Topology Designer Window

To access

On the navigation bar, select Resources >Topologies. Select a topology, and click Design Topology.

Important information

After you have designed a topology for your performance test, you must select it for your test. For details, see Performance Test Designer > Topology.

Relevant tasks

How to Design Topologies

See also

Topologies Overview

User interface elements are described below:

UI Elements

Description

Save Topology. Enables you to save your topology.

Cut/Paste selected items. Enables you to cut and paste the selected topology from one topology folder to another.
Copy selected items. Enables you to copy items selected on the canvas.

Delete selected items. Enables you to delete items selected on the canvas.

Undo/Redo. Enables you to undo or redo the previous action.

Zoom in/Zoom out. Enables you to zoom in and out of the canvas.

Actual size. Restores the whole topology design to its normal size. This button is enabled when the Zoom In and Zoom Out buttons are in use.

Fit whole screen. Enables you to fit the entire topology design to the current screen size.

Configure Monitors. Opens the Configure Monitors dialog box, enabling you to manually configure SiteScope monitors on the selected node. For details about creating SiteScope monitors, see the HPE SiteScope User Guide.

Note: When configuring monitors for these components in SiteScope, the value for Monitor Run Settings > Frequency should be changed to a more suitable value, such as 5 - 15 seconds.

Deploy Monitor Templates. Opens the Deploy Monitor Templates Status dialog box, enabling you to configure SiteScope monitors on the selected node automatically by deploying a template monitor set.

Deploy PAL Templates from Production. Opens the Deploy PAL Templates from Production dialog box, enabling you to import PAL templates from a production data set to the selected node. For details, see Deploy PAL Templates from Production Dialog Box.

Export Topology. Enables you to export the whole area of the topology, or only the visible region of the topology to an image file.

Palette tab

Enables you to select components to add to the canvas.

The palette includes various types of server categories, as well as a Miscellaneous category. This category includes nodes that are not necessarily AUT-specific but that complete the topology design, such as a user or a client workstation.

AUT Hosts tab

Enables you to manage all AUT hosts defined in the AUT host pool. Includes the following options:

  • Add New AUT Host. Opens the Add AUT Host dialog box, enabling you to add a new AUT host. For details, see Add / Update AUT Host Dialog Box.

    Tip: If you have a list of AUT hosts set up in an Excel file, you can import this list instead of adding the hosts one by one. For details, see AUT Host Management in the ALM Lab Management Guide in the ALM Help Center.

  • Update AUT Host. Opens the Update AUT Host dialog box, enabling you to modify AUT host details. For details, see Add / Update AUT Host Dialog Box.

  • Delete AUT Host. Deletes selected AUT host.
Topology canvas

Provides a canvas where you can lay out the topology by dragging components/server nodes and linking them to each other.

Properties

Enables you to define properties for the node selected on the canvas.

The lower section of the Properties pane displays a description of the selected property.

Navigator

Enables you to drag the topology's structure to a new position on the canvas.