FDF allow system administrators to deploy a set of software automatically, thanks to a graphical user interface that loads a description file of the system.
In this console, there are two representations of the system:
- a hierarchical view of the components that compose the system
- a graph that represents the position of the selected component inside the system and its dependencies with other software and its physical host.
Both of these two views allow to act on the components and really execute automatically each step of the deployment process, by handling the orchestration and dealing with the heterogeneity of the system.