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Method and System for Automatically Defining New Module Configurations Based on Master Module Configuration Parameters

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237044D
Publication Date: 2014-May-28
Document File: 3 page(s) / 186K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for automatically defining new module configurations based on master module configuration parameters.

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Method and System for Automatically Defining New Module Configurations Based on Master Module Configuration Parameters

Disclosed is a method and system for automatically defining new module configurations based on master module configuration parameters. The method and system allows new modules to self configure based on configuration parameters set in primary master module. All subsequent modules along with the new modules inserted into switch, in network environment, gets cloned

with master module configuration parameters such as, but not limited to, port configuration, VLAN/VSAN setup, STP setup, port types, trunk settings and other features. All the cloned new models allow mass deployment of modules, saving administrator's time and narrowing window for configuration errors.

In accordance with the method and system, as shown in the figure, a user allocates appropriate port numbers for desired host devices such as, but not limited to, ISLs, storage devices, VLANs and VSANs in a network environment. Thereafter, the user configures a module and sets the module as the master configured module allowing other new modules added into the switch, query the master module and apply similar configurations. Subsequently the new modules that are added to the switch, with the

help of a communication agent, query the master module and get the port configuration information. The port configuration information is then systematically applied to the new modules using the communic...