OVH Groupe has patented a system and method for monitoring the configuration status of network components. The method involves generating expected and current configuration files, comparing them, identifying inconsistencies, and executing necessary configuration commands. This innovation enhances network management efficiency and reliability. GlobalData’s report on OVH Groupe gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Network configuration monitoring system and method

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: OVH Groupe SA

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11855843B2) outlines a method for monitoring the configuration status of network components within a network. The method involves generating a first configuration file that represents the expected configuration status of the network components using a network object model. This model includes Node objects, Interface objects, evpnEdge objects, and Layer objects to define the network structure. A second configuration file is then received, reflecting the current configuration status of the network components. By comparing these two files, the method identifies any inconsistencies in the configuration commands and executes corrective actions through a monitoring entity.

Furthermore, the patent describes additional steps such as transmitting configuration status queries to the network components before receiving the second configuration file, setting up the initial network configuration based on user requests, and automatically updating and comparing configuration files periodically. The system also caters to multi-tenant networks, distinguishing between different services provided by network components. The data format for the configuration files is specified as JSON, and the method ensures detailed tracking of configuration changes through tagged sections and sub-sections within the files. Overall, the patented method offers a comprehensive approach to monitoring and maintaining the configuration status of network components efficiently and accurately.

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