VMware Patent Grants

Test creation with execution

Granted: June 20, 2017
Patent Number: 9684587
In a method of executing a test while creating the test, a portion of a line of a test case for a software item is received. The syntax of the received portion of the line is validated upon entry of the portion of the line. The line is executed after the syntax validation. Any error based on execution is indicated.

Placing a virtual edge gateway appliance on a host computing system

Granted: June 20, 2017
Patent Number: 9686153
Techniques for placing a virtual edge gateway appliance on at least one host computing system are described. In one embodiment, a virtual switch assigned to a tenant for creating virtual networks is identified. Further, at least one host computing system having access to the virtual switch is identified. Furthermore, placing a virtual edge gateway appliance on the at least one identified host computing system is recommended to allow connectivity to networks created using the virtual…

Configuring link aggregation groups to perform load balancing in a virtual environment

Granted: June 20, 2017
Patent Number: 9686178
Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems configure a first set of ports of a host device to be included within a link aggregation group (LAG) with a switch coupled to the first set of one or more ports. A second set of one or more ports of a second host device is also included within the LAG. The configuration of the LAG includes the switch performing load balancing between ports within the LAG. The first host device receives, via the LAG, a packet to be processed by a service…

Application service level objective aware demand estimation

Granted: June 20, 2017
Patent Number: 9686207
A management server and method for performing resource management operations in a distributed computer system uses at least one sampling parameter to estimate demand of a client for a resource. The sampling parameter has a correlation with at least one target performance goal of an application that the client is running. The demand estimation can then be used to make at least one decision in a resource management operation.

Saturation detection and admission control for storage devices

Granted: June 20, 2017
Patent Number: 9686352
Maximum throughput of a storage unit, and workload and latency values of the storage unit corresponding to a predefined fraction of the maximum throughput are estimated based on workloads and latencies that are monitored on the storage unit. The computed metrics are usable in a variety of different applications including admission control, storage load balancing, and enforcing quality of service in a shared storage environment.

Methods and apparatus to generate a customized application blueprint

Granted: June 13, 2017
Patent Number: 9678731
Methods and apparatus to generate a customized application blueprint are disclosed. An example method includes determining a first computing unit within an application definition, identifying a property for the first computing unit, and generating an application blueprint based on the identified property of the computing unit.

Software application placement using computing resource containers

Granted: June 13, 2017
Patent Number: 9678782
Embodiments associate software applications with computing resource containers based on a placement rule and a selected failure correlation. A placement rule indicates that a first software application is to be co-located with a second software application during execution of the first and second software applications. The placement rule also indicates that the first software application is to be separated from the second software application during execution of the first and second…

System and method for injecting faults into code for testing thereof

Granted: June 13, 2017
Patent Number: 9678816
Probes are employed to inject errors into code. In response to a function-entry trigger event, a probe writes a predefined test value to a return value register. The probe then cause function execution to be skipped such that the test value is returned in lieu of the value which would otherwise be returned by the function. Behavior after the error is injected may then be observed, data collected, etc. such that undesired behavior (e.g., crashes) can be identified and/or corrected. In an…

Alerting with duplicate suppression

Granted: June 13, 2017
Patent Number: 9678820
The present disclosure is related to systems, methods, and non-transitory machine readable media for alerting with duplicate suppression. An example non-transitory machine readable medium can store instructions executable by a processing resource to cause a computing system to receive an alert at a first virtual computing instance (VCI) from a second VCI, compare the alert with at least one previously received alert to determine if the alert is a duplicate alert, and send the alert to an…

Protecting virtual machines from network failures

Granted: June 13, 2017
Patent Number: 9678838
Systems and techniques are described for protecting virtual machines from network failures. A described technique includes running a virtual machine on a first source host; replicating, over a first network, data related to the virtual machine to a destination host; determining that the destination host has become unreachable, over the first network, from the first source host; determining whether a second source host can reach the destination host over the first network or a second…

System and method for managing configuration of virtual switches in a virtual machine network

