Service planning and analysis using maps

Service Mapping maps allow you to see entire business services, their architecture, and organization. This is very useful to plan for change or migration, as well as for continuity and availability analysis.

The maps are useful in the following cases:

Planning the migration of an entire business service or its segments
Use the map to see which configuration items (CIs) need relocating or which CIs become redundant.
Planning the upgrade or replacement of a CI
Check the map to see what other CIs are affected when the CI is non-operational during maintenance. You can assess and plan the downtime or make provisions to avoid the downtime.

Because the same CI may be used for multiple business services, you should also check the CI using the NextGen Business Service Maps View application. With this application, you can see all business services that a CI belongs to.

Analyzing a business service for high availability and continuity
Use the map to identify CIs crucial for the service performance. Decide if you want to fortify these CIs by creating clusters.
Troubleshooting business services
Use the map to understand the impact of an issue and determine which CI is causing the problem.