Managing classes using BMC CMDB

The Common Data Model (CDM) that is shipped with the BMC CMDB may require modifications for your specific business requirements. In such a scenario, you can define properties for Configuration Items (CI) classes by using Class Manager. The properties of a class define the class and how it stores data.

To set the class Custom Properties field

  1. Enter the CMDB Portal URL provided by your administrator in your browser.
    Your administrator would have configured a URL of the following type: 
    http://<aRServer>:<jettyPort>/cmdb/index.html or https://<aRServer>:<jettyPort>/cmdb/index.html, where the Jetty port is typically 8008.
  2. Log in with your credentials.
  3. Open Class Manager.
    Go to Class Management > Classes.
  4. In the left navigation pane under the Classes tab, input the class name in the Filter_By_Class_Name Filter_By_Class_Name search box to search the class which you want to sim enable by setting the Custom Properties field.
  5. From the following search results illustration, select the class you want to edit and click Edit at the top right corner of the page.
    Class_Search_Results
  6. In the Edit Class Details screen, set the Custom Properties field using the following format:
    { "fieldID":< value > }
    For sim-enabling the class add the following value:
    {"100050":1}
    For more information on values of Custom Properties, see Values for the Custom Properties field.
  7. Click Save to return to the Class Manager page.

To set the attribute Custom Properties field

  1. Enter the CMDB Portal URL provided by your administrator in your browser.
    Your administrator would have configured a URL of the following type: 
    http://<aRServer>:<jettyPort>/cmdb/index.html or https://<aRServer>:<jettyPort>/cmdb/index.html, where the Jetty port is typically 8008.
  2. Log in with your credentials.
  3. Open Class Manager.
    Go to Class Management > Classes.
  4. In the left navigation pane under the Classes tab, input the class name in the Filter_By_Class_Name Filter_By_Class_Name search box to search the class whose attribute you want to sim enable by setting the Custom Properties field.
  5. From the following search results illustration, select the class whose attribute you want to edit. 
    Class_Search_Results
  6. In the Attributes tab for the selected class, input the attribute name in the Filter_By_Attribute_Name Filter_By_Attribute_Name search box to search the attribute that you want to edit.
  7. From the following search results illustration, click the attribute that you want to edit. 
    Attribute_Search_Results
  8. In the attribute screen, click Edit at the top right corner of the page to go to the Edit Attribute screen and set the Custom Properties field using the following format:
    { "fieldID":< value > }
    For sim-enabling the attribute add the following value:
    {"300050":1}
    For more information on values of Custom Properties, see Values for the Custom Properties field.
  9. Click Save to return to the Class Manager page.

Values for the Custom Properties field

Class Custom Properties

Value

Description

100050

It marks a class as SIM or BMC TrueSight enabled. The instance of the marked class may get published or synced with SIM or BMC TrueSight


Attribute Custom Properties

Value

Description

300050

It marks an attribute as SIM or BMC TrueSight enabled. Only SIM or BMC TrueSight enabled attributes are published or synced with SIM or BMC TrueSight.

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