Patent Number: 6,298,378

Title: Event distribution system for computer network management architecture

Abstract: Improved techniques for reporting events raised by entities running on computer networks are disclosed. The techniques provide an event distribution system that handles events generated by various software and other entities installed on a computer or communications network. The event distribution system is capable of handling large volumes of event traffic and can be installed and operated separately from other network management software components to provide thereby more robust operations in the case one or more components fail. In addition, the event distribution system can be scaled readily to handle greater volumes of network traffic. In one embodiment, an event distribution service is coupled with an event source. In addition, an event listener is provided on the computer network. When an event is generated from the event source and received by the event distribution system, the event distribution system processes and forwards the event, or a notification of the event, to an appropriate listener.

Inventors: Angal; Rajeev (Santa Clara, CA), Bhat; Shivaram (Sunnyvale, CA), Bapat; Subodh (Palo Alto, CA), Sondur; Ragavendra (Santa Clara, CA)

Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018