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avihai marchiano
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Hey,

I want a diagram to represent the architecture of my system (height-level).

The architecture is very simple, so the diagram should be very simple too.

The system is kind of ERP.
I have a Business Process, which executed by BPEL engine. In additional there is esb-engine which responsible to run esb components.
The BPEL-engine and the esb-engine run on application server.

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How many routers and load balancers? How many machines/CPU? How many firewall and DBMS are there?
 
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Just one machine.
One DBMS.

No load balancers or clusters.

just one simple machine , which run the above : BP , web-services.
connect to remote web-service and send mail and sms.

i need to what is the right tool for this diagram?
can you recommand on a free tool?

Thank you
 
Jimmy Clark
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just one simple machine

This is one machine. Your application is on one machine.

connect to remote web-service

This is a second machine. The web service is on a second machine.

i need to what is the right tool for this diagram?

You don't need a tool. All you need is a drawing program. You can create the diagram with Paint. Windows systems come with Paint and it is free.

The diagram would have two boxes labeled "node 1" and "node" with a line connecting the boxes.
 
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If you wanted to get really fancy you could possibly use a UML deployment diagram to represent this. You can draw this in Visio, in Powerpoint (which I use because usually you're going to present it anyway) or in any of a number of good free UML tools like ArgoUML.
 
Venkat Sadasivam
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You can get nice diagram from google search as well.

http://images.google.co.in/images?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=pMk&q=java+architecture&btnG=Search+Images
 
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Who is the audience of the diagram? What will they use the diagram for? Before you have answered those questions, it's impossible to say what should be communicated, let alone how.
 
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