provided. In the method for supporting a MIP service based on PMIP in a portable Internet network including multiple subnets, a Portable Subscriber Station (PSS) performs an initial network entry procedure to a first subnet, and then acquires an IPv6 address that it uses as a Home of Address (HoA). A first Access Control Router (ACR) in the first subnet, configures an IPv6 address of the first ACR as a first Care of Address (CoA) of the PSS, and performs a MIPv6 registration procedure with a Home Agent (HA) using the HoA of the PSS and the first CoA. As a result, the PSS, even though it undergoes handover, has no need to perform a CoA acquisition procedure or its MIPv6-related procedure in the new subnet, making it possible to receive a seamless service without delay and packet loss for the ongoing service.10-27-2011
20120311116SYCHRONIZATION OF CONFIGURATION FILE OF VIRTUAL APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION CHASSIS - Synchronization of configuration files of a virtual application distribution chassis, includes: processing a configuration command received by a master blade; updating a first configuration file with the configuration command and an updated tag by the master blade; sending a configuration message by the master blade to the slave blades informing of the updated configuration file, the configuration message comprising the updated tag; in response to receiving the configuration message by a given slave blade of the one or more slave blades, comparing the updated tag in the configuration message with a tag in a second configuration file stored at the given slave blade; and in response to determining that the updated tag in the configuration message is more recent than the tag in the second configuration file stored at the given slave blade, sending a request for the updated configuration file to the master blade by the given slave blade.12-06-2012
20120311115ASSIGNMENT OF AGENT IDENTIFIER TO CLONED DEVICE - A method described herein provides for determining a cloned device has been cloned based on identifying information received from the clone device and stored information identifying the source device, and assigning a new agent identifier to the cloned device. Alternatively, a computer-readable medium may store instructions that, when executed, perform a method including determining a device has been cloned; copying static information and associating the copied static information with the cloned device; and generating and storing dynamic management information for the cloned device. Alternatively, an apparatus is provided to compare a received universally unique identifier (UUID) with a stored UUID associated with the agent identifier; determine that the cloned device was cloned when the received UUID is different than the stored UUID; and assign a new agent identifier to the cloned device.12-06-2012
20100180019HOME NETWORK COMMISSIONING - Devices, systems and methods for commissioning a home network and inhibiting unaffiliated wireless communication devices that are physically proximate to each other from forming a wireless network. A wireless communication device may include a transceiver capable of communicating with at least a second device, a non-volatile memory capable of storing a network name, a controller, and a user input acceptance element capable of placing the controller in a network set-up mode. The controller may have a plurality of modes including the network set-up mode, as well as a status indicator for providing an indication of whether the device is operating with one of a parent status and a child status. A method for joining a wireless network may include entering a network set up mode, and scanning for a second device operating with a parent status. If the second device is operating with the parent status, the network name of the second device may be adopted as the network name. However, if there is no second device operating with the parent status, the network name may be established as either a new name or an existing name.07-15-2010
20100198951DYNAMIC DEFINITION FOR CONCURRENT COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS - A system generates an executable process for execution by a concurrent computing environment, generates a configuration that specifies configurable properties of the concurrent computing environment, and initiates execution of the executable process, with the concurrent computing environment, to initiate configuration of the concurrent computing environment based on the configurable properties of the configuration.08-05-2010
20100153526PER FILE SYSTEM USAGE OF NETWORKS - A method, information processing system, and computer program product access data in a system. The system includes a plurality of Network Shared Disk servers and at least one set of Network Shared Disks. Each of the Network Shared Disks are served by at least one of the Network Shared Disk servers across a multiple networks. Configuration data that includes information indicating which of the networks is associated with each of the Network Shared Disks for the one node is analyzed. A first of the Network Shared Disks to be accessed is identified. One of the networks that is associated with the first Network Shared Disk is selected based on the configuration data. The first Network Shared Disk is accessed via the one network that was selected.06-17-2010
20090037565ADDRESS MAPPING SCHEME FOR SAS ZONING - The present invention relates to a method for implementing an address mapping scheme within a serial attached SCSI enabled storage area network environment comprising respectively assigning a world wide name of each device comprised within a storage area network to a plurality of switch ports that are comprised within a serial attached SCSI (SAS) switch that is comprised within the storage area network, and assigning each port comprised within the SAS switch to a zone grouping. Further, the respective world wide names of each device that each world wide name will have the right to access is determined, and thereafter a SAS zone permissions table is built comprising the world wide names of each device that each world wide names has the right to access. The world wide names, the SAS switch port assignments, and the SAS zone permission tables are saved to a file or database.02-05-2009
20090300149SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT OF VIRTUAL APPLIANCES IN CLOUD-BASED NETWORK - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for instantiating and operating a virtual appliance monitor in a cloud. A network cloud environment can include a set of instantiated virtual appliances supported in the cloud. A cloud management system can control and organize the resource servers and other resources necessary to build the virtual appliances. In addition to the set of virtual appliances, the cloud management system can instantiate a virtual appliance monitor that communicates with the set of virtual appliances, to monitor their execution state, software complement, and other operational details. In implementations the virtual appliance monitor can be migrated from a physical on-premise platform. The virtual appliance store can store information related to the execution state of the virtual appliances to an off-cloud appliance data store. The instantiation and operation of the virtual appliance monitor can be metered for subscription-based usage charges.12-03-2009
20090292796METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING ROUTING POLICIES TO USER TERMINALS ACCORDING TO APPLICATIONS EXECUTED ON USER TERMINALS - A method and system for providing routing policies to user terminals according to applications executed on the user terminals are provided. The method includes defining configurations for the user terminal and classifying the user terminal as a privileged user terminal or a common user terminal, retrieving a private IP address of the user terminal upon receipt of a connection request from the user terminal, recognizing the user terminal as the privileged user terminal or a common user terminal, and routing the connection request to a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) server upon recognizing the user terminal as the privileged user terminal so as to obtain a reserved IP address for the privileged user terminal.11-26-2009
20090292795CONFIGURATION 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.11-26-2009
20110307588Service Specific Bandwidth Policy Configuration in Data Networks - The present invention relates to methods and arrangements for service specific bandwidth policy configuration in a data network (12-15-2011
20110307587DEFINITION CONFIGURATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF DISTRIBUTED SERVER SYSTEMS THROUGH STRUCTURED DATA MODEL - A platform for manipulating data associated with defining, deploying, and administering distributed server systems utilizes a structured data model with a flexible replication mechanism, a set of schemas, and an object model to manipulate system topology, configuration (settings), and policies. A scoping mechanism for characteristics of the settings, policies, and resolution is provided in addition to the data model along with an authorization mechanism for single and multi-tenant environments.12-15-2011
20110138026OPERATING METHOD OF NETWORK NODE OF NETWORK WITH TREE STRUCTURE BASED ON DISTRIBUTED ADDRESS ASSIGNMENT, NETWORK FORMING METHOD AND SYSTEM INCLUDING NETWORK NODE - Provided is a method for operating a network node of a tree-structured network based on distributed address assignment. Addresses are assigned. It is determined whether a routing depth of the network node corresponds to a reduced node depth. It is determined whether an authority for generating an inferior node exists using the assigned address when the routing depth of the network node corresponds to the reduced node depth. The inferior node is generated using a result of the determination.06-09-2011
20120042058IP POOL NAME LISTS - A method including receiving a session request associated with a user equipment (UE); selecting one or more network address pool name lists based on a type of service to be provided to the UE; selecting one or more network address pool names from the one or more network address pool name lists based on a priority associated with the one or more network address pool names; selecting one or more network addresses from the one or more network address pool names; assigning the one or more network addresses to the UE; and establishing a session with the UE.02-16-2012
