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Viewing instance history in BMC Atrium Explorer

You can view the audit history of an instance so that you can track all the changes made to that instance. The two types of auditing used when modifying a class — Copy or Log — save different information about audited instances, but are displayed the same way in the Instance History.

Note

The Instance History is no longer available after you delete a configuration item (CI) in BMC Atrium Explorer.

Before you begin

You can view history only for classes that have auditing enabled and that have at least one attribute with an Audit Option other than None (for example, Audit, Copy, or Audit & Copy).

Instance history in BMC Atrium Explorer



For more information about the audit feature, see:

To view instance history

  1. Open BMC Atrium Explorer.
  2. Click the Find tab.
  3. Perform one of the following methods to open the Instance History window:

    Opening the Instance History window

    Action

    Steps

    Clicking View History in the Find tab toolbar

    1. Search for a CI.
    2. Select an instance from the results list.
    3. Click View History in the Find tab toolbar.

    Using the display pane

    1. Search for a CI.
    2. Drag instances from the results list to the display pane.
    3. (optional) Edit the instance as needed.
    4. Select the instance in the display pane.
    5. Click the CI menu arrow and then select View History.


    The Instance History window then provides the history of the instance. The main section lists essential information (for example, Action, Submitter, and so on) about the audit, sorted by the date of the audit.
  4. Select a record in the table to view more details about the history.

    The Instance History window displays the results of the three different audit attributes — Audit, Copy, and Audit & Copy — in various ways.
    • The Changed Attribute Information section lists all the attributes that are Audit or Audit & Copy enabled and were changed.
    • The Additional Attribute Information section lists attributes that are Copy enabled.
      The following table shows the settings in the audit life cycle when you create or modify a computer system CI.

      Audit life cycle of a sample instance

      Operation

      Audit attribute (Domain)

      Copy attribute (Hostname)

      Audit & Copy attribute (Workgroup)

      Audit triggered?

      Additional attribute written to Instance History

      Changed attribute written

      Create

      NULL

      CALBRO1

      NULL

      Yes

      Hostname--CALBRO1

      • Domain--NULL
      • Workgroup--NULL

      Modify

      calbro.com

      CALBRO1

      NULL

      Yes

      • Hostname--CALBRO1
      • Workgroup--NULL

      Domain--calbro.com

      Modify attribute not enabled for audit (for example, Category)

      calbro.com

      CALBRO-SJ

      NULL

      No

      Not applicable

      Not applicable

      Modify

      calbro.com

      CALBRO-SJ

      IDD

      Yes

      Hostname — CALBRO-SJ

      Workgroup — IDD

      Delete

      Not available

      Not available

      Not available

      Yes

      Not applicable

      Not available


      For a different view of the audit history, you can review the CMDB.DefaultAuditLog form.
  5. Click Create Report.
  6. Select the location to create the report.
  7. Save the report in .csv format.
  8. Open the report and view the audit history for the CI.
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