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System Status Icon

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114261D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Najjar, LJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to indicate the status of a computer on a client-server network.

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System Status Icon

      Disclosed is a method to indicate the status of a computer on a
client-server network.

      The System Status Icon appears as a small drawing of a traffic
light on the client-server computer screen.  Green means that the
computer's status is good and requests are being processed slower
than usual, and the user may want to investigate the source of the
slowdown.  Red means that the computer's status is poor, requests are
being processed extremely slow or not at all, and the user must take
action to correct the problem.

      The user open the System Status Icon to identify the source of
the problem.  A table appears that lists information such as the list
of requests in the queue, the time that each request was submitted,
and the amount of computer processing units or time it took (or is
taking) to respond to each request.  The table can also show computer
memory utilization or other helpful information.