resolution be made to solve it. The problem determination tools, exploiting symptoms, available in the Test and Performance Tools Platform can help accomplish this goal. For brevity the name Test and Performance Tools Platform will be abbreviated as TPTP.
Symptoms play an important role in problem determination. A symptom is the sign of a malfunction, a problem or just simply a change of state in a resource that is the subject of our problem determinations analysis.
Symptoms can be detected by the means of a common knowledge repository that we
name symptom database or symptom catalog.
A symptom database keeps the knowledge of :
TPTP provides management capabilities for symptom databases based on two symptom models. Symptom databases can be either imported or created, then edited and exported for sharing with other users. TPTP also provides analysis capabilities that can detect symptoms in log files imported into the tool.
The current poster concentrates on the new Symptom 2.0 model, it's corresponding management and extensibility capabilities available in TPTP.
Master of Science in Mathematics, University of Bucharest 1992. Software Developer, IBM Toronto Lab. Working on problem determination tools and Autonomic Computing technologies. Comitter in the Test and Performance Tools open source project.