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Instances of a same application execute on different respective hosts in a cloud computing environment. Instances of a monitor application are distributed to concurrently execute with each application instance on a host in the cloud environment, which provides user access to the application instances. The monitor application may be generated from a specification, which may define properties of the application/cloud to monitor and rules based on the properties. Each rule may have one or more conditions. Each monitor instance running on a host, monitors execution of the corresponding application instance on that host by obtaining from the host information regarding values of properties on the host per the application instance. Each monitor instance may evaluate the local host information or aggregate information collected from hosts running other instances of the monitor application, to repeatedly determine whether a rule condition has been violated. On violation, a user-specified handler is triggered.

Title
Managing runtime execution of applications on cloud computing systems
Application Number
12/774203
Publication Number
8719804 (B2)
Application Date
May 5, 2010
Publication Date
May 6, 2014
Inventor
Navendu Jain
Bellevue
WA, US
Agent
Micky Minhas
Carole Boelitz
Dan Choi
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 9/45
G06F 9/44
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