US 9,811,437 B1
Systems and methods for monitoring and acting on logged system messages
Josiah J. Leverich, San Antonio, TX (US); and Max Hobrecht, Jr., San Antonio, TX (US)
Assigned to United Services Automobile Assocation (USAA), San Antonio, TX (US)
Filed by United Services Automobile Association (USAA), San Antonio, TX (US)
Filed on Sep. 10, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/482,018.
Application 14/482,018 is a continuation of application No. 13/525,723, filed on Jun. 18, 2012, granted, now 8,868,983.
Application 13/525,723 is a continuation of application No. 12/048,863, filed on Mar. 14, 2008, granted, now 8,205,122, issued on Jun. 19, 2012.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06F 11/00 (2006.01); G06F 11/34 (2006.01); G06F 11/07 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 11/3409 (2013.01) [G06F 11/0793 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
storing system messages in a message logging database, the system messages being issued by a plurality of computing systems;
monitoring the system messages stored in the message logging database for predetermined patterns in the system messages;
detecting a pattern in the system messages that indicates a potential system event, wherein the pattern comprises a frequency of a subset of the system messages, wherein the subset of the system messages indicates a potential system event;
determining multiple thresholds corresponding to the frequency of the subset of the system messages; and
acting in response to the pattern by taking a predetermined action corresponding to the pattern, the predetermined action intended to minimize the potential system event, wherein the predetermined action taken depends at least on which of the multiple thresholds the frequency of the subset of the system messages exceeded.