Discovery: What are some Best Practices for SAAM modeling?

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    PRODUCT:

    BMC Discovery.


    COMPONENT:

    BMC Discovery 11.3


    APPLIES TO:

    SAAM modeling in Discovery



    QUESTION:

    What are some best practices for SAAM modeling? 


    ANSWER:

    Here is some information and best practices, as well as some items that are not best practices:

       
    • See the "SAAM Tips & Tricks" webinar presented by Duncan Grisby at the Discovery Webinars link:  https://communities.bmc.com/docs/DOC-43305
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    • SAAM models are used to model software applications.  They should include some software.
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    • It is a best practice to begin modeling using some Software or a LoadBalancer ... not just a group of Hosts.
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    • Network Devices can not be part of SAAM models.  This is because they do not generally have software applications running on them.
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    • It is not a best practice in SAAM to transport models from one appliance to another. SAAM is intended to be used directly on the production system, which is why it has support for models being under development before they are published. It is not designed for transporting models through dev-test-prod on different Discovery systems.
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    • Only the "model definition" shows all of the nodes in the application.  The BAI only shows the "top level" nodes.  See KA 000150641.
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    • There is a visualization limit on the number of nodes that a SAAM model can be created / updated with. See KA 000159734. To work around the visualization limit, do the following:
    1) Select a maximum of 50 nodes when initially creating the model 
    2) Create, save and publish the model. 
    3) Select 50 more nodes, and click "Visualize/Model" 
    4) Model > Add to Existing.  Choose the existing model name.  Save and publish the model. 
    5) Repeat steps 3&4 in batches of 50 or fewer nodes until the model is complete. 


    Para ver una versión en español de este articulo, consulte: KA 000183985
      

     


    Article Number:

    000170841


    Article Type:

    FAQ/Procedural



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