This concludes this tutorial. You now have custom units in your local palette that can be used to good effect in modeling PowerVM deployments. Above all, you should feel more comfortable in customizing Rational Software Architect standard units to adapt them to a wider range of scenarios.
There is plenty more that could be done in terms of PowerVM deployment, for example:
- Require more than one HMC for availability purposes
- Create completely new domains and capabilities
- Implement something to model Virtual I/O servers
- Learn how to model something akin to the System z CPU allocation model
In this tutorial, we barely touched the surface of what you can do with the deployment modeling features. Exploring some of the link types, for example, reveals numerous possibilities regarding collocation rules and capacity planning.
Rational Software Architect deployment topologies are both simple to use and to customize, yet very clear and intuitive to use, too. The Help system contains examples and tutorials that help you understand all of the potential uses. Explore the Resources section here to start learning more.