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Provide connection information

Provide connection information

As part of creating or modifying a discovery pattern, use the Create connection operation to provide information about an outgoing connection. This operation is only available for connection sections.

Before you begin

Navigate to the relevant step:

  1. On the pattern form, select the relevant connection section.
  2. Select the relevant step or create a pattern step by clicking .

Basic knowledge of programming is desirable.

Role required: pd_admin

About this task

Always start with this step when creating a connection section entry for a new pattern.

Procedure

  1. Select Create Connection from the Operation list.
  2. Fill in the fields, as appropriate.
    Field Description
    Select Connection Type
    • Application Flow: Used between two applications (can be of the same 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.
    • Storage Flow: Used for connections between configuration items (CIs) of host type and devices of storage type.
    Select Entry Point Select the entry point type from the list. For more information, see Entry point attributes.
    Enter Connection Attributes Define attributes by either entering actual values or variables.
    Select Target CI Type Select the target CI type from the list.
    Is hidden 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.
  3. If in Debug mode, test the step by clicking Test and checking that the operation brings the result you expected.

Example

This operation is used in This item
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

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Example of defining Create Connection operation

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