How to create manual topology

StackState imports and consolidates topology information from various sources to create a real-time, up-to-date map of your IT landscape. Typically, this information is delivered and processed automatically.

Manual Topology StackPack

If there is no automated data source available, you can create topology via the StackState GUI. This StackPack contains the required configuration (domains, layers, etc.) required for this. You can find Manual Topology StackPack in StackPacks section in StackState menu. To install it, you just need to press INSTALL button on a new instance of the StackPack.

How to create components

First you need to define a component type. Go to Settings -> Component Types -> Add Component Types. From there you can define your own component types - the granularity is up to you. The component type consists of a Name field, a Description field (optional), and an Icon.

Add component type screen

When all required information is provided for the component type, click CREATE, and proceed to the Explore Mode or to one of the views. Follow to the left side pane menu and locate big plus (+) sign described as Component Types. It opens a full list of the component types - it should contain the one you created. Click on it and provide all information required for the new component.

Component Types listNew component

How to create relations between components

Relations, like components, have predefined types that relation can belong to. Go to Settings -> Relation Types -> Add Relation Type. From there you need to provide input for a relation field Name and switch between dependency types for this relation.

Add relation type screen

Now you can navigate to the View that you want to use your relation on and drag-and-drop one component onto another to create a relation between them. Now pick your relation from the dropdown menu and that is it!

Create relation