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e-business application monitoring tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014410D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

e-business application monitoring tool Current server monitoring tools provide the ability to check for server presence and process. The check for server presence will verify that the server is up and online, or on the network, through the use of a ping/ping reply test. If the machine replies, it has satisfied this test. Process monitoring ensures that the program or programs that make up the application are up and running continuously by checking for the existence of a process ID (PID) on the server. In a complex web based environment where the web server may make multiple back-end connections for dynamic content generation, there is the possibility that the server will pass the presence and process tests with the current monitoring tool set, but return an error to a web client due to a problem that can not be detected by presence and process monitoring.