The CI categorization model is based on the classes in the BMC Atrium CMDB. CIs are direct views into those classes. You leverage the product categorization in BMC Asset Management to further categorize and define the CIs in a BMC Atrium CMDB class.
CIs are categorized using a five-tier categorization structure, which includes the product name and product version. The fourth tier, product name, determines the manufacturer.
The Product Categorization fields and structure, shown in the following figure, correlate directly with the CI data fields in BMC Atrium CMDB:
Product Categorization area