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Method to Allow LAN NetView Fix Users to Identify Important Events

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112076D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Clark, JR: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to allow users to identify which events received by the Fix program are important and to allow the user to provide special handling for these important events.

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Method to Allow LAN NetView Fix Users to Identify Important Events

      Disclosed is a method to allow users to identify which events
received by the Fix program are important and to allow the user to
provide special handling for these important events.

      As the Fix product receives events, users might consider some
events to be more important than other events.  In addition, they
might want to give these events some special treatment.  For example,
error notifications from a LAN server that is running critical
applications or that supports a large number of workstations are
probably more important than error notifications from individual
requester workstations on the network.

      Using the Fix Action Table Editor (described in a separate
disclosure), the user can identify particular events as being
important.  The Fix Action Table contains the criteria (called event
patterns) against which received events are compared.  For each event
pattern, the Fix Action Table contains up to ten actions that can be
performed when the Fix program receives an event that matches the
criteria specified in the event pattern.  This allows the users to
specify the actions that should be taken when the Fix program
receives a particular event.

      One of the actions that is shipped with the Fix program is an
"important event" action.  When the user associates the "important
event" action with an event pattern, the Fix program will put all
incoming events that match this event pattern into the Fix Event
Console and the Fix Event Log and mark them as being important.

      The Fix Event Console is a real-time display of selected events
as they are received.  Putting the "important events" into the Fix
Event Console allows the user to know when an important event has
occurred by monitoring...