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IP Management

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246428D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-06
Document File: 4 page(s) / 116K

Publishing Venue

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Abstract

Disclosed is a search engine and color-based mapping system for Internet Protocol (IP) address management during a very large transition of a customer information technology (IT) environment from one data center to another.

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IP Management

During a very large transition of a customer information technology (IT) environment from one data center to another, Internet Protocol (IP) management is a complex issue that must be addressed in order to track and preserve the changes within the data center network environment. Various tools are available to scan the network and provide the details; however, locating the various changes to validate the changes is difficult. Tracking for every physical and virtual server's IPs is a laborious task, which is and sometimes mismanaged. This leads to problems in post-production after transition.

For transitioning a customer from one data center to another, the proposed solution is a search engine and color-based mapping system for IP address management. The novel approach comprises the following features:


 IP address search within applications


 IP address search within the infrastructure and map to the Media Access Control (MAC) address


 Color coding scheme to represent IP address usage


 Three-dimensional (3D) view to quickly isolate anomalies in IP addresses before and after the transition


 Identification of changes to the servers before and after transition


 Validation of any MAC address information before and after transition

For transition of a data center from one physical location to another, the proposed solution is to perform a mapping of the IP addresses before and after transition.

The system uses existing scanning tools (av...