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Persistence of "Active" Event Data for LAN NetView Fix Console using DBM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112331D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fisher, GE: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for providing persistence of events currently capable of being displayed by the LAN NetView Fix* Event Console.

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Persistence of "Active" Event Data for LAN NetView Fix Console using
DBM

      Disclosed is a method for providing persistence of events
currently capable of being displayed by the LAN NetView Fix* Event
Console.

      In the LAN NetView Fix product, there is a component called the
Event Console which displays event data for events occurring on the
LAN that are considered important.  This console is a queue that
contains the most recent "important" events.  The number of important
events in the queue is configurable.  New important events may cause
older ones to be deleted from the console's queue, when the maximum
number is reached.  The queue is stored in shared memory.

      There needs to be persistence of data viewed in the Event
Console, so that this data is not lost when the Fix product is
stopped, or when the system that Fix is running on is brought down

(intentionally or by accident).  When Fix is restarted, the Event
Console should contain all event data as before.

      LAN NetView Fix receives event data for events that occur on
the LAN.  If the event is considered important, it is displayed in
the Event Console, and logged to an Event Log (IBM Database Manager*
database) table.  A flag is set in the table to indicate that the
event is "important".

      The Event Log table contains an additional column (flag) to
indicate that the important event is currently being displayed by the
Event Console.  This flag is set to "Yes" (or "Y")...