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Configuration diagrams provide an interactive, graphical presentation of the topological relationships between application server components and elements. Application server components and elements that are represented in the diagram include nodes, servers, clusters, and applications (amongst others).

Note

Creating diagrams from Configurations that do not contain key components and elements (such as those noted above) will result in sparse or even empty diagrams. This is a software limitation.

You can create configuration diagrams based on Snapshots or Configurations of application servers of the following types:

  • IBM WebSphere Application Server
  • IBM WebSphere Portal Server (version 7.0)
  • Oracle WebLogic Server
  • Red Hat JBoss Application Server (versions 4.2 and 5.1)

To create a configuration diagram

  1. In the BMC Middleware Automation user interface, right-click the specific Snapshot or Configuration that you want to present in the diagram, and select New > Configuration Diagram.
  2. (WebSphere Portal) On the Portal Configuration Packager page, select the check boxes next to Portal nodes that you want to include in the diagram, and click OK.
  3. On the Create Configuration Diagram File page, select the folder in which you want to store the diagram file and specify a name for the diagram file.
  4. Click Finish.

A diagram file is created in the folder that you specified. The diagram file has one of the following extensions:

  • WebSphere Application Server: .topo_was
  • WebSphere Portal: .topo_wps
  • Other application servers: .diagram

In a WebSphere application server diagram, a group of tabs at the bottom of the window offer various views of the diagram, as described in Views in a WebSphere configuration diagram. In all other types of diagrams, a single tab presents the single diagram view.

Additional control options are described in Controlling diagram layout and display.