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Update delivery optimization

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237132D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for spawning new management nodes to accelerate the delivery of updates in an environment that requires a one-to-one update scenario.

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Update delivery optimization

The problem is that updating multiple systems takes a long time. In some cases, the management node and update tool can only flash one system at a time, in a serial fashion.

Disclosed is a method for spawning new management nodes to accelerate the delivery of updates in an environment that requires a one-to-one update scenario. The steps follow:


1. Gather an update


2. Copy the update to multiple nodes


3. Create temporary management nodes from those servers


4. Deploy updates to other servers from the temp management nodes


5. Replace temporary nodes with actual capacity nodes as before

The following factors must be considered:
 Number of nodes of nodes in the environment


 Time to copy files


 Time to update the system


 Time to provision the management node


 Time to de-provision the management node

The virtual update managers comprise:
 Preboot environment


 Packet installer - inband/outband

Figure: Example embodiment

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Example:


1. Determine the number of management nodes (1)

2. Determine the number of servers to be updated. (50)

t1 - copy file to management node
t2 - provision other management nodes and copy files
t3 - deploy update from 25 management nodes to 25 nodes t4 - deploy update to 13 nodes
t5 - deploy to 6 nodes
t6 - deploy to 3 nodes
t7 - deploy to 2 nodes
t8 - deploy to final node

Steps to provision a management server:

1. Clone a "management node" (Virtual Machine (VM) or Finite State Machine (FSM)...