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Cluster Agent Spy Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122177D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Clark, DK: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A mechanism is described which provides a means to monitor and control internodal LAN mail flow and show traffic in a real-time environment.

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Cluster Agent Spy Program

      A mechanism is described which provides a means to
monitor and control internodal LAN mail flow and show traffic in a
real-time environment.

      The present invention enables simple trouble-shooting and
status monitoring of OfficeVision*/2 (OV/2) Cluster Agents.  The
cluster agents can be monitored and debugged to identify any problem
occurring, including a visual indication of DIA-traffic flow and
bottlenecks.  History has shown that this tool is needed by customer
support and system engineers when troubleshooting and monitoring the
performance of cluster agents, especially considering the variety of
environments and configurations that are encountered at customer
sites.  It should also be a valuable tool for the customer as well,
since monitoring traffic flow is important in some production
environments, especially as various machines are brought down
periodically for backup and maintenance.

      The Cluster Agent Spy program invention consists of an
application which uses a Presentation Manager* (PM) user interface.
It monitors and interrogates the OV/2 Mail Server for in-bound and
out-bound traffic, and displays them on a single split-screen.  This
invention will monitor the Office database MAIL and MAILSTAT tables
for items whose owner is 'MAIL.nodeid'.  These items are shown on the
"in-bound" display.  As these items are handled by the Mail Server
processor, they are either directed to a local user or they are
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