Method and apparatus for maintaining and configuring systems

  • US 6,405,308 B1
  • Filed: 10/03/1998
  • Issued: 06/11/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/03/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for configuring a system comprising:

  • providing a definition of a system, said definition comprising a plurality of graphically displayed components;

    defining a set of component relationships, said set of component relationships identifying classifications for said plurality of graphically displayed components;

    obtaining user input, said user input identifying at least one selected component from said plurality of graphically displayed components; and

    analyzing said at least one selected component to determine if activating said set of component relationships associated with said at least one selected component results in a valid system configuration.

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