An application is a collection of tiers. Each tier in an application is a collection of VMs based on the user-defined filter criteria. The applications allow you to create a hierarchical group of VMs and visualize traffic/flows between the tiers of the same application. The traffic/flows can be visualized between applications.

About this task

To add an application:

Procedure

  1. In the Search box, type application, and press Enter.
  2. Click Add Application.
  3. On the Add Application page, in the Application Name box, type a name for the application, which you want to create.
  4. In the Tier section, type a name of the tier, which you want to create under Application (parent level). You can create a tier for VMs or physical machines as per requirements.
  5. In the Virtual Machines/IP Addresses box, select the appropriate VMs by any of the following conditions:

    VM PROPERTIES

    1. VM Names - Name of the VMs, which you want to group in the tier you are creating
    2. IP Addresses - IP Addresses of the VMs or physical machines, which you want to group in the tier you are creating. The count of the IP addresses is shown at the right side of the text box.
    3. VMs with Service Ports - Service ports of the VMs, which you want to group in the tier you are creating
    4. Custom Search - It is an open search

    VMs IN

    1. Application - Select this option if the VMs are located in any previously created application
    2. Cluster - Select this option if the VMs are located in any cluster
    3. Folders - Select this option if the VMs are located in any folder
    4. VXLAN - Select this option if the VMs are located in any VXLAN
    5. VLAN - Select this option if the VMs are located in any VLAN
    Note:

    For entering multiple values, set apart the individual values by comma.

    Optional: In case, you want to create multiple tiers under one application, click Add Tier.

  6. Select Analyze Flows to view the flows before you finally add the application. You are able to see the tiers based on VMs or physical addresses accordingly.
  7. Click Save to create the application.