Lookup information and metrics

This topic covers the following information:

Lookup details

The connector defines multiple lookup fields for coordinating with other connectors. The following table lists the sequence of field sets for strong lookup and weak lookup.

Entity Type Strong lookup fields Weak lookup fields 
GenericRECONCILIATION_ID; INSTANCE_IDHOSTNAME; NAME

Virtual Host - AIX PowerVM, Virtual Host - Solaris, Virtual Host - VMware, Virtual Machine - AIX LPAR, Virtual Machine - Solaris LDOM, and Virtual Machine - Solaris Zone

RECONCILIATION_ID; INSTANCE_ID

HOSTNAME; NAME

Virtual Machine - VMware

RECONCILIATION_ID; INSTANCE_ID

HOSTNAME; UUID; NAME

Metrics and relationships

Metrics supported by the SYSCNF dataset

TrueSight Capacity
Optimization Metric
CMDB Class NameCMDB AttributeComment

HW_MODEL

BMC_ComputerSystem

Model

 

HW_VENDOR

BMC_ComputerSystem

ManufacturerName

 

ASSET_OWNER

BMC_ComputerSystem

OwnerName

 

CPU_NUM

BMC_Processor

NumberOfCores

Add number of Cores for all BMC_processor instances

CPU_MHZ

BMC_Processor

MaxClockSpeed

Add MaxClockSpeed for all BMC_Processor instances

CPU_MODEL

BMC_Processor

Model

 

TOTAL_REAL_MEM

BMC_ComputerSystem

TotalPhysicalMemory

 

OS_TYPE

BMC_OperatingSystem

OSType

 

OS_VER

BMC_OperatingSystem

VersionNumber

 

DISK_NUM

BMC_DiskDrive

 Get number of instances of BMC_DiskDrive

DISK_SIZE

BMC_DiskDrive

DriveSizeAdd DriveSize for all BMC_DiskDrive instances

Populated object relationships

Relationship nameSource entityDestination entityMeaning

VH_CONTAINS_GM

Solaris LDOM

Solaris Zone

LDOM contains zone

VH_CONTAINS_GM

VMware Host

VMware VM

VMware Host contains a VM. This relationship is hidden in the UI.

CONTAINSBusiness serviceBusiness serviceBusiness service depends on the child business service.
CONTAINSBusiness serviceComputer System
(Stand alone physical machine, LPAR, LDOM, ZONE, VMware Host, VM)
Computer System
(Stand alone physical machine, LPAR, LDOM, ZONE, VMware Host, VM)

For more information on how to extract object relationships dataset; see: Writing an extractor for a CMDB - Object Relationships dataset

Hierarchy rule

The hierarchy rule will be used to process object relationships, and will run automatically, as part of the daily run.

Atrium user configuration

The configured Atrium user should have administrative privileges on the BMC Atrium server, so that BMC Atrium can be scanned to fetch information about computer systems, hardware configuration, and business service instances.

ETL output

Note

The ETL fetches the BMC_ComputerSystem and BMC_Application CMDB class name instances. You get the following instance values:

Values for the BMC_ComputerSystem class instance:

InstanceValue
PrimaryCapabilityServer
MarkAsDeletedNo

DataSetID

BMC.ASSET

Values for the BMC_Application class instance:

InstanceValue

MarkAsDeleted

No

DataSetID

BMC.ASSET

The BMC Atrium CMDB ETL discovers standalone systems and the following for different platforms:

  • VMware: host and guest
  • IBM AIX: LPARs
  • Oracle Solaris: LDOMs, Zones

It also discovers business services, applications, and related computer systems.

In a CMDB data model that is created by using ADDM computer systems, relationships are defined as a source Configuration Item (CI) that is related to a target CI. For example, the following data model shows the computer systems (source CIs) that are related to business services (target CIs) (arrows pointing upwards from computer systems to related business services).

Classes and relationships

When you run the ETL, it captures these relationships as a hierarchy of business services, related applications, and the associated computer systems.

Note

For sharing lookup of BMC Atrium CMDB connector with Gateway Server connector, ensure that the BMC Atrium CMDB connector removes the domain suffix from the data source name.

For more information, see Handling ETL lookup name. Also, ensure that Import VMware Data option as found in CMDB connection parameters in Advanced configuration is False, as this is not currently supported, while sharing the lookup with Gateway Server connector.

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