BMC Atrium Product Catalog and DML components of BMC Atrium CMDB
The BMC Atrium Product Catalog provides a normalized reference of software, hardware, and other types of products and their characteristics that enhance the accuracy of BMC Discovery products by uniquely identifying a product regardless of its installed name or location.
Any application (BMC or non-BMC) can use the Product Catalog to identify a single name for a software application and its versions, which in turn supports license compliance and provisioning. The Product Catalog is used to normalize discovered data, both the name and categorization of software products.
You can also use the Product Catalog to manage the products in your environment, specifying a product version as approved, unapproved, or blacklisted. The Definitive Media Library (DML) is the set of software in the Product Catalog that are approved for your organization to use.
The Product Catalog defines the files and suites associated with each software product, and it enables you to specify the location of the master copies that are used to install the products. For more information, see Managing the Product Catalog and Product Catalog web service API functions.