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COSMOS 1.0M2 is now available [message #10259] Tue, 11 March 2008 21:02
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COSMOS 1.0M2 is NOW available

At a glance

COSMOS 1.0M2 provides a number of new features that provide support for
the emerging Configuration Management Database federation (CMDBf)
standard, based on the CMDBf 1.0 specification (

* Framework for implementing CMDBf query and registration services
* Eclipse-integrated toolkit for creating data managers and
management data repositories (MDRs)
* Ability to register an MDR with the COSMOS framework
* Ability to register and deregister an MDR with a federating CMDB,
using the COSMOS UI
* Ability to query an MDR from the COSMOS UI, using query builder
driven by CMDBf metadata
* Example MDRs, including a simplistic one and one based on the
example data center
* Ability to visualize a CMDBf query response
* Support for deploying to J2EE environments (for example, Tomcat)
* Full test suite showing implementation examples

These new features are in addition to the features that were provided in

* 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
* Data collectors that gather data from Common Base Event (CBE)
logs, JMX, and WSDM Event Format (WEF) sources
* 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

COSMOS 1.0 is currently targeted for a June 2008 release. Future work
that is expected be included in the 1.0 release includes:

* SDD (Solution Deployment Descriptor) tooling
* SML 1.1 support
* Additional CMDBf support


Download COSMOS 1.0M2 and reap the benefits:

As always, we welcome your participation and feedback via the newsgroup,
and also hope you will actively "kick the tires" to report bugs and
feature requests via Bugzilla.

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