This documentation supports the 19.08 version of BMC CMDB.

To view an earlier version, select the version from the Product version menu.


This section contains information about performing various tasks to maintain and manage your CMDB:

AccessingAccessing the new interface.

Accessing and navigating the CMDB Portal

Accessing components of the BMC CMDB

Search and view CIs

Search and view the CIs and their relationships. You may use this for troubleshooting, planning, analyzing dependencies, and so on.

Save these search queries and reuse it later on or share the queries with others.

Searching for CIs using a custom query in advanced search

Searching and viewing CIs and relationships in CMDB Explorer

Creating, saving, and sharing search queries

Create and edit CIs

Create CIs, add relationships between CIs, edit CI instances, edit CI relationships, compare CI values, and delete CIs in CMDB Explorer for an existing service model.

Create CIs using the CMDB Dashboard User Experience

Working with CIs and relationships
Simulate impactSimulating the impact of changes to a service when a CI is unavailable or impactedSimulating the impact of changes to CIs

Manage software licensing using features such as Version Rollup, Suite Rollup, and Product Catalog.

Managing software licenses in your organization using normalization
Understand the Normalization Engine's process to handle impact relationship rules, and the usage of the Impact feature to manage service impact of CIs.Managing service impact
Know the best-practice relationship rules for CIs, and the usage of the Relationship feature to manage CIs.Managing data relationship name
Use the Normalization Engine to set row-level permissions for classes and instances, and normalization using the Row Level Security feature.Setting the Normalization Engine permissions for multi-tenancy
Understand the scenarios where you may want to use customized normalization besides the out-of-the-box features, and the procedure for configuring the Custom feature.Customizing normalization
Configure the normalization parameters from a single, centralized console.Configuring the Normalization Engine
Understand the normalization process and statuses that the Normalization Engines uses, the configuration process for normalizing data sets, and the procedure to create and monitor a normalization job.Managing consistency of CMDB data by using normalization
ReconciliationPerform identification, merge, and purge activities in CMDB, create Reconciliation IDs, configure the Reconciliation Engine, and create and monitor reconciliation jobs.Merging duplicate CIs by reconciling data from multiple sources
Purge soft-deleted data to optimize CMDB performance.Purging soft-deleted data by using the Reconciliation Engine
Atrium IntegratorImport data from external data stores to BMC CMDB.Transferring data from external data stores to BMC CMDB
Federated ClassesView federated classes and their details.Viewing federated classes
Web ServicesRun saved queriesRunning saved queries in web service

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