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9021480 Security management device and method  
In a case where a master virtual machine, which is constructed on the basis of master information for configuring either part or all of a virtual machine, and an individual virtual machine, which...
9021459 High availability in-service software upgrade using virtual machine instances in dual control units of a network device  
Techniques are described for providing high availability (HA) during an in-service software upgrade (ISSU) of a network device, e.g., a router, by running a pair of virtual machines on each of a...
9021015 Method and system for publishing virtual applications to a web server  
A method and system for publishing virtual applications on the Internet. The method includes obtaining a list of applications associated with a publisher from a server computing device and...
9015702 Determining compatibility of an application with different versions of an operating system  
An aspect of the present invention detects usage, by an application process, of a utility provided by a first version of an operating system, and determines whether a later version of the operating...
9015837 Systems and methods for verifying an update to data of an electronic device  
Systems and methods for verifying an update to data of an electronic device are provided. A system includes an auto-update module configured to receive an update from an update server over a...
9015648 Roundtrip merge of BPEL processes and BPMN models  
In one embodiment, a method of performing a merge operation can include: mapping a business process modeling notation (BPMN) model to a business process execution language (BPEL) model; modifying...
9015695 Information processing apparatus and information processing method  
Firmware of subsystems included in an information processing apparatus is divided according to functions so as to include data areas containing first version information. Second version information...
9015694 Cloud-based firmware distribution service  
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for altering stored firmware within a network device comprises receiving, by a first network device, information to download firmware. This...
9009696 Generating encoded identifications of selected subsets of installed software packages on a client machine  
Embodiments relate to systems and methods for generating encoded identifications of selected subsets of installed software packages on a client machine. A physical or virtual client machine can...
9009313 Simultaneous maintenance of multiple versions of a web-based business information system  
A method, system, computer program product, and related business methods for phased rollout of an upgraded version of a web-based business information system are described. URLs associated with...
9009698 System and method for providing computer upgrade information  
Systems and methods are disclosed which provide upgrade information for at least one computer. The method includes the steps of executing an upgrade program stored in a computer-readable medium on...
9009693 Out-of-band framework libraries within applications  
An enhanced binder provides flexibility and certainty when selecting a version of a software library to load, and an enhanced loader prevents a library version vulnerable to a security flaw from...
9009694 Pre-verification and sequencing of patches  
The present invention provides an interactive graphical user interface (GUI) patch environment for installing a patch on the targeted systems. A system administrator or other authorized user...
9009695 Method for changing over from a first adaptive data processing version to a second adaptive data processing version  
The invention relates to a method and to a system for changing over from a first adaptive data processing version (V1) on data processing means using at least one data model (dm) which is...
9003388 Information processing apparatus and update process support system  
An information processing apparatus includes a storage unit that stores reboot necessity information for respective versions of programs that are install targets of an electronic device, the reboot...
9003387 Automated deployment of computer-specific software updates  
A software update system automatically deploys software updates, approved by a provider of a process control system, to computer hosts that execute the process control system. The software update...
9003372 System and method for replacing software components with corresponding known-good software components without regard to whether the software components have been compromised or potentially compromised  
Approaches for replacing software components executing in a runtime environment with corresponding known-good software components are disclosed. In some implementations, at least a first event...
9003386 Fallback system for software upgrade  
A computer system includes a processor, an application layer, and a data layer. The application layer includes a primary application layer, and at times of system upgrade or configuration change, a...
9003364 Overriding system attributes and function returns in a software subsystem  
An approach is provided in which a request is received from a software module to retrieve a value stored in a pre-defined location. Prior to retrieving the value, an override tank is checked for a...
8997044 Overriding system attributes and function returns in a software subsystem  
An approach is provided in which a request is received from a software module to retrieve a value stored in a pre-defined location. Prior to retrieving the value, an override tank is checked for a...
8997084 Method and apparatus for determining compatible versions of dependent entities in a computer system  
A computer executed method of determining compatible versions of dependent entities of a root entity having a specified version in a computer system. The method comprises building a directed graph...
8997091 Techniques for compliance testing  
Described are techniques for performing compliance testing. Configuration state information is received for one or more devices managed using a configuration management system. The configuration...
8997085 Image delta-based upgrade of complex stack in software appliance  
An approach is provided in which a host system identifies a set of differences between a first version of a software product and a second version of the software product. The set of differences...
8997088 Methods and systems for automated deployment of software applications on heterogeneous cloud environments  
A method and system of deploying at least one software application from at least one source platform to at least one target platform is provided. The method may include obtaining configuration data...
