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Application Discovery

Architectural Considerations

Before you create an Application Profile, review your architectural requirements to determine the type of profile required for your application. Use the following list to consider the different aspects required for your application.

No. Consideration LinksAction Items and Details
1What services are required for your application and how are these services are dependent on each other?

See Supported Services

Identify and provide a top-down hierarchy for the required services

2Does you application contain multiple tiers?See Service Configuration

For each tier, provide the list of dependent services. The services listed in this section also identify the dependency from the service deployment perspective.

3Are you using CloudCenter-supported services?See Bundle Store

The bundle store contains the agent and service bundles. This repository is hosted by CloudCenter CDN (cdn.cliqr.com) or can be hosted locally in a private cloud environment using a standard Apache server.

4Did you determine the hosting location for your service(s)?See Package Store if using CloudCenter-supported servicesEvery CloudCenter deployment requires a CloudCenter Package Store and a hosting location for all CloudCenter-supported (out-of-box) Services . When you complete the CloudCenter Manual Installation , all services are automatically detected by the Package Store and displayed via the Topology Modeler Properties tab.
5

Are there external services that need to be connected to and communicated with (e.g., a new schema on an existing SQL server cluster, a new VIP on an existing load balancer)?

See External Service

You can create an application using multiple tiers where you can stipulate each tier to use a different CloudCenter-supported Service or externally-provided service (third-party services).

6

Are you using custom/private services?

See Define a Custom Service

Where are the required artifacts for these services to be successfully deployed?

7Do you have all the dependent application data, files, and packages?See Artifact RepositoryTypically, enterprises maintain their application packages, data, and scripts in repositories. Use the Artifact Repository to attach your own external repository to store and access your files. CloudCenter provides a Repositories tab in the CCM UI for this purpose.
8Have you identified the infrastructure requirements for each serviceSee Phase 1: Prepare InfrastructureBased on the number of VM instances that you manage for your enterprise, be sure to address the specific hardware requirements.
9What are the networking requirements for each service to talk to the others?See Phase 2: Configure Firewall Rules

While this section lists all the ports for each cmponent, several of them are optional and dependent on your deployment requirements

Application Discovery

CloudCenter profiles are generally based on core configuration details, elaborate workflows that describe the sequence of steps required to deploy the application, or run on big-data processing workloads.

No.ConsiderationLinksAdditional Details
1

Application Profile Type

See Supported Application Profiles.

For each application profile, identify the category.
2

Application (or tier) requirements

See the following links:

For each application (or tier), provide the dependent parameters and scripts.

3

Port and firewall accessibility

See the following links:

Identify the scripts or dependencies at the time of deployment.

4

Deployment requirements

See Attach Multiple Volumes to Tiers.

You can attach multiple volumes to all tier types in N-tier applications. For each volume, you must specify the size and can optionally configure the volume type.

5

Testing and verification

Refer to your enterprise policies and requirements.

Be sure to identify you dependent test cases for each profile.

 

Other Application Dependencies

Besides the information required to model your application ensure to address the following external dependencies:

  • Application packages and associated licenses, if applicable.
  • Application credentials to access and verify each application, if applicable.
  • Infrastructure requirements such as minimum CPUs, memory, storage, and other requirements specific to your application(s).
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