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Solution Management: Elasticity of Solution Manager Processes in a Dynamic and Virtualized Cloud Computing Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000214402D
Publication Date: 2012-Jan-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method to ensure efficient processing of management and monitoring requests within a complex cloud computing system. On a system, the solution manager applies an elastic model that allows it to continue to provide timely responses to the end-user, even when it receives a large number of requests from the user.

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Solution Management: Elasticity of Solution Manager Processes in a Dynamic and Virtualized Cloud Computing Environment

Complex cloud computing systems require many different management and monitoring functions. Each task can be complex and requires a significant amount of time to complete. When the system receives a large number of simultaneous requests, it may have difficulty processing the requests in a timely manner.

A solution manager on a known system runs management and monitoring software. The solution manager uses a split process model, where each process is responsible for a specific function within the solution manager. Examples of processes include: one for making placement decisions, one for processing end-user requests, and one for gathering statistical information on the system. These processes form basic building blocks that the system uses to complete complex user tasks.

The solution manager applies an elastic model that allows it to continue to provide timely responses to the end-user, even when it receives a large number of requests from the user. As the system determines that a process is loading requests in the queue for processing, it creates a new process to process the backlog. If the backlog continues to exist, the system creates additional processes as needed. As the backlog subsides, the system terminates the extra process or processes to reduce the excess capacity.

Processes provide a Representational State Transfer (REST) Application...