Using message reflection in a management architecture for CORBA


Wegdam, Maarten and Plas, Dirk-Jaap and Halteren, Aart van and Nieuwenhuis, Bart (2000) Using message reflection in a management architecture for CORBA. In: 11th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations and Management, DSOM 2000, December 4-6, 2000, Austin, TX, USA (pp. pp. 230-242).

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Abstract:The availability of object middleware, such as CORBA, is rapidly
being accepted as a means for cost effective and fast development for a wide
range of distributed applications. Distributed applications that are built using
these technologies often comprise many objects and become more and more
complex. The deployment of such large distributed applications requires a
significant improvement of management methods and tools. In this paper, we
present a management architecture for object middleware based systems. We
use message reflection to extend the middleware layer with management
capabilities, i.e. we monitor the application by observing the messages
exchanged between the objects of the distributed application. We argue why
management should be transparent to the application developer and show that
message reflection supports this management transparency. We have compared
different mechanisms to implement message reflection in CORBA, and argue
why portable interceptors are the most suitable. Finally, we describe our
prototype and the lessons we learned.
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