BMC Atrium Explorer views
Views display configuration item (CI) and relationship instances in BMC Atrium Explorer, providing distinct, localized ways to view the instances in BMC Atrium Configuration Management Database (BMC Atrium CMDB). For example, you might create a view of only the computer systems in one city, or of the most impacted servers in the network.
When you first open BMC Atrium Explorer, the display pane contains an empty BMC Asset view. Populate the view by:
- Using an out-of-the-box query or building a new query to discover CIs
- Adding CIs and their relationships to the display pane
- Expanding the CIs
- Removing a CI from a view by right-clicking that instance and choosing Remove From View
- Applying a filter to hide CIs in the view
- Using the Map IT resources dialog box to update the view dynamically
After you have named and saved the view for reuse, you can reopen that view at any time, without having to repopulate the display pane. All saved views appear in the Views section of the navigation pane.
If you create a CI in a Sandbox view and you do not save the view, the CI is saved in the view's dataset. To review all the CIs and relationships in the Sandbox before you promote them, right-click in the display pane and then select Show All Sandbox Items. All the CIs and their relationships from all Sandbox views are displayed.
To open a view, select that view and then click Open. You can have many views open at once. All opened views are listed at the bottom of the display pane, where you can click a name to make that view appear.
When you create a new view, you must specify whether the view is Shared or Personal. Shared views are available to everyone that logs in to BMC Atrium Explorer. Personal views are available only to you.
To save time, you can create a copy of a view that displays a set of CI and relationship instances and then modify it as needed. Finally, you can delete views as needed.