20090125616OPTIMIZED PEER-TO-PEER FILE TRANSFERS ON A MULTI-NODE COMPUTER SYSTEM - A method and apparatus performs peer-to-peer file transfers on a High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster such as a Beowulf cluster. A peer-to-peer file tracker (PPFT) allows operating system, application and data files to be moved from a pre-loaded node to another node of the HPC cluster. A peer-to-peer (PTP) client is loaded into the nodes to facilitate PTP file transfers to reduce loading on networks, network switches and file servers to reduce the time needed to load the nodes with these files to increase overall efficiency of the multi-node computing system. The selection of the nodes participating in file transfers can be based on network topology, network utilization, job status and predicted network/computer utilization. This selection can be dynamic, changing during the file transfers as resource conditions change. The policies used to choose resources can be configured by an administrator.05-14-2009
20090172135PRE-BOOT RETRIEVAL OF AN EXTERNAL BOOT FILE - Embodiments of methods for more securely booting an apparatus into an operational mode, using a boot file disposed in a network boot server are disclosed herein. In embodiments, the name and location of the boot file is placed into a storage location of a manageability engine of an apparatus. The manageability engine is separated from the application execution environment of the apparatus.07-02-2009
20090172136METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF CONFIGURATIONS TO CLIENT COMPUTERS - A method for distributing computer configurations to at least one client from a server, comprising the following steps: Network-booting a first operating system for the clients from a server, automatically loading a virtual machine having an elective second operating system on the basis of the booted (first) operating system while taking into consideration one or more of the following parameters: user login, network address. Consequently, providing a full fat client (standard PC) functionality under an elective operating system on a (diskless) client hardware by using exclusively volatile storage media (on the new thin client system).07-02-2009
20120151022SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RAPID STAGING OF A MOBILE DEVICE - A system for staging a mobile device is described. The system includes a storage device for storing a staging profile of a mobile device. A cradle is coupled to the storage device. The cradle includes at least one cradle port adapted to connect to the mobile device. The cradle receives the staging profile from the storage device and transmits the staging profile to the mobile device for application thereon.06-14-2012
20110093574MULTI-BLADE INTERCONNECTOR - Various embodiments of the present technology, a method [04-21-2011
20120005321ROUTER AND REMOTE BOOT METHOD USING THE ROUTER - A router providing remote boot for computers includes a DHCP/proxy DHCP service module to send an IP address to a computer, in response to a DHCP Discover packet sent from the computer, a boot service module to send a DHCPACK packet, which includes a filename of a remote boot mirror image and configuration parameters of TFTP/MTFTP, to the computer in response to a BSDP packet sent from the computer, and a MTFTP/TFTP service module to establish a connection between the router and computer enabling the computer to download the remote boot mirror image according to the configuration parameters of TFTP/MTFTP, in response to a request packet sent from the computer.01-05-2012
20120011236SERVER MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND SERVER MANAGEMENT METHOD - A computer is communicable with a managed server having a network boot function. The computer refers, when the managed server starts network boot, to data stored in a storage unit which stores status management data and status-program connection data. The status management data specifies an operation status into which the managed server is to be shifted when the managed server has been network booted. The status-program connection data indicates a program for shifting the managed server into the specified operation status. The computer determines, on the basis of the status management data and the status-program connection data, a program to be executed during the network boot to shift the managed server into the specified operation status. The computer notifies the managed server of information necessary for loading the determined program.01-12-2012
20120011235Systems and Methods for Implementing Multiple ISIS Routing Instances on a Network Element - According to one embodiment, a method may include instantiating a primary intermediate system to intermediate system (ISIS) instance on a network element. The method may further include instantiating a secondary ISIS instance on the network element. The method may also include configuring the primary ISIS instance and the secondary ISIS instance to appear as a single ISIS instance to other network elements remote to the network element.01-12-2012
20110167141NETWORK MANAGEMENT - A tool for managing a computer network includes a gateway service module that identifies a gateway for a network and a network information service module. The network information service module identifies devices in the network, determines at least one property for each of the identified devices, and creates a network information data structure for storing device properties. A communication agent service module transmits at least one determined device property to other agent service modules associated with the network, receives at least one device property from another agent service module associated with the network, and provides the received at least one property device to the network information service module. A method of monitoring a computer network is also provided. The method includes identifying devices in a network, determining at least one property for each of the identified devices, receiving at least one determined device property from another device the network, and creating a network information data structure for storing the determined device properties.07-07-2011
20120131158ACTIVATING A DEVICE VIA A MODULE-BASED DEVICE INTERACTION SYSTEM - A system that enables a person to monitor and/or control a device via a network, such as the Internet, via an interactive hardware module that interfaces with the device and communicates with a module server located locally or remotely from the placement of the module. The hardware module allows for the transmission and receipt of data between the device interfaced to the hardware module and the module server, thereby enabling the user manually or automatically to control or monitor the device via an access medium, such as an API. Furthermore, the hardware module and the module server may enable the activation of an inactive device from a remote location.05-24-2012
20120059916NETWORK DEVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, NETWORK DEVICE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, CLIENT APPARATUS, AND NETWORK DEVICE MANAGEMENT METHOD - A network device management apparatus requests, of an agent application of a client apparatus, device information of a network device corresponding to a driver program installed on the client apparatus, and outputs device information acquired as a response to the request. At this time, the agent application acquires device information stored in the client apparatus using Device Stage and the like, and then transmits the acquired device information to the network device management apparatus.03-08-2012
20120158929ROAMING TCP CONNECTIONS BETWEEN CHANGING PHYSICAL NETWORKS - A system for roaming TCP connections when the physical networks are changed, comprising a Virtual Network Interface Card (NIC) having a unique IP address.06-21-2012
20120072559TEXT-BASED SYSTEM FOR EXCHANGING COMMANDS BETWEEN DEVICES, SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS - A method, computer program product, and computer system is provided for exchanging text-based commands between clients, services, and/or applications. The method includes receiving, in a processor, a text-based command assigned to a service command configured to control at least one service of a computing device. The method also includes translating the text-based command into the service command based on a look-up table. The service command is provided to the service. The service is controlled based on the service command.03-22-2012
20110066709WEB SERVER CACHING FOR PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT - A machine-controlled method may include a web server identifying data to be cached and caching the data at the web server, the data originating from an external data source, an application server generating metadata that corresponds to the cached data, determining whether external data corresponding to the cached data has changed, receiving information corresponding to the changed external data, and updating the cached content based on the metadata and the received information.03-17-2011
20120072560REMOTELY DEPLOYING AND AUTOMATICALLY CUSTOMIZING WORKSTATION IMAGES - A method, system and program product for remotely deploying and automatically customizing workstation images. A client's first partition receives a workstation image deployed from a server in communication with the client via a network. The image includes a customization script. The server remotely boots the client, which is pre-configured to be booted by the server via the network. The server writes a customization parameter to the client's shared partition. The shared partition has a file system type that is accessible by the server via the remote boot and by the deployed image. One or more subsequent reboots of the client include the deployed image obtaining the customization parameter from the shared partition, identifying the customization script by using the customization parameter, and executing the customization script to automatically customize the client.03-22-2012
20110066710Approach for Publishing Content to Online Networks - A computer-implemented system and method are provided for publishing content to online networks. According to one embodiment of the invention, a unique identifier and text are received from a user, and a text-based character string is generated from the received text. The text-based character string is then associated with one classification, and the text-based character string is transmitted to at least one online social networking account configured to receive content from said user.03-17-2011
