Dalil® cloud-computing analyses

Dalil™ Cloud-Analyser is a powerful, lightweight cloud analyzer application. It can be installed as a stand alone Cloud-configuration/Clustered-configuration of WebSphere® Application Servers, or alongside other analyzer suites. The advanced Cloud Analysis engine draws upon our million-strong user base providing your enterprise servers with the most advanced report generation. Generate Delta reports on WebSphere® components such as transport channels, SIBs, environment variables, etc.

What is a Dalil?

Dalil™ provides the smartest and fastest WebSphere® reporting tools: it generates intelligent correlative reports for your WebSphere® cloud computing environment; its uniquely designed software data warehouses WebSphere® administrative configuration data in your cloud environment while utilizing patented technology compatible with WebSphere® v6, v7 and v8.

Who designed Dalil?

Dalil™ was designed and programmed at Total Computing & Network Design, Inc. by Bassem W. Jamaleddine. The design and code of Dalil™ has been undertaken under the project name Dalil™ Project.

What is WebSphere® Information Retrieval (WIR)?

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Dalil™ reports are processed by WIR modules. WIR, WebSphere® Information Retrieval, is a set of modules that form the foundation of Dalil's™ services, parsers, transformers, and output format. WIR provides (1) the SOAP service retrieval WSSS to pull and to warehouse WebSphere® configuration data, (2) the data transformation processor, (3) the data warehouse application, (4) the regular expression processor and analyzer for WebSphere administrative containment pathes, (5) the algebraic data processor for data mining and analytical analyses, and finally (6) the data tabulation functions. WIR is the set of application libraries used by Dalil software.

The "wr" command is the main command used for all Dalil processing. The "wr" is issued at the command prompt.

WIR has been programmed at Total Computing & Network Design, Inc. by Bassem W. Jamaleddine.

How many WebSphere® cloud environment can be data warehoused using Dalil?

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A cloud is identified by its name. You can define as many named cloud in Dalil. Once you have defined a cloud, you can add and data warehouse as many machines as you desire to that named cloud. Dalil uses a caching mechanism to data warehouse WebSphere® administrative objects, and its repository is limited by the size of the allocated filesystem.

How to compare multiple machines configuration in a cloud?

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A cloud is identified by its name. You can define as many named cloud in Dalil. Once you have defined a cloud, you can add and data warehouse as many machines to that named cloud. Dalil uses a caching mechanism in data warehousing configuration data of WebSphere® administrative objects.

What is a WebSphere® Pivot Cloud Table?

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A cloud pivot table is a topological tabulation of the correlation factors between two or more WebSphere® admnistrative configurations.

A pivot cloud table is a compact table that shows how two or more machines data sets correlate. Hence, a pivot table shows the topological correlation factors between machines such as WebSphere machines. The machine data sets are typically XML data that has been submit to transformation and processing before being submitted to the correlation engine.

The topological pivoting of WebSphere® administrative objects is a powerful feature that is unique to Dalil. In fact Dalil’s main processing engine is mostly characterized with a mathematical apparatus to deliver a unique and coherent output: pivot cloud tables.

How many machines can be compared at once in a pivot cloud table?

Given a set of machines, Dalil compares each of the machine configuration data to any other machine. There is no limit on howmany machine configurations you can compare at one time. However, since Dalil uses linear algebraic transformations, comparing many machines will result in dense matrices requiring extensive computation time.

What are the different formats a Pivot Cloud Table™ can be shipped out?

A pivot cloud table can be shipped out in any of the following format:

  • HTML format
  • NROFF format
  • Plain text format
  • Braille format
  • Arabic format

What are Cloud Gray Pages™

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Gray Cloud Pages™ describe the cloud layout of WebSphere® topological configurations in a neat, cohesive and clear visual way. A Gray Cloud Page™ is portrayed in four tonalities of gray, with the darkest (Layer 1) showing the topological setting’s label. Layer 2, the next darkest, shows the cells pertaining to the the darkest layer’s topology. The next layer, Layer 3, shows the nodes pertaining to the cells above. Finally, the lightest layer, Layer 4, shows the servers pertaining to the nodes.

Gray Cloud Pages™ are generated with Dalil. You can generate these pages for any of your WebSphere® administrative servers simply by adding the server to Dalil’s cloud warehouse repository and by issuing the indexing command.

Gray Cloud Pages™ can help you visualize your internal administrative settings for all WebSphere® objects in a logically organized HTML layout.

The term Gray Cloud Pages™ and their design are trademarked by Total Computing & Network Design, Inc.

What is indexing WebSphere® administrative objects

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Dalil Indexing is a decomposition of WebSphere® containment pathes and a decomposition of WebSphere® XML configuration content into words or symbols. It is a categorization by topolical name, and a cross referencing between the symbols and the WebSphere® configuration content. Dalil provides different types of indexes for the WebSphere® configuration.

Dalil decomposes all WebSphere® containment pathes, all WebSphere® containment objects, all WebSphere® XML administrative objects, then it derives all essential administrative words building a first-pass glossary. It then uses its internal regular expression processor to compose index pages for all these words. Dalil generates a variety of index pages. For more about index pages, visit the indexing section in features.

What is indexing lexical derivations of WebSphere® administrative objects

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Dalil decomposes the containment path of WebSphere® administrative objects into its constituent symbols. Then it builds cross references for these symbols by finding how each symbol relates to any construct in the content of all WebSphere administrative objects. In addition it correlates the relation between each symbol and the symbols of all other WebSphere® containment paths. For more about index pages, visit the indexing section in features.

Can Dalil be used in a WebSphere® data center?

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Dalil™ was developed for the purporses of comparing XML files, generating reports and comparing WebSphere® configuration data in a cloud computing environment. The product has been built from the bottom up by coding a processing engine that ships its output in Nrolf or plain text formats to a dumb terminal. It does not depend on any GUI to represent its output.

What is WebSphere® indexing?

WebSphere® Indexing with Dalil

We identify a cloud by its name. Dalil ™ can define a limitless number of clouds given sufficient disk space . Once you have named a cloud, you can add and data warehouse a similarly limitless number of machines to that cloud.

What is user defined formatting?

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Dalil reporting engine uses stub programming to format the output. Users can customize Dalil reports by editing and writing their own stubs.

When is the release date for Dalil scheduled?

The first release of Dalil is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. For the release date of any subsequent Dalil release, please visit Dalil Project.

Total Computing & Network Design, Inc.

New York 2012