Universal Measurement Architecture Guide
Copyright © 1997 The Open Group


Systems Management: UMA Specification, Part 1 - Universal Measurement Architecture
X/Open Document Number: C427
ISBN: 1-85912-117-9

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This Document
This X/Open Guide reviews the problem space of performance measurement in open systems, and introduces the architecture, features and benefits provided by the three X/Open Universal Measurement Architecture (UMA) specifications:

and serves as an introduction to these specifications.

These UMA specifications are published in Parts 2, 3 and 4 respectively of this document.

This UMA Guide is also available separately, as X/Open document number G507, ISBN 1-85912-122-5.

This Guide is intended for those who wish to gain an introduction to the issues involved in performance measurement.

It is also intended as an introduction to the X/Open UMA and the associated MLI, DCI and DPD specifications as listed above.


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X/Open acknowledges the substantial contribution of the Performance Management Working Group (PMWG), initially under the sponsorship of UNIX Systems Laboratories (USL) and currently of the Computer Measurement Group (CMG), in the development of this Guide and the three associated UMA specifications (MLI, DCI and DPD).

PMWG contributors to this UMA Guide include:

Robert Berry, IBM Corporation, Austin, TX, USA Ram Chelluri: AT&T/Global Information Solutions, Dayton, OH, USA Jim Van Sciver: Open Software Foundation, Cambridge, MA, USA Leon Traister§: Amdahl Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Referenced Documents

The following documents are referenced in this Guide:


X/Open Preliminary Specification, February 1993, The Common Object Request Broker: Architecture and Specification (ISBN: 1-872630-90-1, P210), in conjunction with the Object Management Group (OMG).


CAE Specification, January 1997 - Systems Management: UMA Data Capture Interface, Part 3 of "Universal Measurement Architecture (UMA)" CAE Specification (ISBN 1-85912-117-9, C427).


CAE Specification, January 1997 - Systems Management: UMA Data Pool Definitions, Part 4 of "Universal Measurement Architecture (UMA)" CAE Specification (ISBN 1-85912-117-9, C427).


CAE Specification, January 1997 - Systems Management: UMA Measurement Layer Interface, Part 2 of "Universal Measurement Architecture (UMA)" CAE Specification (ISBN 1-85912-117-9, C427).



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