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Display of Discovery Workload

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112869D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Banda, VP: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

In the LAN NetView* View product, usability and test discovered that since the discovery process is monotonic and never completely finished, there was no indication to the user of stability of the discovery database and the resources represented therein.

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Display of Discovery Workload

      In the LAN NetView* View product, usability and test discovered
that since the discovery process is monotonic and never completely
finished, there was no indication to the user of stability of the
discovery database and the resources represented therein.

      What was needed was some way to tell the user in a visual way
that the discovery database is bearing a workload on a scale, say
from low to high, that the user can equate to stability of the
database.

      Topology Database needs to implement a method that will return
the following information:

o   Total Nodes discovered

o   Total Outstanding Requests

      View will display a panel that is minimizable, but not
closeable that comes up when the main window comes up when View is
started.

Here is a rough representation of the panel:

      An asynchronous timer loop will be kicked off by Views Main
panel process to control this panel.  The Total systems will be
updated at each poll, based on what is returned by the method call to
TopDBM.

The slider will be updated according to the following details:

      After examination, we decided that all other numbers are really
noise in this equation other than the outstanding requests.  The

Total resources is meaningless, since they only make sense when tied
to a system, and we've already solved the problem of systems showing
up in View before their resources are discovered.

      Given that, the followin...