Integration with service mapping

Service mapping provides complete visibility of all the configuration items (CIs) that make a business application and builds a map of the CIs based on which the business service functions.

Before you begin

Application Portfolio Management is based on applications that serve the purpose of fulfilling a business service. With the constantly evolving nature of business needs, the applications that serve the business need also evolve constantly. Therefore, the IT components of the application also change rapidly resulting in a disconnected array of substructure components of the application, which affects the business service.

APM integrates with service mapping to discover all CIs contributing to a business application in your organization. It provides a topology of a comprehensive map of underlying configuration items such as the devices and configuration profiles used in a business service. It maps dependencies, based on a connection between devices and applications.

As service mapping illustrates the various components, upon which the successful delivery of the business service relies, in a graphical display, it provides complete visibility of the dynamic infrastructure. It helps you to know how the effect of a component change on the business service would be.

Role required: sn_apm.apm_user

You require the Application Portfolio Management with Business Service mapping (com.snc.apm_sm) plugin that integrates Service Mapping with Application Portfolio Management.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Application Portfolio > Application Classification > Business Applications.
  2. Select the business application for which you want to create an application instance.
  3. Click New in the Application Instances related list.
  4. Enter the form fields.
    Table 1. Application Instance form
    Field Description
    Name Name of the application instance.
    Instance URL URL of the instance.
    Business Application Business application for which the instance is to be created.
    Instance Type Development, QA, or Production instance.
  5. Click Submit.
  6. Click open the application instance that you created.
  7. Click the Application Instance menu icon in the application instance record.
  8. Click the Create Planned Service UI action.

    You can also click the Create Planned Service button in the application instance record.

    The planned business service is created and populated in the Mapped Services pane.

  9. Click the Planned business service in the Application Instances list to define a service deployment owner.
  10. Select the service deployment owner from the Service Deployment Owner choice list in the Planned Business Service page.
  11. Click the Create and Discover button.
  12. To add an application owner, click the Application Owner button in the In Discovery tab.
  13. Click the Send for Review button.
  14. Review the planned business service and click Approve button to approve the business service.
  15. Click the Update button.

    After the business service is reviewed and updated, the discovered business service is created in the Application Instances related list of the business application record form.