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Using Grouptags in the Massive Node Server Status Monitor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109711D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 71K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chang, DY: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a user interface design that allows the user to open any group presentation window from any place within the status monitor of a massive-node system. In presenting the status data of nodes in a massive-node server system, it is unwise for the status monitor program to put all the status information in one display. It is more reasonable to cluster them in groups and present each group in a window, which is referenced as a group presentation window. Since the number of nodes in a massive-node server system is usually very huge, there may still be many groups after clustering. Because a status investigation is likely to open many presentation windows, each group presentation window should be conveniently accessible to the user.

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Using Grouptags in the Massive Node Server Status Monitor

       Disclosed is a user interface design that allows the user
to open any group presentation window from any place within the
status monitor of a massive-node system.  In presenting the status
data of nodes in a massive-node server system, it is unwise for the
status monitor program to put all the status information in one
display.  It is more reasonable to cluster them in groups and present
each group in a window, which is referenced as a group presentation
window.  Since the number of nodes in a massive-node server system is
usually very huge, there may still be many groups after clustering.
Because a status investigation is likely to open many presentation
windows, each group presentation window should be conveniently
accessible to the user.

      When the status monitor program clusters nodes in a
massive-node server system into groups for better and more manageable
presentations, each group presentation window displays the status
data of the nodes belonging to a group.  The groups are identified by
names or group numbers.  A GroupTag is a user interface entity that
contains a list of group IDs.  Each entry of the list is a group ID,
which also serves as a handle for opening a group presentation
window.  The background color of each entry indicates the aggregated
critical status of a group. By clicking an entry of GroupTag, the
user can open a group presentation window.

      By default, there is a GroupTag in every group presentation
window.  While viewing status data in a group presentation window,
the user can choose to open another group presentation window via the
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