15-day Public Review for Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) V1.0

The Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) TC members [1] have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 15-day public review:

Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 03 / Public Review Draft 02
29 October 2012

Specification Overview:

This document normatively defines a reference architecture for the Symptoms Automation Framework, a tool in the automatic detection, optimization, and remediation of operational aspects of complex systems, notably data centers.

It also provides a non-normative XML data model, based on a pseudo schema and an XSD.

TC Description:

SAF is a catalog-based XML collaborative knowledge framework that is designed to automate appropriate responses to changing business conditions and integrate contributions from diverse domains. SAF has applicability in IT and business including cloud computing, service management, governance, security, energy, eGov, financial, emergency management, healthcare, and communications.

Cloud computing, in particular, exacerbates the separation between consumer-based business requirements and provider-supplied IT responses. SAF facilitates knowledge sharing across these domains, allowing consumer and provider to work cooperatively together to ensure adequate capacity, maximize quality of service, and reduce cost.

The SAF technical committee considers cloud computing to be an area where the value of existing and developing standards could be significantly enhanced using SAF, and as such it has been working on a Cloud primer document alongside the core specification.

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 06 December 2012 and ends 21 December 2012. The specification was previously submitted for public review [2]. This 15-day review is limited in scope to changes made from the previous review. Changes are highlighted in the diff-marked PDF file.

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

URIs:
The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/saf/saf/v1.0/csprd02/saf-v1.0-csprd02.doc

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/saf/saf/v1.0/csprd02/saf-v1.0-csprd02.html

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/saf/saf/v1.0/csprd02/saf-v1.0-csprd02.pdf

XML Schemas:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/saf/saf/v1.0/csprd02/schemas/

ZIP distribution files (complete):

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:

http://docs.oasis-open.org/saf/saf/v1.0/csprd02/saf-v1.0-csprd02.zip

Additional information about the specification and the OASIS Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) TC may be found at the TC's public home page located at:

http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/saf/

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be accessed via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:

http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/form.php?wg_abbrev=saf

Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is publicly archived and can be viewed at:

http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/saf-comment/

All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) Version 1.0, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [3] applicable especially [4] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification.

OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.

========== Additional references:

[1] Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) TC
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/saf/

[2] Public Reviews:
30-day public review, 20 January 2012: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201201/msg00007.html

[3] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/saf/ipr.php
RF on Limited Terms
https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr#s10.2.2

Associated TC: 
Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF)