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Multiple views in TPM

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Multiple views in TPM

Multiple views within a single TPM timeline facilitate users to view the risks of business applications in the way they want. They can be viewed by a simple list of applications, categorizing the applications by products based on their functions, or by the underlying technology of the applications.

In each of these views, you can drill down to the respective underlying application service that is supported by the application, the underlying technology on which the application runs, or the business application that is used.

Figure 1. Technology Portfolio Management timeline view
Technology Portfolio Management timeline view

By Business Application

The By Business Application view displays the Business Applications > Application Services > Software Models or the technology structure in a succession. You can also view the applications by their manufacturers (for example, Oracle, SAP).

With the By Business Application view, you can apply the following filter and search criteria:

  • Use the business application risk filter to filter the business applications based on their risk factor. By default, the timeline view displays business applications with production instances that are of High Risk. Select Show All Risks option to display business applications with all types of risks (high, medium, low, and not assessed). You can also filter business applications that have not been assessed. Based on the filtered criteria, you can view most or all business applications in the Application column.
  • Use the filter icon (Filter icon) to search and filter applications using any attribute that is present in the business application table. Use the condition builder in the Set Business Application filter dialog box to define the filter. You can set as many conditions that you may require to filter the records appropriately using the New Criteria button. Your filter preferences are saved for future if you log in again with the same user credentials, unless you edit or clear the filter conditions.

By Product Classification

With the By Product Classification view you can see the technology Category > Software Models > Business Applications > Application Services structure in a succession. It also lists applications by technology category. For example, data technology, server technology, network technology, and application technology.

This view displays all software models including those software models that are not associated with a business application.

You can select this view to dynamically load all technology categories. Expand a technology category to load all the software models associated to the category. Similarly, expand a software model to view its associated business applications, and expand a business application to view its related application services, demands, and projects.

With the By Product Classification view, you can perform the following search:

  • Use the Enter Search Software Model field to enter the name and search a software model from the list in the Category column.

By Software Model

The timeline has yet another view, which is By Software Model that displays the Software Models > Business Applications > Application Services.

By this view you can view the list of all software models. When you click to expand the software model you can view all the business applications that run on that software model. On further expansion of the business application you can view all the application services that the business applications support.

There is no direct cmdb CI relationship between a business application and a software model. Whereas a business application and an application service are related by cmdb relationship. For the application service there are related software models that are stored and retrieved from the Application Service Software Models [sn_apm_tpm_service_software_model] table. Hence, the advantage of the By Software Model view is that you can directly view all the business applications that run on that software model.

By this view, you can only view the software models that have at least one or more business applications running on it.

As with the other views you can:

  • Search the software models.
  • Set conditions to filter the software models.
  • Display a selected number of software model records using the incremental pagination option.