As an application specialist, you can manually create application models in the TrueSight console by using devices and groups from BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management, or devices discovered by BMC TrueSight App Visibility Manager, or a combination of components. You create the application model and define the relationships and dependencies between the components. The application generates events based on the event conditions that are specified with the devices.
To manually create an application that you can monitor, you add devices, groups, or both, and create dependencies between the components. To prevent the loss of data and configuration information, periodically back up your App Visibility databases.
To perform this procedure, you must have -level access.
When you create an application, you add devices or groups to the application model. The devices or groups that you add are displayed as nodes model. You can connect the nodes and establish their hierarchy. When you click a node in the application model, details of the node are displayed in a configuration pane at the bottom of the page, as shown in the following figure:
On the Applications Management page, click the action menu iconand select Create Application.
Enter the following application details in the Create Application page:
|Name||Enter an application name.|
(Read only) Because the application is being created manually, the type is Manual.
To enable synthetic monitoring, select ON.
If you enable synthetic monitoring, then set up synthetic transaction monitoring after saving the application.
|Description||(Optional) Enter an application description.|
Set the importance of the application in your network. Importance is not calculated based on an algorithm.
The default setting is Medium.
|Status Computation Model||(Read only) Determines the algorithm that is used to compute the status of the application|
|Associated CI||To associate a Configuration Item (CI) to the application. For more information about how to associate a CI to the application, see Associating an application to a service.|
The parent node that contains the application name is displayed on the Model tab.
If you select a group, you can select Enable the Group to be a Cluster, and then enter a value from 1 to 100 to calculate a quorum. The following video (3:49) illustrates how you can use the Quorum status computation model that is used to compute the group impact status in a manual application.
The application is created and you can view the application model on the Model tab. Use the zoom feature on the right corner screen of the Model tab to zoom in and zoom out the application model.
The nodes in application models are dependent on one another. When you create a model, you determine the dependency and whether the event status is propagated—that is, whether the status of a "lower" node influences the status of a "higher" node, and, ultimately, the status of the application. If you do not connect the nodes, or if events are not propagated, then the node status has no impact on the status of the application.
In an automatically created model, the nodes are automatically dependent and events are automatically propagated.
Make a physical backup of the App Visibility PostgreSQL databases to protect your data and configuration information from loss. The output of a physical backup contains the data files that the App Visibility server can use directly, resulting in a faster recovery operation.
While it is always good practice to back up your App Visibility databases, to enable the recovery of data and configuration information for manually created applications with synthetic monitoring, backing up the database is vital. If the TrueSight Presentation Server and the App Visibility portal are unexpectedly disconnected, the manual application configuration information and data might be lost.
The script creates a backup of the data in the avdb.dump file in the server component's installationDirectory\ADOP_DB\pgsql\backup directory.
For more information about making PostgreSQL database backup files, see .
For instructions about database recovery, see Backing up and recovering the App Visibility database.
The created application is displayed in the Applications page, where you can view the health of applications in your network.