This documentation supports the 9.1 to 9.1 Service Pack 3 version and its patches of BMC Atrium Core. The documentation for version 9.1.04 and its patches is available here.

To view the latest version, select the version from the Product version menu.

CI actions you can perform in the display pane

You start by selecting a dataset in the query options. Based on the resulting list of configuration items (CIs) that are returned from your search, you can display, edit, delete, or expand those instances in a particular view on the display pane.

Down arrow menu options when you select an instance

After you select the instance, you click the down arrow and then you select an item from the menu. Not all operations are supported in every view. For example, you can only display not edit or delete CIs from the BMC.ASSET view. When you try to edit a CI from the BMC.ASSET view, you are prompted to create a new Sandbox view. Only inside the Sandbox view can you edit the CI or delete it from the database. When you make your final edits to the CI, you then promote it to the BMC Asset dataset. For more information, see Views of the dataset in the display pane.

Action

Description

Edit

To edit all the attribute values of an instance, click the down arrow and then select Edit.

Note: This menu item is not available for service CIs and relationships, which should be modified in the Service Catalog. For more information, see Restrictions on modifying service CIs and relationships in BMC Atrium Explorer.

For more information, see Editing CIs and relationships in BMC Atrium Explorer.

Quick Edit

To edit the name and short description of an instance, click the down arrow and then select Quick Edit.

Note: This menu item is not available for service CIs and relationships, which should be modified in the Service Catalog. For more information, see Restrictions on modifying service CIs and relationships in BMC Atrium Explorer.

For more information, see Editing CIs and relationships in BMC Atrium Explorer.

Delete from Database

To delete instances, click the down arrow and then select DeletefromDatabase. The Delete from Database command determines whether the selected instance should be:

Discard Sandbox Changes

To remove instances or relationships from the Sandbox that you do not want to promote, click the down arrow and then select Discard Sandbox Changes. The instance is removed from the Sandbox and any changes that you have made are discarded.

Note: This menu item is not available for service CIs and relationships, which should be modified in the Service Catalog. For more information, see Restrictions on modifying service CIs and relationships in BMC Atrium Explorer.

For more information, see Sandbox views and datasets.

Remove From View

To remove an instance from a view, click the down arrow and then select Remove From View. For more information, see Sandbox views and datasets.

Properties

To view a list of instance properties, click the down arrow and select Properties. For more detailed information about the properties of an instance, open that instance for editing as described in Editing CIs and relationships in BMC Atrium Explorer.

Impacted Services

To view of a list of services that are potentially impacted if the CI selected in the current view is unavailable or impaired, click the down arrow and then select Impacted Services. These services have the potential of being impacted if the selected CI is affected adversely. For example, a service that depends on a server will be impacted if the server is down. You can drag a service from the Impacted Services list to the current view. For more information about impacted services, see Impact states in Atrium Impact Simulator.

Expand Children

To view any destination CIs in the display pane, click the down arrow and then select Expand Children.

Expand Parents

To view any source CIs in the display pane, click the down arrow and then select Expand Parents.

Expand Both

To view both the source and destination CIs in the display pane, click the down arrow and then select Expand Both.

Expand Default

To expand the CI according to its default setting, click the down arrow and then select Expand Default.

  • If a scope is defined for the CI, Expand Default uses the scope to expand the CI.
  • If no scope is defined for the CI, the CI expands both the source and destination CIs.

    Note: Expand Default performs the same action as double-clicking the CI.

    Some CIs include a "scope" definition. A scope is a predefined query that limits the type of CIs displayed when you expand a CI. Not all CI classes have scope definitions. The current scopes available are:
  • Business Service
  • Application (shown in Viewing scoped CI and expanded CIs in BMC Atrium Explorer)
  • Cluster
  • Software Server
  • Computer System (defined as Server)
    For example, the Business Service scope expands the CI to display only Business Service, Application, Software Server, Computer System, and Cluster CIs that are modeled with BMC_Dependency relationships.

Collapse Children

To hide the destination CIs in the display pane, click the down arrow and then select Collapse Children.

Collapse Parents

To hide the source CIs in the display pane, click the down arrow and then select Collapse Parents.

Group Children

To group CIs of the same class (that is, the common children CIs) related to a parent CI, click the down arrow and then select Group Children. When the Select Class Type(s) to Group dialog box appears, perform one of the following actions:

  • Select one or more classes to group and then click Group
  • Click Select All and then click Group.

Group Parents

To group CIs of the same class (that is, the common parent CIs) related to a child CI, click the down arrow and then select Group Parents.

Simulate Impact

To run an impact simulation, click the down arrow and then select Simulate Impact. For more information, see Running an impact simulation.

Quick Impact Simulator

To access a streamlined version of Atrium Impact Simulator that lets you simulate the impact of a CI being unavailable without having to launch the Atrium Impact Simulator, click the down arrow and then select Quick Impact Simulator. For more information, see Running a quick impact simulation.

Compare Instances

To compare Sandbox CIs against the version in the production dataset so that you can analyze manual changes made, click the down arrow and then select Compare Instances. For more information, see Comparing CI and relationship instances.

Compare Against Asset Version

To compare an instance in the Sandbox with the BMC Asset dataset, click the down arrow and then select Compare Against Asset Version. For more information, see Comparing CI and relationship instances.

View History

To view the audit history of an instance, click the down arrow and and then select View History. For more information, see Viewing instance history in BMC Atrium Explorer.

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