Provide connection information

You must use the Create connection operation to provide information about an outgoing connection. This operation is only available for connectivity sections.

About this task

You always start with this step when creating a connectivity section entry for a new pattern.


  1. On the Identification or Connectivity Sections form, select Create connection from the Operation list.
  2. Fill in the fields, as appropriate.
    Field Description
    Connection type
    • Application flow: Used between two applications (can be of the same type).
    • Storage flow: Used for connections between configuration items (CIs) of storage type.
    • Cluster: Used for connections to CIs of the cluster type. Specify a Cluster name.
    • Inclusion: Used for connections to an object that is included in the current object. For example, a connection from J2EE to EAR, and a connection from IIS to a website.
    Entry point type Select the entry point type from the list.
    Target CI type Select the target CI type from the list.
    Is Artificial Select the check box if the connection should be hidden (that is, not shown in the user interface), but is used for continuing the discovery flow.
    Is Traffic Based Select the check box to use the traffic-based discovery method for this connection.


The following configuration is an example of the Create connection operation.
Field Value
Hierarchy Applications > Business Integration Software
CI Type IBM WebSphere MQ Queue
Pattern WMQ Queue Unix Pattern
Section Alias queues connectivity
Step number and Name 6. Create outgoing connection to alias queues

What to do next

Finalize a pattern