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Part II deployment diagram notation

Drago Z Kamenov
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Joined: Oct 17, 2009
Posts: 12
Greetings ranchers,

Does anyone have an idea how to properly depict firewalls/DMZ on a deployment diagram? When it comes to network topology, UML seems a little lacking.
Also, any ideas on depicting clusters will be appreciated. After a long deliberation, I have settled on using a node with a <<cluster>> stereotype along with a tagged value for the number of nodes, e.g "{min nodes=2}'

Thanks,
Drago


SCJP 2, SCEA/OCMJEA 5
srees Nivas
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Joined: Oct 05, 2009
Posts: 51
Hi..

Hope this helps..

Firewall:
We both are sailing in the same boat, I mentioned firewall as a long, thin rectangle with a text FIREWALL.

Clustered Environment:
I mentioned 3 nodes in a rectangle and named the rectangle as clustered environment.


Thanks,
Sri.
Drago Z Kamenov
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 17, 2009
Posts: 12
Hi Sri,

Thanks for your suggestion. If I was doing this for a real client, I would do that without hesitation,
but it's not UML compliant and the project will be judged on UML comliance among other things...

Drago
srees Nivas
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Joined: Oct 05, 2009
Posts: 51
Hi Drago,

I totally agree with you, I think I do not have other alternative as of now.

I'll dig more in UML before I submit my Part-II, if not I'll live with it.

Best Regards,
Sri.
Drago Z Kamenov
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 17, 2009
Posts: 12
sure, if you come across anything, let me know.

Drago
Yi Chen
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Joined: Apr 28, 2006
Posts: 27
hi

I am facing the same problem when I am doing my assignment. Well, actually I found following statement from wiki maybe could answer our questions about the cluster:

The nodes appear as boxes, and the artifacts allocated to each node appear as rectangles within the boxes. Nodes may have subnodes, which appear as nested boxes. A single node in a deployment diagram may conceptually represent multiple physical nodes, such as a cluster of database servers.

Here is the link of wiki: http://www.answers.com/topic/deployment-diagram
Sivakumar Varadharajan
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Joined: Feb 23, 2006
Posts: 16
I just represented firewall as solid rectangles with text Firewall written on it.


Sivakumar-SCJP 1.4-SCWCD- IBM Certified SOA associate - SCEA 5
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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