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Method and System for Graphical Representation of Network Topology Installation Options

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000204454D
Publication Date: 2011-Feb-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for assisting a user to install an application over a network by providing graphical guidance for installation options to be selected for a network topology specific to the user.

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Method and System for Graphical Representation of Network Topology Installation Options

A method and system is disclosed for assisting a user to install an application over a network by providing graphical guidance for installation options to be selected for a network topology specific to the user.

Fig. 1 depicts a User Interface (UI) in accordance with the method and disclosed herein for assisting a user to install an application. The UI includes a topology selection list which assists a user to select a topology that is suitable for an environment where the user wishes to install the application.

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The UI further includes a topology details pane that displays guidance specific to a selected topology. The UI also includes a graphical view of the selected topology. The graphical view consists of icons representing logical tiers that are needed to run the application. These icons are grouped in various computer configurations based on the selected topology template. Additionally, the UI also includes a details section beneath the graphical view for displaying guidance on a target computer that will host 1 or more software tier(s).

Consider an exemplary instance, when a user access the UI, the user is requested to select one of the basic topology examples to help create installation templates as part of installation plan. Accordingly, the user reviews the provided preset topology examples. As the user reviews...