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06 May 2013

Article published about collecting data from running systems


An article that concerns collecting data from running systems has now been published after 6 months of hard- and dedicated work.

COLLECTING DATA FROM RUNNING SYSTEMS
Jess Nielsen and Sufyan Almajali
DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2013.74.82
Journal of Computer Science

Volume 9, Issue 1
Pages 74-82

http://thescipub.com/abstract/10.3844/jcssp.2013.74.82

An abstract of the article
This article describes a way to build a consolidated log that can be used to facilitate the state of Windows services at runtime. It makes a side by side introduction of code instrumentation techniques and autonomic techniques that can be used to collected data from running systems in order to construct a consolidated log. The techniques try to deal with the non-standardized syntaxes and contents that come with heterogeneous logs. The collected data might be a foundation for a replacement to such logs hence the behavior can be determined by such collected data. These behaviors can be mapped to common, standardized and easy-understandable high level events that can be used as a log themselves.