Palo Alto, CA, United States
Palo Alto, CA, United States

VMware, Inc. is a U.S. software company that provides cloud and virtualization software and services, and claims to be the first to commercially successfully virtualize the x86 architecture. Founded in 1998, VMware is based in Palo Alto, California. In 2004 it was acquired by and became a subsidiary of EMC Corporation, then on August 14, 2007, EMC sold 15% of the company in a New York Stock Exchange IPO. The company trades under the symbol VMW.VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, while its enterprise software hypervisors for servers, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, are bare-metal hypervisors that run directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system. Wikipedia.


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VMware | Date: 2017-02-01

A method for reprovisioning a logical storage volume (151) for an application running in a computer system (100) that is connected to a storage system (130) via input-output command, IO, paths (601) and non-IO paths (602). The method comprises issuing (1716) a request to the storage system (130) via a said non-IO path (602) to increase a size of the logical storage volume (151) provisioned in a selected logical storage container (142); receiving acknowledgement of the increase in size from the storage system (130); and updating (1718) a metadata file associated with the logical storage volume (151) to indicate the increased size.


Managing virtual and real machines through a provisioning system. The provisioning system allows a user to create and manage machines through a self-service approach. The provisioning system interacts with one or more agents that manage the lifecycle of a machine. The system may provide templates that enable a user to readily create a virtual machine. The system may also include interfaces for administrators to manage virtual and real machine resources.


Techniques for surfacing host-side flash storage capacity to a plurality of VMs running on a host system are provided. In one embodiment, the host system creates, for each VM in the plurality of VMs, a flash storage space allocation in a flash storage device that is locally attached to the host system. The host system then causes the flash storage space allocation to be readable and writable by the VM as a virtual flash memory device.


Disclosed examples to configure an application blueprint involve selecting, during a runtime phase, a first service and a second service from a plurality of services mapped to a service template, the service template bound to a node by an application blueprint, the application blueprint generated during a design phase; generating, during the runtime phase, a first deployment profile to deploy a first application on the node in a cloud environment, the first deployment profile based on the application blueprint, the first deployment profile identifying the first service; and generating, during the runtime phase, a second deployment profile to deploy a second application on the node in the cloud environment based on the application blueprint, the second deployment profile identifying the second service.


A solution is provided for associating network traffic traversing a networked environment according to a selected category item, such as a user name or other network entity identity-related information. The solution includes a collector and a monitor. The collector extracts a user name and a network address from an event log maintained on the networked environment. The monitor receives the network traffic and identifies at least one packet having a network address that matches the extracted network address. After at least one of the packets is identified, the collector associates the identified packet(s) with the extracted user name.


Patent
VMware | Date: 2017-04-05

An application is deployed to a cloud computing environment, where the application is executed using a plurality of virtual machines, including a first virtual machine, that execute on hosts in the cloud computing environment. To deploy the application, an application identifier is generated and a first virtual machine identifier is generated for the first virtual machine. The first virtual machine is then instantiated in the cloud computing environment. A second virtual machine identifier for the first virtual machine is then generated. An association among the application identifier, the first virtual machine identifier, and the second virtual machine identifier is then created.


A cloud computing environment consists of a cloud deployment platform with an application management server executing thereon, and a cloud management server deployed in a cloud infrastructure. When a cloud-based application is deployed to the cloud infrastructure, a deployment plan for the cloud-based application is read, where the deployment plan comprises a first plurality of tasks to be executed in the cloud infrastructure. A determination is made that one or more custom tasks are required to be executed in the cloud infrastructure. After the determination, the one or more custom tasks are inserted into the first plurality of tasks to generate a second plurality of tasks. The second plurality of tasks is then transmitted to the cloud management server for execution in the cloud infrastructure.


Patent
VMware | Date: 2017-03-29

Examples disclosed herein provide systems, methods, and software for avoiding data replication using sparse files. In one example, a method of using a sparse file to manage modifications to read-only files includes identifying an open file request on a computing system for a read-only file, and generating the sparse file corresponding to the read-only file. The method further includes identifying a modification to the read-only file and, responsive to identifying the modification, initiate a write to the sparse file based on the modification and identifying the write in a region map.


A system for adapting virtual computing resource (e.g., virtual machine) templates for use with new software platforms without modifying, or otherwise requiring recertification of, the template itself is disclosed. The system enables the installation of a software agent to be bootstrapped to the installation and execution of an agent already included in a template. Installation of the bootstrapped software agent may be performed automatically during initial provisioning of a virtual computing resource with little or no additional effort required from an administrator. Accordingly, embodiments of the disclosure enable preexisting templates to repurposed for use with new and/or more advanced cloud management platforms.


Patent
VMware | Date: 2017-05-03

A computer implemented method for assigning workload slices from a workload to upcoming frames to be processed during the rendering of the upcoming frames. The processing time of upcoming frames and workload slices varies at runtime according to system resources The method determines an effective frame rate that estimates the duration of an upcoming frame and also determines an effective slice rate that estimates the time it takes to complete an upcoming workload slice. Based on the effective frame rate and the effective slice rate, the method then calculates the slice-to-frame ratio which defines the rate in which slices are assigned to upcoming frames. The slice-to-frame ratio can dynamically change to accommodate for changes to the processing time of rendered frames and completed workload slices.

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