Patent Number: 6,167,448

Title: Management event notification system using event notification messages written using a markup language

Abstract: An event notification system for a network including a managed device that includes one or more management agents that detect one or more management events of a plurality of possible management events. The managed device further includes event notification logic that generates an event notification message (ENM) which includes event related information. The ENM is written using a markup language, such as XML, to encode the event related information based on the management event. The ENM may include executable code written in a scripting language or the like, that when executed, causes at least one action to be performed. A management server is provided that includes an event processor that executes the code to perform the desired actions in response to the particular management event. The event related information may further include a URL to locate one or more information files in the network that provides further information about the management event. The event notification logic transmits the ENM to the management server using an HTTP post transaction to ensure delivery.

Inventors: Hemphill; John M. (Harris County, TX), Stupek, Jr.; Richard Allen (Harris County, TX), Rozzi; James A. (Harris County, TX), Fairchild; Steven E. (Harris County, TX)

Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/46 (20060101); H04L 12/24 (20060101); G06F 015/173 (); G06F 015/16 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017