The tasks involved in the deployment and rollout of a project can be modeled within EA. Network administrators can use deployment diagrams to display the network deployment. Workstation deployment can also be modeled using deployment diagrams. Maintenance tasks can be added to UML elements by users involved in project deployment.
Display Network Deployment
The Network Administrator can use deployment diagrams to provide a static view of the run-time configuration of nodes on the network, and the components that run on the nodes.
Work Station Deployment
By using deployment diagrams it is possible to detail the process of deploying workstations. Deployment Diagrams provide a static view of the run-time configuration of workstations and the components that are used in the workstations.
EA allows the user to track and assign maintenance related items to elements within EA. This allows for the rapid capture and record keeping of maintenance tasks such as issues, changes, defects and tasks. By providing a centralized facility for each element involved in the deployment process EA offers a powerful solution for tracing the maintenance of the items and processes involved in system deployment.