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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Understanding Drift Management

BMC Configuration Drift Management is built on the BMC Remedy AR System and is a consumer of the configuration data that is discovered by your discovery applications and stored in your BMC Atrium CMDB.

Using the configuration management data in your BMC Atrium CMDB, Drift Management focuses on the auditing, verification, and management of infrastructure changes in your data center IT environment. The auditing activities provided by Drift Management assist you in keeping your data center operationally compliant with the business rules of your IT environment.

Drift Management also integrates with other BMC applications, such as BMC Remedy Change Management and BMC Remedy Incident Management, to provide the initial steps toward the automation of data center operations. Integration with BMC Remedy Change Management plays an important role in the automation of these operations by linking changes in the data center environment to approved change requests. Integration with BMC Remedy Change Management and BMC Remedy Incident Management also facilitates quick resolution of infrastructure changes by manually or automatically creating incident requests, or by manually creating change requests from Drift Management.

Drift Management architectural overview

See the following video for an overview on BMC Configuration Drift Management. This video is recorded using the earlier version of BMC Atrium Core and is valid for BMC Atrium Core 9.1.

 BMC Configuration Drift Management overview
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