Patent Number: 7,710,898

Title: Method and apparatus for automatic verification of a zone configuration of a plurality of network switches

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method and an apparatus for automatic verification of a zone configuration of a plurality of network switches. In one method embodiment, the present invention accesses an actual zone configuration comprising a plurality of network switching devices, the actual zone configuration for defining the switching devices which are actually part of the zone. Additionally, a machine-readable map of the network is accessed, the map providing a pre-determined zone configuration defining the switching devices which should be part of the zone. An automatic verification is performed, wherein the verification verifies that the actual zone configuration of network switching devices correlates with the pre-determined zone configuration defined by the machine-readable map.

Inventors: Graves; David Andrew (Monte Sereno, CA)

Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

International Classification: H04L 12/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018