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Bulk Licenses method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245131D
Publication Date: 2016-Feb-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

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Helmerich , Lawrence: INVENTOR

Abstract

For Network on Demand (NoD) switches need to always have specific licenses that are normally optional licenses. Devised is a solution to apply licenses to NoD switches, and only NoD switches, automatically.

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Date : October 28, 2015

Title of the invention : Bulk Licenses method

Inventor: Helmerich , Lawrence

For Network on Demand (NoD) switches need to always have specific licenses that are normally optional licenses. Devised is a solution to apply licenses to NoD switches, and only NoD switches, automatically.

The solution consists of several components:

·         Order system  

·         Data lake  - a Web service which includes a database

·         OmniVista Network Management System

·         Network switches

When a customer has a NoD solution, the ordering system creates a bill of material which includes network switches.  When an order is filled, information about the network switches is entered into the Data Lake database.  This information includes the serial numbers of the network switches.  The database entry also marks the switch as part of the NoD solution.  NoD switches should always receive certain licenses.  In this case the licenses are for advanced routing and 10GB ports.

Once the NoD devices are installed the OmniVista NMS discovers the devices and collects information about the devices including the device’s serial number and MAC address. 

OmniVista then makes an API call to the data lake passing the serial number, MAC address and device type.  The data lake takes the serial number and queries the data lake database to determine if the device is part of the NoD solution.  If the device is an NOD device then the data lake uses the serial number, MAC address and device type to ...