Granted: June 13, 2017
Patent Number: 9680772
Techniques for managing configuration of virtual switches in a virtual machine network are disclosed. In an embodiment, a virtual machine network that includes virtual switches is configured to revert back to a saved network configuration if a configuration change causes the connection between the VM management system and a managed node to be lost. For example, before any configuration changes are made, the active configuration is saved. If the new configuration supports a working…

Controlling a paravirtualized wireless interface from a guest virtual machine

Granted: June 13, 2017
Patent Number: 9680971
A method, system and an apparatus to paravirtualize a wireless interface is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method receives a frame of data for a wireless service through a wireless interface of a host device using a processor. If the frame of data is associated with a first type of category, the frame of data is processed through a first standard interface. If the frame of data is associated with a second type of category, the frame is processed through a second standard interface. The…

Methods and systems to determine and improve cost efficiency of virtual machines

Granted: June 6, 2017
Patent Number: 9672074
Methods and systems to compute cost efficiency of virtual machines (“VMs”) running in a private cloud are described. Methods and systems compute a cost efficiency value for each VM in the private cloud based on cost of the VM in the private cloud, cost of similar VMs in the private cloud, price of similar VM running in the public cloud, and the cost of similar VMs running in one or more private clouds in the same geographical area. When the cost efficiency of a VM is greater than a…

Partition tolerance in cluster membership management

Granted: June 6, 2017
Patent Number: 9672115
Techniques are disclosed for managing a cluster of computing nodes following a division of the cluster into at least a first and second partition, where the cluster aggregates local storage resources of the nodes to provide an object store, and objects stored in the object store are divided into data components stored across the nodes. In accordance with one method, it is determined that a majority of data components comprising a first object are stored within nodes in the first…

Maintaining consistency using reverse replication during live migration

Granted: June 6, 2017
Patent Number: 9672120
Examples maintain consistency of writes for a plurality of VMs during live migration of the plurality from a source host to a destination host. The disclosure intercepts I/O writes to a migrated VM at a destination host and mirrors the I/O writes back to the source host. This “reverse replication” ensures that the CG of the source host is up to date, and that the source host is safe to fail back to if the migration fails.

System and method for supporting remote accesses to a host computer from a mobile computing device

Granted: June 6, 2017
Patent Number: 9672212
Users of a client computer having non-conventional input devices interact with a host computing platform with the same user experience as if he or she was operating the client computer natively. This is achieved by having the non-conventional input devices of the client device appear local to the applications that are running on the host platform, even though the host computing platform may not be equipped with drivers for the non-conventional input devices.

Augmented reality aided navigation

Granted: June 6, 2017
Patent Number: 9672648
In a computer-implemented method for augmented reality aided navigation to at least one physical device indicia corresponding to the at least one physical device supporting virtualization infrastructure is observed. Based on the observed indicia, navigational cues correlating to a location of the at least one physical device is generated. Navigational cues are displayed such that augmented reality aided navigation is provided to the at least one physical device.

Configuration profile validation on IOS using SSL and redirect

Granted: June 6, 2017
Patent Number: 9674174
An application management agent running on a wireless communications device restricts access to device functionality (e.g., applications and device features) unless the application management agent has determined that a particular configuration profile has been installed on the device (after which the application management agent permits access to device functionality, and an operating system of the device enforces policy settings specified in the configuration profile). The application…

Measurement of remote display responsiveness to application display changes

Granted: June 6, 2017
Patent Number: 9674263
One method for managing remote display performance includes operations for embedding pixel data in a file of an application executing on a server, and detecting an open window of a graphical user interface (GUI) associated with the application. The pixel data is used to create a pixel strip in the window, while the GUI is being displayed on a remote display of a remote client. Update information for the GUI being displayed on the remote display is transmitted from the server to the…

Filtering unnecessary display updates for a networked client

Granted: June 6, 2017
Patent Number: 9674265
Methods, systems, and computer programs are provided for managing remote display performance. One method includes operations for receiving notifications of events identified by an operating system, and for receiving notifications of display updates destined to a remote display coupled to a remote client. The method includes an operation for correlating events and display updates to determine the transmittal priority for the updates, where the priority is associated with a criticality for…