Normalization settings for datasets
A dataset is a collection of CIs and relationships, and each data provider has its own dataset. You can configure the default normalization settings that are applied as datasets are created.
You also have the option of applying these defaults to datasets that are already configured.
These settings include the option of full or incremental normalization. All of the other default settings can also be defined for each dataset.
In the Calbro example, the system configuration is set first to the most common values:
- Both product names and categories are normalized.
- Products are normalized as the datasets are updated (inline mode).
- Products with errors are not updated.
- Discovered products that are not found in the Product Catalog are not created.
Then, the Calbro staff configures the individual datasets that need to be configured differently from the system configuration. For example, for CFS.APPS, any new products found there are created in the Product Catalog.
The following table describes the settings that you can configure for normalization, either for individual datasets or as a system default.
Dataset and system normalization settings
(Default) Only the categories (
Name & CTI Lookup
The product name, model, manufacturer name, CTI attributes, and categories are normalized.
(System Configuration only) Normalization is turned off.
(Default) Normalize data in the continuous mode (if enabled) or, if defined, as scheduled.
Normalize data as it is created or modified.
Allow Unapproved CI
(Default) If the product is unapproved in the Product Catalog, the Normalization Engine normalizes the CI and sets its
If the product is unapproved, the Normalization Engine does not normalize the CI or, if the Allow New Product Catalog Entry option is enabled, does not create a Product Catalog entry.
Allow New Product Catalog Entry
If no entry for a CI is found in the Product Catalog, then a new product entry is created in the Product Catalog, using the attributes of the discovered product.
(Default) If no entry for a CI is found in the Product Catalog, no entry is created in the Product Catalog, and
Enabled (Dataset Configuration only)
(Default) Normalization is turned on for the dataset to run all Normalization Features enabled for the dataset.
Normalization is turned off for the dataset.
Normalize All Instances (System Configuration only)
All instances in datasets with normalization enabled are normalized, including instances that have been previously normalized.
(Default) Only new instances in datasets with normalization enabled are normalized. This is an incremental normalization.
Normalization features (Dataset Configuration only)
Relation Name Normalization Feature
For relationships, replaces the existing names with the BMC-recommended or custom names, based on the CI classes in the relationship.
Impact Normalization Feature
Suite Rollup Normalization Feature
Define suites and their products and identify an instance as a suite, a suite component, or a standalone application. This allows more accurate management of suite and individual licenses.
Version Normalization Feature
Roll product versions (the
The Version Normalization Feature is enabled by default.
Instance Level Permissions Feature
Sets the row-level and attribute-level permissions on CIs as you define them.
Custom Normalization Feature
Auto Impact Manual Edit
Preserve Manual Edits
(Default) Retains any manual edits that you have made to the
Apply Rule Always
Overwrites any manual edits that you have made to the