06249755 is referenced by 199 patents and cites 48 patents.

A computer implemented method is provided for determining the source of a problem in a complex system of managed components based upon symptoms. The problem source identification process is split into different activities. Explicit configuration non-specific representations of types of managed components, their problems, symptoms and the relations along which the problems or symptoms propagate are created that can be manipulated by executable computer code. A data structure is produced for determining the source of a problem by combining one or more of the representations based on information of specific instances of managed components in the system. Computer code is then executed which uses the data structure to determine the source of the problem from one or more symptoms.

Title
Apparatus and method for event correlation and problem reporting
Application Number
8/893263
Publication Number
6249755 (B1)
Application Date
July 15, 1997
Publication Date
June 19, 2001
Inventor
Shmuel Kliger
Ossining
NY, US
Shaula Yemini
Briarcliff Manor
NY, US
Yechiam Yemini
Briarcliff Manor
NY, US
Agent
Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman P C
US
Assignee
System Management Arts
NY, US
IPC
G06F 17/00
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