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Method and System for Prediction of Events in a Cloud Environment by Centrally Logging the Events

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243897D
Publication Date: 2015-Oct-27
Document File: 4 page(s) / 87K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for prediction of events in a cloud environment by centrally logging the events. The events can be, but need not be limited, to one or more failures and one or more other events. The one or more failures can be, but need not be limited to, failure of a service agent to be installed and lack of disk space. The one or more other events can be, but need not be limited to, physical memory reaching a threshold.

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Method and System for Prediction of Events in a Cloud Environment by Centrally Logging the Events

In a cloud environment with a large number of nodes, logs from each node are kept on a site the node runs in. These logs are less useful for failure debugging and prediction since different nodes may have different logging mechanisms and log locations. If failure happens in the cloud environment, it is necessary to identify a node that a request went to and then retrieve the logs from the node. This is difficult for the cloud environment with large number of nodes.

Disclosed is a method and system for prediction of events in a cloud environment by centrally logging the events. The events can be, but need not be limited to, one or more failures and one or more other events. The one or more failures can be, but need not be limited to, failure of a service agent to be installed and lack of disk space. The one or more other events can be, but need not be limited to, physical memory reaching a threshold.

The method and system logs the events from one or more sites around the world in a central logging database. The method and system utilizes the events in the central logging database to predict and respond to the events. For example if the central logging database receives an event of a datastore reaching its capacity limit, the method and system identifies the event and responds to it proactively before a provisioning request fails.

Figure 1 illustrates the system for prediction of events by centrally logging the events in the central logging database in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the disclosed method and system.

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Figure 1

As illustrated in the Figure 1, the method and system includes, but need not be limited to, a central sites management component 102, a site management component 112, one or more managing servers 118 and one or more managed servers and services 120.

The central sites management component 102 is a central hub managing one or more sites which are represented by site management component 112. The one or more sites can include, but need not be limited to, one or more software applications and/or tools for handling one or more requests from central sites management component 102. The one or more requests can be related to, but need not be limited to provisioning, patching, service activation, deactivation, asset collection and health-checking. The
one or more sites use one or more managing servers 118 to handle the one or more requests. One or more results for the one or more requests are described by one or more managed servers and services 120.

Central sites management component 102 includes, but need not be limited to, a

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logging management component 104, a central logging database 106, a failure prediction component 108...