Browse Prior Art Database

Method and apparatus for server parts preventive maintenance

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239493D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-12
Document File: 7 page(s) / 147K

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

We propose a method and apparatus for server parts preventive maintenance and this method consider business, environment features like temperature, humidity, location, and consider system information.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 73% of the total text.

Page 01 of 7

Method and apparatus for server parts preventive maintenance

Most of service outage of mainframe are caused by components failure, and the loss of Service Outage is far bigger than the cost of machine themselves. So we propose a method and apparatus which considers business, environment features like temperature, humidity, location,and consider system information for server parts preventive maintenance.


Business-wise demand


1.Modern systems are very complex with connected devices, an IT system for banking/telco can be coupled with 100 or even more HW/SW components

2.One failure in the system may not halt the whole system

3.The business and operation status are dynamic


1.New business running pattern


2.New devices come, old devices go


4.Budget is limited, while critical failure may evolve to disaster (with more subsequent failures), calls for cost-effective solutions to reduce risk


Technical-wise key idea


1.Previous and current failures may exaggerate the risk for subsequent failures

1


Page 02 of 7

1.Self exaggeration in one part

  2.Mutual exaggeration among parts
2.Refresh/repair/maintenance often can reduce the risk for subsequent failures

1.Self compensation in one part

2.Mutual compensation among parts

3.Such events' effect are bounded by a saturation level


4.Model the failure risk using a point process

2


Page 03 of 7

3


Page 04 of 7

m

chart

4


Page 05 of 7

5


Page 06 of 7

More cost-effective maintenance arrangement

6


Page 07 of 7

Automatic dynamic repair action re...