20110106925METHOD FOR ADDRESS TRANSLATOR TRAVERSAL IN 3GPP NETWORKS - In response to an ACTIVATE PACKET DATA PROTOCOL (PDP) CONTEXT REQUEST message from a host, including a global reachability request option that requests a global IP address and a global port to be allocated to the host, a serving gateway transmits a CREATE PDP CONTEXT REQUEST message to an Internet gateway device. The CREATE PDP CONTEXT REQUEST message includes the global reachability request option. In response to a CREATE PDP CONTEXT RESPONSE message from the Internet gateway, where the CREATE PDP CONTEXT RESPONSE message includes a global reachability response option specifying therein a global IP address and a global port allocated to the host, the serving gateway transmits an ACTIVATE PDP CONTEXT ACCEPT message to the host, where the ACTIVATE PDP CONTEXT ACCEPT message includes the global reachability response option. As a result, the host does not need to establish a separate connection session to the Internet gateway device to acquire the same.05-05-2011
20110106924Internet Domain Name Super Variants - Systems and methods for registering a domain, including Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), including receiving a request to register an IDN and determining a language category of the request. Code points of the request are converted to yield a generalized variant of the IDN. The generalized variant is compared to a stored database of registered IDNs that may include similar generalized variants of the registered IDNs. Based on the comparison, it is determined whether or not to resister the IDN. In the case the that ION registration is allowed the generalized variant of the IDN may be stored in the database to protect against later registration by similar IDNs. Converting the code points of the request may include identifying corresponding code points of variants within the language category, and converting each of the code points of the requested IDN based on a deterministic algorithm applied to the corresponding code points. The deterministic algorithm may be applied to a value of each of the corresponding code points to yield a representative code point from among the corresponding code points, and the generalized variant may include a representative code point for each of the code points of the request.05-05-2011
20100094983METHODS AND APPARATUS TO PROVISON NAME-SERVERS - Methods and apparatus are disclosed to provision name-servers. An example system disclosed herein includes a name-server evaluator to determine capacities of the plurality of name-servers, a provisioner to compute profile assignment values based on a plurality of subscriber identifiers, and an assignor to assign the subscriber identifiers to one of the plurality of name-servers based on the profile assignment values and the capacities.04-15-2010
20100094981Dynamically Deployable Self Configuring Distributed Network Management System - Systems, software, and methods for managing networks of connected electronic devices are described. In one example, network management policy and network management applications are transferred automatically upon detection and identification of a new device, protocol or application on the network. In another example, information related to at least one aspect of the network is obtained by an NMAS, and at least one applicable management policy is identified by the NMAS; and the identified policy is used to manage at least one aspect of the network's operation.04-15-2010
20090132687METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING INITIALIZATION DATA FILE OF NOTIFICATION SERVICE - A method, a device, and a system for transmitting initialization data file of a notification service are provided. The method includes steps of encapsulating at least one initialization data file of a notification service in an initialization container; carrying an ID of the initialization container in a service acquisition fragment of an electronic service guide (ESG); and sending the ESG and the initialization container, and providing at least one data type for each initialization data file. The device is a communication device. The system is a communication system. Meanwhile, a method for initializing a notification application is also provided. Therefore, the initialization manner of a notification service is expanded, thereby realizing the distribution and acquisition of configuration files required by the notification service.05-21-2009
20090132686SWITCH APPARATUS FOR A REMOTE BOOT SEQUENCE OF A NETWORK DEVICE - A switch apparatus for a remote boot sequence of a network device is disclosed. The network device may comprise a processor and a network control circuit. The switch apparatus may comprise a first storage element for storing a first boot code, a second storage element for storing a second boot code, and a detect and switch circuit electrically connected to the network control circuit. The detect and switch circuit may selectively connect to one of the first storage element and the second storage element in response to whether there is a detected signal of a pluggable unit inserted into said network device, so that the processor executes the remote boot sequence in accordance with the boot code stored in the selected storage element.05-21-2009
20120221692METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOCALIZATION IN PEER-TO-PEER SYSTEMS - A multi-layer peer-to-peer (P2P) capability is provided. A multi-layer P2P system includes a plurality of P2P networks associated with a plurality of hierarchical layers. For example, a first hierarchical layer may include a first P2P network including all peer nodes of the P2P system, and a second hierarchical layer may include a plurality of second P2P networks where the second P2P networks of the second hierarchical layer include respective subsets of the peer nodes of the first P2P network. The second P2P networks of the second hierarchical layer may be organized based on one or more characteristics (e.g., the geographic locations of the peer nodes, the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with which the peer nodes are associated, and the like). A node participating in the P2P system joins the first P2P network of the P2P system and one of the second P2P networks of the P2P system. The node may then interact with the first P2P network and/or the second P2P network for performing various functions within the P2P system.08-30-2012
20120131157NAMING NETWORK INTERFACE CARDS - A method and system for network interface naming is described.05-24-2012
20120317254NETWORK PLATFORM IN A NETWORK DEVICE ECOSYSTEM - A smart network may include a smart network host device as well as one or more client devices configured to connect to the smart network. Each of the client devices may implement one or more services that the client device exposes to other devices connected to the smart network. When a client device connects to the smart network, the client device may transmit a message to the smart network host device requesting the client device and zero or more services to be registered on the smart network. Once the client device and services are registered, other devices on the smart network may identify and utilize the resources or functions provided by the client device by querying the smart network host device for information related to the resources on the smart network. The smart network host device also notifies services about relevant service events on the smart network.12-13-2012
20100235482Virtual Appliance Automation Tool - A method and apparatus are provided for creating a virtual machine installer for use in a multi-tier computer system. The method includes the steps of providing a plurality of interactive applications operating together to achieve a predetermined enterprise objective, providing a plurality of substantially identical virtual appliances, modifying the plurality of virtual appliances by installing a respective interactive application into each of the plurality of virtual appliances (VAs), generating a catalog of the modified virtual appliances, and saving the modified virtual appliances and the catalog on a medium.09-16-2010
20120166602METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SETTING UP VEHICLE NETWORK BASED ON AUTOSAR - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for setting up a vehicle network based on AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture (AUTOSAR). The apparatus for setting up a vehicle network based on AUTOSAR includes a screen unit for externally receiving structure setup input values. A structure setup unit is configured such that when a user selects an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and a communication cluster on the screen unit, the structure setup unit displays a communication channel between the ECU and the communication cluster, and sets up a network structure based on the communication channel. A data setup unit sets up data that is transmitted through the communication channel using a wizard which is software for executing software or hardware operations using an interrogatory method.06-28-2012
20120166603STANDARDIZED MECHANISM OF REMOTE MANAGEMENT OF EMBEDDED RADIO MODULES - A standardized mechanism of remote management of mobile devices using Low Level Reader Protocol (LLRP) is disclosed. An LLRP provider application runs on a server. A remote management application runs on a mobile device. The LLRP provider application and the remote management application communicate using LLRP. The remote management application uses a specific interface, like Device Service Provider Interface (DSPI), to communicate with hardware on the mobile device. The LLRP provider application discovers a mobile device, requests at least one of configuration or metadata information, and receives at least one of configuration or metadata information. The remote management application receives a request for at least one of configuration or metadata information and sends at least one of configuration or metadata information.06-28-2012
20100205284Client Application Installer - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for installing client application. In one aspect, a method includes receiving user identification data at the client device, determining a client application configuration based on the user identification data, and configure a client application on the client device according to the specified client application configuration.08-12-2010
20110185049LOCALIZED MEDIA OFFLOAD - A method includes receiving, by an Internet Protocol (IP) anchor point, a session request to a network originating from a user equipment (UE); assigning an IP address to the UE; determining whether a reverse IP address registration is permitted to a first network device, wherein the reverse IP address registration permits a media flow associated with the IP address and the UE to omit traversing the IP anchor point; and assigning an ownership of the IP address to the first network device when reverse IP address registration is permitted.07-28-2011
20100174810DISTRIBUTED PREBOOT EXECUTION ENVIRONMENT (PXE) SERVER BOOTING - A method, computer program product, and system are disclosed for distributed Preboot execution Environment (PXE) server booting. The method may include receiving a PXE boot image request from a plurality of target machines and sending one or more target machines a temporary PXE server RAM image and a subset of target machines. The temporary PXE server RAM image assigns a recipient target machine as a temporary PXE server and each temporary PXE server is delegated the subset of target machines to PXE boot. The method may also include receiving a subset boot confirmation from each temporary PXE server that indicates that the subset of target machines delegated to each temporary PXE server booted successfully. Finally, the method may include sending the one or more temporary PXE servers an agent boot image in response to the subset boot confirmation from each temporary PXE server.07-08-2010
20120173684METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PARTITIONING RECURSIVE NAME SERVERS - A method of applying device preferences to network traffic includes establishing first DNS settings of a first device and establishing second DNS settings of a second device. The first DNS settings are associated with one or more first name servers. The second DNS settings are associated with one or more second name servers. The method also includes transmitting, from the first device, at least a portion of a first DNS query and a public IP address to the first name server. The method further includes transmitting, from the second device, at least a portion of a second DNS query and the public IP address to the second name server07-05-2012
20100299420METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT IN AN INTERNET PROTOCOL MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method and an arrangement for allowing private domains in the IMS, which makes it possible to use a SIP URI like ID@private-domain.TLD. This is achieved by providing an administration support and an interface to the IMS interconnect DNS and the DNS system of the operator network. The identity associated with private domain is established as a Private domain name based IMPU.11-25-2010
20100299421DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA NETWORK WITH HIERARCHICAL PARAMETER CONTROL PROTOCOL - The present invention relates to a digital multimedia network of apparatuses each comprising a control device, wherein a device parameter of an apparatus is controlled by sending a command message (CMD) to said control device of said apparatus containing a tree-structured hierarchical parameter address (HPA) which consists of parameter grouping identifiers each corresponding to a hierarchy level of a predetermined tree-structured parameter hierarchy used for addressing device parameters throughout said digital multimedia network.11-25-2010
20100049841METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY COMMISSIONING NETWORK DEVICE - A method and system for automatically commissioning network devices are provided. The method includes: finding a network device to be commissioned; determining whether to commission the network device according to the ID of the network device or a subscriber's requirements; and commissioning the network device if required. With the present invention, a remote commissioning system may be used to automatically implement subsequent commissioning; no cooperation between commissioning personnel and installation personnel is required; and no commissioning technician needs to be on site. This greatly shortens the commissioning time of network devices and improves the commissioning efficiency.02-25-2010
20100274878METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING DATA CONNECTION ON MOBILE NETWORK, MOBILE NETWORK, AND POLICY CONTROL ENTITY - A method for establishing data connections on a mobile network, a mobile network, and a policy control entity are disclosed. The method includes: establishing a data channel between a user equipment (UE) and a gateway (GW), and allocating an Internet Protocol (IP) address to the UE according to an address allocation request or a data channel setup request sent from the UE; and triggering the policy control entity to establish or update a policy control session according to the IP address. By using the mobile network and the policy control entity under the present invention, after the data channel is established between the UE and the GW, the GW may trigger the policy control entity to establish or update a policy control session.10-28-2010
20100274877METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATION OF OPERATING SYSTEM PARTITION TABLE - A system and method for automatically selecting and configuring storage devices according to an abstract partition table definition as part of a scripted operating system installation. The system has a deployment server in data communication with the one or more computers via the communication network. The deployment server has a deployment server storage device and a central processing unit. The deployment server storage device stores an inventory of the computers to which an operating system is to be deployed and a set of partition table requirements defined by one or more qualitative attributes associated with one or more computer storage device partitions. The central processing unit is in communication with the deployment server storage device and executes functions to map the inventory with the set of partition table requirements to create a partition table for each computer to which the operating system is to be deployed.10-28-2010
20120084418COMMUNICATION DEVICE SETTING APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION DEVICE SETTING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A communication device setting apparatus is arranged to register setup information in a communication device connected to the communication device setting apparatus via a communication network. In the communication device setting apparatus, a device setting unit recognizes an access from the communication device upon power up of the communication device, acquires setup information, which is specific to the communication device and contains a MAC address of the communication device, from list information pre-recorded in the communication device setting apparatus, and performs a setting process to set the acquired setup information in the communication device. A setting management unit detects an end of the setting process performed by the device setting unit, changes the list information based on the setup information having been set in the communication device after the end of the setting process, and manages the communication device according to the changed list information.04-05-2012
20120084417INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR EXCHANGING STRUCTURAL ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION - Facilitating communications by receiving from a requestor a request regarding an alternate of a contact, where a computer network address of the contact is known to the requestor, and where the request identifies the alternate using an alias in which the computer network address of the contact is modified to include an alias template associated with the alternate, and forwarding the request to the alternate at a computer network address associated with the alias.04-05-2012
20120084416ADAPTIVE PROTOCOL/INITIALIZATION TECHNIQUE SELECTION - A method for selection of an initialization technique and protocol for a communications device is provided. The method includes, but is not limited to, selecting a primary initialization technique from a set list of initialization techniques, implementing the primary initialization technique to initialize and move the communications device, and determining if the communications device has been initialized and moved. If the communications device has not been initialized and moved upon implementing the primary initialization technique, an additional initialization technique is selected from the set list of initialization techniques and implemented to initialize and move the communications device.04-05-2012
20120233304Registering a Common Information Model Provider to a Common Information Model Object Manager - A mechanism is provided for registering a Common Information Model (CIM) provider to at least one Common Information Model Object Manager (CIMOM). The CIMOM pre-stores at least one class definition. The CIMOM sends information to the Common Information Model (CIM) provider in order for the CIM provider to determine the at least one CIMOM existing in a network. The CIMOM sends thee at least one class definition stored in the CIMOM in order for the CIM provider to determine if the CIMOM comprises a class definition suitable for the CIM provider to operate. Responsive to the CIM provider determining that the CIMOM comprises a suitable class definition, the CMOM registers the CIM provider by recording an identifier of the CIM provider under the name of the class definition suitable to the CIM provider in the at least one CIMOM .09-13-2012
20120233303METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING PERSON OF INTEREST-BASED NETWORK SERVICE - A method of providing a person of interest based-network service by receiving information regarding the person of interest that is directly input in a terminal, setting up a representative person based on the received information regarding the person of interest, and setting up a virtual network based on users that have sent information regarding a person of interest corresponding to the set representative person.09-13-2012
20080301274BLOCK ALLOCATION TIMES IN A COMPUTER SYSTEM - A method and apparatus improves the block allocation time in a parallel computer system. A pre-load controller pre-loads blocks of hardware in a supercomputer cluster in anticipation of demand from a user application. In the preferred embodiments the pre-load controller determines when to pre-load the compute nodes and the block size to allocate the nodes based on pre-set parameters and previous use of the computer system. Further, in preferred embodiments each block of compute nodes in the parallel computer system has a stored hardware status to indicate whether the block is being pre-loaded, or already has been pre-loaded. In preferred embodiments, the hardware status is stored in a database connected to the computer's control system. In other embodiments, the compute nodes are remote computers in a distributed computer system.12-04-2008
20080301273CENTRALLY ASSIGNING BRANCH SPECIFIC NETWORK ADDRESSES - Provided is a method for centrally assigning branch specific network addresses in a domain host control protocol (DHCP) environment. A local router receives requests for IP address assignment from a computing device at one location and forwards the request to a centralized DHCP (CDHCP) server at a different location. The CDHCP server evaluates information associated with the request to determine the location of the requesting computer and assigns an IP address based upon the location. The CDCHP server correlates location specific data to the IP address entry. In this manner, a centralized DHCP server is able to administer IP address for multiple locations and assign location specific data to the requesting computer. The determination of a location of a requesting computer is based on information such as a reverse look-up of the originating signal and analysis of network traffic. The disclosed technology provides centralized control of a networking infrastructure.12-04-2008
20100077066BOOT IMAGE DISCOVERY AND DELIVERY SYSTEM - A boot image discovery and delivery system includes one or more subsystems to provide a host device, provide an image discovery client on the host device, transfer control of a start-up initialization to the image discovery client, receive authentication credentials from a centralized database, provide a first boot image to the host device for a first set of credentials and provide a second boot image to the host device for a second set of credentials.03-25-2010
20110131305SYSTEM FOR THE CREATION AND CONFIGURATION OF A NETWORK OF DEVICES - The system for the creation and configuration of a network of devices includes design modules for designing the configuration of a network of devices and automatic generation modules for automatically generating the management and control code of the network of devices starting from the designed configuration. The design modules are provided with a first configuration module of the parameters and the messages of the devices of the network of devices, with a second configuration module of a management and control graphic interface of the devices of the network of devices and with a realization module of a graphic model of the network of devices.06-02-2011
20110131304SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOUNTING SPECIFIED STORAGE RESOURCES FROM STORAGE AREA NETWORK IN MACHINE PROVISIONING PLATFORM - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for mounting specified storage resources from storage area network in machine provisioning platform. A provisioning platform can communicate generate and maintain a provisioning profile encoding the software, hardware, and/or other resources to be provisioned to a target physical and/or virtual machine. The provisioning profile can include a set of storage allocations for each target machine to be provisioned by the platform, indicating the high-level amounts, types, availability, so forth to be associated with each target. The provisioning profile can likewise include a set of storage specifications indicating specific disk types, manufacturers, and specific sources or pools in the set of storage resources available to the storage area network to transparently fulfill the storage allocations. The target(s) can be assigned an alias to identify them to the SAN, and the provisioning platform can mount the corresponding storage resources during the provisioning or updating process.06-02-2011
20110047254Configuration of User Terminal Settings in Communications System - The present solution describes a method for configuring SIP settings to a user terminal (UE). In the present solution, for instance when a specific SIP service is used in the user terminal (UE) for the first time, a request message (02-24-2011
20120324066DYNAMIC ACTIVATION OF WEB APPLICATIONS - Techniques are described herein that are capable of dynamically activating web applications. For instance, such applications may not be configured on a machine until requests for those applications are received by the machine. For example, upon receipt of such a request, the machine may automatically configure an application that is identified by the request on the machine. The machine may then forward the request to the application for processing. In another example, the machine may run an application-agnostic worker process (AAWP), which configures an application on the machine upon receipt of a request for the application. An AAWP is a worker process that is capable of processing requests for web application(s) that are not previously associated with the AAWP. The AAWP may cause a specified worker process to run on the machine, so that the specified worker process may process the request and/or subsequent requests for the application.12-20-2012
20120324069Middleware Services Framework for On-Premises and Cloud Deployment - A framework and middleware services for developing, deploying and managing composite applications is disclosed. The middleware services may be deployed on-premises or in the cloud. The framework includes a rich collection of middleware services, an application model to compose services into a composite application, a high-density multi-tenant scalable container to host the composition logic, and unified lifecycle management of the composite application and its constituent services.12-20-2012
20120324068DIRECT NETWORKING FOR MULTI-SERVER UNITS - Embodiments related to a multi-server unit having a direct network topology are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a multi-server unit including a plurality of server nodes connected in a direct network topology including distributed switching between the plurality of server nodes. The plurality of server nodes further comprises a router server node having one or more ports configured to communicate with an outside network, one or more ports configured to communicate with other server nodes of the plurality of server nodes, a logic subsystem, and instructions executable to implement a router configured to direct traffic between the one or more ports configured to communicate with an outside network and the one or more ports configured to communicate with other server nodes of the plurality of server nodes via the direct network.12-20-2012
20120324067METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE DELIVERY OF MANAGED USB SERVICES VIA A MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE - A managed Universal Serial Bus (USB) service capability is disclosed. The managed USB service capability is configured to use a mobile computing device (e.g., a smartphone or other suitable mobile computing device) to support a set of services for a computer (e.g., a desktop, a laptop, and the like) capable of connecting to the mobile computing device via a USB connection. The managed USB service capability enables local and/or remote control of the mobile computing device to operate in various USB device classes, such that the mobile computing device can provide various managed USB services for the computer via the peripheral connection. In this manner, the mobile computing device may be dynamically configured to operate as one or more of a network interface, a virtual private network (VPN) client, a smart card, a serial console, a mass-storage device, a booting device, and the like.12-20-2012
20110270958APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR FACILITATING QoS AND BEARER SETUP IN AN IP-BASED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Apparatus, and an associated method, for generating a bearer setup request in a mobile, or other, communication system. An application-level bearer setup request generator is positioned at the application level of the communication system. A request is forwarded to a transport level. And a bearer setup request signal generator, located at the transport level, generates a transport-level bearer setup request that is routed to the bearer manager. Bearer setup is performed by the bearer manager and a response is provided through the transport layer to the application level, and back to a communication node when the bearer setup is performed.11-03-2011
20120089713System And Server For Assigning Location-dependent Hostname To Client Device Over Network And Method Thereof - A method of automatic hostname configuration includes receiving a request from a client device. A location detection module may be utilized for determining a location identifier representing a location at which the client device is located. A hostname is formed including at least the location identifier, and a control server assigns the hostname to the client device by sending an acknowledgement including the hostname to the client device. The request and acknowledgement may be communicated using DHCP. Simple network management protocol messages may be sent to one or more switches to query for a MAC address of the client device to determine the source switch and port from which the request originated. The switch-port-to-location table may include several ports that map to a same location identifier. The hostname may further be formed by including a device type identifier associated with the client device.04-12-2012
20110276672METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING PAIRING BETWEEN COORDINATOR AND DEVICE IN NETWORK, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING PAIRING BETWEEN DEVICES, NETWORK SYSTEM INCLUDING THE COORDINATOR AND THE DEVICES - Provided are methods and apparatuses for performing pairing. A method of performing pairing between a coordinator and a peer device that is one from among a plurality of devices in a network including the plurality of devices and the coordinator includes: broadcasting a beacon including first pairing information indicating that the coordinator is a device to perform pairing; receiving, from the peer device, second pairing information indicating that the peer device is a peer device to perform pairing; and broadcasting a beacon including the first pairing information and the second pairing information, or the first pairing information and the second pairing information.11-10-2011
