This documentation supports the 18.08 version of Asset Management.

To view the latest version, select the version from the Product version menu.

Using the BMC Atrium CMDB query dialog box to search for CIs

Use the BMC Atrium CMDB query dialog box to build complex searches. You can specify multiple classes and attributes, and group search conditions. For example, you can search for all computer systems in Houston or London that are running Microsoft Windows XP.

You must have Adobe Flash Player installed to view the BMC Atrium CMDB search console.

For more information about the supported Flash Player versions, see  Adobe Flash Player requirement .

When you use the BMC Atrium CMDB query dialog box, you interact directly with BMC Atrium CMDB. Note the following elements:

  • CI class — CI types in BMC Asset Management correspond to CI classes.
  • Attribute — Fields on the BMC Asset Management CI forms correspond to attributes. Most attributes are the same or similar to the field names on BMC Asset Management CI forms. Some attributes do not appear as fields on BMC Asset Management CI forms, because they are not relevant to asset management.

For information about using and creating searches in the BMC Atrium CMDB query dialog box, see Configuring query options in BMC Atrium Explorer .

To use the BMC Atrium CMDB query dialog box to search for CIs

  1. In the navigation pane of the Asset Management console, choose Functions > Advanced CI Search.
  2. In the BMC Atrium CMDB query dialog box, click the New icon.
  3. In the Query dialog box, click the Query Criteria tab.
  4. Double-click a CI class to search, such as BMC_ComputerSystem.
  5. In the list of search conditions, use the drop-down menus to create one or more search conditions for that class:
    1. Optionally, select the check box and type a label for the condition.
      If you save this search, whenever you run the search, you are prompted with this label. You might choose to use the attribute name, or you might choose a more descriptive label. For example, if you are building a query for a computer system in a location, you might create labels of Server Name and Location for the two name attributes.
    2. Select an attribute.
    3. Select an operator.
    4. Enter a value.
    5. If you want to add another search condition, select AND or OR.
    6. Use the search condition buttons to arrange and group conditions.
  6. To include a relationship between CI classes:
    1. In the list of chosen classes and relationships, click the drop-down arrow for a CI class and select a relationship class.
    2. From the list of unselected CI classes, select the related CI class.
    3. In the list of search conditions, use the drop-down menus to create one or more search conditions for the new class.
      For example, you might query for all computer systems with Microsoft XP by building a query that includes the BMC_ComputerSystem CI class, the BMC_HostedSystemComponents relationship class, and the BMC_OperatingSystem CI class.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you have added all the classes and conditions necessary for the search.
  8. To run the search, and to make sure that the search returns expected values, click Preview.
  9. To view the results in the display pane, click Copy and Close.
Was this page helpful? Yes No Submitting... Thank you

Comments