Sun Java Enterprise System Deployment Planning Guide

Logical Design Phase

During logical design, using use cases from the technical requirements phase as inputs, you identify the Java Enterprise System components necessary to implement a solution. You identify components that provide support to those Java ES components, and also identify any additional custom-developed components necessary to meet the business requirements. You then map the components within a logical architecture that shows the interrelationships among the components. The logical architecture does not specify any hardware required to implement the solution.

The output of the logical design phase is the logical architecture. The logical architecture by itself is not sufficient to begin deployment design. You also need the QoS requirements from the technical requirements phase. The logical architecture and the QoS requirements from the technical requirements phase form a deployment scenario. This deployment scenario is the input to the deployment design phase.

For more information on logical design, refer to Chapter 4, Logical Design