8997083 Managing a network of computer systems using a version identifier generated based on software packages installed on the computing systems  
An administrator system can generate a version identifier for a computing system based on the software packages installed on a computing system. The version identifier can represent the software...
8978024 Federated system automatic update communication to enable selective update of critical firmware elements  
A method for firmware update coordination in a federated computing system can include receiving in a host one of different computers coupled to one another in a federated computing system,...
8978160 Method for selective software rollback  
A system and method for validating a software file to be installed into a controller. The method includes preparing the software file including assigning a software version code to the software...
8972972 Handshaking methodology and redundant data channel between servers during software upgrade  
A method for upgrading software having steps (A) to (D) is disclosed. Step (A) may deny a first server access to read from and write to a database controlled by a second server while second...
8972971 Image instance mapping  
A method and system for image instance mapping is provided. The method includes receiving from change agents on virtual machine instances periodic monitoring data indicating changes for each...
8972966 Updating firmware in a hybrid computing environment  
Systems, methods and products directed toward facilitating firmware updates in a hybrid computing environment. One aspect includes providing a primary operating environment and a secondary...
8972970 Firmware overwriting method in paired use wireless microphone and receiver  
A firmware overwriting method for paired use wireless microphone and receiver is disclosed. The firmware update method comprises building a wireless connection between the at least one wireless...
8972965 Display device and method for controlling and upgrading the same  
A display device and method for controlling and updating the same are disclosed herein. The display device may include a broadcast receiver for receiving a broadcast signal, a demultiplexer for...
8972967 Application packages using block maps  
Deploying applications to a device often involves generating an application package for installing the application anew, and application patches for updating the application from a specific first...
8972973 Firmware update discovery and distribution  
A firmware update system is described that collectively handles firmware updates for hardware resources of a computing device. The firmware update system may be configured to handle firmware...
8972349 Continuous integration of business intelligence software  
Methods for automatically testing a business intelligence artifact include authoring a business intelligence artifact selected from the group consisting of a report specification, an analysis cube,...
8972969 Out of band services updates  
Out of band component updating may include receiving a data structure that includes information regarding a component of an application. It may further include determining, from the data structure,...
8972968 Alternate service for applications  
Disclosed are various embodiments to accommodate incompatibilities between differing versions of client and server applications. The client application establishes, via a network of a client...
8966469 Apparatus, method and storage medium for determining versions and updating software  
An information processing apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store a list which makes the version of software correspond to mapping information, a first determination unit configured...
8966466 System for performing firmware updates on a number of drives in an array with minimum interruption to drive I/O operations  
The present invention concerns an apparatus comprising a management utility and a processing utility. The management utility may be implemented on a host computer and be configured to initiate a...
8966646 Software license management  
A method of managing a software license comprises loading a software program into volatile memory, obtaining authorization data, modifying a portion of the volatile memory relied upon by the...
8959503 Application version gatekeeping during upgrade  
Embodiments are directed to ensuring that only one version of an application is running on a cluster. In one scenario, a computer system includes a configuration agent that generates service...
8959506 Device for distribution of content  
A system, apparatus and method for distributing content are provided. A request to provide content available to associated computing devices is received from a computing device. A list of the...
8954951 Stop distribution of application updates  
A communication device may determine whether an installed application should be updated based on an uninstall and/or reinstall history of the application and control distribution of updates to the...
8954949 Smart patch delivery system  
Software fix packs and/or APAR's are maintained at a server for use on a requesting computer system. The requesting computer system makes a request for a specific APAR, which is identified by a...
8954950 Web portal application customization method and system using profiles  
Web portal application customization methods and systems using profiles allow developers to expose different functionalities and a different look and feel to users belonging to different user...
8949769 Spatial layout of hierarchical shared resources  
A hierarchical shared resources spatial visualization system and method including a visualization runtime user interface that quickly and efficiently displays a spatial layout of a shared resource...
8949297 Content switch management  
Embodiments of a system and method manage a configuration of a plurality of content switching devices in a networked system by generating a first configuration data file and translating the first...
8949590 Controlling access to software component state  
A request is received from a software component of a software product to access a value of a public setting of the software component. A check is made as to whether the request conforms to an...
8949205 Information processing apparatus for processing application software and a patch file  
If a ROM medium is mounted on a media drive and a request for executing an application is received from an input device, a read controlling unit controls the media drive so that the media drive...
8949783 Method and system for lazy data serialization in computer communications  
A method of transmitting information to a receiving computer systems includes determining in a processing unit of a computer whether a receiving computer system can receive the information without...