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VM Performance Manager Expert System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120259D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bulson, S: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

An expert system for monitoring the performance of a VM environment is disclosed. The VM Performance Monitor (VMPM) checks the status of a VM machine and attempts to correct the problems it finds. If the VMPM detects a problem that it is unable or not intended to correct, then it sends a message to the operator, system programmer and performance analyst. Referring to the figure, the central part of the VMPM is knowledge base 10. Knowledge base 10 draws and controls the monitoring system through the other components. Log 12 represents an interface which permits the knowledge base 10 to communicate with the VM environment 14.

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VM Performance Manager Expert System

      An expert system for monitoring the performance of a VM
environment is disclosed.  The VM Performance Monitor (VMPM) checks
the status of a VM machine and attempts to correct the problems it
finds.  If the VMPM detects a problem that it is unable or not
intended to correct, then it sends a message to the operator, system
programmer and performance analyst.  Referring to the figure, the
central part of the VMPM is knowledge base 10.  Knowledge base 10
draws and controls the monitoring system through the other
components. Log 12 represents an interface which permits the
knowledge base 10 to communicate with the VM environment 14.  This
communication would include data files, list files, log files,
program execs that would initiate changes in the VM environment,
status messages from the VM environment, queries to the VM
environment 14, etc.  Since the VM environment and knowledge base 10
have difference languages, interface 12 is required to do the
translation.  Also shown in the figure are data files 16 which
contain constant data values for a specific VM system.  This file is
read-in during execution of the VMPM to obtain the acceptable ranges
for the system parameters being examined.

      List files 18 contain the user IDs of people to be notified by
the VMPM should a situation require notification of a human operator
or analyst.  Log files 20 and 22 contain logs of all actions taken by
the VMPM that is available...