20110276671DISTRIBUTED PREBOOT EXECUTION ENVIRONMENT (PXE) SERVER BOOTING - A computer program product and system are disclosed for distributed Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) server booting. The computer program product may include an image request module configured to send a PXE boot image request to a master boot server; an assignment receiving module configured to receive a temporary PXE server RAM image and a subset of target machines from the master boot server, the temporary PXE server RAM image configured to assign a recipient target machine as a temporary PXE server, the temporary PXE server configured to agent boot the subset of target machines; a subset boot module configured to send each target machine in the subset of target machines an agent boot image; a subset confirmation module configured to receive a boot confirmation from each target machine, the boot confirmation configured to indicate that the target machine booted successfully; a master confirmation module configured to send a subset boot confirmation to the master boot server, the subset boot confirmation configured to indicate that the subset of target machines booted successfully; and an image receiving module configured to receive an agent boot image.11-10-2011
20110276670AUTOMATED DEVICE INTEGRATION - A method and system is provided in which new types of devices (such as sensors) can be integrated into a network in an automated manner. The system includes a repository for device information. When a new device is detected in a network, a management system for the network obtains device information from the repository and uses that information to integrate the device into the network.11-10-2011
20120331117Personal Presentity Presence Subsystem - A personal presentity presence service provides support for heterogeneous presentities. Presentity types including personal presentities are registered with a presentity manifest store that includes information such as type names, addresses of applications associated with actions related to the presentity type, application parameters, icons for watcher application, and the like. Personal presentity service identifies the personal presentity types associated with the user and automatically organizes these into a personal presence group for management and presentation purposes. Users (watchers) can then register for different groups of personal presentities, which are devices and systems personally associated with the user, based on a type of presentity and receive updated presence information.12-27-2012
20120102167AUTOMATIC CONFIGURATION IN A BROADCAST APPLICATION APPARATUS - The invention relates to a method of determining and applying configuration settings (CS) of a broadcast application apparatus (04-26-2012
20120102166METHODS FOR CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT USING A FALLBACK CONFIGURATION - A method of configuring a network managed device in a network is described herein. A fallback configuration is determined. The fallback configuration is identified as a configuration that enables the network managed device to be manageable. A working configuration is determined. The working configuration is described by a working set of configuration data that has been updated based on a management command. A commit command is received. The working configuration is saved as a running configuration and verification of the running configuration is initiated. It is determined whether the verification of the running configuration is successful. Where it is not successful, the running configuration is saved as a failed configuration and the running configuration is replaced with the fallback configuration.04-26-2012
20120102165CROWDSOURCING LOCATION BASED APPLICATIONS AND STRUCTURED DATA FOR LOCATION BASED APPLICATIONS - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for deploying a location based applications providing crowdsourced structured points of input for data entry. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for deploying a location based application providing crowdsourced structured points of input for data entry includes the selection of a location based application component, such as a map, for inclusion in a deployable application and the definition of a point of input for the location based application component. In this regard, the point of input can include at least one user interface control accepting data input of structured data. Finally the deployable application can be uploaded to a deployable application repository over a computer communications network for deployment to requesting mobile devices over the computer communications network.04-26-2012
20120102164DEPLOYMENT OF LOCATION BASED APPLICATIONS WITH CROWDSOURCED STRUCTURED POINTS OF INPUT FOR DATA ENTRY - A method for managing location based applications providing crowdsourced structured points of input for data entry includes deploying deployable applications to a mobile computing device. Each deployable application includes a location based application component and a corresponding point of input defining structured data to be provided through a user interface control for a portion of a display for the application component. The method also includes selecting a subset of the deployable applications for display in the mobile computing device and activating one of the deployable applications in the subset for display in the mobile computing device to receive data input. Further, the method includes receiving data input for a point of input corresponding to a location based application component of the activated one of the deployable applications. Finally, the method includes storing geographic coordinates and the data input in connection with a portion of a display, such as a map display, for a corresponding application component of the activated one of the deployable applications.04-26-2012
20120290693System and Method for Content Delivery using Dynamic Region Assignment - An authoritative domain name system server includes a memory configured to store a set of instructions, and a processor configured to execute the set of instructions. The processor obtains a first Internet Protocol address of a client system associated with a request for a domain name, and assigns a location of the authoritative domain name system server as an ingress region. The processor assigns the egress override as an egress region when the first Internet Protocol address matches the prefix of the egress override, otherwise obtains an egress table, determines a longest prefix match of the first Internet Protocol address, obtains a distance matrix for distances from the ingress location to a plurality of egress regions, and selects the egress region based on the distance matrix and the longest prefix match in the egress table. The processor selects a content node based on the one egress region, and assigns a second Internet Protocol address for the content node to a local domain name system server associated with the client system.11-15-2012
20090083406DYNAMIC HOST CONFIGURATION PROTOCOL (DHCP) MESSAGE INTERCEPTION AND MODIFICATION - In an embodiment, a method includes intercepting a configuration message from a first network node addressed to a third network node, and modifying the intercepted configuration message to provide a modified configuration message that includes address information associated with a second network node that is configured to provide bootstrap information for the third node.03-26-2009
20130013756NETWORK UNIT REPLACING METHOD FOR EMBEDDED SYSTEM DEVICE HAVING INTERNAL NETWORK UNIT AND EMBEDDED SYSTEM DEVICE - The present invention provides a network unit replacing method for an embedded system device having an internal network unit and a related embedded system device. The network unit replacing method comprises: detecting a network unit type of the embedded system device, to generate a detecting result; and when the detecting result indicates that the embedded system device has at least an external network unit currently, initializing the external network unit to make the embedded system device access network via the external network unit instead of the internal network unit.01-10-2013
20130013755DISKLESS PC NETWORK COMMUNICATION AGENT SYSTEM - A diskless PC network communication agent system includes a host, a network communication agent, a physical network connecting the network communication agent to the host, and diskless PCs connected to the network communication agent. The network communication agent has network packet filtering and transferring functions so that a virtual private network is established between the network communication agent and the diskless PCs for enabling each diskless PC to use a preboot execution environment communication protocol to catch dynamic host configuration protocol information, to start up network bootstrap, and to request the host for the services of remote installation, boot and access to virtual disk.01-10-2013
20130013758ENHANCED 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.01-10-2013
20120151024Establishing Unique Sessions for DNS Subscribers - A system establishes virtual DNS servers that are supported by a DNS server. Target IP addresses are assigned for the virtual DNS servers. Network capable devices are uniquely assigned to the virtual DNS servers for domain name resolution. Each network capable device accesses the communication network through a corresponding network device associated with a corresponding source IP address. A client's service plan is assigned to a first network capable device used by the client. The service plan is implemented through a DNS request under a session established between the first network capable device and its assigned first virtual DNS server. The session is uniquely identified by a first source IP address of a first network device used by the first network capable device to access the communication network and a first target IP address of the first virtual DNS server.06-14-2012
20120151023IMAGE FORMING DEVICE, HOST DEVICE, AND CONNECTING METHODS THEREOF - An image forming device, a host device, and connecting methods thereof are provided. The method includes that when the image forming device is connected to the host device through a wired interface, installing a driver program to execute a wireless connection setting program, determining an internet protocol (IP) setting method of the image forming device according to an IP setting method of the host device, copying network setup information of the host device and transmitting the copied network setup information to the image forming device through the wired interface, and when the image forming device sets an IP address thereof according to the determined IP setting method and transmits the IP address to the host device through the wired interface, establishing a wireless connection setting using the transmitted IP address.06-14-2012
