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An Apparatus, System And Method For Dynamic Discovery, Presenting Topology, And Monitoring Of Enterprise IMS Application Programs In End-To-End Environments

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000218696D
Publication Date: 2012-Jun-06
Document File: 7 page(s) / 497K

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Abstract

An apparatus, system and method for dynamic discovery, presenting topology, and monitoring of enterprise application programs in End-to-End Environments is disclosed. The method involves capturing multi-component transaction-processing environments for both inbound and outbound requests as metamodels.

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An Apparatus, System And Method For Dynamic Discovery, Presenting Topology, And Monitoring Of Enterprise IMS Application Programs In End-To-End Environments

Disclosed is an apparatus, system and method for dynamic discovery, presenting topology, and monitoring of enterprise application programs in End-to-End Environments. The method involves capturing multi-component transaction-processing environments for both inbound and outbound requests as a resource metamodel.

The method and system includes monitoring and capturing information associated with transactions such as outbound and inbound requests, between network clients and an enterprise information server. Fig. 1 illustrates an exemplary block diagram for capturing multi-component transaction-processing environments in an Information Management System (IMS*). The method involves capturing multi-component transaction-processing environments for both inbound and outbound requests as an IMS Resource Metamodel. The inbound and outbound requests are transmitted between network clients and an enterprise information server such as, an IMS server. The IMS Resource Metamodel includes an IMS Model, an IMS Connect Model, and an IMS Transaction Message Model.

Figure 1

Fig. 2a and Fig. 2b illustrate a schematic of the IMS model. The IMS Model captures the interface and properties of IMS system resources, such as Database, Transaction, Database Locks, Program Specification Block, etc. The IMS model also captures relationships and attributes of the IMS system resources, and the description of

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signature and return types for operation on the IMS system resources. IMS class represents an IMS control region of the IMS model. One IMS control region may be associated with zero or many IMS dependent regions. In other words, the IMS model depicts relationships between IMS dependent regions and IMS programs. IMS programs are IMS transactions that have association with IMS databases. An IMS

transaction is scheduled in the DependentRegion class. Further, IMS includes associations with IMS Connect via Open Transaction Manager Access (OTMA) TMember. This model also depicts the relationship between IMS Connect and various IMS Connect clients. The IMS model shown below includes different types of messages that can be sent between the IMS Connect Clients and the IMS Connect through TCP/IP. The IMS model also includes the messages that can be sent between the IMS Connect and the IMS through a Cross-system coupling facility (XCF).

Figure 2a

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Figure 2b

Fig. 3 illustrates a schematic of the IMS Connect Model. The IMS Connect Model

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captures the interface and properties of an IMS Connect instance, relationship of the IMS Connect instance with the network system, and the description of signatures and return types for operation. The IMS Connect Model depicts different associations between the IMS Connect class and the following classes, i.e. z/OS* OperatingSystem, DataSto...