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Evaluating System Deployment with Deployment Designer

Deployment Designer provides a designer surface for defining and validating deployment for a specific application system to a specific logical datacenter. This designer also highlights the communication benefits in the System Definition Model (SDM) that is the underlying model for Distributed System Designers. In Deployment Designer, you can define deployment for a system by binding each application in the system to a specific logical server in the logical datacenter. Once you define deployment for a system, you can validate that deployment at any time. Validating deployment for a system helps you accomplish the following tasks:

  • Confirm that all applications in the system are bound.

  • Check that applications meet the application constraints specified on the logical datacenter diagram.

  • Check that logical servers meet the hosting constraints specified on the application diagram and system diagram.

  • Evaluate constraints on zones.

  • Ensure that the required communication pathways exist and determine whether the correct communication protocols exist and are compatible between applications and host servers.

This section explains how to create a deployment diagram, bind applications to logical servers, validate deployment, create a deployment report, and resolve validation errors.

Overview of Deployment Designer

Provides an overview of Deployment and the main tasks you can perform using the designer.

Deployment Definitions Created from Application and System Diagrams

Provides an overview of deployment definition process and explains the difference between creating deployment diagrams from Application Designer and System Designer.

How to: Create Deployment Diagrams from Application Designer and System Designer

Describes how to create deployment diagrams for a particular system using a specific logical datacenter diagram.

Binding Applications to Logical Servers

Contains topics about specifying which applications will be deployed on which logical servers.

Validating Deployment Diagrams

Contains topics about validating deployment diagrams as well locating and resolving common validation errors and warnings.

Creating Deployment Reports

Contains topics about creating deployment reports from deployment diagrams and writing scripts against deployment reports to actually deploy applications to the datacenter.

Troubleshooting Deployment Diagrams

Describes and helps resolve issues that can affect deployment diagrams.

Preparing to Deploy Distributed Systems

Contains topics about the information you need to deploy applications in a distributed system and obtaining that information from deployment reports.