Patent Number: 7,765,440

Title: Method and apparatus for OS independent platform recovery

Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method to capture recovery information of a host device, independent of the operating system of the host device, are described herein. Platform recovery management components of the host device transmit recovery information using secondary network communication channels to a remote device, such as a recovery server, independent of the operating system. In various embodiments, the remote device, such as a remote core dump repository with a diagnostics resource layer, uses ex post facto and audit diagnostic resources on the host device and/or the remote device to determine if existing repository information includes system restoration or system healing information.

Inventors: Zimmer; Vincent J. (Federal Way, WA), Rothman; Michael A. (Puyallup, WA)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06F 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018