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1. (WO2001086437) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CORRELATION OF EVENTS IN A DISTRIBUTED MULTI-SYSTEM COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/086437    International Application No.:    PCT/US2001/013600
Publication Date: Nov 15, 2001 International Filing Date: Apr 27, 2001
IPC: G06F 11/34
Applicants: BRISTOL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Inventors: BLACKWELL, Aaron, Kenneth
BENDIKSEN, Aage
TSENG, Benny
LU, Zhongliang
SHAH, Amal
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CORRELATION OF EVENTS IN A DISTRIBUTED MULTI-SYSTEM COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT
Abstract:
A method and system is disclosed for monitoring an operation of a distributed data processing system. The system includes applications (16) running on a plurality of host processors and communicating with one another. The API call criteria includes system entity identity, the API name, and/or timing data. The examining includes installing a sensor between an output of the application and a function call library for emulating, relative to the application, the interface to the function call library; and storing the predetermined API call criteria in a memory that is accessible by the sensor (14). The examining includes intercepting with the sensor an API call output from the application; determining if the intercepted API call fulfills the stored predetermined API call criteria; and, if a match occurs, capturing data representing all or a portion of the content of the API call and transmitting the captured data to a database (20).