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Darryl Black, Anne K Winiewicz: Internal network device dynamic health monitoring. CIENA Corporation, Dougherty Clements, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, November 28, 2006: US07143153 (202 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for internal network device dynamic health monitoring. To increase network device availability, internal network device evaluations of resource attributes are conducted against threshold expressions and network managers are notified of any thresh ...


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Darryl Black, Anne K Winiewicz: Processing network management data in accordance with metadata files. CIENA Corporation, Clements Walker, Lawrence A Baratta, Tyler S Brown, May 22, 2007: US07222147 (165 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a management system internal to a network device that sends various management data files and corresponding metadata files to a management system external to the network device. The external management system then uses the metadata files to process the management data ...


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Darryl Black, Anne K Winiewicz: Tracking distributed data retrieval in a network device. Ciena Corporation, Thomas J Engellenner, Reza Mollaaghababa, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 23, 2005: US06934749 (159 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for tracking distributed statistical data retrieval in a network device. Periodically, statistical data is gathered by processes on one or more remote cards in a network device and transferred to a central process. The distributed processes regis ...


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Peter Pothier, Anne K Winiewicz, Darryl Black: Throttling distributed statistical data retrieval in a network device. Ciena Corporation, Clements Walker, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, March 25, 2008: US07349960 (127 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for managing distributed statistical data retrieval in a network device. Periodically, statistical data is gathered by processes on one or more remote cards in a network device and transferred to a central process. The statistical data may compri ...