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A method for inserting an agent of a virtual appliance into a virtual machine. The method may include inserting, into an exception handler memory location of a virtual machine, one or more computer-executable instructions configured to facilitate transfer of control from the virtual machine to an agent-insertion module. The method may also include triggering an exception during execution of the virtual machine to cause the one or more computer-executable instructions in the exception handler memory location to be executed. The method may further include obtaining control from the virtual machine after the at least one computer-executable instruction executes. The method may include inserting the agent of the virtual appliance into the virtual machine. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.

Title
Insertion and invocation of virtual appliance agents through exception handling regions of virtual machines
Application Number
12/477810
Publication Number
8225317 (B1)
Application Date
June 3, 2009
Publication Date
July 17, 2012
Inventor
Matthew Conover
East Palo Alto
CA, US
Tzi cker Chiueh
Setauke
NY, US
Agent
Advantedge Law Group
Assignee
Symantec Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H04L 29/06
G06F 11/00
G06F 9/455
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