The dependency map is a map of relationships that displays the services installed and running on a virtual machine. The dependency map displays all virtual machines connected to the selected virtual machine by incoming or outgoing dependencies. The name of the selected virtual machine appears at the top of the dependency map. The dependency map also displays the total number of unknown services running on that particular virtual machine that have connections. If you have integrated Site Recovery Manager with vRealize Infrastructure Navigator, the Site Recovery Manager Protection Groups and Site Recovery Manager Recovery Plans of the selected virtual machine are also displayed in the dependency map. If a virtual machine is part of a vApp, the vApp name is also displayed in the dependency map.

The following table lists and describes the icons that are used in the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator dependency map.

Dependency Map Icons

Icon

Description

Virtual Machine name

Represents a virtual machine. The name of the virtual machine appears next to the icon. If you select a virtual machine it is highlighted in dark blue.

Services Icon

Represents services running on the selected virtual machine. The names of the services appear below the virtual machine that you have selected.

SRM icon

Indicates that the specific virtual machine is protected by Site Recovery Manager. The information related to Site Recovery Manager also appears, assuming that Site Recovery Manager integration is enabled.

vApp Icon

Represents a vApp. If a virtual machine is part of a vApp, the vApp name also appears.

Critical alarm

Indicates a critical alarm for a virtual machine. The icon appears next to the virtual machine name. The total number of critical alarms is listed in the tool tip. If you click the icon, the Issues tab on the Monitor tab for the specific virtual machine opens.

Warning alarm

Indicates a warning alarm for a virtual machine. The icon appears next to the virtual machine name. The total number of warning alarms is listed in the tool tip. If you click the icon, the Issues tab on the Monitor tab for the specific virtual machine opens.

Second Level Dependencies

Click the icon to view the second level incoming and outgoing dependencies. This button is present in all the virtual machines except the selected virtual machine and external entities. The total number of incoming or outgoing dependencies is displayed on the button. For example, if there are 4 incoming dependencies for a specific virtual machine other than the selected VM, the number 4 appears on the button. For more information, see Viewing Second-Level Application Dependencies.

In the case of an outgoing connection from a selected virtual machine (VM1) to a second virtual machine (VM2) that is part of the virtual environment monitored by vRealize Infrastructure Navigator, VM2 appears in the dependency map as an outgoing dependency. In the case of an incoming connection from a virtual machine (VM1) to a selected virtual machine (VM2) that is part of the virtual environment monitored by vRealize Infrastructure Navigator, VM1 appears in the dependency map as an incoming dependency.

The arrows in a dependency map indicates whether a dependency is outgoing or incoming. An outgoing arrow from a selected virtual machine denotes an outgoing dependency and an incoming arrow to the selected virtual machine denotes incoming dependency.

In the dependency map, you can double-click another virtual machine (VM3) to navigate to that virtual machine and view its dependency map. The navigation is successful when the following changes occur:

The other virtual machine (VM3) is highlighted in dark blue.

The other virtual machine (VM3) is highlighted in the left inventory pane.

The information panel displays details of the other virtual machine (VM3).

Note

If you try to open a dependency map that has more than 70 direct connections, the dependency map does not load. The Too many connections. Redirecting to table view message is displayed. After three seconds, you are redirected to the table view.

vRealize Infrastructure Navigator discovers and displays machines, services, and dependencies that are external to the current vCenter Server. For more information, see Discovery of External Entities.