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    Starting a Topology from the Topology Wizard

    In addition to saving a topology to a sandbox, the Topology Wizard also enables you to launch the topology without having to return to the sandbox, even if there is no reservation for it.

    Once you have created a topology and clicked Save to save the topology to a sandbox library, the following dialog box appears, enabling you to start the topology.

    Figure 1: Topology Saved Dialog Box—Sandbox

    Topology Saved Dialog Box—Sandbox

    To launch the topology from the Topology Wizard:

    1. Select Start it now (see Figure 1).
    2. If you have already made a reservation with sufficient capacity, the topology starts and a dialog box appears indicating that the topology start process has been initiated successfully.
    3. If there are no active reservations in your sandbox, the following dialog box appears, enabling you to create a reservation from the Topology Wizard.
      1. In the Add Reservation dialog box, enter the number of days you want for the reservation.
      2. Click Add & Start. If there is sufficient capacity available in the sandbox, the reservation is created for the exact number of VM units created in the topology and the topology is started.

      If there are active reservations, but they are insufficient to start your topology, then the following dialog box appears.

      1. Enter the number of VM units in the topology.
      2. Enter the number of connectors you want to reserve.
      3. Enter the number of days for the reservation.
      4. Click Create.

      The following dialog box appears.

      Note: If there is sufficient capacity available in the sandbox, a reservation is created.

    4. Click OK. The Access Active Topology window appears.

    If you saved the topology to a bank library, the following dialog box appears. Once the topology has been saved to the bank, it is visible to all sandboxes in that bank and can be launched directly from the bank library. You must copy the topology to a sandbox before it is run.

    Note: Only a bank administrator can create a topology in a bank library.

    Figure 2: Topology Saved Dialog Box—Bank

    Topology Saved Dialog Box—Bank

    Published: 2013-08-15