Server Affinity by Scope

The Server Affinity by Scope report displays relationships between servers, arranged according to the source and target of each relationship. The first table displays all servers within the specified scope that are sources of relationships, and the connections from those servers to other servers. The second table displays all servers within the specified scope that are targets of relationships, and the connections to those servers from other servers.

The Server Affinity by Scope report is available only in domain server deployments.

To view a graph that visualizes the server-to-server communications, click Launch the Affinity Graph. The graph shows transactional and service dependencies between computer systems, with dependencies indicated by links drawn between systems. The graph includes all dependency links that include at least one system within the discovery scope, with systems that are members of the scope highlighted in yellow.

The links that are shown in the affinity graph can represent either transactional or service relationships. The direction of a link indicates which system is the source and which is the target of the dependency relationship. The source and target objects can be of several types, depending on the relationship:
  • Computer system
  • Application server
  • Service
Links on the graph are always drawn between computer systems. For a relationship involving an application server or service, the link connects to the host computer system. To see more information about a dependency relationship (including the source, target, command name, and port number involved), move your mouse pointer over the link in the diagram.

The Server Affinity by Scope report cannot be imported into TivoliĀ® Common Reporting.