Patent Number: 8,719,400

Title: Flexible delegation of management function for self-managing resources

Abstract: Included are method, article of manufacture, and device that serve to identify the status of a network resource along with whether the network resource is a self-managing resource. When autonomic management capabilities are identified, an autonomic management rule for management of the network resource may be generated and sent, over a network, for receipt and use by the identified self-managing resource.

Inventors: Brittenham; Peter James (Pittsboro, NC), Lindquist; David Bruce (Raleigh, NC), Subramanian; Balan (Cary, NC)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/173 (20060101); G06F 15/177 (20060101); G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018