This documentation supports the 20.08 version of BMC CMDB, which is available only to BMC Helix subscribers (SaaS).

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

Differences between Atrium Core Console and BMC CMDB Portal

BMC CMDB Portal that is based on HTML and Angular technologies replaces the Flash-based Atrium Core Console.  Features, such as Class Manager, CMDB Explorer, Normalization Engine, Reconciliation Engine, CMDB Audit, Atrium Integrator, and Federation capabilities have been re-imagined in BMC CMDB Portal. However, Service Catalog UI and a few other features are not replaced in BMC CMDB Portal.  

Related topics


The following table lists the features in Atrium Core Console that are not available in BMC CMDB Portal:

BMC CMDB ComponentActionAtrium Core consoleBMC CMDB Portal

Service Catalog

Create a new service and service offerings and search, filter, and view services that have been defined.

You can use the Service Catalog to:

  • Create a new service and service offerings, and request actions and options
  • Search and view all services that have been defined
  • Filter the currently displayed set of services by any of their associated attributes

See Administering service models and the Service Catalog .

Service Catalog is deprecated.

By using Service Modeling, you can do almost everything that you could do with Service Catalog. For example, you can create business services, service offerings, requestable offerings, and so on.

See Managing a service catalog by using CMDB Explorer.

For fresh installations, we recommend you to use BMC Digital Workplace Advanced to create and manage services.

See Creating and managing the service catalog .

CMDB (via TSOM extension)Service Impact Model Designer

You can create and design service impact models by using the BMC Impact Model Designer, which is a plug-in integrated into the BMC Atrium Core Console. The BMC Impact Model Designer is leveraged from BMC Atrium Explorer and uses the same user interface as BMC Atrium Explorer. You can use both of these products to create service models.

We recommend you to use CMDB Explorer in CMDB Portal that allows to create and maintain service models. BMC recommends to leverage Discovery to automate the majority of service modeling.
Drift ManagementDrift Management DashboardIn the Flash-based Atrium Core Console, you can use Drift Management to monitor and detect changes in the state of your CIs.Drift Management is deprecated and is not available in CMDB Portal.
NormalizationExport and import normalization configurations

When migrating from one environment to another, you can export and import the normalization settings.

See Exporting and importing normalization configurations .

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We recommend you to use Data Migration to import and export the normalization configurations.

For example, when migrating from a development to production environment, you can export or import the following normalization settings:

  • Job schedules
    Export or import the NE:JobSchedule form that is used to store NE job schedule information.
  • Dataset normalization settings
    Export or import the NE:DatasetOptions form that is used to store dataset configuration to run NE job. This form contains options for all datasets.
  • CMDB class settings
    Export or import the NE:AttributesInfo form that is used to store
    class configuration.
  • Product Catalog alias mapping

    Export or import PCT:ProductCatalogAliasMappingForm
    to export or import alias mapping information.

See Migrating data

Reconciliation

Rename datasets by using Reconciliation Engine

You can create a Rename activity to rename datasets.


See Renaming datasets by using the Reconciliation Engine .


Rename activity is not available in Reconciliation Engine because this feature is associated with Dataset Management.


Export reconciliation definitions

You can export reconciliation definitions from one server and import them on another server.

See Exporting reconciliation definitions .

You cannot export reconciliation definitions from one server to another server.

Atrium IntegratorMigrate Atrium Integrator jobs and transformations from one computer to another

You can migrate Atrium Integrator jobs from one computer to another by using the Export Configuration tool.

See Migrating Atrium Integrator jobs and transformations from one computer to another .


We recommend you to use the Export Repository and Import Repository options in Atrium Integrator Spoon to migrate Atrium Integrator jobs.

See Migrating Atrium Integrator jobs and transformations.

BMC Atrium CMDB Dashboard

Create reports by using CMDB Dashboard


You can generate reports to know the details of the health of your CMDB.


See Accessing BMC Atrium CMDB Dashboard .

We recommend that you use Remedy Smart Reporting for generating reports.

See Configuration Management reports and dashboard .


