Patent Number: 6,167,431

Title: Server probe method and apparatus for a distributed data processing system

Abstract: Described is a server probe for use in a distributed data processing system having plural application server computer systems interconnected via a network wherein each application server has a database application including a plurality of executable data management tasks and an initialisation table storing a task configuration indicative of which ones of the tasks should be active. The server probe reads the task configuration from the initialisation table from a target one of the application servers, identifies the tasks which are active in the target one of the application servers, and generates an event message if active tasks identified differ from the tasks specified in the initialisation table.

Inventors: Gillies; Graeme Sinclair (Hayling Island, GB), Gosden; Jeffery John (Fareham, GB), Jafari-Langroudi; Sardar (Southsea, GB), Sutton; Kevin John (Chichester, GB)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.

International Classification: G06F 9/445 (20060101); G06F 9/44 (20060101); G06F 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017