BMC Atrium Impact Simulator component of BMC Atrium CMDB
It is difficult to predict the potential impact of planned or unplanned changes to business services or other critical resources. This process frequently relies on manual research results to arrive at a best-guess impact assessment for determining the risk that a change might have on business services. With this manual method, testing the resiliency of service models or a single point of failure for service models is difficult.
The BMC Atrium Impact Simulator application can make this easier, enabling you to determine the impact of a change to the availability of a configuration item (CI) on other CIs. The same impact data is also used by the BMC Service Impact Manager (SIM) product to perform real-time analysis of impact when events are received about real outages in your environment.
For example, you could run a simulation in BMC Atrium Impact Simulator to learn what devices and applications in the network would be affected if you were to take a server offline. You might also use BMC Atrium Impact Simulator to plan for disaster recovery. You can run simulations to determine where the network is weakest, and plan accordingly. For more information about using BMC Atrium Impact Simulator, see Simulating the impact of changes to CIs.