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Autonomic validation of system uptime and restart if down

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016633D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jul-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Systems that are remotely monitored for uptime are currently required either to have a LAN connection or to have an additional server processing card inserted into the system. Stand-alone desktop systems that also need to be up at all times need a simple heart-beat test process that can reboot a system that is deemed inoperative or in a system hung state.