Platform-independent dynamic reconfiguration of distributed applications

João Andrade Almeida, Marten J. van Sinderen, Luis Ferreira Pires, Maarten Wegdam

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    The aim of dynamic reconfiguration is to allow a system to evolve incrementally from one configuration to another at run-time, without restarting it or taking it offline. In recent years, support for transparent dynamic reconfiguration has been added to middleware platforms, shifting the complexity required to enable dynamic reconfiguration to the supporting infrastructure. These approaches to dynamic reconfiguration are mostly platform-specific and depend on particular implementation approaches suitable for particular platforms. In this paper, we propose an approach to dynamic reconfiguration of distributed applications that is suitable for application implemented on top of different platforms. This approach supports a platform-independent view of an application that profits from reconfiguration transparency. In this view, requirements on the ability to reconfigure components are expressed in an abstract manner. These requirements are then satisfied by platform-specific realizations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings 10th IEEE International Workshop on Future Trends in Distributed Computing Systems - FTDCS 2004
    EditorsS. Kawada
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)0-7695-2118-5
    Publication statusPublished - May 2004


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