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Service Manager Diagrams

Six kinds of diagrams can be created with the corresponding editors in Service Manager:
  • Sequence Diagram. Also known as a service flow diagram, the sequence diagram describes how a service is implemented by entities and their interaction. The entities can be resources of physical form (such as a switch or server) or logical form (such as a software system), or sub-services. The interaction can be messages sent back and forth or functional invocations between systems.
  • Service and Network Topology Diagram. Also known as a service and network path diagram, the service and network topology diagram is the topology view of entities involving in providing services. It is made up of nodes and links playing an important role in enabling the service. Nodes are equipment or a group of devices (therefore representing a logical entity). Nodes are connected with links corresponding to physical link or a logical link.
  • Service Impact Diagram. The service impact diagram describes the impact of resource alarms on services and the dependence among services.
  • Combined Topology Diagram. Also known as the combined path diagram, the combined topology diagram describes how a service is defined in terms of other services or sub-services.
  • Node Relation Diagram. The node relation diagram describes the relationships of entities defined in the Service Manager.
  • Node Group Diagram. The node group diagram is the topology view of a set of related nodes, node groups or the combination of nodes and node groups.
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