Rubrik has filed a patent for a method of managing virtual machine failover in a data storage infrastructure. The method involves establishing a partition with two geographically separated data centers, replicating snapshots of a virtual machine from one data center to another, and capturing incremental snapshots of the virtual machine. This technology aims to improve data management and ensure continuity in the event of a failover. GlobalData’s report on Rubrik gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Method for managing virtual machine failover in data storage infrastructure

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Rubrik Inc

A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20230315592A1) describes a method for managing virtual machine failover in a virtual data storage infrastructure. The method involves establishing a partition within the infrastructure that includes a first data center and a second data center. The partition divides the hosts into two groups, each managed by a separate data management platform.

In the event of a failover at the first data center, the method involves replicating a full snapshot and incremental snapshots of a virtual machine from the first data management platform to the second data management platform. The virtual machine is then migrated from a host in the first group to a host in the second group. The first instance of the virtual machine that was replicated is linked with the second instance managed by the second data management platform. Additionally, the second data management platform captures an incremental snapshot of the virtual machine.

The method also includes determining the virtual machine names and identifiers associated with the first and second instances and comparing them to link the instances. It further involves running a refresh procedure on the second data management platform based on the failover event, migrating the virtual machine to the second host group. The most recent snapshot of the virtual machine replicated from the first data management platform is identified as a remote virtual machine at the second data management platform, and the identification is updated upon migration.

The method also includes capturing the incremental snapshot based on the occurrence of the failover event after a threshold time period. An audit event is logged based on the capture of the incremental snapshot. The first and second host groups can have active hosts, and the first and second data management platforms are of the same code version. In the case of a fallback event at the second data center, the virtual machine can be migrated back to the first host group.

The patent also describes an apparatus for managing virtual machine failover, which includes a processor, memory, and instructions stored in the memory. The instructions cause the apparatus to perform the same steps as described in the method claims.

In summary, the patent presents a method and apparatus for managing virtual machine failover in a virtual data storage infrastructure, allowing for seamless migration and replication of virtual machines between data centers in the event of a failover.

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