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.

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Finding BMC Atrium CMDB data

BMC Atrium Explorer provides many ways to query BMC Atrium Configuration Management Database (BMC Atrium CMDB) configuration item (CI) and relationship instances.

You can start by opening BMC Atrium Explorer and running one of the out-of-the-box queries (for example, Business Services). The query returns a list of results.

Viewing scoped CI and expanded CIs in BMC Atrium Explorer

All CIs and relationships visible in the display pane are represented in a view (for example, the Asset or Sandbox views). The following figure illustrates an Application CI that has been expanded according to its scoped definition. Here the scope expands the Application CI to display only the Business Service, Software Server, Computer System (defined as Server), or Cluster CIs and their dependency relationships.You can have several views of different datasets open at the same time in BMC Atrium Explorer. Though only one view at a time is active, you can switch between the views.

You now have several options for viewing the CI and relationship data.

Method

Description

For more information

Expand the CI to view underlying data

Drag a CI into the view and double-click it. The CI expands according to its default setting to display related CIs.

Expand Default

Create a filter to hide data

Filters hide the CI or relationship instances that are visible in the current view (for example, the IP Endpoint class of the computer system). If CIs are excluded from view, their absence is indicated by a red dashed lined that indicates a virtual relationship line.

Create a query to view data

A graphical map is used to build and display customized queries. In addition to the out-of-the-box queries installed with BMC Atrium Explorer, you can build simple or advanced queries to view different patterns of data.

 Building queries in BMC Atrium Explorer

Create a folded query to hide data

The results of a folded query are displayed in a Query view. A fold icon and a dashed red virtual relationship line indicates the presence of hidden CIs.

Creating queries with folding rules

Views display CI and relationship instances in BMC Atrium Explorer, providing distinct ways to view the instances in BMC Atrium CMDB. Views are especially useful after you have queried the CI data that you want to view and then you have filtered out the CIs you want to exclude. For more information, see BMC Atrium Explorer views.

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