EclipseCon 2007 March 5-8, Santa Clara California

Using SML in Systems Management.

Mark Weitzel (IBM), Oliver E Cole (OC Systems)

· Demo

Thursday, 14:30, 50 minutes | Grand Ballroom E


The objective of the demo is to present an overview of how technologies related to the Service Modeling Language (SML) can be used in systems management. SML was created by the SML working group whose members are BEA, BMC, Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and Sun ( Its purpose is to standardize an XML based language used to describe system resources in an IT environment. It also includes a related specification used to exchanged SML based documents, SML-IF (Interchange Format). This presentation will demonstrate the framework being developed by the Eclipse COSMOS project. We will demonstrate how the framework uses SML in the monitoring of system resources to provide a standard mechanism to connect the producers of information with its consumers. SML will be used to describe several of the monitoring aspects of resources found in an IT system. This will include resource topology and log file information. Using this information, the COSMOS framework will drive a web interface that facilitates the navigation of the topology, and invocation of BIRT based reports. During the demo, the resource information will be updated and the COSMOS framework will make this new monitoring information available.

Mark Weitzel is an architect in IBM Tivoli's Autonomic Computing group focusing on open standards and open source. He is currently driving an initiative to create a new top level project at Eclipse, COSMOS, which will focus on systems management. In addition to being a committer on the Monitoring sub-project of the Test and Performance Tools Platform, he is the IBM lead architect for the Apache Muse project, a reference implementation of the Oasis Web Services Distributed Management specification. Mr. Weitzel has published numerous articles and is co-author of Enterprise Java Programming with WebSphere, Second Edition.

Oliver E. Cole is the president and CEO of OC Systems, a software company that develops, sells and supports advanced software instrumentation tools. He has over twenty-five years of hands-on experience with large-scale mission-critical software, specializing in developing, tuning and managing systems for government and commercial organizations. Oliver Cole has been involved with Eclipse for two years and is currently the project lead for Management Enablement in COSMOS. He speaks regularly at conferences and has had a number of articles published in industry publications.

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