This section contains information about administering the following BMC Helix CMDB components:
|Task or concept||Reference|
|Create and manage datasets and also set permissions to the datasets.||Managing data sources and datasets in BMC Helix CMDB|
Configure the core CMDB components
|Configuring core CMDB components and plug-ins|
AR System plug-ins related to CMDB such as Atrium Integrator Pentaho, Dynamic Service Modeling, Federated data, CMDB Impact Simulator, and so on.
|AR System plug-ins related to CMDB|
|Setting ports that communicate with various components||Best practices for setting ports with RPC program numbers or queues and threads|
|Share business service CI information with other applications||Setting up service context to share business service CI information with other applications|
Provide access to the CMDB Portal for a better user experience.
|Configuring the URL to access CMDB Portal through Mid Tier|
|Understand the relationships between users, groups, and roles.||Roles and permissions|
|Setting up normalization engine permissions for multi-tenancy and normalization rules to set row-level permissions.||Setting the Normalization Engine permissions for multi-tenancy|
Control users' access to specific features of the CMDB Portal.
|Providing users with permissions to access the CMDB Portal by using groups and roles|
Configure the AR System server to allow your users to open a CI in the old flex UI in sandbox mode.
|Configuring the default web path of the Mid Tier server in AR System Administration Console|
Customize how CMDB calculates health and completeness metrics on the dashboard.
|Configuring Key Performance Indicators for CMDB|
|Exclude classes and and datasets used to calculate the dashboard metrics.||Excluding classes and datasets for processing Dashboard parameters|
Promote CDM definitions across environments using Deployment Application.
|Promoting CMDB CDM Definitions across environments|
|Prepare your data for normalization.||Preparing for normalization|
|Manage the approval status, categorization, development status, and other attributes of products.||Managing the Product Catalog|
Define archiving criteria for configuration items (CIs) in the CMDB.
|Archiving CMDB data|
Configure CMDB Web Services.
|Configuring BMC Helix CMDB web services|
|Managing web services security policies.||Access and authentication for web services|
|Modify the data model.||Modifying the data model by using Class Manager|
Access external data through the CMDB.
|Accessing external data through CMDB by using Federation|
|Create a service catalog to define the resources that deliver business services, models their behaviors and functional relationships, and manages the delivery of the resulting services.||Managing a service catalog by using CMDB Explorer|
|Build a service model to be able to see how CI failures propagate and impact the upstream services.||Building a service model|
|Monitor the impact of various events on a business service.||Monitoring the impact of events on a business service|
|Enable audit for classes and attributes||Auditing changes to CIs|