|Open Group Technical Standard|
|Systems Management: Application Response Measurement (ARM) API|
|Document Number: C807|
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The API can be used by programmers who want to collect performance information by instrumenting the business logic of their applications or on other software in their domain. This approach may be used by customers who have access to the source code of the business logic on their systems in such a way that instrumentation is possible or by the use of non-invasive techniques that may supply some of the data without instrumention. Neither the collection or presentation mechanism of the ARM data returned from the API is covered in this standard.
Collection of ARM related data from the software components which surround the business logic is often very desirable, and may in many cases be possible by using ARM 2.0, but more work is needed in this area to encourage the software components to use the ARM API. This will take the form of the expansion of future versions of the ARM API, or definition of other mechanisms which can support these very diverse software environments.
It should further be noted that the applications (and other components) must normally be running within the reach of the enterprise management domain in order to allow for collection and presentation of performance data from agents, through some vendor specific mechanisms.
This Technical Standard is the formally adopted Open Group publication of the ARM API version 2.0 specification.
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The Open Group acknowledges the work of the ARM Working Group, under the sponsorship of the Computer Measurement Group (CMG), in developing the ARM version 2.0 API specification, which provides the technical source material for this Open Group Technical Standard. The following CMG ARM Working Group member companies assisted in the development of the ARM version 2.0 API:
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