Loading data into BMC CMDB
After you have installed BMC CMDB, use the following process to load data into it. Map the steps to the preceding image to better understand the data-flow process.
Before you load data
- Identify the primary use cases for which you will use the data from BMC CMDB.
For example, identify whether you will use the data from BMC CMDB for Incident Management, Change Management, or Service Management.
- After you identify the use case, discover the data from your environment that should reside in BMC CMDB to make your primary use cases successful.
For example, identify all the objects and their relationships to each other for the primary use case of Change Management to be successful, and load them into BMC CMDB.
- Perform the Normalization and Reconciliation tasks to add those objects to BMC CMDB.
- After your objects are in BMC CMDB, you can then add rules related to your processes.