Toward a New Landscape of System Management in an Autonomic Computing Environment

Giovanni Lanfranchi, Pietro Della Peruta, Antonio Perrone, and Diego Calvanese

IBM Systems Journal. 42(1):119--128 2003.

In this paper we present IBM Tivoli Monitoring, a systems management application that displays autonomic behavior at run time, and we focus on extending it in order to encompass the design and the deployment phases of the product life cycle. We review the resource model concept, illustrate it with an example, and discuss its role throughout the product life cycle. Then we introduce basic concepts in ontology and description logics and discuss representing Common Information Model constructs using description logics. Finally, we propose Systems Management Ontology, an approach to enhancing the autonomic properties of IBM Tivoli Monitoring based on an ontology service and the technique of contextual pulling applied to the resource model.


@article{IBMSJ-2003,
   title = "Toward a New Landscape of System Management in an Autonomic
Computing Environment",
   year = "2003",
   author = "Giovanni Lanfranchi and Della Peruta, Pietro and Antonio
Perrone and Diego Calvanese",
   journal = "IBM Systems Journal",
   pages = "119--128",
   number = "1",
   volume = "42",
   doi = "10.1147/sj.421.0119",
}
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