20130024554ENABLING CLUSTER SCALING - Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and apparatuses for enabling cluster scaling. Specifically, there is disclosed a method of recording a context of configuration for an initial node of a cluster, comprising: retrieving at least one file to be used for configuring the initial node; and recording a context while configuring the initial node using the at least one file, the recorded context being information on the configuration of the initial node and to be used for enabling addition of a new node into the cluster. There is also disclosed a method of enabling addition of a new node into a cluster. Corresponding apparatuses are also disclosed. According to embodiments of the present invention, the efficiency of improving cluster scaling may be effectively improved.01-24-2013
20130024553Location independent dynamic IP address assignment - In one embodiment, a method includes receiving at a network device operating as a relay agent, a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) request from an end host, inserting a group identifier into the DHCP request and forwarding the DHCP request to a DHCP server, the end host associated with a group identified by the group identifier, receiving a response from the DHCP server, and forwarding the response to the end host. The response includes configuration information for the end host, at least some of the configuration information selected based on the group identifier. An apparatus is also disclosed.01-24-2013
20110264776DEPLOYING AN OPERATING SYSTEM - A method for deploying an operating system onto a client system includes, with the client system, receiving a bootloader image from an external device in response to a request for the bootloader image and installing the bootloader. The installed bootloader is configured to provide a streaming function from the client system to both a client repository of the client system and a remote data repository and selectively redirect requests for a block of data to one of: the client repository and the remote data repository. The method further includes, with the client system, during operation of a function of the operating system, making a request for a data block of the operating system, the data block including the function, and receiving the data block from one of: the client repository and the remote repository based on availability information.10-27-2011
20130173767In-Vehicle Controller And Non-Transitory Tangible Computer Readable Medium - An in-vehicle controller includes: a first control element for outputting a first output, which corresponds to functional safety standards, in response to a input; a first platform element for controlling a first software in the first control element; a second control element for outputting a second output, which does not correspond to the functional safety standards, in response to the input; a second platform element for controlling a second software in the second control element; and a comparison coupling element for comparing and coupling the first output and the second output, and for outputting a coupled output to an external control object device. The first platform element controls the first software in the first control element independently from the second platform element, which controls the second software in the second control element.07-04-2013
20130124703METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SETTING UP GATEWAY FOR AUTOSAR-BASED VEHICLE NETWORK - The present invention provides a method and apparatus for setting up a gateway for an AUTOS AR-based vehicle network. The apparatus for setting up the gateway includes a candidate selection unit for selecting an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) connected to at least two communication clusters, from among a plurality of ECUs, as a gateway candidate, and a gateway generation unit for generating a gateway instance with reference to the ECU selected by the candidate selection unit, and generating a gateway meta-model including the gateway instance based on instance generation input values entered by a user.05-16-2013
20110276669Method and System for Peer-to-Peer Stream - A peer-to-peer system and a method of file streaming therein are disclosed. The peer-to-peer system includes a first electronic device connected to second and third electronic devices via a first network connection. The second and the third electronic devices are connected to each other via a second network connection, wherein a file is transmitted from one of the second and the third electronic devices to the other one of the second and the third electronic devices through the second network connection.11-10-2011
20130145000METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVISIONING DEVICES IN A USER NETWORK IDENTITY ADDRESS PROVISIONING SERVER - A number of computing devices associated with a particular user have a network capability between them for management and control, said capability to enable these devices, running on different, physically distributed hardware, to interwork securely and privately.06-06-2013
20080201457MSI enhancement to update RDP files - A Terminal Server Administrator is provided with the ability to indirectly update RDP files that have been placed inside an MSI file. The TS Web Access server retrieves the RDP file from the MSI file being published by the Active Directory, contacts the corresponding Terminal Server for any updated settings to the RDP file and icon allowing the remote program to be launched, and then passes the updated RDP file and icon to the client that is to connect to the Terminal Server. In this way RDP files can be dynamically updated without creating a new MSI file.08-21-2008
20100287266AUTOMATED NETWORK DEVICE PROVISIONING USING DYNAMIC HOST CONFIGURATION PROTOCOL - In an embodiment, an electronic digital data packet router performs receiving a DHCP initiation message on a particular interface among a plurality of network interfaces,; modifying the DHCP initiation message by adding a particular DHCP option that signals a DHCP server to provide router configuration data, resulting in a modified DHCP initiation message; relaying the modified DHCP initiation message to the DHCP server; receiving, from the DHCP server, a DHCPOFFER message that comprises the particular DHCP option containing configuration data; configuring the router using the configuration data; relaying the DHCPOFFER message without the particular DHCP option on the particular interface toward another data packet router.11-11-2010
20130103812Installation of server-stored disk image on client - A client computing device uses a transport protocol to randomly access over a network a disk image stored on a server computing device. The disk image is remotely mounted at the client computing device from the server computing device. The disk image is installed on a storage device of the client computing device, without having to map the disk image as a network drive at the client computing device and/or without downloading the disk image locally to the client computing device.04-25-2013
20120284379COMPUTING SYSTEM WITH SWITCHING MECHANISM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF - A method of operation of a computing system includes: calculating an initial data connection traversing a center state node of a switching network having an ingress stage, a center stage, and an egress stage; calculating a repacking route across the switching network traversing the center switching node; broadcasting an ingress portion of the repacking route simultaneously to ingress nodes of the ingress stage; broadcasting a center portion of the repacking route simultaneously to center nodes of the center stage with the ingress portion completely deployed; broadcasting an egress portion of the repacking route simultaneously to egress nodes of the egress stage with the center portion completely deployed; and deploying a repacked data connection with the repacking route traversing the center switching node across the switching network synchronously with the initial data connection.11-08-2012
20130159482DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM ADDRESS CONFIGURATION METHOD AND APPARATUS - A method and an apparatus for configuring Domain Name System (DNS) address of a terminal are provided. The DNS address configuration method of a terminal according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes establishing a connection with a network, requesting the network for the DNS address, determining whether the DNS address is successfully received from the network, and configuring, if the DNS address is not successfully received, the DNS address of the terminal with an auxiliary DNS address stored in the terminal. The DNS address configuration method and apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention is advantageous to configure the DNS address of a terminal even if the terminal fails to receive the DNS address from the network or if the received DNS address is erroneous.06-20-2013
20110282979Network Address Assignment In A Data Center - In a data center that includes a number of chassis, with each chassis including a chassis management module and a number of slots, each slot associated with a service processor: network address assignment includes discovering, by a chassis management module of a particular chassis, one or more other chassis management modules; negotiating, by the chassis management module with the other chassis management modules via IPv6 data communications, a chassis-specific range of IPv4 addresses available for assignment to service processors of the particular chassis; providing, by the chassis management module to the service processors of the particular chassis, in dependence upon the chassis-specific range of IPv4 addresses, a base IPv4 address; and determining, by each service processor of the particular chassis, in dependence upon the base IPv4 address and a slot identifier of the slot associated with the service processor, an IPv4 address for the service processor.11-17-2011
