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Methods, systems, and computer programs for creating virtual machines (VM) and associated networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. The method defines virtual network templates in a database, where each virtual network template includes network specifications. A configuration of a virtual system is created, which includes VMs, virtual lab networks associated with virtual network templates, and connections from the VMs to the virtual lab networks. Further, the configuration is deployed in the virtual infrastructure resulting in a deployed configuration. The deployment of the configuration includes instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the VMs of the configuration, instantiating in the virtual infrastructure the virtual lab networks, retrieving information from the database, and creating and executing programming instructions for the VMs. The database information includes the network specifications from the virtual network templates associated with the virtual lab networks, and network resources for the virtual lab networks from a pool of available network resources. The programming instructions are created for the particular Guest Operating System (GOS) running in each VM based on the GOS and on the retrieved database information. When executed in the corresponding VM GOS, the programming instructions configure the VMs network interfaces with the corresponding network specifications.

Title
Automated network configuration of virtual machines in a virtual lab environment
Application Number
15/639228
Publication Number
9952892 (B2)
Application Date
June 30, 2017
Publication Date
April 24, 2018
Inventor
Aastha Bhardwaj
Fremont
CA, US
Min Ken Lai
Redwood City
CA, US
Anupam Dalal
Emerald Hills
CA, US
Agent
Adeli
Assignee
NICIRA
CA, US
IPC
H04L 12/713
G06F 15/173
H04L 12/911
H04L 29/12
H04L 12/24
G06F 9/455
G06F 15/16
G06F 15/177
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