Launch method of federation
With the launch method of federation, you define the method of viewing the data (such as opening the data on a BMC Remedy AR System form), and then you create a federated link between that data and Configuration Items (CIs) in BMC Atrium Configuration Management Database (BMC Atrium CMDB).
Following are the high-level steps for setting up the launch method of federation. You can also refer to the scenario that demonstrates how to use the launch method of federation.
- Create a federated data store that defines an external source of data related to CIs.
Data stores are also known as federated products.
- Create a federated launch interface that specifies a method of getting the data from a federated product.
Launch Definitions tab in Federation Manager
Launch interfaces are also known as federated interfaces.
- Create a federated launch link that connects one or more CIs to the federated data by using the method specified by a federated interface.
Launch links are also known as federated links.
For example, you could use the AR System query method to access data from a BMC Remedy AR System form. You could also use the URL method to access any website to which you allow browser access.
Users can view the data using the access method that you specified by clicking Open launch in context menu in BMC Atrium Explorer. For more information about viewing federated data through BMC Atrium Explorer, see Viewing federated data in BMC Atrium Explorer.
BMC Remedy IT Service Management uses the launch method to integrate its application suite out-of-the-box with BMC Atrium CMDB. For example, you can select a CI in BMC Atrium Explorer and then click Open launch in context menu to view related change requests or related incidents.