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Synchronizing the BMC Asset Inventory forms with BMC Atrium CMDB

For new classes added in the BMC Atrium CMBD that are relevant to BMC Asset Management, corresponding BMC Asset Inventory forms are required. The synchronization process updates the BMC Asset Inventory forms to include forms for any new classes added to the BMC Atrium CMDB.

To synchronize BMC Asset Inventory forms with BMC Atrium CMDB

  1. From the Application Administration Console, click the Custom Configuration tab.

  1. From the Application Settings list, choose Asset Management > Advanced Options > Sync Asset UI with CMDB, and then click Open.
    The Synch Asset UI with CMDB form is displayed.

    Note

    When a custom class is created, it will inherit the UI from the parent AST form. However, when you add fields on your new class, fields appear on a hidden "custom" tab. You must move the fields to another area on the form in order to see and use them.

  2. On the Sync Asset UI with CMDB form, click Class Name, and then select the BMC Asset Inventory form (Class Name) to synchronize with BMC Atrium CMDB. From this form you can call the CDMB2ASSET function. Then click Update Asset UI and the system will generate or update Asset UI for the CMDB class and any subclasses of it. The class and its subclasses will be updated with any changes in the BMC Atrium CMDB.

  3. To create an BMC Remedy Asset Inventory form, enter the form name in the Schema Name field.

  4. In the Update Changes From Date field, optionally enter the starting date and time for the changes to be updated. Leave blank to include any changes that occurred after the last update.

  5. The Has Asset UI field by default is set to No. To make the class available in the BMC Asset Management application, select Yes.

  6. In the Proper Name field, enter the name to appear in BMC Asset Inventory forms.

  7. Click Update Asset UI or Update ALL.

    Notes

    • If you do not want to display certain relationships available from the menus (when relating one CI to another CI) then set the Show In Menu field to No.
    • If you open the Schema Names form directly, it will display in Administrator view by default. This view has Asset Management and Form Lookup tabs visible at the bottom of the screen. The fields on the Asset Management tab are no longer used by the Sync UI, however they are still in use by some menus and workflow. A detailed description of the fields are shown in the following tables.

    Asset Management tab fields

    Description of fields used by BMC Asset Management records

    Contracts

    Used in menus

    People

    Used in menus and workflow

    Configuration

    Used in menus and workflow

    SLM

    Obsolete

    Schedule

    Not Used

    Financials

    Used in workflow

    Depreciation

    Used in menus and workflow

    Outage

    Used in workflow

    Return

    Used in workflow

    Purchase Requisition

    Used in menus and workflow

    In Inventory

    Used in menus and workflow

    Form Lookup tab fields

    Description of fields used by all application records

    Form Code

    Used in workflow name specific to the form

    User Defined Prefix

    Used by Incident

    Locale

    Field-id 179 used to store the record locale

    Workflow Transition Tag

    Used in menu

    Generated Entry ID

    Indicates main field for identifier

    Status Field ID

    Indicates which field tracks the state of the form

    Data Tags

    Stores a tag that identifies the system the form belongs to

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Comments

  1. Gabriel Santos

    Should this utility be used while adding new attributes to already existing classes? does it work for this purpose? or should we add the new attributes manually in the Developer to the AST forms

    Jul 08, 2013 03:33
  2. Priya Shetye

    When you add a new attribute to an already existing class, running this utility will automatically add these attributes to the AST forms. You do not need to manually add them. 

    Aug 19, 2013 08:23
  3. Yun Xu

    How long does it take for the function "Sync Asset UI with CMDB" to complete? And how can I know whether it runs successfully or ends in failure?

    Aug 21, 2014 03:21
  4. Charles Quadrini

    Are there any OOTB Filters, Active Links, etc that need to be associated to any new forms or with this tool handle that as well?

    Sep 30, 2015 01:51