Consult the following use cases for information on how to achieve value with BMC CMDB.
The following table lists the use cases explained in this section.
|Populating data in BMC CMDB||Before you can use the CMDB for various ITIL processes, you must first load the CMDB with all the information of your IT environment. Loading the CMDB involves importing data that is obtained from different sources and processing it where required so that ITIL processes can refer to this reliable data.||Configuration manager|
|Importing data into BMC CMDB using discovery tools and Atrium Integrator|
To keep your CMDB as up to date as possible, you must make sure that any changes to the IT environment are captured. Changes to the IT environment are captured and sourced to the CMDB using various Discovery tools.
Transfer data from external data stores to BMC CMDB using Atrium Integrator.
|The common data model that is provided with BMC CMDB covers almost all the scenarios of various classes and relationships within which CIs may be categorized. In those rare scenarios when you want your data model to capture additional data specific to your business needs, you may want to extend the extend the data model to add more attributes.||CMDB Administrator|
|Federation of data outside the CMDB: Calbro Services example||To maintain optimal performance of the CMDB, you may want to store some of the data in external data stores and you can configure CMDB to access and manage that data.||CMDB Administrator|
|Drift management to track changes in the CMDB||To track changes to BMC CMDB over various time intervals, you can perform drift management.||Configuration manager|
|Simulating the impact of change||To simulate a proposed change to a configuration item and then analyze the simulated impact of that change on a business service.||Change Manager|
|Tracking changes to CIs and relationships||To track changes to CIs and their relationships, you can use auditing. You can configure auditing in the Class Manager.||Configuration manager|