07590648 is referenced by 8 patents and cites 10 patents.

A server instance, which is a collection of LUNs, containing an operating system, any applications and data storage. A processing element is the physical hardware. The combination is a server as normally understood. Templates are used to define server instances and server types to simplify deploying a server instance to a processing element. A graphical user interface provides the templates where the particular storage groups are identified and then server instances are created from lists of operating systems, applications, and available storage. The management service processor is a PXE server and provides the necessary software to identify the components of the processing element and correlate between the processing element and a server instance. The management service processor then automatically provides software to the processing element to allow it correctly boot. The management service processor manages the interconnection of the processing element and the relevant LUNs.

Title
Template-based development of servers
Application Number
11/140577
Publication Number
7590648 (B2)
Application Date
May 27, 2005
Publication Date
September 15, 2009
Inventor
Eric Lindvall
Seattle
WA, US
Xinhong
Bothell
WA, US
Peter H Benoit
Kirkland
WA, US
Vinod R Shankar
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri
Assignee
Brocade Communications Systems
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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