Simulation Mode

To visualize if the configured behavior works as expected, use the simulation mode to manually set an alarm status of an edge element. The operational status is calculated with the given map and reduce functions. This allows users to validate and tune their business service hierarchies until the desired status propagation is achieved.

To enter simulation mode, open the Business Service View in the Topology User Interface and toggle the Simulation Mode option in the Simulate menu at the top of the screen. The Info Panel on the left allows you to set the severity of the selected edge element. Figure BSM Simulation Mode shows the menu and severity setting.

BSM Simulation Mode

Simulation Mode

Hide the Info Panel with the Arrow button in the top-left corner.

The Simulate menu includes Inherite State and Reset State options. Inherit State, uses the current severities and operational status from monitoring for the simulation mode. Select Reset State to set all states to Normal for simulation.