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Method / System to represent backup, recovery, and hierarchical storage management through inventory injection on a hypervisor manager

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242023D
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 77K

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Abstract

A system and method to represent backup, recovery, and hierarchical storage management through inventory injection on a hypervisor manager is disclosed.

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Method / System to represent backup, recovery, and hierarchical storage management through inventory injection on a hypervisor manager

Disclosed is a system and method to represent backup, recovery, and hierarchical storage management through inventory injection on a hypervisor manager.

A virtual system environment can grow into a large number of virtual machines and

other virtual objects over time. As the system grows, it becomes more difficult to manage for backup and recovery operations, and just like files, some virtual machines and objects may become unused but still consume storage/resources. When recovery does happen, the virtual machines/objects should be available quickly, ideally instantly. In addition, several virtual machines may be restored to create new virtual machines for temporary use, but these machines never get cleaned up after recovery is complete. Finally, some virtual machines get deleted, but at a later point in time there may be need to easily identify and recover them.

Today an administrator can use tools to generate reports and take action manually to handle these problems. A better solution is to have a policy based system that

manages migration and instant recovery of these resources with minimal administrator intervention.

An embodiment of the disclosed system implements policies for migration of virtual

machines, and provides intercepts on hypervisor access to initiate instant restore. Also

enhance recovery user interface to allow recovery of a set of system objects to a point in time, and automatically remove the resident recovered data after it becomes inactive.

For migration an embodiment of the system may have the following features:

Provide a user interface and back end support that allows policies to be managed


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for identifying idle resources. Policies may include identifying virtual machines that have been shutdown for N days, or have had no network activity, or have not accessed virtual disks for some period of time.

A periodic scan of the virtual environment/resource inventory to identify resources


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that match policy requirement.

Migration of the virtual machine/resource...