Patent Number: 6,311,321

Title: In-context launch wrapper (ICLW) module and method of automating integration of device management applications into existing enterprise management consoles

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to an In-Context Launch Wrapper (ICLW) module which provides a comprehensive generic interface for automating integration of device management applications (applets) into existing Enterprise management console(s) installed at a host system of a network for centralized remote device management of remote network devices on a network. The ICLW module comprises a set of extensible software components, including: an Install component which provides a file based interface to device management applications for installation specific to the existing enterprise management consoles; a MConsole Interface component which provides a comprehensive generic interface to existing enterprise management consoles for enabling integration of device management applications into the existing enterprise management consoles; a Discovery component which provides a discovery interface to the existing enterprise management consoles for identifying remote network devices on a network; and a Trap Extension component which provides an extension interface to the existing enterprise management consoles for handling Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) traps on a network.

Inventors: Agnihotri; Manoj B. (Lake Oswego, OR), Tung; Chiaohuey (Peter) (Portland, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/44 (20060101); G06F 009/45 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018