Iona Technologies unveiled OrbixManager, which enables users to manage distributed Corba-compliant objects over a network, at Object World West in San Francisco this week.
The offering acts as an add-on to third party systems management offerings such as Hewlett-Packard?s OpenView and IBM?s Tivoli Management Environment and activity can be viewed from the third party consoles.
The systems are hooked up to each other via OrbixManager?s SNMP gateway and OrbixManager monitors the activity of distributed objects around the network and alerts the systems administrator to any problems. Users cannot undertake diagnostics or make changes to the application using the tool, however.
Colin Newman, Iona?s marketing director, said: ?This product has come from customers saying they need to manage their objects, find where they are and see that they?re OK. You could view each object as a little computer in a network, which OrbixManager looks after.?
He added that OrbixManager could manage not only Iona?s Orbix-based objects, but also third party IIOP-based objects controlled by other supplier?s object request brokers such as IBM?s DSOM.
Users simply needed to write link libraries for the third party objects, which could be recognised by OrbixManager?s libraries.
The product will move into second beta in the third quarter and ship in the fourth as part of Orbix Object Transaction Manager (OTM) bundle, which will include the binary forms of various Corba services such as security and naming.
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