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Multi-tier Management Extensions for Event Relationship Networks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015192D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Feb-09
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is an extension to the Event Relationship Network (ERN) syntax which specifies location of event correlation within a hierarchically structured event management architecture. This syntactical extension applies the attribute of correlation tier number(s) to the event and/or ERN subnet connector objects within the ERN, thus indicating at which management tier the event relationship applies. Prior to the invention described in this disclosure the ERN protocol applied to single-tier event management architectures within which systems, application, or networking events are communicated directly to a single event management point as represented in Fig. 1 (left). Applying the attribute of tier number(s) to the connector objects enables the application of Event Relationship Networks to the multi-tier management environments represented in Fig.1 (right). Enterprise Event Manager Enterprise Event Manager