Patent Number: 6,167,538

Title: Method and apparatus for monitoring components of a computer system

Abstract: Improved techniques for monitoring behavioral data of components of a computer system are disclosed. The monitoring begins to monitor a component once a monitoring program recognizes the presence of the component within the computer system. Then, the monitoring program tracks behavioral data generated by the component. A user interacting with the monitoring program is thus able to monitor the operation of the component by analyzing the various behavioral data it receives from the component. In one embodiment, the component is a hardware resource and its driver sends events to the monitoring program, and the driver receives commands from the monitoring program.

Inventors: Neufeld; E. David (Tomball, TX), Cartes; Andrew C. (Spring, TX), Potter; Mark R. (Tomball, TX)

Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation

International Classification: G06F 11/34 (20060101); G06F 11/32 (20060101); G06F 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017