Simulating the impact of CI changes
The BMC Atrium Impact Simulator application helps you to determine how a change to the availability of an item represented by a CI affects other items. For example, you can run a simulation in BMC Atrium Impact Simulator to learn what devices and applications in the network would be affected if you took a server offline.
You can also use BMC Atrium Impact Simulator to plan for disaster recovery. You can run simulations to determine where the network is weakest, and plan accordingly.
BMC Atrium Impact Simulator uses the impact relationships that you create between CIs. For information about creating relationships, see Working with related items.
BMC recommends using Impact Analysis option for performing an impact simulation of CIs because Atrium Impact Simulator uses Adobe Flash, currently. Adobe has announced the end of development and distribution of Flash Player by the end of the year 2020. For more information, see https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-flash-update/.
The following topics are discussed in this section: