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Administering CI impact models

In BMC Atrium Configuration Management Database (BMC Atrium CMDB), you can configure an impact model by creating impact relationships between configuration items (CIs) in BMC Atrium Explorer. With an impact model, you can run impact simulations in Atrium Impact Simulator to determine how changes to a CI affect other CIs or business services.

CI impact model

For example, you could run a simulation to learn what devices and applications in your network would be impacted if you were to take a server offline. You can manually create an impact relationship between two CIs in BMC Atrium Explorer, but you can also set the HasImpact attribute to Yes in an existing relationship (for example, Hosted System Component). As you add more impact relationships between CIs, the impact model grows. With an established impact model, you can run impact simulations with the Atrium Impact Simulator, as described in Running an impact simulation.

In BMC Atrium CMDB, you can assign impact relationships between CIs with BMC Atrium Explorer, as described in Creating relationships between CIs.

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