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From "Raghavendra Vaidya" <raghavendra.vai...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Management Model for Axis and Synapse
Date Mon, 06 Mar 2006 14:27:37 GMT
Hi,

I am prepared to contribute as a developer in this effort. I was
actually planning to start a project as an extension to Synapse to
cover the management piece.

Please let me know how do I get involved and contribute.

Regards

Vaidya

On 3/6/06, Mukund Balasubramanian <mukund@infravio.com> wrote:
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> Guys:
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> I know we have spoken about this before but I propose creating a native
> management model for Axis (the underlying SOAP Stack) which can be extended
> to satisfy the needs of Synapse as an intermediary built on Axis.
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> There are, of course, varying definitions of "management" and a wide variety
> of technologies to choose from (JMX, WSDM being prime candidates discussed
> in the past). But here, I shall describe some "requirements" which I believe
> are independent of the underlying implementation technology but are also
> inline with the JMX/WSDM definition of best practices.
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> The foundation of what I call "management" will be as follows:
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> Discovery (ability to discover what's out there and what's going on)
> Configuration (set, get, mod configuration)
> State (start, stop, other states?)
> Events (useful information about what's going on so you can subscribe to it)
> Metrics (ditto but are aggregates)
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> The Infravio team has extensive experience in creating these management
> foundations in a variety of different contexts and would be glad to
> contribute the seed codebase for this feature set. The above constitutes
> what would be an "agent" which is one piece of a management architecture
> constituting an agent, a console server and a console.
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> One question which I had was that while this is essential for Synapse
> participating in the "Web Services Management" space, there is a finite
> amount of good that can come about if this was actually embedded in Axis as
> well.
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> Would this be of interest? We are going ahead with the development of the
> same for our products and thought we could contribute it if there was
> sufficient interest.
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> Mukund Balasubramanian
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> PS: Can somebody forward this to Axis-Dev?

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