US Patent No. 9,092,397

DEVELOPMENT SERVER WITH HOT STANDBY CAPABILITIES


Patent No. 9,092,397
Issue Date July 28, 2015
Title Development Server With Hot Standby Capabilities
Inventorship Matthew Kurtz, Altamonte Springs, FL (US)
Kevin Murphy, Orlando, FL (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,092,397

1. A method for managing a database, the method comprising:
causing a standby server to provide a development platform for the database, wherein the standby server comprises a first
interface and a second interface;

mimicking, on the second interface of the standby server, an authenticating media access control (MAC) address of a primary
server;

causing the primary server to transfer data to the standby server in order to provide a backup of the data on the standby
server;

determining that the primary server is not able to perform one or more functions;
in response to determining that the primary server is not able to perform the one or more functions, provisioning the standby
server, to perform the one or more functions over the first interface using an actual MAC address that is different from the
authenticating MAC address; and

after provisioning the standby server, causing the standby server to perform the one or more functions over the first interface
using the actual MAC address, wherein the one or more functions are verified via the mimicked authenticating MAC address.