Dynamic configuration management

Utility Patent Grant (B1)

January 12, 2021

Source: USPTO via Sqoop

Assignees: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Applicants: Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Inventors: Alex Levin, Georgy Zorik Machulsky, Idan Aharoni, Barak Wasserstrom, Erez Tsidon

Configuration snapshots can be obtained from various connected devices, such as network interface cards or hardware offload devices, to determine whether the configuration matches expected values. If discrepancies are determined then the appropriate values can be automatically applied to those devices. For each type and version of device, there can be a set of expected configuration values, or a golden model of configuration, that is determined and stored. The models can also be used to test updated configuration values, as the new values can be pushed to a subset of devices and the impact on performance determined. If acceptable performance improvement is detected, or another such target achieved, then the golden model can be updated with the new values and those values can be pushed out to the remainder of the devices.