Micro Focus International‘s patent involves a method where a processor receives an IP address through a discovery process, determines its type, assigns a routing domain attribute based on the type (on-premises or cloud), and merges duplicate IP addresses. This innovation streamlines network configuration processes efficiently. GlobalData’s report on Micro Focus International gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Micro Focus International, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Micro Focus International's grant share as of February 2024 was 70%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Method for merging ip addresses based on routing domain attribute

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Micro Focus International Plc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11916788B2) outlines a method and apparatus for managing IP addresses in network configurations. The method involves receiving a first IP address through a discovery process, determining the type of discovery process used, assigning a routing domain attribute based on the type of environment (on-premises or cloud), and merging duplicate IP addresses. Additionally, the method includes adding the routing domain attribute to a configuration management database (CMDB) and determining the uniqueness of IP addresses based on routing domain attributes.

The apparatus described in the patent includes a processor and memory storing machine-readable instructions for receiving IP addresses, determining routing domain attributes, and merging duplicate IP addresses. The instructions also cover determining IP address types (private or public), assigning attributes in the CMDB, and differentiating between client and data center IP addresses. The apparatus aims to streamline IP address management by efficiently identifying duplicates and maintaining accurate routing domain information for network configurations.

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