Creating Microsoft Azure diagrams is straight forward and all the AWS service constructs are available from the toolbox or from the Browser in the MS Azure packages. This allows you to create expressive diagrams containing elements items such as Virtual Machines, Ms SQL databases, Cycle Cloud for big compute clusters, DevOps for code collaboration, Blob Storage and Managed Disks for data storage, Load Balancers and Traffic Managers for networking.
Diagram showing an mobile application using a Smart Phone< traffic Manager and PostgreSQL Database
In this topic you will learn how to work with the powerful features that support MS Azure diagramming outlined in the following sections.
Selecting the Perspective
Enterprise Architect partitions the tools extensive features into perspectives this ensures that you can focus on a specific task and work with the tools you need without the distraction of other features. To work with the Microsoft Azure features you first need to select the following perspective:
Analysis > Microsoft Azure
Setting the perspective ensures that the Microsoft Azure diagrams and their tool boxes and other features of the perspective will be available by default.
An example diagram provides a visual introduction to the topic and allows you to see some of the important elements and connectors used when specifying or describing AWS cloud infrastructure.
Import the Microsoft Azure Patterns
Before you can start creating Microsoft Azure diagrams to specify or document your cloud services you will need first to import the graphics from a pattern. This will inject all the Azure icons as components into the selected location in the Browser window.
Patterns window showing Azure pattern for Import.
Create Azure Diagrams
This section provides useful links to other topics and resources that you might find useful when working with the Microsoft Azure tool features.