BMC Atrium Orchestrator offers several management tools that you can use to manage the BMC Atrium Orchestrator environment.

Grid Manager resides on the configuration distribution peer (CDP) server. Using BMC Atrium Orchestrator Grid Manager, IT administrators gain efficiency with real-time views and control over grid components. BMC Atrium Orchestrator Grid Manager houses all grid component configuration files, enabling easy distribution and updates of configuration information. The administration and management of operations process modules also resides within BMC Atrium Orchestrator Grid Manager. Administrators can control or terminate scheduled processes, and manage peers, peer components, and adapters to handle issues that arise or accommodate maintenance windows.

You can configure multiple databases in BMC Atrium Orchestrator Grid Manager to store audit records, grid metrics, process metrics, and business metrics. The database configuration requires an initialized instance of a database, designated for records or metrics collection.


You can perform almost all of the administration activities for BMC Atrium Orchestrator through the Grid Manager user interface. However, for some troubleshooting or other activities, you might be directed to files located in the AO_Home directory. AO_Home is a shorthand for the directory in which you installed BMC Atrium Orchestrator. For example, on a Windows computer, AO_Home for the CDP might be C:\Program Files\BMC Software\AO.

The roles associated with your logon ID determine which Grid Manager functions you can access and which tabs are displayed on the screen.

The Grids tab is the default tab available when you click the Manage tab. You might need to select the Manage tab and then select the Grids tab to access the grid list.

This section includes the following topics for administering BMC Atrium Orchestrator:

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