20110295986SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING CUSTOMIZED BUILD OPTIONS FOR CLOUD DEPLOYMENT MATCHING USAGE PROFILE AGAINST CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE OPTIONS - A decision system for providing customized application build options to users of a cloud computing environment. The decision system can receive user usage history data and determine a customized set of application resources based on the usage history data. Information about the customized set of application resources can then be supplied to the user.12-01-2011
20110314138METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CAUSE ANALYSIS CONFIGURATION CHANGE - In a computer system that comprises multiple target computers and an analysis computer, one or more first target computers, in which a predetermined application has been installed and invoked, send a log comprising information of multiple configuration changes that have been made prior to invoking the predetermined application to the analysis computer, and the analysis computer receives the log and computes, for each type of configuration change and based on the log, an invocation failure rate which is a percentage at which the invocation of the predetermined application fails subsequent to the configuration change. Then, a second target computer receives, from the analysis computer, first information comprising an invocation failure rate for each type of configuration change related to the predetermined application, and based on the invocation failure rate, displays the type of configuration change that is the cause of the failure of the predetermined application invocation.12-22-2011
20110320577SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCATION BASED ADDRESS ASSIGNMENT IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF TRAFFIC IN A VIRTUAL GATEWAY - A method for location based address assignment for the distribution of traffic is provided that includes receiving a request for service from a host. A location of the host within a network environment is identified. A selected one of a plurality of gateway devices is assigned to service the host based on the location of the host within the network environment and the location of the selected one of the gateway devices within the network environment. A forwarding address associated with the selected one of the gateway devices is transmitted to the host for subsequent use by the host in forwarding network traffic.12-29-2011
20120005320CUSTOMIZED BEHAVIOR OF A CONTROL LAYER TOWARDS AN APPLICATION SERVER IN A PACKET-BASED NETWORK - System(s) and method(s) are provided for regulating interaction amongst an application layer and a control layer in a packet-based core network. A data structure is provisioned in a centralized repository; the data structure includes (i) at least one procedure for regulating interaction amongst a session control component within the control layer and application server within the application layer, and (ii) an identification (ID) field attribute that uniquely identifies the data structure. To regulate such interaction, the session control component acquires a set of provisioned data structures; acquisition is automatic and can be dictated, in part, by generation of a data structure, or modification of an existing data structure or an ID field attribute. Based at least on an ID field attribute retained in a subscriber service profile, the session control component references a data structure identified by the ID field attribute and implements one or more procedures retained in such data structure. Implementation of the one or more procedure regulates the interaction between the session control component and the application server.01-05-2012
20120030325WIRELESS SYNCHRONIZATION OF MEDIA CONTENT AND SUBSCRIPTION CONTENT - Arrangements are provided which use a host computer to configure a wireless portable device's network connection parameters. The radio on the portable device may be used to help locate nearby accessible wireless networks. Once a synchronization relationship between the portable device and a media library on a host computer is established, periodically updated content, such as podcasts, may be discovered and subscribed to using software on the host computer, and the content synchronized with the host computer. A portable device may manage episodic content, such as podcasts, using the device's own wireless connection, and may further send such content to other portable devices. A central user profile may be set up on a web server to synchronize multiple wireless or wired devices.02-02-2012
20120030324Platform Discovery, Asset Inventory, Configuration, And Provisioning In A Pre-Boot Environment Using Web Services - In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for initializing a common information model (CIM) broker and a SLP service agent of a system in a pre-boot environment, transmitting a multicast request and receiving a unicast advertisement from a directory agent, registering a web-based enterprise management (WBEM) service to the directory agent, and configuring, provisioning, and/or performing asset inventory of the system in the pre-boot environment responsive to information from a resource manager. Other embodiments are described and claimed.02-02-2012
20120036241Using Unique Local Unicast Addresses in a Global Domain Name Server by Providing a Centralized Registry - Mechanisms are provided for assigning addresses for use in communications between computing devices. With these mechanisms, a centralized domain name registrar server assigns a unique global identifier to a domain of a site such that the unique global identifier uniquely identifies the domain. The unique global identifier is received in a data processing system from the centralized domain name registrar server. The site is divided into a plurality of sub-domains and a unique sub-domain identifier is assigned to each sub-domain in the site such that the unique sub-domain identifier uniquely identifies a corresponding sub-domain in the site. The global identifier for the domain of the site and the sub-domain identifiers of the sub-domains in the plurality of sub-domains are provided by the data processing system to routers of the site for use in associating addresses with devices of the site.02-09-2012
20120297037COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR ALLOCATING IP ADDRESS TO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS IN COMPUTER SUBSYSTEM NEWLY ADDED AND METHOD FOR NEWLY ADDING COMPUTER SUBSYSTEM TO COMPUTER SYSTEM - A computer subsystem is provided with a switch apparatus group that is at least one switch apparatus that is coupled to the communication network and a plurality of communication apparatuses that includes an internal management apparatus (an internal apparatus). The internal management apparatus transmits a request of a plurality of IP addresses that are allocated to the plurality of communication apparatuses to an external management apparatus that is disposed outside the computer subsystem. The external management apparatus manages whether or not each of M static IP addresses can be allocated, specifies a plurality of static IP addresses that can be allocated in response to the request, and transmits the plurality of specified static IP addresses to the internal management apparatus. The internal management apparatus allocates the plurality of static IP addresses to a plurality of internal apparatus.11-22-2012
20120066358METHOD OF GENERATING A NETWORK MODEL - A method of configuring a network model of a network is disclosed that may include a plurality of interconnected network elements. An embodiment of the method may include: a) accessing a plurality of predefined network element models, with each element model defining a network element and including element configuration data relating to the element; b)receiving selection data defining a selection of the plurality of network element models; c) receiving element connection data defining interconnections between selected network element models; and d) automatically configuring network model data for the network model in dependence upon the received selection and connection data. Also disclosed are: a) a network model configured according to the disclosed method; b) a network configured according to the method; c) a system for configuring a network model; and d)a method of analyzing a network that may include accessing the network model.03-15-2012
20130212237PROXY INFRASTRUCTURE TO ACCESS FIRMWARE-BASED FEATURES - A customizable configuration data structure contains information regarding proxies to provide. A proxy infrastructure has a controller to read the customizable configuration data structure and to create the proxies. A management processor has firmware-based features, where the proxies are to access the firmware-based features through an interface between the proxy infrastructure and the management processor.08-15-2013
20130212238Method and Configuration Component for Assigning a Station Name to Components of an Industrial Automation Arrangement - A method and a configuration component for assigning a respective station name to a plurality of components of an industrial automation arrangement, wherein projected components are each allocated a station name and a number of projected properties in a project. During a startup phase or an operating time of the automation arrangement, the configuration component ascertains the components in the data network are ascertained, retrieves information about respective actual properties of the ascertained components, determines a respective similarity value for each ascertained component in relation to the projected components using the degree of match between the actual properties and projected properties, and assigns to each ascertained components the projected station name of that projected component having the best similarity value to allow partial or complete automation of the process of assigning station names, even if some of the properties of the projected and ascertained components differ from one another.08-15-2013
20130212239METHODS AND APPARATUS TO PROVISION NAME-SERVERS - Methods and apparatus are disclosed to provision name-servers. An example system disclosed herein includes a name-server evaluator to determine capacities of the plurality of name-servers, a provisioner to compute profile assignment values based on a plurality of subscriber identifiers, and an assignor to assign the subscriber identifiers to one of the plurality of name-servers based on the profile assignment values and the capacities.08-15-2013

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