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Using a database for applications management

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013986D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jun-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 3 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of using a database to encapsulate a distributed enterprise applications management system on multiple endpoints and across multiple operating systems.

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Using a database for applications management

Disclosed is a method of using a database to encapsulate a distributed enterprise applications management system on multiple endpoints and across multiple operating systems.

Applications management in a large distributed systems environment typically involved distributing and executing many small tasks (executable binaries or scripts) to perform the management activities. As an example an applications management task may be to stop and restart an application. On each of the supported operating system platforms the script to perform the stop/restart task may be slightly different. These differences may also occur across different version levels and language variants of the operating system.

A relational database is the best method for storing and categorizing these utilities. They can be organized by task and subdivided by operating system, variant and version. The applications management console would serve as the user interface for monitoring, distributing and executing these tasks.

The diagram suggests a possible layout of a database driven applications management implementation.

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Console view

Database of objects (object hierarchy)

Workstation

Public switch

IBM Compatible

Plotter

IBM 37XX

Hub

Object actions

Telephone

Fax

Reset Query status Query faults ...

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Hub

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Applications

Mail system Payroll system TasksAccounting

NT

Start server St...