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Patexia Research
Issue Date Aug 12, 2021
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Patent Application - CONFIGURATION SETTING SUPPORT SYSTEM AND METHOD > Claims

  • 1. A configuration setting support system that supports setting of configuration information in an information processing apparatus, the configuration setting support system comprising: an information acquirer configured to acquire configuration information set in a plurality of information processing apparatuses under management; anda candidate extractor configured to select at least one of the plurality of information processing apparatuses under management on a basis of a configuration of a target information processing apparatus and the configuration information of the plurality of information processing apparatuses under management and uses the selected at least one information processing apparatus under management as a recommended candidate recommended to be used for creating the configuration information of the target information processing apparatus.
    • 2. The configuration setting support system according to claim 1, further comprising a user interface unit configured to receive an input for designating the target information processing apparatus.
      • 3. The configuration setting support system according to claim 2, wherein the user interface unit is configured to receive an input of a desired configuration that is desirable to be set in the target information processing apparatus, andthe candidate extractor is configured to select at least one of the plurality of information processing apparatuses under management on a basis of the desired configuration and the configuration information of the information processing apparatuses under management.
        • 6. The configuration setting support system according to claim 3, wherein the configuration information of the information processing apparatuses under management includes a logical configuration made up of a plurality of attributes of objects, andthe candidate extractor is configured to select at least one of the plurality of information processing apparatuses under management on a basis of a number of objects of each of the plurality of attributes in the desired configuration and a number of objects of each of the plurality of attributes in the configuration information of the information processing apparatuses under management.
        • 7. The configuration setting support system according to claim 3, wherein the configuration information of the information processing apparatuses under management includes a logical configuration made up of a plurality of attributes of objects,a priority is set to each of the attributes, andthe candidate extractor is configured to select at least one of the plurality of information processing apparatuses under management on a basis of the desired configuration, the configuration information of the information processing apparatuses under management, and the priority.
          • 8. The configuration setting support system according to claim 7, wherein the configuration information of the information processing apparatuses under management includes a logical configuration made up of a plurality of layers of objects, andthe layers are the attributes.
      • 9. The configuration setting support system according to claim 2, wherein the candidate extractor is configured to select at least one of the plurality of information processing apparatuses under management as the recommended candidate on a basis of change in the configuration information from initial setting of the target information processing apparatus and change in the configuration information from initial setting of the information processing apparatuses under management.
        • 10. The configuration setting support system according to claim 9, further comprising a support information creator configured to create support information for setting the configuration information in the target information processing apparatus on a basis of configuration information at a next time point of configuration information of the information processing apparatus under management selected as the recommended candidate, corresponding to the configuration information at a present time point of the target information processing apparatus.
    • 4. The configuration setting support system according to claim 1, further comprising a support information creator configured to create support information for setting configuration information in the target information processing apparatus on a basis of configuration information of the recommended candidate information processing apparatus under management.
      • 5. The configuration setting support system according to claim 4, wherein the support information creator is configured to create support information for updating the configuration information of the target information processing apparatus with the configuration information of the recommended candidate information processing apparatus under management on a basis of a difference between existing configuration information set in the target information processing apparatus and the configuration information of the recommended candidate information processing apparatus under management.
  • 11. A configuration setting support method for supporting setting of configuration information in an information processing apparatus, the configuration setting support method comprising causing a computer to execute: acquiring configuration information set in a plurality of information processing apparatuses under management; andselecting at least one of the plurality of information processing apparatuses under management on a basis of a configuration of a target information processing apparatus and the configuration information of the plurality of information processing apparatuses under management and using the selected at least one information processing apparatus under management as a recommended candidate recommended to be used for creating the configuration information of the target information processing apparatus.
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