A topology is often used to see the “flow” of what happened, and when it happened. This is very helpful in understanding the status of your applications and objectives. Topologies can be shown at the geographical, datacenter, server, application, or milestone tiers.
To populate Topology viewlets, the ‘Get relatives <any criteria> show as topology’ statement must be used. If you’re creating a topology with a form, select Relative as the data type.
jKQL > Get relatives show as topology
To modify the Topology viewlet, click the down arrow and select Edit Viewlet from the viewlet’s drop-down menu. The viewlet’s editing form opens. Select desired options from the drop-down menus. Check off the Legend check box to enable/disable the displaying of legend icons. The legend is displayed at the top of topology viewlets.
In the Viewlet Settings section, you can modify the properties of the topology viewlet. From the Start Level drop-down menu, select the item type.
Depending on the start level item type selected, the appearance of the viewlet will differ. In the example below, Server was selected to be the start level.
Select a layout type from the Layout Types drop-down menu (Hierarchical or Circular).
Select all other desired options within the Viewlet Settings section. Click the Preview button to view the topology viewlet’s updates. Click the Apply button to save the changes. The Close button will close the form without saving changes.
Topology viewlet properties
Topology viewlets can be displayed within the main view or on the Console panel (when generated from a table viewlet), but the properties of the viewlets are the same in both cases.
The arrows represent the relationships between relatives. Click on these arrows to view statistics.
Users have the following additional options to customize topology viewlets: