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A Multi-Agent System for the Remote Control of Data Servers

A Multi-Agent System for the Remote Control of Data Servers
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Author(s): José Henrique T. C. Sbrocco (CEATEC–Pontificia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Brazil), Ricardo Luís de Freitas (CEATEC–Pontificia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Brazil)and Gilberto S. Nakamiti (CEATEC–Pontificia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Brazil)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch009
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


This work presents a computational tool for remotely monitoring data servers (Kipo System). To achieve this, the system contains a society of agents, where each agent performs a specific role within the process. Among the existing agents, two should be remarked: the Solver Agent, and the Supervisor Agent. The first one employs a case-based reasoning approach to interpreting and defining an action to be taken, given the detected fault. The latter one has an important role, as it constantly verifies the activation states of each agent. Through the Kipo System, a decrease in attendance times for faults on data servers could be experienced. This has corroborated our initial expectations on the adequacy of such agent’s technology for this type of domain.

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