Create a new Grouping Pattern wizard

Using the Create new Grouping Pattern wizard, you can create a grouping pattern of type Business Application, Access Collection, or Collection.

Depending on the specific details of the grouping pattern that you are creating, some or all of the following pages are displayed in the Create a new Grouping Pattern wizard:
  • General Information
  • Selectors
  • Administrative Information
The General Information page contains some, or all, of the following information:
Name
Displays the name of the grouping pattern.
Pattern type
Displays the type of the grouping pattern.
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1 Compatibility type
This option is enabled only if the com.ibm.cdb.serviceinfrastructure.earlier.ver.compatibility property is set to true. It displays the type into which the old grouping entity is converted. The compatibility type is based on a chosen Pattern type:
  • Collection - only Collection compatibility type is available.
  • Access Collection - only Access Collection compatibility type is available.
  • Business Application - the following types are available:
    • Business Application
    • Business Service.
Schedule
Displays the schedule of the grouping pattern. If you created your own schedules, they are on the list.
Configuration
Displays the configuration of the grouping pattern. If you created your own configurations, they are on the list.
Description
Displays a description of the grouping pattern.
URL
Displays a URL associated with the grouping pattern.
The Selectors page contains some, or all, of the following information:
New
Creates a rule. When you click New, the following information is available:
  • Selector name
    Specifies a name for the new selector.
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1 Tier name
    Specifies the name of the tier. When you enter any name in this field, all the objects that are found by the selector are added to this tier. The tier name that you enter here has precedence over the tier names that are specified in the tier configuration.
  • Description
    Description of the selector.
  • Selection rule previews
    Displays the query that is used to select core CI and grouping name expression. When you click Choose..., the following information is available:
    • Selection type
      Defines the selection type. You can choose between the three types of selection, MQL query selection, SQL query selection and Instance-based selection.
    • Query
      Defines the query which selects core CIs, or the elements that you selected manually as core CIs.
    • Grouping Name Expression
      Defines the expression which generates collection identifier.
    • Test sample size
      Defines the number of core CIs that are included in the test. This option is useful when your query finds many core CIs. By limiting the number of core CIs, the test does not take a long time to finish.
    • Test
      Tests whether the chosen selection type and grouping name expression are valid.
Delete
Deletes the selected selector.
Disabled
Creates a draft version of a selector. Disabled selectors are not used by BizAppsAgent in building custom collections.
Data Traversal Template
Defines how the selector traverses dependencies.
The Use Depenedency Traversal Template option enables data traversal.
The Higher Up and Lower Down options determine whether CIs connected upwards or downwards the dependency chain of the core CI are added to the generated custom collection.
The Higher Down and Lower Up options determine whether CIs connected downwards or upwards the dependency chain of already added CIs are also added to the generated custom collection.
The Administrative Information page contains some, or all, of the following information:
Admin contact
Displays an administration contact for the grouping pattern.
Escalation contact
Displays an escalation contact for the grouping pattern.
Tracking number
Displays a tracking number for the grouping pattern.
Site
Displays site information for the grouping pattern.
Group name
Displays a group name for the grouping pattern.
Notes
Displays notes for the grouping pattern.