A Scalable and Robust Coordination Architecture for Distributed Management
Source: Indiana University
While opening avenues for unlimited possibilities, distributed systems have introduced management complexity as an unfavorable trait. Therefore, as distributed systems become commonplace, the automation of system management has become a primary challenge in information technology. The state of art in system management assigns each managed resource to an external entity (manager), which monitors, analyzes and controls the resource and a collection of such managers manages a system. In such settings, each manager has to act with partial knowledge about the system, and to maintain the system as a whole in acceptable state, those managers should be controlled and coordinated.