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Document Generation Hints

Here are some tips on how to enhance your document with more information and better views

Generate Diagrams for all your Business Application

Cloudockit can automatically create diagrams that represent your Business Applications Architecture.

To do that, you need to tell Cloudockit how it can find which resources belongs to which Business Application. Most of the time, this is done by using Tags or Resource Groups.

To specify that, you need to navigate to the Organize Content Tab and specify how Cloudockit should find your Business Applications from your Cloud environments:

Improve Hard-To-Read Diagrams with layout optimization

When Cloudockit generates Diagrams with many resources, it can be tough to read dependencies when arrows overlap.

We have developped algorithms that improve the layout of the diagrams. We recommend that you try those algorithm to see if they improve the quality of the diagrams.

To do that, please navigate to the Documents tab, in the Diagrams detailed pane and set the Diagram Layout Optimization Level to Basic:

Improve Resource Names in AWS

By default, Cloudockit will generate resource names by using the AWS Resource Id.

This can be tough to read so we recommand that you specify the tag that you are using in your AWS Account to represent the name (Most of the time, this is the Name Tag).

Do do that, navigate to the Organize Content Tab and fill the information in the Automatically Detect Name section :

Use Dependencies Detection in Azure App Services

Cloudockit automatically detect dependencies between components like Azure App Services & Functions and components like storages, queues …

To do that, Cloudockit scan the App Settings and App Connection Strings to detect the components the App Service is communicating with.

To do that, Contributor access (on the App Service only) is needed so that Cloudockit can list the App Settings and Connection Strings. If you have only Reader privileges, you will see the App Service Details but not the dependencies.

Note that you can also leverage Application Insight to find the dependencies (use the checkbox under the Application Insight workload)

View Kubernetes Cluster Details (Azure Kubernetes Services & Google Kubernetes Engine)

Cloudockit has the ability to generate complete documentation & diagrams for everything inside your Kubernetes Azure/GCP Environments (AWS support is under development).

With that feature, you will get the list of pods, services, containers….

To do that, Contributor access (on the Kubernete Cluster only) is needed so that Cloudockit can connect to the cluster and retrieve the details.

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