A typical large-scale application deployment can include numerous software services and hardware devices, all of which must interact in a prescribed fashion to provide a business service. Responsibility for the various software services and hardware devices is typically divided among groups such as network operations, the applications group, and the database group; making it difficult to obtain the necessary information to represent the complete topology.

Application Connectivity Monitor addresses this fundamental problem of application management in the following ways:

  • Helps the user define the application to be managed.
  • Guides the user through the process of discovering and monitoring the appropriate components.
  • Codebook Correlation Technology requires only a small subset of the events that occur in such an environment to perform root-cause analysis. The InCharge Common Information Model (ICIM) used by Application Connectivity Monitor models only the necessary components; this obviates the need for the complete topological infrastructure and the monitoring of every component and device.