This documentation supports the 11.1 version of BMC Discovery.

To view an earlier version of the product, select the version from the Product version menu.

Viewing objects

You can view detailed information, such as the attributes and relationships for any specific object in BMC Discovery. When you view these details, relationships of an object with other objects are indicated by a highlighted hyperlink. A View Object page is displayed when you click a linked object from a List page or another View Object page.

Only those attributes and relationships of the object appear that have been set prior. Unknown attributes are not displayed. You can drill-down to the linked objects by click on the hyperlinks on the View Object page. For more detailed information about the BMC Discovery model, see the following information about the model.

BMC Discovery data is read-only

BMC recommends that you do not edit any nodes. This is because your edited version will not be retained by BMC Discovery. However, if you need to enable the Edit facility, contact your BMC Discovery Administrator.

The following table explains the actions that you can perform for any specific object in BMC Discovery from the View Object page.

ActionDescriptionSteps to perform
Show provenanceShows the provenance of an object(what is it?)Click Show Provenance (from where)
View historyDisplays the history of the object, for example, (what are the details displayed?)From the Actions menu, select History.
For more information, see Comparing the history of nodes.
Compare objectsCompares a specific object with other like objects.From the Actions menu, select Compare To...
For more information, see Node to Node Comparison.
Destroy objectsDestroys or deletes a specific object.

From the Actions menu, select Destroy.

For more information, see Destroying data.

View related objectsDisplays details of a related object.Click the hyperlinked <object name>, from where?
View object in the modelDisplays a software and infrastructure view, which shows the object in the context of the model, with all related objects.??

The following topics are covered in this section:

To view a summary of infrastructure items

  1. From the main menu, select Explore > Data.
    The Infrastructure page opens. This page lists the total number of each kind of infrastructure item in the system, as well as any infrastructure objects assigned to you. It also displays a list of infrastructure-related reports. For more information, see Reporting on the infrastructure.
  2. To view a list of infrastructure items, click any of the listed object kinds.
    A list of the appropriate objects of the selected type is displayed.

To view details of an infrastructure item

  1. Display an infrastructure list page; for example:
    • A list of your infrastructure objects.
    • The results of any infrastructure search.
    • Any infrastructure report.
  2. Click any highlighted object in the list to display the View Object page, which lists the attributes of the object and its relationships with other objects.

From this page, you can view any other related object, or you can delete the object.

Some attributes or relationships appear on the View Object page only if a value is set. If data has not been discovered, these fields are not listed.

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