Middleware Platform Management based on Portable Interceptors

O. Kath, Aart van Halteren, F. Stoinski, M. Wegdam, M. Fisher

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    Object middleware is an enabling technology for distributed applications that are required to operate in heterogeneous computing and communication environments. Although hiding distribution aspects to application designers proves beneficial, in an operational environment system managers may need detailed information on information flows and the locality of objects in order to track problems or tune the system. Therefore, hooks are required inside the processing core of the middleware to obtain inside-information and to influence the processing of information flows. We present the use of portable interceptors for the management of CORBA as well as COM/DCOM middleware. Management information is structured in a middleware technology independent way, using XML for representation. Our approach shows two aspects of “management transparency��?: application designers are not burdened with designing management functionality, and system managers can manage CORBA and (D)COM from a single set of management tools.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationServices Management in Intelligent Networks, 11th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations and Management (DSOM 2000)
    EditorsA. Ambler, S.B. Calo, G. Kar
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)3-540-41427-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    Event11th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations and Management, DSOM 2000: Services Management in Intelligent Networks - Austin, United States
    Duration: 4 Dec 20006 Dec 2000
    Conference number: 11

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag


    Workshop11th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations and Management, DSOM 2000
    Abbreviated titleDSOM
    CountryUnited States


    • EWI-8744
    • METIS-119537
    • IR-63861
    • SCS-Services

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