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Application Monitoring File with Application Performance Monitoring Wrapper

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118074D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 6 page(s) / 193K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jacobs, J: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is the standardization of the output of data which was collected by the Application Performance Monitoring Wrapper for C++. The format of the data is explained here such that any application manager tool, or even an individual, will be able to read and understand the output. Access to the data would be available so that manipulation of the information could be performed, if so needed.

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Application Monitoring File with Application Performance Monitoring
Wrapper

      Disclosed is the standardization of the output of data which
was collected by the Application Performance Monitoring Wrapper for
C++.  The format of the data is explained here such that any
application manager tool, or even an individual, will be able to read
and understand  the output.  Access to the data would be available so
that manipulation  of the information could be performed, if so
needed.

      The Application Performance Monitor Wrapper for C++ (formerly
known as Response Time Agent Wrapper) communicates with the Response
Time Agent which is a Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
subagent that  collects performance information about transactions in
object oriented  application programs through a framework that
interfaces with the Application Performance Monitor.  The collected
information, which is normally stored in a SNMP Management
Information Base (MIB), can be accessed by the Performance Monitoring
of Applications feature or any other SNMP manager (like IBM*
NetView*, for example).  With the development of the Application
Monitoring File, the collected information  is now available to
anyone who has a need to read the performance data  without the
overhead of using a Management Information Base editor which  is
normally found within a SNMP manager.

      Performance Monitoring of Applications agents are application
monitoring agents that provide transactions performance data.  You
can use that data to obtain information not only on response times,
but also  on availability service level, problem analysis, capacity
planning, and  accounting.

      The Application Monitoring File (AMF) is a flat file accessible
to application management tools used to handle the task of managing
applications within a client/server software environment.  The
Application Monitoring File is a product of object oriented
applications running on a user's systems utilizing the Application
Performance Monitor  for C++.  The format of this file is
standardized so as to be used and  interpretted by any management
solution.  The Application Monitoring File  will have the recorded
start and stop times of transactions within the  application as well
as predefined return codes.  This information can be used by the
management application to assist in the overall client/server
software management.

      For the performance data to be collected, the transactions and
applications need to be registered within the Application Monitoring
File.  With the registering of the parent application, which must
precede any other calls to the Response Time Agent via the
Application Performance Monitoring for C++, the user defined name of
the Application  Monitoring File is used and then this file is
created if not already present or opened, and the data is written to
the file.  As each of the  Response Time Agent calls are issued, the
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