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Centralized Request Level of Capabilitiies

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033505D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Dec-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Today when a blade suspends,the information about the blade is cast to blade from which the client suspended. This implies that when a client is resumed it will have to be on the same client it suspended from. This is not a problem on a site where all the blades are the same; however in a blade heterogeneous site, this presents a problem for IT admins who don;t want to dedicate a blade, or class of blades to a fixed set of users.

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Centralized Request Level of Capabilitiies

     Today when a blade suspends,the information about the blade is cast to blade from which the client suspended. This implies that when a client is resumed it will have to be on the same client it suspended from. This is not a problem on a site where all the blades are the same; however in a blade heterogeneous site, this presents a problem for IT admins who don;t want to dedicate a blade, or class of blades to a fixed set of users.

Implementation sceme:

   Client initiates level of service required. Server has a list of available blades, Hardware configurations, and client OS's PnP capabilities.

   On Resume the client sends packet, or server interrogates the users configuration. with min. capabilities/characteristics required, such as hardware configuration. max. number of network hops between client and server, min. I/O bandwidth for network (Disks, and general network access)

   Server chooses blade to boot/reload client image on based, on the following criteria

Hardware that matches the requirements, or is capable of being configured to run using built in PnP HAL, drivers, etc, from the client image.

If an exact hardware match is not found, the server will choose the next closest blade, that still fits with the ability of the client OS to adapt, through PnP and dynamic driver loading. In the case the Windows the primary restrictions are associated with the PIC, AND APIC chip sets. the number of processors, and the power managem...