Today I was trying to work out why a WebSphere ESB customer wasn’t seeing the default deployment environment created when using manageprofiles to create a Network Deployment topology. They had specified the appropriate topologyPattern and topologyRole parameters. It turned out that they were missing the ndtopology option which should be set to true. This was perhaps excusable as the help for the template doesn’t list this option and even the InfoCenter documentation manages to get the case incorrect. As on previous occasions, I spotted this omission by running through the graphical Profile Management Tool and comparing the parameters that it generates in the invokeWSProfile entry near the top of the logs/manageprofiles/<profile_name>_create.log file.