Define the connection section Define a set of discovery steps to discover outbound connections of a configuration item (CI). This operation is relevant for Service Mapping. Before you begin Create a pattern or select a pattern that you want to modify as described in Create or modify patterns. Basic knowledge of programming is desirable. Role required: pd_admin About this task A connection section identifies a type of outgoing connection. CIs can have multiple outgoing connections. Configure a separate connection section for each type of outgoing connection. For example, a .NET application CI can have outgoing connections of several types: ADO.NET, XML Web Services, or .NET. So, you must add connection sections for these three types to the .NET Application pattern. Procedure Navigate to Pattern Designer > Discovery Patterns and open the required pattern from the pattern list. The pattern must be of the Application type. In the Connectivity Section, click New. Note: The Connectivity Section is grayed out if the pattern cannot be edited for Service Mapping. Enter the name, and click Save. On the pattern form, click Save to save the pattern. Click the created connection section. The pattern designer opens showing the connection step. Select Create Connection from the Operation list. 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. If necessary, create more connectivity sections on the pattern form. 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 To create a connection from Microsoft Exchange CAS to Exchange Mailboxes, define the Create Connection operation as follows: What to do next Continue editing the pattern by adding a new step and defining its operation or Finalize the pattern.