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Non-Intrusive Object Monitoring in a Production Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118417D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Breslau, FC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for non-intrusive object monitoring in a Common Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) environment utilizing one newly defined function.

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Non-Intrusive Object Monitoring in a Production Environment

      Disclosed is a method for non-intrusive object monitoring in a
Common Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) environment utilizing one
newly defined function.

      The disclosed method is an extension to the CORBA as
implemented by IBM* in System Object Model (SOM) and Distributed
System Object Model (DSOM).

      This extension (MONITOR mode) provides the ability for a
collector object to register with an Object Request Broker (ORB) and
request data on the activity to and from another specified
object(s).  The collector object will store the requested data for
later data analysis.

      As described below, the above function will generate data
related to performance, workload, security, recovery effectiveness,
etc., from a real-time production environment without modification of
production level code:
  1.  Production object A is sending messages to object B via
       the ORB.
  2.  Production object B is returning responses to object A
       via the ORB.
  3.  Collector object C registers with the ORB and requests
       MONITOR mode with object B specifying the data to be
       collected.  For example:
      o  Timestamp
      o  Total object B invocations
      o  Number of object A invocations of object B
      o  Message data sent to object B
      o  Destination of responses from object B
      o  Response data from...