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Topology Overview

A topology is a set of connected entities. For example, nodes in a network for a hardware topology or connected microservices in an application topology.

Topologies let you view alerts and Situations according to the relationships that are important to you. Moogsoft Enterprise supports multiple named topologies, so different teams can have their own topological view. Network teams can use the topology to relate impacted nodes for a service outage, whereas DevOps engineers can see the impact of one service outage on other services in the topology. You could also base a topology on customers, applications, alert types, or physical locations.

Moogsoft Enterprise can cluster alerts into Situations based on the relationships between the alerts. For example, a Managed Service Provider may want to cluster alerts related to customers or a network support team may want alerts clustered by location.

You can represent alert attributes using points in the topology called nodes. Connections between the nodes are represented as links. Links in Moogsoft Enterprise are bidirectional. This means that if node A is connected to node B, B is also connected to A without the need to explicitly define that connection.

Existing topology

If you configured a large topology in a previous Moogsoft Enterprise version, consider breaking it up. Smaller topologies are more manageable and enable more effective alert clustering.

Further information

See the following links for further information on topologies in Moogsoft Enterprise: