16 October 2014 blogs Klaas Hulder 3min read
New features in Live Maps: Dynamically Updating Services
This blog post continues our preview of features that will arrive in the next version of Live Maps, which will be officially launched during TechEd 2014, at the end of October.
Many IT departments have integrated their SCOM deployments with third-party software that generates distributed applications on the fly. Live Maps now has the ability to take those generated distributed applications and turn them into meaningful service models that enable proper issue triage and root cause analysis. As the distributed applications change over time, Live Maps will keep the service model synchronized.
In Live Maps 7.0 we already had the functionality that lets you import a distributed application. This is great if you have used distributed applications to model your services and you want to migrate to Live Maps Services with all its benefits. In this scenario you could remove the source distributed application and start working with the Live Maps service.
From customer feedback we know this is not the only scenario. Using third-party software, SCOM distributed applications can be very dynamic. In this scenario the customer doesn’t want to remove the distributed application after it has been imported into a Live Maps service. Additionally, any updates made to the source distributed application should also be made to the Live Maps service.
To achieve this, we have created a discovery module with the same logic that the Import Distributed Application wizard uses to categorize every component from a distributed application and relate it to the right perspective of a Live Maps Service. This discovery module will be scheduled to run frequently.
The discovery module is managed using the Authoring Console. When a distributed application is imported the user can flag it as ‘Auto Update’ in the Import Distributed Application wizard.
Import Distributed Application wizard in the Live Maps Authoring Console
After the wizard has created the service the user can manage the frequency of the discovery module in the service designer.
Service designer in the Live Maps Authoring Console
Dynamically Updating Services is just one of the features that will be introduced in Live Maps 7.2 that will be officially launched at TechEd Europe 2014. Do you want to know first-hand what else is coming in Live Maps 7.2? Over the last two weeks, we’ve introduced our new Performance Data and Out-of-box Services features that are coming in Live Maps 7.2. Read them now if you want to learn more about what we have planned for TechEd Europe 2014, and if you want to learn more about new release.
Don’t miss next week’s blog if you want to stay up-to-date in what the new features of our new releases of Live Maps, Cloud Reporter and Cloud Advisor will be. Stay tuned to learn more about the exciting new features, which we will release at the end of October, during TechEd Europe 2014.
Lead Developer- Savision
Klaas is Savision’s first employee. He has been working for Savision since it was founded by Dennis Rietvink and Douwe van de Voort in late 2006. At the moment he is leading the development team responsible for the development of Live Maps. He has over 17 years of software development experience working for banks, utility and telecom companies at EDS.
Klaas studied Information and Communication Technology in the Netherlands.