The Rose Deployment View enables you to document the processors, the processes allocated to those processors, devices,
and connections that comprise your Deployment Model. Processor Specifications, Device Specifications, and Connection
Specifications enable you to display and modify their respective properties. You can change properties or relationships
by editing the specification or modifying the icon on the diagram.
The following is a summary of the steps you perform to manage the Deployment View:
Create a node in the Deployment View
Map processes to nodes
Create a Device in the Deployment View
Create Connections between devices and nodes
Annotate the Deployment View
information about the Deployment View, see the Deployment Diagrams (Overview)
topic in the Rose online help.
1. Create a node in
the Deployment View
A node in the Deployment View can be either a processor or a device. You can further define a processor by identifying
its processes and specifying the type of process scheduling it uses.
2. Map processes to nodes
Processes represent single threads of control. Examples include the main program from a component diagram or the name
of an active object from a collaboration diagram. To document the processes and threads that execute on a particular
node, you add the process or thread to the Processor using the Processor Specification.
3. Create a device
in the Deployment View
A device is a hardware component with no computing power. Each device must have a name. Device names can be generic,
such as "modem" or "terminal."
4. Create connections between devices and nodes
A connection represents some type of hardware coupling between two nodes, either a processor or a device. The hardware
coupling can be direct, such as an RS232 cable, or indirect, such as satellite-to-ground communication. Connections are
5. Annotate the Deployment View
You can describe elements in the Deployment View by creating a note and linking it to a specific node or connection.
You can also use a note to link a diagram in another view to the Deployment View. For example, you can link a note to a
Component Diagram. Once a diagram is linked, you can double-click on the note and the linked diagram is immediately
displayed. A linked diagram is indicated by underlined text in the note.