iteraplan 3.1 feature: Usage-relation on Infrastructure Elements

iteraplan 3.1 feature: Usage-relation on Infrastructure Elements

This is a guest blog from Fabian Kainzinger (iteratec) – for more see iteraplan blog.

Connections and dependencies of infrastructure elements are simply and effectively modelled using the extended iteraplan meta model: iteraplan 3.1 now supports the usage-relation for infrastructure elements.

Relations between elements of the same building block type differ semantically. iteraplan supports the following kinds of relations: ‘usage’, ‘hierarchy’, ‘successor’ and ‘specialisation’. It depends on the building block type which of these self-referencing relations is available. Starting with iteraplan 3.1 the usage-relation is now available for infrastructure elements. It supports a n:m assignment between infrastructure elements.

The Infrastructure Element usage-relation in the metamodel

Example scenario for the usage-relation

Hence a scenario as follows can be modeled and visualisized: A server environment uses storage components of different availability classes. The server environment itself has multiple availability classes. The respective dependencies between server and storage are modeled via the usage-relation. The hierarchy relation can be used independently from the usage-relation e.g. to document virtualisation or clusters.

Check out the enhanced possibilities of the iteraplan meta model yourself. Click here for the online demo of the Community Edition or the Enterprise Edition, respectively.

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