US Patent No. 10,599,463

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING VIRTUAL MACHINES FROM CONTAINERS


Patent No. 10,599,463
Issue Date March 24, 2020
Title System And Method For Creating Virtual Machines From Containers
Inventorship Abhijit Paithankar, San Jose, CA (US)
Shruthi Racha, San Jose, CA (US)
Assignee NUTANIX, INC., San Jose, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,599,463

1. A method comprising:receiving a container file as an input at a computer system, wherein the container file is part of a hierarchy of container files defined in a container file specification;
parsing the container file to obtain information regarding resources needed for a container application in the container file;
identifying a parent file of the container file in the hierarchy;
parsing the parent file to obtain information regarding resources needed for a parent application in the parent file;
repeating identifying and parsing at least one container file at each level in the hierarchy until a base of the hierarchy is reached; and
caching a virtual machine image at each level in the hierarchy.