06701359 is referenced by 23 patents.

A TMN system includes a multi-threaded persistent TMN agent and Management Information Bases (MIBs), each including a Managed Object Instance Cache The MIB is maintained in a general purpose database system in secondary storage such as a hard disk and not by a TMN agent in main memory. At run-time, incoming TMN manager operations are translated into Database Data Manipulation Language (DML, e.g. SQL DML) commands. The MIB to database mapping supports any database language. The agent process can terminate due to a system failure or other abnormal event. In such a case the object instances and their data, stored in the MIB, are saved in secondary cache memory so that they are not lost. The restarted managed agent process reflects the MIB state of the terminated managed agent process. The managed agent process allows “Multi-threaded” means or parallel processing of messages, including CMIP requests, received from manager processes.

Title
Apparatus and method for managing a multi-threaded persistent agent management information base including a managed object instance cache
Application Number
9/343232
Publication Number
6701359 (B1)
Application Date
June 30, 1999
Publication Date
March 2, 2004
Inventor
Olaf Zimmermann
Heidelberg
US
John E Dinger
Apex
NC, US
Carlos Eduardo Calabrez
Campinas-SP
US
Agent
Morgan & Finnegan
US
Agent
Joseph C Redmond Jr
US
Assignee
International Business Machines
NY, US
IPC
G06F 15/173
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