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Video Intervention for Systems Management

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012453D
Original Publication Date: 2003-May-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-May-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Systems management adapters currently require drivers and application software in order for a local user to receive on-screen notification of events such as error or warning conditions. Described herein is a method of notifying the user via the local display of a problem without having to load drivers or application software. The method entails a systems management adapter intervening on the outgoing video signal to alter the display in such a way that it carries a message to the user.