Method and System of Autonomous Data Acquisition for Monitoring Web Application Topologies
Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-10
A method is disclosed that provides a means to create a distributed and autonomous monitoring and data acquisition system that can be deployed independently of any downstream monitoring functions, such as data warehousing, analysis and reporting. The distributed method overcomes the drawback of tightly coupling the monitoring and data acquisition function to a central management process to avoid a single-point of failure. The method consists of lightweight and efficient data acquisition elements that autonomously monitor system infrastructure and transaction performance, and can be deployed on any or all of the servers of a web application topology.