Autonomic validation of system uptime and restart if down
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jul-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-07
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.