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RoSE_COMB - 2 


Console Management

comb_mon.jpg The Console Management feature is a major aid which will enable your operations staff to be reactive to events occurring on your Stratus system. Important messages are highlighted giving you the ability to intelligently display all your systemís error, hardware, security and application logs on a single device, in a meaningful and enhanced way. This is particularly important in a multi-module environment.

The RoSE_PC interface can be used to perform further audiovisual alerts when important messages are detected.

All log messages, from multiple logs, are collated and displayed on a single screen where:

  • Log message severity is distinguished
  • Serious log messages must be acknowledged, notified to specific users and logged to an audit file
  • A browse facility is supported
Operators often miss important messages as they scroll off the screen, because they are bombarded with less serious and repetitive messages. The console manager displays messages which require immediate attention so that they can be easily identified and addressed. Messages that are defined to be of a high enough severity will remain on the screen until acknowledged by an operator.

RoSE_COMB presents your entire system's errors on a single device eradicating the need for a battery of terminals, which are prevalent in many installations.

Resource Usage Account Management

menus RoSE_COMB gives you the ability to accurately charge users and departments for the computing power that they are consuming on your Stratus systems.

Reports are produced detailing the use of resources. These reports could be used, for example, as the basis of a Project Charging system. The usage of resources is analysed by: Process, Device, User and group.

The statistics produced relate to CPU usage, paging and disk activity. In addition reports are produced which detail disk space usage, broken down by owning user /group, file ages and sizes. This will give you all you require to build a comprehensive billing system.

File Selection Management- Archiving

discs RoSE_COMB allows users to select files from the directory hierarchy using comprehensive SQL-type criteria. For example, all files matching the name "*.old" that are over 10 blocks in size and have not been modified during the last month could be selected. The resulting list of files can then be used as a save control file to archive those files to tape or as a control file for any user macro, to move the files to a less critical disk and link to them automatically. This list of files can most importantly be used to initiate a deletion process. This whole operation can be performed automatically and scheduled for a convenient time.

Access Control Management

padlock.jpg This facility in RoSE_COMB allows access to files and directories to be specified in a single user and group profile database rather than by each object's access control list. The improvement to security and accountability is remarkable:

  • No more manual checking of vast numbers of access control lists
  • No more loopholes where the System Administrator gives temporary access, forgetting to remove it
  • Creating a new user to have equivalent access rights to an existing one becomes a single stage operation