IBM contributes Autonomic Eclipse Plug-inIBM Corp is this week expected to release software management tools under its autonomic computing initiative that plug-into the Eclipse open source framework.
The company’s Autonomic Computing Toolkit provides software installation, problem determination, log adaptors and log analyzers to identity problems in systems.
Also included, is documentation, examples and use scenarios for developers.
David Bartlett, IBM’s director of autonomic computing, said by moving the code to Eclipse, IBM is ramping-up adoption by taking its autonomic tools to a wider audience.
Elements of IBM’s toolkit had been previously available in unsupported form through its alphaworks web site. This brings [the Automated Computing Toolkit] to a broader audience in a well-facilitated way, Bartlett said.
Tools install and maintain ISVs software running on Intel, IBM AIX, Linux and Windows 2000. A common base event format, submitted to the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), exchanges problem determination data between the tools while data is displayed through a console.
Bartlett said the kit could identify problems that one vendor’s software patch may have on another company’s software when installed by a customer on their systems.
This article is based on material originally published by ComputerWire