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Method of the software update for auto file recovery system -

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099019D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Mar-09
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method to update CIM providers installed by an install program which has auto recovery function

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Method of the software update for auto file recovery system -

     The system management software becomes a big software product. It takes longer time to develop it than the releases of the new hardware systems. The system management software update is necessary to support additional new systems.

     The Windows Installer technology that the windows software uses for installation has auto recovery function and replaces the modified file with the original file. So the files installed with the system management software can not be replaced by anything else.

     The system management software needs a method to add system support without changing the files installed with the it's install. The system management software needs a method to patch some libraries.

Summary:

     One of the system dependent components in the system management software is CIM providers. The CIM provider retrieves system information and feeds it to the CIMOM which is the industry standard system management component. In this invention, a proxy provider works as the CIM provider and loads the appropriate (real) provider according to the system and system configuration. This proxy provider enables adding the system support and patching without changing files installed with the Director install.

Detail:

     The system support is enabled by the proxy provider. The proxy provider works as a provider for the CIMOM. The proxy provider is loaded as the provider by the CIMOM. The proxy provider loads the appropriate real pr...