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Method for Autonomic Components to share Opinions Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032454D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Nov-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Nov-05

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This article describes a method by which the autonomic managers of similar elements can share and evaluate opinions regarding which actions to take when a managed element encounters an unexpected condition. This idea enables the planning and analysis aspects of an autonomic manager to be distributed with many different autonomic managers providing their input. The requesting autonomic manager does not need to have rich knowledge to respond to stimuli, instead it can observe stilumi and farm requests out to a network of more knowledgeable autonomic managers for guidance. The requesting autonomic manager evaluates responses before taking any action.