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COSMOS 1.0M3 is now available [message #571681] Thu, 07 August 2008 19:41
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COSMOS 1.0M3 is NOW available

*At a glance*
COSMOS 1.0M3 provides the following new features and improvements:

* *Cross component enhancements*
o Improved stability, including numerous bug fixes
o Improved logging support
o A new COSMOS User Guide and Developers Guide.
* *SML support*
Support for SML and SML-IF standards, version 1.1
* *CMDBf 1.0 support and infrastructure*
The following new features that provide further support for the
emerging Configuration Management Database federation (CMDBf)
standard, based on the CMDBf 1.0 specification
( <>):
o MDRs now accept vanilla web service requests, using Axis2
o Support provided for logging in MDRs
o Messages and other user interface text externalized for easy
o Example MDR provided for Aperi database, illustrating a JDBC
o Provided integration between WTP Run on Server and the
COSMOS UI in Eclipse, when using MDR Toolkit
* *COSMOS web UI*
The following enhancements have been made to the COSMOS web UI:
o Ability to deploy built-in CMDBf queries with the COSMOS UI
o The COSMOSUI is packaged with a library of examplar CMDBf
o Ability to manage CMDBf queries (i.e. rename, delete, create
o Graph response can be visualized using a heirachetical view
o Ability to display service metadata associated with MDR
query service in the COSMOS UI
o COSMOS UI usabilty improvements
o Separate graph response view to visualize CMDBf response

The following features were provided prior to the M3 release:

* Features supporting the emerging Configuration Management Database
federation (CMDBf) standard, based on the CMDBf 1.0 specification
( <>):
o Framework for implementing CMDBf query and registration
o Eclipse-integrated toolkit for creating data managers and
management data repositories (MDRs)
o Ability to register an MDR with the COSMOS framework
o Ability to register and deregister an MDR with a federating
CMDB, using the COSMOS UI
o Ability to query an MDR from the COSMOS UI, using query
builder driven by CMDBf metadata
o Example MDRs, including a simplistic one and one based on
the example data center
o Ability to visualize a CMDBf query response
o Support for deploying to J2EE environments (for example,
* Tools that support systems management data conforming to the
Service Modeling Language (SML) and SML-Interchange Format
(SML-IF) standards (,
including SML and SML-IF document validation, SML-IF editing,
import of SML-IF documents and export to SML-IF documents
* Example data center described in SML format
* Standard APIs for accessing COSMOS data from heterogeneous clients
* Preset reports to visualize event and statistical data
* Data store to persist statistical information based on the
standard SDMX specification (
* Relational data store for the persistence of event information and
statistical information
* Web-based viewer composed of Web 2.0 gadgets to thoroughly examine
data from SML-IF documents
* Extension points to create complementary visualizations in the
form of Web 2.0 gadgets and BIRT reports
* Full test suite showing implementation examples

COSMOS 1.0 is currently targeted for a November 2008 release.


Download COSMOS 1.0M3 and reap the benefits:

As always, we welcome your participation and feedback via the newsgroup
<news://>, and also hope you
will actively "kick the tires" to report bugs and feature requests via

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