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From "Mukund Balasubramanian" <>
Subject RE: Management Model for Axis and Synapse
Date Mon, 06 Mar 2006 23:06:29 GMT
Would love to involve more people as well.

Is scratch the right area to make a sample checkin?

-----Original Message-----
From: Raghavendra Vaidya [] 
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 7:58 PM
To:; Mukund Balasubramanian
Subject: Re: Management Model for Axis and Synapse


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.



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

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