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Use-Case Specific Visualizations

Use Anypoint Visualizer to view a graph of your application network. The base unit is a Mule application that is deployed and running on a supported instance of Mule.

To maximize visualization readability, consumer nodes (nodes that have only outbound connections) are shown at the top. Backend systems (nodes that have only inbound connections) are shown at the bottom.

When the ClientId category is detected for a consumer node, the nodes are grouped by ClientId; otherwise, they are grouped under the External Traffic node. The target specified by application/API/proxy must have the ClientId enforcement policy to detect the ClientId value. For usability purposes, client app names replace ClientIds values in the canvas. All client apps that call the same Mule app are grouped into a single client app group node. The number of client apps in the group is specified in the display name.

When viewing or modifying a graph, Anypoint Visualizer provides the following functionality:

  • Zoom control: Use the zoom in, zoom out, and zoom fit buttons on the bottom right corner of the canvas to control the zoom. You can also use scroll to zoom in and out.

  • Pan the visualization: Click and drag on the canvas to pan the visualization.

  • Search: Search for the name of a service on the canvas and the nodes that contain your search will be highlighted.

Select Your Use Case

Anypoint Visualizer has three use cases, or visualizations: Architecture, Troubleshooting, and Policies. By identifying your use case, you can select the visualization that suits your needs.

The Architecture visualization shows the topology of your apps and APIs. This visualization is the most useful for understanding your system architecture. You can view and modify the names of your services, give them specific tags, and assign them to layers.

The Troubleshooting visualization enables you to view the health of the system and evaluate performance-based metrics. This visualization helps you identify issues or unusual behavior across your apps and APIs.

The Policy visualization enables you to see the policy landscape of your application network at a glance. You can view which components are compliant with policies you select, and you can determine where lapses in security or policy application may have occurred.

View an Application Network in an Organization

  1. From Management Center, select Visualizer.

    If Visualizer is not available, contact your system administrator to ensure that you have the correct permissions to access the application.

  2. In the list in the canvas, select the visualization you want to use.

  3. In the environment filters in the View card, select an environment.

    Anypoint Visualizer displays only the environments you have permissions to view.

  4. Click the checkboxes for the business groups you want to view.

After selecting the organization and environment group, Anypoint Visualizer displays a graph of your application network.

Views

Visualizer editors can define views based on filtered environments and tags. These defined views are auto-discoverable and available to all Anypoint Visualizer users who have permission for the included environments. These views can be opened in any of the use-case specific visualizations.

For more information, see Visualizer Views.

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