Finalize a pattern

After you finish defining your pattern, make it ready for use by Service Mapping.

Before you begin

Role required: admin or sm_admin

About this task

There are several ways to finalize a pattern after creating or modifying it:
  • Saving - Save all the information you defined for the pattern creating a draft. You can continue working on the pattern draft at any time. Service Mapping does not use the pattern draft for discovery and mapping.
  • Checking - Actually run the pattern on the relevant configuration item (CI) to check that operations you defined for it are correct. Always check your pattern before activating it.
  • Activating - Make Service Mapping use this pattern for discovery and mapping. The new version of this pattern is created. The state of the pattern version used previously changes to History.

Procedure

  1. On the pattern definition form, complete your pattern definition by performing one or more of the following actions:
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    Save the pattern Click Save.
    Check the pattern
    1. Click Check the pattern.
    2. Configure parameters for connecting to this CI.
    3. Click Connect.
    4. Wait for Pattern Designer to run the pattern and check that there are no errors.
    5. If there are errors, troubleshoot. If there are no errors, you can activate or save your pattern.
    Activate the pattern Click Activate.

    The Activate, Check, and Save buttons.
  2. Close the Pattern Designer tab.