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Method and System for Reverse Registration of System Names/IP Addresses in a Cloud Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244841D
Publication Date: 2016-Jan-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 25K

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Abstract

A method and system for providing reverse registration of system Names/IP addresses in a cloud environment.

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Method and System for Reverse Registration of System Names /IP Addresses in a Cloud Environment

As cloud environments grow, users deal with multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) and the network environments are also becoming increasingly complex. Currently, users are required to request a pool of IP addresses and assign them to the nodes. This, however, results in IP hoarding and users having to remember IP addresses. Such mechanisms do not provide a great user experience.

Similarly, the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) technology ensures that the same IP address is generally given out to a particular media access control (MAC) address. However, the MAC address may not remain the same always. For example, if VMs are using real hardware, instead of virtual interfaces, the MAC address doesn't remain same. To solve this, Domain Name System (DNS) can be updated after DHCP works out the IP address, but DNS can be slow to update which can lead to timeouts or being directed to the wrong system in some cases. Therefore, an improved solution is required for managing cloud network environment.

A method and system is described for providing reverse registration of system Names/IP addresses in a cloud environment.

The method and system described herein uses a host name at DHCP request time to influence which IP address is returned. The method provides a better user experience as the cloud can be configured to use the VM's name to create the host name for an instance. Th...