CMDB Use cases
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|
Load the CMDB with information in 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.
|Importing data into BMC CMDB using discovery tools and Atrium Integrator|
Keep your CMDB as up to date as possible, you must make sure that all changes to the IT environment are captured. To achieve this, you can transfer data from external data stores to BMC CMDB using Atrium Integrator. To Changes to the IT environment are captured and sourced to the CMDB using various discovery tools.
Extend the data model to add more attributes that capture additional data specific to your business needs.
|Federation of data outside the CMDB: Calbro Services example|
Store some of the non-essential data in external data stores to maintain optimal performance of the CMDB. You can configure CMDB to access and manage that data.
|Drift management to track changes in the CMDB|
Track changes to BMC CMDB over various time intervals so that you can compare the CMDB with a declared standard for compliance purposes.
|Simulating the impact of change||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||Track changes to CIs and their relationships by using auditing. Auditing enables you to detect changes in your environment and thereby avoid or address service interruptions. You can configure auditing in the Class Manager.||Configuration Manager|