Computer network status monitoring system

  • US 5,764,913 A
  • Filed: 04/05/1996
  • Issued: 06/09/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/05/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A status monitoring system for a computer network, said system comprising:

  • means for monitoring an operational state of each of a plurality of nodes in said computer network;

    means for concurrently generating a display of a plurality of operational status icons each indicative of a lowest detail view of said operational state of a corresponding one of said plurality of nodes in said computer network, said means for concurrently generating being operational from any one of said plurality of nodes in said computer network;

    means for superimposing at least one additional status indicator on said display of any one of said plurality of operational status icons such that compound operational status information for a single one of said plurality of nodes is available in a single viewable one of said plurality of operational status icons;

    means for dynamically updating said display of said operational state for each of said plurality of nodes; and

    means for generating a hierarchical list of objects available from a user selected one of said plurality of nodes.

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