Class Manager





Create deprecation mappings to deprecate classes and attributes


You can use deprecation mappings to deprecate classes and attributes.

See Creating deprecation mappings .


Deprecation is not available in BMC CMDB Portal.

Save the view of your data model

You can save the view of your data model as a .png image by using Export View As Image.

See https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/public/ac91/Saving+a+view+as+an+image


You cannot save the data model as an image.

Print the data model by using the Print view.


You can print the data model by using the Print view.


See Class Manager user interface .


You cannot print the data model as an image.
View classes in the Table view

You can view classes in the Table view of the display pane in Class Manager.


The left pane of Class Manager displays the hierarchy of classes in a tree view. You can expand the tree to view subclasses and super classes of a class. You can also search for a class by filtering by the class name.


View the data model.

You can specify the direction for viewing the data model by using the Layout options:

  • Compact
  • Left to Right
  • Top to Bottom


See Layout control options .


The left pane of Class Manager displays the hierarchy of classes in a tree view. You can expand the tree to view subclasses and super classes of a class.


Define a class as a Final class

While creating a class, you could define a class as a Final class to prevent sub classes from being created for the new class. 


See Defining class properties in the Class Manager .


The option to define a Final class is not available in BMC CMDB Portal because Final classes do not have a useful mapping for real-world use cases in CMDB.
Define a class as a Singleton class

While creating a class, you can define a class as a Singleton class to represent a unique CI.


See Defining class properties in the Class Manager .


The option to define a Singleton class is not available in BMC CMDB Portal because Singleton classes do not have a useful mapping for real-world use cases in CMDB.
CMDB Explorer

Create a customized view of CIs and relationships in Atrium Explorer

You can populate the view in Atrium Explorer based on your requirement and save the view.


See BMC Atrium Explorer views .


You can export a view in CMDB Explorer in BMC CMDB Portal in various formats, such as PDF, PNG, SVG, and Print.



Discard Sandbox changes

You can remove CIs or relationships from the Sandbox that you do not want to promote by using Discard Sandbox Changes

See CI actions you can perform in the display pane .

The Discard Sandbox Changes option is not available in BMC CMDB Portal.

You will need to discard Sandbox changes only when you do not promote CIs that are in the Sandbox. You can open the Sandbox dataset in AR forms and delete these CIs.

See Creating and editing a dataset.

The CIs that are promoted are automatically removed from Sandbox.


Edit a CI by using Quick Edit.

You can edit the name and short description of a CI by using Quick Edit.

See Editing CIs and relationships in BMC Atrium Explorer .

To edit a CI, we recommend you to use Edit Instance in BMC CMDB Portal.


See Editing CIs and relationships in BMC Helix CMDB Explorer.


Search CIs


Configure query options in BMC Atrium Explorer

You can edit query options that determine the default behavior of all queries. You can show deleted CIs in the query results or configure the maximum number of CIs that are returned in query results.

See Configuring query options in BMC Atrium Explorer .


You can view the CIs that are marked for deletion by creating a query that has the MarkedForDelete attribute set to Yes.


You can configure the maximum number of CIs that are returned in query results by using the pagination controls at the bottom of the search results.



Search for Virtual machines

Use the out-of-the-box Virtual machine queries to search for virtual machines.


We recommend that you build your own query by using the Graphical Query Builder.

See Creating a graph query to search for a CI.

Select viewing options for CIs

While creating a query with folding rules, you can select the attributes of CIs to be displayed in the query output table.


See Creating queries with folding rules in BMC Atrium Explorer .


You cannot create a query with folding rules and select attributes to be displayed in the query output table.
Federation Manager

Create, edit, delete, and manage CMDBf classes

You can create CMDBf classes and plug-ins by using Federation Manager to federate data from any CMDBf-compliant CMDB.

See Creating a CMDBf plugin .



You cannot create CMDBf classes and plug-ins by using Federation Manager.


Update Service Context plugin properties

You can update the properties of Service Context plug-ins by using Federation Manager.

See Overview of plugins and adapters for federated data .

You cannot update Service Context plug-ins properties by using Federation Manager.

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